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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 12:51:07 PM

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I had downloaded and then uninstalled the McAfee Virus protection because I
was told that with d-Line Router (hardware firewall) and Windows XP2
(software firewall) that I only needed Ad-Aware and to take off McAfee. Now
I am constantly getting an error message that it can't find a particular
McAfee file. What can I do to fix this?
--
mbristol7
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:10:27 PM

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Windows XP SP2 does not include antivirus protection.
You still need to use a good third-party antivirus program
to protect your PC. A firewall alone will not prevent your PC
from becoming infected with a virus.

Contact McAfee support for help uninstalling their program:

Welcome to McAfee Technical Support!
http://www.networkassociates.com/us/support/technical_s...

Frequently asked Questions about Antivirus software
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/antivi...

3 Simple Steps to Help Ensure the Protection of Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

Microsoft Windows Security Center Antivirus Partners
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"mbristol7" wrote:

| I had downloaded and then uninstalled the McAfee Virus protection because I
| was told that with d-Line Router (hardware firewall) and Windows XP2
| (software firewall) that I only needed Ad-Aware and to take off McAfee. Now
| I am constantly getting an error message that it can't find a particular
| McAfee file. What can I do to fix this?
| --
| mbristol7
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:10:28 PM

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I've replaced McAfee with Avast.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Windows XP SP2 does not include antivirus protection.
> You still need to use a good third-party antivirus program
> to protect your PC. A firewall alone will not prevent your PC
> from becoming infected with a virus.
>
> Contact McAfee support for help uninstalling their program:
>
> Welcome to McAfee Technical Support!
> http://www.networkassociates.com/us/support/technical_s...
>
> Frequently asked Questions about Antivirus software
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/antivi...
>
> 3 Simple Steps to Help Ensure the Protection of Your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> Microsoft Windows Security Center Antivirus Partners
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp...
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "mbristol7" wrote:
>
> | I had downloaded and then uninstalled the McAfee Virus protection because I
> | was told that with d-Line Router (hardware firewall) and Windows XP2
> | (software firewall) that I only needed Ad-Aware and to take off McAfee. Now
> | I am constantly getting an error message that it can't find a particular
> | McAfee file. What can I do to fix this?
> | --
> | mbristol7
>
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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:26:04 PM

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Use Regedit and search your registry for "McAfee" and delete
any keys referencing it.

Start > Run and type: REGEDIT , and hit enter.

Or you can try this program:
http://www.tucows.com/preview/195895.html

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"mbristol7" wrote:

| I've replaced McAfee with Avast.
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:26:05 PM

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Thanks!!! I will do that when I get home. You've been a great help!!!! Have
a blessed day!!!

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Use Regedit and search your registry for "McAfee" and delete
> any keys referencing it.
>
> Start > Run and type: REGEDIT , and hit enter.
>
> Or you can try this program:
> http://www.tucows.com/preview/195895.html
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "mbristol7" wrote:
>
> | I've replaced McAfee with Avast.
>
>
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 5:26:16 PM

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From: "mbristol7" <mbristol7@discussions.microsoft.com>

| I had downloaded and then uninstalled the McAfee Virus protection because I
| was told that with d-Line Router (hardware firewall) and Windows XP2
| (software firewall) that I only needed Ad-Aware and to take off McAfee. Now
| I am constantly getting an error message that it can't find a particular
| McAfee file. What can I do to fix this?
| --
| mbristol7

There are anti virus News Groups specifically for this type of discussion.

microsoft.public.scripting.virus.discussion
microsoft.public.security.virus
alt.comp.virus
alt.comp.anti-virus

If you had posted to them FIRST then you would have been told that that is FAULTY
information. Ad-aware SE does NOT protect or remove viruses and WinXP has no built-in
capability and hardware FireWalls would provide file level virus protection at all.

/* *Re-install the McAfee software ASAP !* */

--
Dave
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 9:53:03 AM

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Ad-Aware is spyware and I have Avast which is a virus software. I don't need
McAfee or do you still think differently?

"David H. Lipman" wrote:

> From: "mbristol7" <mbristol7@discussions.microsoft.com>
>
> | I had downloaded and then uninstalled the McAfee Virus protection because I
> | was told that with d-Line Router (hardware firewall) and Windows XP2
> | (software firewall) that I only needed Ad-Aware and to take off McAfee. Now
> | I am constantly getting an error message that it can't find a particular
> | McAfee file. What can I do to fix this?
> | --
> | mbristol7
>
> There are anti virus News Groups specifically for this type of discussion.
>
> microsoft.public.scripting.virus.discussion
> microsoft.public.security.virus
> alt.comp.virus
> alt.comp.anti-virus
>
> If you had posted to them FIRST then you would have been told that that is FAULTY
> information. Ad-aware SE does NOT protect or remove viruses and WinXP has no built-in
> capability and hardware FireWalls would provide file level virus protection at all.
>
> /* *Re-install the McAfee software ASAP !* */
>
> --
> Dave
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 1:28:57 PM

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From: "mbristol7" <mbristol7@discussions.microsoft.com>

| Ad-Aware is spyware and I have Avast which is a virus software. I don't need
| McAfee or do you still think differently?
|
| "David H. Lipman" wrote: |

That's right, you need BOTH forms of anti malware applications to cover viral and non-viral
malware.

It is *your* choice of what AV application to use. I prefer MvcAfee Corp/Enterprise
software over their retain products. But, I still think McAfee is better than AVAST.

If you want to keep AVAST and want to completely remove McAfee you can go to --
http://www.ik-cs.com/
And choose; "Repair damage"
Go to; "4. Uninstalling corrupted antivirus software"
For information on removing McAfee Retail AV software v5 ~ v9

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/ --> "Got a virus?"
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 5:45:28 PM

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You still need a virus scanner.

"mbristol7" <mbristol7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7456C06-C43D-4944-B859-DD223117B920@microsoft.com...
>I had downloaded and then uninstalled the McAfee Virus protection because I
> was told that with d-Line Router (hardware firewall) and Windows XP2
> (software firewall) that I only needed Ad-Aware and to take off McAfee.
> Now
> I am constantly getting an error message that it can't find a particular
> McAfee file. What can I do to fix this?
> --
> mbristol7
March 17, 2005 6:02:55 PM

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Leave McAfee on your machine. Anti-virus is an essential component!
You might get further assistance at the MCAfee Support Group:
http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/index.php/

--
Peter.
Toronto, Canada.
XP Home SP2.
P4 @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HDD, 1.0gb DDR.
"William Ducklow" <wducklow@sehcomp.ca> wrote in message
news:SdqdndKprvz6Q6TfRVn-iw@rogers.com...
> You still need a virus scanner.
>
> "mbristol7" <mbristol7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C7456C06-C43D-4944-B859-DD223117B920@microsoft.com...
>>I had downloaded and then uninstalled the McAfee Virus protection because
>>I
>> was told that with d-Line Router (hardware firewall) and Windows XP2
>> (software firewall) that I only needed Ad-Aware and to take off McAfee.
>> Now
>> I am constantly getting an error message that it can't find a particular
>> McAfee file. What can I do to fix this?
>> --
>> mbristol7
>
>
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