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#1 MissLizz

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

For the second time this week I turned on my xp home sp3, got the desktop and then a dialog box that informed me Microsoft had turned off my program to prevent damage to the computer with the "host" being McAfeesvchost.   After reading several pages about the action and not really understanding it all, I did as shown.   Systems>Advanced>Performance>Settings>DEP to find the checked box "turn on DEP for all programs except those I select" showed  "Internet Explorer" and "McAfeesvchost", this was the first time.  I had not put those there.  I removed both, applied, okayed and closed.

 

 All went well until this evening when the same message appeared on the just-opened desktop.  Going back into DEP I found "McAfeesvchost" had again been put in the selection box  (but not  Internet Explorer) and I hadn't done it.  With little internet use left for this laptop, I can't do a major overhaul or even a minor one, but who or what could be changing the DEP selection?  And what is the worst that can happen?  I'm really curious.  Thanks for ideas.

 

Not sure I have the correct forum.


Edited by MissLizz, 22 December 2013 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:53 PM

Do you have McAfee installed?

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:18 AM

Yes, it's McAfee.  It expires Feb.22 and I've been trying to wait it out to non-renew.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:01 AM

I would just dith it, and get Microsoft Security Essentials and be done with it.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:12 AM

That's what I want to do.  My hesitation comes because of all I've noted in forums about the difficulty encountered in trying to get rid of ALL of McAfee.  It seems to be entwined like IE is with Windows - 'though I would hope not.  I just got through noting in Task Manager 2 applications with mf.....exe and 4 with Mc.....exe and wonder if these come into play.  Truly, I'm not trying to borrow trouble; I am basically scared to try much without being sure of the outcome.  Want to stick with me while I try?



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:27 AM

Well thjey do not know how to perform a google search for McAfee Removal Tool which will remove any and all McAfee Products on your computer with ease and success.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

You are absolutely right.  I'd have answered sooner but McAfee is now gone, MSE installed, and now to get rid of all the extraneous messages and ads and stuff that seems to be showing up.  Any suggestions on that?   Samsung, Smart Shopping, Solar Winds, all apparently sponsored by or with MSE.  This web site right now is filled with them though the disclaimer is  Ads not by this site.  Any idea where they're coming from?  Most annoying.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:23 AM

Where did you download MSE from?

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Clean.
  • Confirm each time with Ok.
  • You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:57 AM

All is running fine now.  Cryptodan, I owe you many thanks.  You made me brave to try new things (to me).  



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

How is the PC running now, is it much faster?

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:11 AM

Yes.  Better than when I first got it.  Santa should be good to you (I'll tell him).



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:01 PM

Good to hear.






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