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Need Help getting ability to disable access protection on virusscan console

So I have done a lot of searching and I decided I need to ask the question to get specific answers. My computer (k12 but my dad and I are techies so we are safe) comes with McAfee and I am trying to ...
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MacAfee AV Removal Trouble

Has anybody had a difficult time removing MacAfee AV software? I tried removing it from the control panel and it says I am not allowed to remove this program at this time?
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McAfee Virusscan 8.8 - Access Protection component installation check

I'm working in an enterprise where we have to actively roll back McAfee Endpoint Security 10.1 to Virusscan 8.8 and related components. This question is about the Access Protection component that goes ...
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How to prevent McAfee LiveSafe from installing uTorrent on my system?

I used to have uTorrent installed on my laptop, but removed it using their uninstaller. Since then, uTorrent has been reappearing every so often. I started to suspect that this was somehow caused by ...
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Do you need a server for Endpoint Antivirus Protection?

So i'm looking into a a few antivirus software packages for a small business with no more than 5 computers. Stumbled across endpoint protection, but was wondering if you needed a server to deploy ...
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How to go about temporarily disabling McAfee Internet Security?

I have installed McAfee Internet Security on my Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) PC, but I need to install some drivers and I am afraid McAfee Internet Security will interfere with the installation ...
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McAfee found 2 viruses but could not fix automatic opening of unwanted firefox and chrome pages and javascript [duplicate]

Having downloaded and installed a sound recording software which contained viruses causing unwanted web pages and javascript panels to pop up, I thought I would get rid of the problem by installing ...
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McAfee sending traffic on UDP port 2054: is this expected behaviour?

I noticed today that McSvHost.exe (part of McAfee LiveSafe running on Windows 10) is sending traffic to every host on my network on UDP port 2054. This is what the packets look like (the part with Xs ...
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Hundreds of blocked suspicious connections appearing in Mcafee history log

I am receiving hundreds of blocked suspicious ip connections in my Mcafee security log. It happens on every network I use. I am experiencing no perceivable performance issues with my computer and ...
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Is it possible to re-install an operating system over an encrypted system?

Scenario: I buy old PC/laptops, fix it and then resell them. I recently got a laptop at an auction with the whole system password encrypted McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Windows does not even load. I ...
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BitLocker protected VHD volume corrupted

Due to all the security hype about TrueCrypt I decided to try out VHD + BitLocker to create encrypted containers. This test went OK for a few days. I used this drive just yesterday with no issues. ...
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do i need security center enabled with mcafee livesafe?

Will windows firewall/defender conflict with my antivirus firewall/spyware and slow my shitty comp. I have disabled security center and it runs better but am I vulnerable?
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McAfee: Stock software distributed by SONY with Windows 7. Do I need to register this software or not? What happens if I do/don't register it?

My Sony VAIO Windows 7 system came with a copy of McAfee installed, but I never registered it. What puzzles me is, yes, I know it's out of date now, but the software still runs and protects me from ...
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Can´t boot mcafee endpoint encryption partition

I have a notebook with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption on Windows 7. Yesterday, I made another partition and installed Ubuntu. But the notebook always boot to Ubuntu, instead of reconizing the partition ...
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Issue with McAfee End-Point-Encryption reading the disk constantly

Recently installed McAfee End-Point-Encryption in my new laptop. After installing the HDD is on constant read state only, causing high heat emission. Is it a known issue? If it is, is there any ...
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How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?

I have a very simple question. How can I configure my firewall to block Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?
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How to use update file for McAfee?

My organization has a huge LAN and my team has a VLAN. VLAN consist of 15 PC's. None of the VLAN PC could see outside world. This was designed to isolate those PC's. Each PC on VLAN has McAfee ...
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How can I prevent McAfee Security Scan from being installed, bundled with other apps?

Much like Ask Toolbar is bundled with Java (and other applications), I've encountered several instances of applications bundling, and luring the user into installing, McAfee Security Scan. Adobe, I'm ...
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send anonymouc usage information to mcafee(recommended) is it ok to chekc this option?

while installing McAfee, I am getting a message "send anonymous usage information to mcafee(recommended) " is it OK to check this option or should I uncheck it . ?
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Do i need to format my pc before installing mcafee antivirus? [closed]

Recently brought McAfee antivirus plus 2013. I was wondering if I first need to format my laptop(win 8) before installing it. Or it does it not matter if in case there is some viruses present on my ...
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How to hide McAfee site advisor icon from firefox?

My work machine comes with McAfee siteadvisor installed and it places the most inconvenient icon in firefox This makes it very difficult to add new tabs or navigate to the tabs right under the ...
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Prevent McAfee Security Scan Plus from installing - ever [duplicate]

Whenever Flash updates, some colleague or friend keeps pressing OK, and without noticing, McAfee Security Scan Plus is installed (and it happened to me several times as well). Then, after a while, a ...
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McAfee deleting Counter Strike.exe [closed]

I have got McAfee in my Windows 8 PC. The problem arose when i installed Counter Strike 1.6 on my PC. McAfee quarantined the game launcher file(cstrike.exe) saying it was a "Generic PWS' or ...
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how to update McAfee through command line

I have McAfee Total Protection anti-virus installed on my computer and would like to commit an update through command line. How can I do that?
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How to view the valid period of McAfee antivirus software?

For those that are using McAfee antivirus software; On my computer, there should be a place to view the validity of my user period, is there a way to see it?
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Windows 7 having high physical memory usage, how to reduce it?

