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McAfee AV+ scan won't run and real-time scan keeps turning off; browsers stopped working, Ad-Aware quit too


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#1 Adam11

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

Was working on the computer yesterday, running Firefox and suddenly went offline. Could not go online again with Firefox, IE or anything else. Did a system restore, didn't help. McAfee AV+ won't run a scan and real-time AV protection keeps turning itself off. I was able to connect to the 'net when I installed a wireless USB adapter and disconnected the ethernet cable.

Now Ad-Aware has shut down too

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:28 AM

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If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:38 AM

Thank you Shannon; no problem about the delay in responding, I know you're all busy and I really appreciate that you and your colleagues find the time to help and share your expertise.

I think my problem is resolved. The latest update of Ad-Aware found something lurking in two old system restore directories, though that may have just been a coincidence. It appears that what probably happened is that my Ethernet adaptor gave out. I hooked up a wireless USB adaptor and my browsers started working again.

The reason McAfee AV active scanning kept turning off was that I was running in Safe Mode.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:33 PM

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