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Windows XP says I have Out Of Date Virus Protection


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#1 zixi

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:56 PM

I am using McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0.0 with a perpetual license, so I dont understand why Microsoft XP/Windows Security Alerts shows the red shield, indicating my Virus Protection is Out OF Date. I just formatted my system and reinstalled everything from scratch after having rootkit viruses/trojans.

I am not using any other firewalls or Anti-virus/Anti-Spyware programs. Recommendations????/

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The McAfee VirusScan Console shows:

Access Protection - 6 port blocking rules are defined. Share blocking is off. 31 file or folder blocking rules are defined.
Buffer Overflow Protection - Enabled
On Delivery Email Scanner - Enabled
Unwanted Programs Policy - No unwanted program categories are turned on. No user-defined detections are defined.
On-Access Scanner - Enabled
Auto-Update - The Update Succeeded


About VirusScan Enterprise shows:

Virus Definitions - 4382
Created on 7-28-04
Scan Engine - 4320
Patch Versions - 1

Edited by zixi, 14 February 2009 - 06:35 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:17 PM

Are you also up to date with Windows Updates?
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:07 PM

Are you also up to date with Windows Updates?


YES, updated all windows updates successfully, and the RED SHIELD still shows.
VirusScan On Access Scan (V shield in red on white background with blue border for McAfee) also shows as enabled.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:55 AM

AutoUpdate Completes Successfully, yet still says, "Old Virus Definition DAT Files...The virus definitions database that you are using is 55 months old. There is a chance that VirusScan does not detect some viruses that were found during this time period."

How can it say it updated successfully, yet ALSO say the definitions are 55 months old??? Thats almost 5 years old!!!

Edited by zixi, 16 February 2009 - 04:55 AM.


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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:53 PM

Have you tried this?
http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/secur...updates/dat.asp
A couple of posts on McAfee's forums suggest uninstalling and redownloading the program
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:49 AM

Yes, I tried installing the DAT update file, but that didnt work either.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:04 PM

Mouse over your clock in System Tray and see if date/time are correct. If not, that may be your problem. You may just need to adjust the time/date. You have to be logged onto Windows with an account with admin privileges to right click the clock to adjust your date/time. If that is your problem, and the time/date keeps getting off, your pc's internal battery may need replacing. My pc's 5 years old and still on its original battery (knock on wood).

Edited by buttoni, 19 February 2009 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:09 AM

A friend said the perpetual license is a myth or perpetual until they decide to stop supporting it.




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