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McAfee affecting WGA (Heads up from Jurren) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just in case you see people with WGA issues in forums, news groups etc....
    Last Saturday McAfee has released another version of their Home
    User/Consumer products. Customers with an online subscription are
    automagically updated... 
    
    Now the "Security Center" has McAfee's former program QuickClean build in.
    For a screen shot of the Security Center see:
    http://images.mcafee.com/common/media/images/content/screenshots/misp_summar
    y_600x444.gif
    at:
    http://us.mcafee.com/root/package.asp?pkgid=276
    
    The QuickClean program runs automagically on every 1st of each month. But it
    seems that it will remove the WGA too. There are lots of people now with
    this issue at the McAfee Support forums. 
    There's also another process running automagically and that is the
    Defragmenter job.
    
    These 2 jobs can be disabled in Security Center:
    To turn off the new features for scheduled tasks: 
    
    To Delete QuickClean default scheduled task: 
    Launch McAfee SecurityCenter > Click on Maintain Computer(Basic Menu) > Go
    to 'Task Scheduler' > Click 'Start' button > Select 'McAfee QuickClean'
    under 'Select operation to schedule:' combo box > Select 'McQcTask' under
    'Select an existing task' > Click 'Delete' > Click 'Yes'. 
    
    To Delete Defragmenter scheduled task: 
    Launch McAfee SecurityCenter > Click on Maintain Computer(Basic Menu) > Go
    to 'Task Scheduler' > Click 'Start' button > Select 'Disk Defragmenter'
    under 'Select operation to schedule:' combo box > Select 'McDefragTask'
    under 'Select an existing task' > Click 'Delete' > Click 'Yes'.
    
    See also:
    http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=85494
    
    If the people don't disable it there's a big chance that it might happen
    next month too.
    
    The WGA issue can be resolved by going to the Microsoft WGA site or for a
    download so it checks whether or not their Windows version is still genuine.
    
    
    
    -- Jurren Bouman email: jubo@euronet.nl
    Wednesday, August 2, 2006 8:03 PM

Answers

  • Susan,

    Thanks for the heads up. will get this info to the right people, if not already known.

     

    Wednesday, August 2, 2006 8:13 PM