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"your computer is not protected..."

I'm getting a warning saying "your computer is not protected". My security centre is telling me that my "computer & files" and my " E-mail & IM " need attention. I've clicked "fix" only to be told that " the detection signature files are between 8 and 29 days old". I've clicked update and still nothing changes...any ideas?
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Are you getting any kinds of pop-ups lately(pop-up ads, security alerts..)..

Check also the TIME & DATE settings of your PC..

Also, please try running the Mcafee Virtual Technician.. After that, Please post the session ID here..
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RE: HI..

>> check time and date
>> if not accurate: ADJUST it!

>> check for any previous configuration :
*** this issue is normally caused by a SYSTEM RESTORE

>> check for possible infection:
>> are you getting pop ups?
>> on IE, are you being redirected to other sites?
>> are you able to access

>> check internet connectivity:
>> start >> cmd/start search >> cmd
>> type in: "ping" - hit ENTER
>> check the number after REPLY FROM – you should get 4 times

>> try updating MFE?
>> able to update? or got a n update error?

>> check your updates / drivers / and for any 3rd party app (i.e. Norton etc.)
>> remove any other anti-virus app
>> start >> ctrl panel >> uninstall a program
>> java updates >> FOUND?
>> Microsoft .NET framework 1.1 or higher >> FOUND?
>> msxml 4.0 or 6.0 >> FOUND?

>> if all else fails, try removing your MFE and reinstall it:
you may visit this link

***** thanks and have a nice day
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