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    1. experiencing popup warning of spyware and directing me to a dubious action. Message "Your computer is infected. Windows has detected spyware infection!  It is recommend that you download........."

    2. McAfee will not enable all its services, specifically:

    "real-time scanning is disabled; spyware and potentially unwanted program scanning is disabled; IM scanning is disabled; Script Scanning is disabled; Buffer overflow protection is disabled."'  I attempted to use McAfee's FIX menu.  Didn't work.  Tried their Virtual Technician. Didn't work.

    3.  I ran a SDAT full scan, about 21 hours worth,  No benefit.  McAfee still not working.

    4.  if absolutely necessary, I'll uninstall McAfee to install either windows defender or onecare.  Attempts to install both were unsucessful.  Possibly arus is blocking the install.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:57 AM

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  • If  you are not using Windows Live OneCare, you are off topic for this forum. This is not a general forum for viruses, spyware, or Windows Help. For help with spyware issues, you may want to try the forums here: 

    http://aumha.net/ For help with virus removal, contact the maker of your Antivirus program.

    If you are in North America, you can call 866-727-2338 for help with virus and spyware infections. See http://www.microsoft.com/protect/support/default.mspx for details. For international information, see your local subsidiary Support site.


    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:52 PM