My PC has 2 fans one kicks in every once in a while, so I assume that it is temp driven. so just before that the temp may be higher. What should be a normal temp, I could monitor that and run speccy just as the second fan starts and then just as it stops. to see if it is ok. It is in the basement which is rather cool. I have to were long sleves if I am down there for long periods.
I don't think the mcafee has a firewall, at least no indication of a firewall from the settings anywhere.
Maybe I am missing something. Is there something I can display that would tell me?
My previous setup was zonealarm one of the version 9 point something, plus mcafee virusscan and antispyware, plus spybot. At least these were the only items that I think had any real time components. windows firewall was turned off.
I did have SAS installeda older version.
I tried to upgrade zonealarm due to a message from zonealarm (v9.2.057.000) that there was a new version from zonealarm (v10.1.101.000) my version was out of date.
after the download I tried to install ...result nothing happens, just the window that says do you want to run. so RUN! nothing happens.
Then I uninstall the current version and try again same thing.
Then I think maybe something is stopping me , so I uninstall mcafee. and try again . same error. try a whole bunch of things, no progress.
Think my harddrive is maybe an issue , look for tools to determine, seems ok.
As this is going on i get a java update try to install (i think update 29) , does not work, now 2 issues. cannot install or uninstall javav (see descrition in previous post.
TRy to instal a new version of mcafee, will not install.
Go to store to get new hard drive then, but decide to get more memory instead (cause I have been wanting to do this for a long time). also got some out of memory messages. Memory solved memory messages, as best I can tell.
Get speccy it says my hard drive is fine. so that is not issue,...maybe.
do some more searches. find threads that say malware can make it look like your hard drive has a problem.
Run memtest86 (2 time in last while ) again no issues).
Post topic under this forum get directed to malware forum do a whole bunch of things ( see links at top of this post).
Finally get Java working (update 32), I think. then try to install mcafee again, seems to work also.
I think now that Java is not good because updae 29 still shows up in IE ?????
Java console ( from control panel) will not start.
Zone alarm still will not install.
Oh ya when i bought the memory the salesperson said PC Tune-up would fix all kinds of things, and i would get $20 rebate.
Gee I got fooled on that one $20 rebate is after you subscribe to yearly auto renewal. Will not be doing that.
But I am still very concerned that I cannot install that product and get it to initialize itself. It just hangs, have to kill it via task manager.
So all I am trying to do is get back to the products that I was running originaly. I did not think that Mcafee had a firewall (V8.7i), maybe it does, but you have not controls???
So it is not that I want to run 2 firewalls, I kinda like zonealarm since I can see what has been blocked via the display access levels etc.
Is zone alarm better than any other , i don't know. I may uninstall it If I find out that mcafee has one, or turn off the mcafee one and use zonealarm. but I don't know how to turn off mcafee firewall if it has one.
Mcafee does go nuts during startup for what seems like 10 minutes, it used to be 20 minutes (perhaps the extra memory alleviated some of the pain 1Gb to 3GB), or maybe the new version is just more efficient. no way to really tell.
Some where since my first post windows update stopped working also. I think that is my most important issue right now.
But I think that some how they are all related.
One option I am thinking is reinstalling SP3, but I don't know if that is a good idea or not, any comments?
Note: zonealarm now comes with antispyware also. so maybe i need to turn off one of them. But I have alsso read that sometimes it is good to have more than one antispyware as one doesn't always catch all the new stuff.
I hesitate to uninstall mcafee untill ican get zonealarm installed, so that I have a least something protecting me in the mean time. I also have not started teatimer yet. and I know your position on that one also.
If someone can conclusively say mcafee and zonealarm and spybot will not install together then that answers part of my issues (although they were together before for 5 years at least), maybe the new versions are incompatible.
How is the average Joe suppose to know this?
This would then leave java and windows update. maybe they are related....
Edited by petegt5012, 17 May 2012 - 05:30 PM.