Ex_Brit, it's been a while since we've spoken. You're always here, I trust you help yourself occasionally to petty cash.
I ran the Virtual Technician and it found nothing wrong. I've been having serious issues with Windows Updates and perhaps there's a connection there, I don't know.
I won't be back unless I have more issues.
Thanks again, Dave
catdaddy, I've run sfc and found errors.
I do have another question.
I see that I have I have Security Scan Plus (New) in my Windows 8.1 Apps area. Since I saw (New), I'll assume it was somehow installed and I've never used it ...?
At any rate, do I need Security Scan Plus if I already have McAfee LiveSafe already installed?
No uninstall it in the usual manner, it's an advertising tool and may be the cause of this. So9rry CD if I preempted you....LOL
By no means. It is basically only a Sales/Marketing tool. Quite often installed as an 'Optional Offer' along with Adobe Products, You can safely uninstall it through your Add/Remove, as it has no protection values at all.
Just saw this... happened to me too on Win8.1, icon in Systray disappeared! It happened after an UPDATE of LS a few weeks ago.
Did a Chat and the tech did a re-install and a delete of the old version first. I had come back, but not like before? It doesn't always appear on the SYSTRAY immediately, sometimes it will clearly after the PC has completed the boot process and then pops into the Systray.
When the icon was NOT showing though the Action Center did indicate LS was running.
Now that LS has been re-installed I am having some 'browsing' problems and also failing to install W10 for a variety of errors. So I just so happened to look at the Security log:
Are you kidding me?
Sample of those blocked:
Those are my ISP, McAfee, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.