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Xp and mcafee 12.8.944 build has issues that are being looked into
Issue1 Floppy is accessed continuiosly driving 1 nuts. Workaround i sto disable teh floppy in device manager.
Issue 2 very slow access to do anything. They (Mcafee) are looking into it.
First when you uninstalled Microsoft essentials did you remove it using its own removal tool before installing Mcafee?
If not uninstall Mcafee as below run the MS essentials tool and reinstall Mcafee
If this is not the cause
I would 1 Run MVT from a new download mvt.mcafee.com
Note the service id number you get when you run it making sure any old copies of MVT are uninstalled before ypu install this 1.
If no help try a clean reinstall
reboot and run
and reinstall from your account
If still an issue call support though I feel 1 of the above would help you
Many thanks for very quick anbd helpful reply, PK.
No floppy on my box so no sign of that issue, but the "slow to do anything certainly applies unless I turn off realtime scanning (when all is fine).
Yes, used the MSSE's own removal tool so tha shoudl give a clean start for McA
I was not previously aware of MVT, but have now downloaded and run it. Cool!
It came up with:
SecurityCenter 12.8.944 Registry entry problem(s) (1) so I clicked ot fix
Session ID was 51021361
However, when I turned realtime scanning back on (had to have it off to get internet access to downlaod MVT!), at first e-mail sending/receiving became fragile, with half of the accounts giving errors, whereas many send/recieves had gone OK with RTS turned off. Internet access appearred slow but working. But after a few minutes both seemed to work adequately. So I think I'll give it a day or two and see if it holds up.
Thanks again for the advice