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Message 1 of 7

Security Center 9.0 not fully protected

I see this other individuals but can not determine the resolution. I recently renewed my McAfee in December 2008. I believe all the McAfee software is up to date. When ever the PC is powered up, McAfee always shows that I am not fully protected. When I check the status, 95% if the time it shows that I am fully protected. Every once in a while it shows that the system files and IM/Email needs fixing which I do.

Today I rebooted my PC Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 and received the not fully protected message. I checked the status which now shows that I am fully protected. I went to the internet and McAfee pops up and says I am not fully protected. Checking the status showed I am fully protected. I ran your virtual diagnostics from your web site and again it showed I am fully protected.

My PC is very slow after the upgrade. Accessing the internet seems to have been affected with these new releases.

Why am I getting these "not fully protected" messages?

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Former Member
Message 2 of 7

RE: Security Center 9.0 not fully protected


Please clarify/ try the following:

• Are you using McAfee for the 1st time, if so did you use any other security software in the computer?

• If you have used some other security software was that removed completely from the computer?

• How old is your computer? You may also try to run a check disk to make sure there are no issues with your computer’s hard drive

• To run a check disk> Open My Computer> Right click on the Local Disk C:\> Click on Properties> Click on Tools> Click on Error-checking Check Now> Make a check mark on all available areas> Click on Start> Click on Ok and reboot your computer, so the check disk will automatically start
Former Member
Message 3 of 7

RE: Security Center 9.0 not fully protected

I have used McAfee with my Dell PC since purchasing over 2+ years ago. This is the only security software product on my PC.

I ran CHKDSK with no errors reported.

When turning on my PC today, a download was being performed. It appeared to be VIRUSSCAN. Afterwards my PC showed that I was unprotected. System files and IM/Email needed fixing. I selected FIX and an error message was displayed: "One or more problems cannot be fixed because of an error". After selecting OK, McAfee shows that I am fully protected. Recent events only show that "Real tie virus protection was enabled". My software was updated from the internet when I renewed my software maintenance in December.

I still need help.
Former Member
Message 4 of 7

RE: Security Center 9.0 not fully protected


Can you provide the version for McAfee product (open security center ->click on about in bottom right hand panel-> Build version for each product)?
Did you have experience any pop-us or alert in the system?
Did you made any change to the computer?

Steps can be tried:

Performed the MVT (McAfee Virtual technician) in the system link is http://mvt.mcafee.com/mvt/default.asp

Try to perform the Malware removal tool: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and remove any detected files make sure you remove the Malware bytes from the system once you complete the Scan.

Former Member
Message 5 of 7

RE: Security Center 9.0 not fully protected

Security Center 9.0
Virus Scan 13.0
Personal Firewall 10.0
Site Advisor 2.9
Anti-Spam 10.0
Parental Controls 11.0

I ran McAfee Virtual Technician before and again after your response. No problesm were found either time. The MALWARE removal tool appears not to be a McAfee product. Since multiple individuals are having this problem, why do I need to use their product and not yours? I responded to another individual thread who has the exact same problem.
Former Member
Message 6 of 7

RE: Security Center 9.0 not fully protected

I do certainly agree with your statement. However, the reason for us to recommend that free software is to run a scan in your computer and to make sure there are no other malware infections.
Message 7 of 7

Re: RE: Security Center 9.0 not fully protected

Marking this thread as 'Assumed Answered' and locking it. As it s over 8 years old.

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