Hi! I posted this to: http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?t=229417
But thought I should open another thread to show how serious this is. Sometimes multiple threads can be a call to arms to fix things.
Protection keeps turning off
I have this same problem that I see cropping up all over this board and the net, mcafee turns off for absolutely no reason and I have to click it to turn it back on. System is crystal clean, running Mcafee, SAS etc... Even removed and reinstalled Mcafee from clean. Still turns off for no reason, usually while ie7 is on and sitting still, but also sometimes when outlook is running as well (MS uses same code base for both).
From what I can gather Mcafee is now turning off if it times out while doing it's thing in real time protection, if the thing that it is doing takes longer then it thinks it should. This is a bad practice, a timeout should not turn off all the software.
I am using XP service pack 3 and it's up to date with all the current patches, it just started doing this in Feb/March, never a problem before. Also does this on a brand new clean install machine I used for test with newest mcafee. Both clean machines. Both up to date xp and both just intermittently turn off for no reason when Mcafee realtime times out on a file, just recently and basically during the real time protection when outlook or ie7 is being run.
Thanks for any help, feel unprotected when the protection software turns itself off, while running.