Why it took so many times to restart,for the engine versions to take/become current could be due to various reasons. However please know that you are current as mine is also 2841.0 also. Please allow it time to see if it Auto Updates today, assuming you indeed have your settings as such.
As long as your McAfee User Interface is showing 'Your computer is secure'. you should be okay. However if for some reason you experience such again. It may be beneficial to do a Clean Uninstall/Reinstall.
How To Uninstall/Reinstall McAfee Consumer Products EXCEPT Anti-Theft or alternatively you can contact Technical Support 24/7. https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/contact
You may wish to run the latest McAfee Virtual Technician as well. Which you can obtain from the link I inserted to reach Technical Support.
All the very Best,
Note, Security center version is 15.0.2063, updated 12/7/16.
Update did occur today, now at DAT 2842, 12/27/16.
The problem was that the user interface would not open and the event log showed 7000 and 7009 events at the time I attempted to open it.
After PC resetart, when the user interface did open, it indicated my pc was secure. Yet there had been no updates since 11/19.
Correction, there had been no updates since 12/19/16.
quiltgirl, my SecurityCenter > About is even "worse" than yours where everything apart from Vulnerability Scanner reflects 18/10/16 - the day I reinstalled the software.
VirusScan does however reflect engine version 2842 as does yours. Note DAT's per se are no longer used by the consumer software, that number is an engine version.
I think with the new MSC v15.x the dates only change when there are major software updates.
Btw, MVS reflects 10/12/16.
Yes, I meant Engine version of the virus-scan, not DAT. In any case, it had not been updated since 12/19/16, even though the user interface said I was secure. I think the engine version or virus scan gets updated almost daily. The other components do not update as often.
It seems all is working okay. Actually my (Version/Build Update) was 10/17/2016. My Engine Version is 2842.0 same as yours. In other words, you are correct that the Anti-Virus engine versions change usually on a daily basis. However it will not reflect the particular day/date as it did in prior versions.
It does indicate the update and engine date. I am unable to copy it here.
I also know updates were not done, since the usual two mfehidk 516 events in the event log were not there after 12/19. So it was not even trying to update.
This is happening again. Windows 7 did some updates today. I was unable to start the Security Center, and the event logs showed the 7000 and 7009 events mentioned in my original post. Tried several reboots, and the security center would start. But Engine version was 2862, from 1/17/17 (two days ago).
Tried to do a manual update, and it hung "checking for updates". Same 7000 and 7009 events were in the event log.