Please specify whether you want the service stopped or started. This service will be started when "Regular startup" is selected in RTS settings. If Fast Boot option is checked then this service will be in Stopped state . Please test this post back the outcome.
Steps for changing the Boot Protection.
> Open McAfee User Interface and click on Real Time Scanning
> Click on RTS and select Start Up Settings
> Choose between the two settings and see if the Service functions accordingly.
Thanks for responding, I simply want the service to behave correctly with the OS.
The service is always locked (can’t be manually stopped or started) in a “Starting” state forever regardless of Normal (all known threats) or Fast (common threats) startup settings. The operating system should be aware of its true state, either started (running) or stopped but not remain endlessly in a starting condition.
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Management Console [Services] shows the service remains continuously in the starting state. I don’t know if it affects McAfee (is the scan actually performing its complete job???), but the OS should not be spending cycles on it.
Notice all buttons (Start/Stop/Pause/Resume) are grayed out and status is Starting. Can anyone else confirm this behavior or am I a special case in need of direct technical support when I can ever find the time?
PS: I too was/am affected by the machinegun empty floppy drive probes so I disconnected it. Glad to hear fixes coming for it and the mfeapfk.sys problem.
Additional info: My processor is an Intel P4 with hyper-threading. I tried disabling hyper-threading, but the problem persists.
Please confirm if you are the System Administrator and not a Standard user. These settings are available only to Administrator profiles however McAfee's core Services could not be accessed even by Administrators as it may compromise security if they can be easily tampered with.
With regards to this service you can boot windows to safe mode and login to the Administrator account. Check properties from there and see if they are accessible.
Yes, my login is Admin of the machine.
Booting under Safe mode and using the Administrator account: service is listed as automatic but does not start. Start button for the service is active, but does not start (returns error saying the service can not be started under Safe mode).
This clearly indicates that McAfee Boot Delay Start Service is one of the core services and cannot be operated while the Software is Active. (Windows disables all 3rd party apps in Safe mode and hence we are able to access buttons though service could not be started)
I would suggest to leave the service status since it is directly controlled by McAfee. You may check the service status and post back when it gives out an error log or it is marked for deletion.
Thanks for the screenshot. I was requesting to report back if you were seeing this Error log and/or the service could not be started giving a message "Service marked for deletion"
Please do contact McAfee Technical Support from this link and open a Service Request if you are seeing this error log more frequently. Let me know the SR number after establishing a session and post here the SR # for me to follow up.