You can change the action for some services (but not all services) to 'Restart automatically'. That is certainly helpful, because otherwise you would have to log off and log back on again to make sure that McAfee was running correctly.
With Visual C++ 2010 I get the error messages a couple of times a week. They do not seem to have any effect on the progress of the updates, so for now I'm ignoring them.
I haven't seen the behaviour you describe on the right-click scan, I will try one later and see if it does the same on my system.
Due to a problem with suscription $$$, I had to fully delete and reinstall McAfee.
After some updates trouble free, the errors msg started again.
The error msg always appears between download and update.
What I did not do was to run CCleaner or similar after uninstalling to remove registry dirt, if any.
But it seems that there is something in my Dell that is not happy with McAfee...
I was googling at a friend's and I read that XP Outlook Express can trigger this error. The article did not mention mcafee, but as it checks email programs I did the following:
-I disabled OE using uninstall windows components in the control control panel (I always use webmail).
-Then I opened mcafee antispam settings, changed "move email to antispam folder" to "leave email at inbox" or whatever in english, I'm using spanish version.
Sometimes it helps to re write preferences.
After that I did not get error msg after some updates.
I'm crossing my fingers
macEl mensaje fue editado por: mac_mdp on 19/04/14 11:37:26 CDT
I tried this and it is working so far.
- Clean w/backup the registry with CCleaner . Opened Regedit to backup registry. Then restarted.
(this step could be avoided as I ran CCleaner before and the error did not go away)
- I logged as admin, pressing F8 at start up to run safe mode.
- Ran CCleaner again in safe mode and cleaned up w/backup more registry entries, included one related to mcafee update. Fool me I did not write the full name.
- Rebooted normally
After a lot of updates no errors.
I still say the messages are caused by a programming error - and no-one from McAfee has said they're not.
I ran CCleaner to check the registry and it reported 'nothing found' (I haven't tried it in Safe Mode). I still see the messages, although not very often. And they don't seem to have any adverse effects, so I just ignore them.
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