As you've had to restore you must have had a problem of some sort. If the problem is malware-related it could be there's an infected file in the saved restore point and McAfee is just telling you so. Can you take a screenshot of the message and post it?
"Antivirus Software" sounds suspiciously like malware to me.
McAfee would never prevent a System Restore operation. Post a screenshot as Hayton has suggested.
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Well guys, since I couldn't get the restore to work and prior to receiving your responses, I managed to delete and reload the mouse driver causing me problems, so that negated the need to perform the restore. My scan ran and identified and quarentined the following file:
Could this be the culprit that was preventing my restore? What's odd about this is that I have a subscription to MalwareBytes which runs on every PC wake up or start up. MB did not identify this file as a threat like McAfee did. Hmmmmm? Thoughts/ideas?
Could possibly be but I doubt it. PUP's aren't necessarily harmful - "Possibly Unwanted Program", and one has to decide whether or not to keep them.
More likely a file or driver was corrupted, or even the drive was giving out read errors.
Also it's normal for MBAM to find something that McAfee doesn't and vice-versa as they are two different kinds of software. MBAM is designed as a supplement to an antivirus.
Glad you've worked around it.