This is a pro active question, right now I am not facing any problem, thou it may create a problem anytime which I just can't afford. I am using VMware® Workstation - version - 8.0.1 build-528992 I ...
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Windows Vista: Networking can only connect “local only”

I am attempting to debug a problem on a Windows Vista laptop - not mine! Until just recently (last week or so), it was operating normally for about 4 years :) The problem is that I am having issues ...
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McAfee blocking PDFs

I'm running Windows XP SP3, with Adobe Reader 10.1.3. I also have McAfee. I have always been able to open PDFs in Adobe Reader with no trouble. Now, all of a sudden, I can't. If I turn off McAfee ...
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McAfee failing on update

It seems like I'm experiencing some trouble when McAfee Anti-Virus tries to update. I get the error log listed below: Event Type: Error Event Source: MsiInstaller Event Category: None Event ...
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McAfee scan exclude webdirectory

I'm scanning my web page using McAfee. I'm getting secure alert from phpMyAdmin documentation folder. I believe that not necessary to scan phpMyAdmin folder. So how can i exclude this directory from ...
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How to configure McAfee to allow network share access?

Someone at an office decided to install McAfee on to one of their computers. After doing this, that machine could not be pinged from any other machine and its network shares were no longer accessible ...
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Can/should I install Microsoft Security Essentials when I already have McAfee installed?

I have instructions to install Microsoft Security Essentials. The pc already has McAfee up and running. Should I install the Microsoft product too or do they do the same thing (firewall, email ...
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How to stop EngineServer.exe when a memory leaks happen?

EngineServer, or McAfee Engine Server is a McAfee service, known for memory leaks (documented in KB59962 here and discussed here. It seems that the fix is installing a patch. A workaround listed in ...
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How to remove McAfee antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? McAfee put its anti-virus software on my computer, and it will only let me get on facebook after I pay ...
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Cannot update McAfee

Trying to update McAfee (SaaS Endpoint Protection 5.2.0) manually via clicking Update Now from the taskbar icon (Windows 7). Get the following message Unable to create Cab Installer Object. Agent ...
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Workaround to get “McAffe Email Encryption” to just send me an email?

My local city government uses "McAffe Email Encryption". It's not a simple click-to-verify or a greylist or a CAPTCHA. After sending an email requiring a simple response I get an email to sign up for ...
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Which antivirus is good for my typical usage? [closed]

I've got Windows XP and use MS Office and Arstisteer and browse the web. My McAfee expired and I'm about to renew it and would like to know if you think I'm doing the right thing buying it from ...
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Windows Live Photo Gallery is deleting photos

I'm helping my mother organize her photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery (Windows 7). We've been scanning in slides taken decades ago. We want to arrange the photos by date, so we have been changing ...
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Acer windows 7 - I can not download updates and I can not install McAfee program

My installed McAfee program kept telling me it wasn't receiving updates and that I wasn't protected. I uninstalled it but now I find I'm unable to reinstall it. I can also see that Windows Update has ...
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Multiple Antivirus Software

I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my newly rebuilt laptop. When I was installing Adobe Acrobat Reader, it also installed McAfee Security Scan Plus - I did not see the option of not ...
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How to restore Macafee archived files?

When I was with comcast 2 years ago, I backed up buncha files using McAfee data backup and restore product. I wanted to restore these archived files. I don't have the software; and McAfee EOL'ed this ...
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What can I do about a virus that's affecting my relatives even though they're in different places?

In the last week, I have had two family members contact me about possible viruses on their machines. The cases involve different machines in different geographic locations. The only similarities are ...
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New McAfee antivirus disables Windows XP access to printers?

On Friday at the end of the day we updated our in-house servers to run the newer McAfee SaaS Endpoint Protection Suite, which involved restarting the servers. This morning (Monday) our Windows XP ...
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How do you set what time of day McAfee Security Scan Plus scans?

McAfee Security Scan Plus (can't tell the version, "About McAfee" directs me here) says on its settings page "Decide how often and when you want to scan", then provides only a drop-down saying "Every ...
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how to remove this virus permanently from my computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conficker.Exe Removal i have a windows XP sp 2 computer with windows XP sp2 on it. I have McAfee enterprise virusscan installed and recently i keep getting these ...
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Remove McAfee antivirus

Can someone help me to remove McAfee anti virus from Windows Vista? I tried to do that in various ways: Control Panel/Programs and Features/Unistall, but the uninstall button doesn't exists. ...
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What is dwmstsk.dll? Not found on starting windows

When I start Windows I get a message from RunDLL about not able to load this dll because it is not found. It is supposed to be in <user>\AppData\Local\dwmstsk.dll. This is a location where ...
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UpdaterUI.exe costs too much IO

I want to stop/kill UpdaterUI.exe. It has over 23million IO Reads in 16 days. That is 16 reads/sec. My question is... Is there any formal way to disable/stop it? E.g. Option/Registry/etc If no, is ...
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.net Applications hang for several seconds

In a company I have installed 3 .net Applications. 2 use windows forms, one uses WPF. A couple of weeks ago, some users begun to complain that the 2 win-forms based applications periodicaly hang for ...
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Many programs blocked, some work, XP SP3

The problem is that many programs (such as all IE and other browers) cannot access the network. But let me explain before you get the wrong idea. I am quite familiar with networking in general, so I ...