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How to find out why McAfee deems my web site a “security risk”?

I work at a company where we have a web site developed in ASP.NET which works well and our customers are happy with it. Recently, we have been getting some reports from users that McAfee antivirus ...
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Windows product key deleted after uninstalling Norton from Xfinity?

I have just uninstalled the free Norton antivirus package from Xfinity and replaced it with McAfee security center from AT&T due to changing internet providers. When I restarted my Windows 7 Sp1 ...
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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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How to scan a file in McAfee antivirus using the command line?

I'm trying to scan a file using the command line with McAfee Total Protection. The problem is I want to use my version of McAfee and not "McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner (VSCL)". I found out ...
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What changes does McAfee make to the registry?

I'm wondering if anyone knows exactly what McAfee does to the registry. I've got a computer on which JavaScript no longer works. I read online that McAfee replaces the script interpreter dll path in ...
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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

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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Make hidden files visible with McAfee in Windows 7

I use Windows 7 and I set Windows to show all kind of hidden files. It was fine until I installed McAfee Virus Scan which makes hidden files invisible after log off. Changing settings from Folder ...
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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 ...
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Mcafee Host Intrusion Protection blocks all-in-one network printer

I just bought a new HP Officejet 6500 printer. It has a built-in ethernet port, so I happily connected it to my network. While I was playing around with it, I saw that it stopped responding ...
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Can't delete large file due to McAfee

I have this file I need to download, and when I try to delete it normally I get the error "Cannot delete FILENAME: It is being used by another person or program." etc.. Looking at the application ...
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Install McAfee And Nod32

I have a computer with windows XP service pack 3 as an operating system.This computer is in a network with McAfee update server.This server will install and update McAfee client in all computers in ...
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McAfee enterprise 8.5 & SharePoint

While trying to upload a file into the sharepoint 2007 document library, We are facing some issues. McAfee enterprise 8.5 is installed on the client machine (XP), will it be the issue?
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McAfee VirusScan for Mac OS X logs 'getgrnam(“Virex”)' error every 10 seconds

Every 10 seconds, something like the following appears in the Mac OS X system log: 17/12/2009 14:51:11 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.mcafee.virusscan.ScanManager[20499]) getgrnam("Virex") failed ...
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How to disable a McAfee service?

I am trying to disable a McAfee Real-Time Protection service, but if I go into Services/Properties, then try to set it to Manual or Disable - it says that unable to open service McShield for ...
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Mcafee Conflict with Windows 7 and Bradford Persistent Agent

My college network requires Bradford Persistent Agent and Mcafee Virus Software 8.7i. The Bradford Persistent Agent basically checks to make sure Mcafee is running and updated, and reports this status ...
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Why does vvvv need winlock?

I was trying to get vvvv (vvvv.org) so I could use it and make awesome videos, but when I started to extract McAfee warned me about a PUP (potentially unwanted program) called WinLockDLL.dll. Now, I ...
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Standard Protection:Prevent IRC communication

I have McAffee virusscan on my work computer, and every time I start up, I get 2 log entries like this: Blocked by port blocking rule C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe Anti-virus Standard ...
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McAfee API for ASP.Net

Is there any McAfee API [ or command line utility ] that can be integrated with ASP.Net to scan for viruses in uploaded files. Edit: I was about to ask the question in stackoverflow but thought ...
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How do I remove McAfee Antivirus from Windows Home Server?

How do I remove McAfee Antivirus from Windows Home Server? I have been unable to find this option on the WHS Console.