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I use McAffee as my antivirus usually, but I recently encountered a trojan that Mcaffee couldn't fix. So, I installed Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware at the suggestion of a friend.

Malwarebytes fixed that trojan for good.

The next day, I turn on my laptop and Mcaffee alerts me that my comp is not fully protected. I hit "fix", and it fixed itself.

I think there was some change made when I installed malwarebytes that made THAT my primary antivirus instead of the more useful Mcaffee.

What was changed, and how can I make Mcaffee my primary antivirus again, or at least set it to fix itself whenever there is an issue?

Thanks for the help, this is a pretty big issue...

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nope. MBAM dosen't act as a primary AV, least not the trial version. Chances are mcaffee got mucked up by the virus MBAM removed- so the way to go would be to uninstall and reinstall mcafee.

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How can I do that safely? – Cyclone Oct 7 '09 at 23:49
download mcaffee, unplug the system from the internet, uninstall mcafee, re-install mcaffee ? – Journeyman Geek Oct 8 '09 at 3:38

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