I am running Security Center v14.0.4113. The reason the McAfee Icon does not immediately show up in your system tray. Is due to the fact Microsoft has requested that McAfee/Other Partners delay certain services upon re-boot. To allow Windows services to load. No worry, your protection still exists at start-up.
On my machine, it generally takes around a minute or so to appear.
Hope this helped,
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Are you saying it never starts up? I know since I reinstalled my suite on 7/30 it takes much longer for the icon to appear on my win 7 pc. It's the latest version that catdaddy mentioned and was 14.0.1076 previously. Before that it used to pop up in a few seconds but now takes a couple minutes.
That seems to be what was happening indeed. Strange though that no McAfee process seems to be listed as a startup service in Task Manager either way.
I'll keep monitoring things to see if all is okay from now on. Thanks both for your help!
You know, I just checked my msconfig/startup tab and no Mcafee service is checked yet everything seems to be starting fine. If I look at services, everything Mc says running/started. Weird.
What happened to boot block hooks? That was supposed to guarantee that the malware never had a chance to get past the anti-malware as the system came online. After Win10 my system also is throwing no protection errors on screen before McAfee has a chance to start. I would rather everything else wait on McAfee to insure a level of security prior to the OS startup.
Here's my complaint:
I purchased the components and built the PC. Those components include the hard drives, the motherboard, the graphics and audio cards, and the operating system. Now - the owner of the licenses of the operating system has deemed itself the controller of the hardware. So here am I, whom elected to purchase McAfee to protect my entire PC investment. Microsoft (a big person with friends) has invited itself and its friends to bypass this protection - afforded by McAfee. Not to worry, said Microsoft, your investment is still protected. Really? Are not Microsoft and its friends also taking control of the PC's software services - which previously had been under the watchful eye of the owner who had control of the system, without the equipment owners knowledge or permission in most cases? Please. This is a bullying move of the worst type done by a large corporation - to take control of personal assets not owned by them. Legal, of course. Ethical? Nope. How are businesses and enterprises going to see it when Microsoft says, not to worry - your investment is still protected? Think they'll just bend over?