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My previous computer picked up a virus that trashed the system -- this
is a long story but the outcome is I have a new computer running
Vista.

I installed a brand-new copy of McAfee from CD.  Installation went
smoothly and for first few days it updated without a problem.

Now, McAfee downloads the update but, when it tries to install updated
virus definitions, I get an error that the update failed, please
reinstall.

Do I really need to reinstall McAfee??

Is there a fix  for this problem -- and I don't even know what the
problem is.

Thanks.


Re: I should have known better -- but --


| My previous computer picked up a virus that trashed the system -- this
| is a long story but the outcome is I have a new computer running
| Vista.

| I installed a brand-new copy of McAfee from CD.  Installation went
| smoothly and for first few days it updated without a problem.

| Now, McAfee downloads the update but, when it tries to install updated
| virus definitions, I get an error that the update failed, please
| reinstall.

| Do I really need to reinstall McAfee??

| Is there a fix  for this problem -- and I don't even know what the
| problem is.

| Thanks.


Remove McAfee and install the free version of AntiVir...
http://www.free-av.com /

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Dave
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Re: I should have known better -- but --

On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:55:23 -0800 (PST), Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names, in
after much thought, came up with this jewel:

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Why would you take a perfectly good computer and put something like
vista on it?

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Now you have compounded the problem.

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I wouldn't if I were you.

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sorry, but I do not think the folks at McAfee know either.
Try here
http://www.pchell.com/virus/uninstallmcafee.shtml

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What I use to clean and maintain Windows -

Windows Update (free)
http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us

Secunia Online Software Inspector (free)
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online /

AntiVir (free version)
http://www.free-av.com /

Windows Defender (free)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx
for w2k users, see instructions here:
http://www.compatdb.org/support/topics/175747_windows_defender_windows_2000.html

SUPERAntiSpyware (free version)
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html
If you can t download def. files you can get them here:
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (free version)
http://www.malwarebytes.org/index.php
If you can t download def. files, you can get them here:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Spyware Terminator (free)
http://www.spywareterminator.com

SpywareBlaster (free)
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Windows Firewall (free)- w2k users can get sygate (old free version)
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=sygate

Firefox with AdBlock/NoScript/WOT installed (free), set to ┤defaultí
browser
http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox /

AdBlock  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

NoScript https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

WOT      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=WOT&cat=all

MVPS Hosts file (free)
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Thunderbird for e-mail (free), set to ┤defaultí e-mail
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird /

Turn off un-needed Windows Services
http://www.jasonn.com/turning_off_unnecessary_services_on_windows_xp

Update Java (free), delete old versions before updating
http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Buy a router w/built-in firewall (under $50)

More things to help keep your system lean and mean

Decrapify your PC (free)
http://pcdecrapifier.com/download

Remove Adobe Acrobat Reader and use Foxit Reader (free)
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads /

CrapCleaner (free)
http://www.ccleaner.com /

JKDefrag (free)
http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag /

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Re: I should have known better -- but --

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Okay -- what now?

I removed McAfee -- the uninstall went smoothly.

I then downloaded AntiVir (free version)http://www.free-av.com /, saved
to the desktop, and tried to install it.  Three times I downloaded and
tried to install.

Every time I get the error message -- Install not complete, some
downloaded files are corrupt.  Try again.

So here I sit, no AV application running.

What now?


Re: I should have known better -- but --



| Okay -- what now?

| I removed McAfee -- the uninstall went smoothly.

| I then downloaded AntiVir (free version)http://www.free-av.com /, saved
| to the desktop, and tried to install it.  Three times I downloaded and
| tried to install.

| Every time I get the error message -- Install not complete, some
| downloaded files are corrupt.  Try again.

| So here I sit, no AV application running.

| What now?


Download and execute HiJack This! (HJT)
http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/_download/HJTInstall.exe

Then post the contents of the HJT log in your post with a full explanation of
your problem
and what you have done to date in one of the below expert forums...

{ Please - Do NOT post the HJT Log here ! }

Forums where you can get expert advice for HiJack This! (HJT) Logs.

NOTE: Registration is REQUIRED in any of the below before posting a log

Suggested primary:
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/index.php?board=3.0

Suggested secondary:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showforum=7

Suggested tertiary:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25
http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malware_Removal_HiJackThis_Logs_Go_Here-f37.html
http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showforum=170
http://forum.networktechs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=130
http://forums.maddoktor2.com/index.php?showforum=17
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
http://forums.techguy.org/f54-s.html
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/index.php?showforum=27
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7
http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showforum=18
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
http://makephpbb.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=2
http://forums.techguy.org/54-security /
http://forums.security-central.us/forumdisplay.php?f=13


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: I should have known better -- but --

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Too damn much trouble.  I put McAfee back on the computer from the CD
and will forget this download, install, corrupt files, re-install,
post error files bullshit.


Re: I should have known better -- but --

See below for my reply:

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secondary:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.htmlhttp://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showforum=7
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tertiary:http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanuphttp://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malware_Removal_HiJackThis_Logs_Go_Her...http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showforum=170http://forum.networktechs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=130http://forums.maddoktor2.com/index.php?showforum=17http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18http://forums.techguy.org/f54-s.htmlhttp://forums.tomcoyote.org/index.php?showforum=27http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showforum=18http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30http://makephpbb.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=2http://forums.techguy.org/54-security/http://forums.security-central.us/forumdisplay.php?f=13
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Something is definitely not as it should be! You will note from the post
I made in reply to David Lipman a few minutes ago that that links to the
various URL's  he provided are still highlighted in blue in MY post -
and they still function as they should.

In your response, "Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names" - there are NO live
links.

Has anyone any explanation for that?

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John




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| Too damn much trouble.  I put McAfee back on the computer from the CD
| and will forget this download, install, corrupt files, re-install,
| post error files bullshit.


That's your choice but you have a problem and if you don't correct it, you will
reap the
consequences.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: I should have known better -- but --

Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names wrote:
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The fact that McAfee stopped working correctly and Avira won't install
are clues that you have a problem with your system.

You came to the group looking for an answer. One of the most reliable
responders has given you good advice. Take it.

RB

Re: I should have known better -- but --

Just a quick check to see if links are carried forward from Mr Lipman's
post.

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John

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Re: I should have known better -- but --

"John D" wrote:

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Your newsagent is OE.

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Here's a clue from the headers:
'Content-Transfer-Encoding'

Look at the message source.



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Hello Ant :)

I've read here - but do not truly understand :(
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quoted-printable

In his Header I see  "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit"

Is that the reason? If it is, can you suggest why that may be so that
the OP can correct matters (assuming he should!)?
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John



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"John D" wrote:

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No, that's not the reason.

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The OP is posting through the google-groups web interface so I don't
know how much control is available there. Probably it uses QP
(quoted-printable) when the line-length is greater than a certain
amount.

Actually, forget about QP being the reason links are deactivated.
What has happened is that lines containing the links have been
concatenated into one long line with no spaces between them. Either
the poster did that or google's interface is broken.

When OE sees http://example.com it makes it a clickable link but if
it sees something like 123http://example.com (no space before) then
it doesn't.



Re: I should have known better -- but --


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Thanks for that Ant. I understand (although we don't know what caused
this).

At least I learnt something new from this  exercise I looked here:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concatenation

I'd never heard of that word before!
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John



Re: I should have known better -- but --

On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 03:45:22 -0800 (PST), Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names, in
after much thought, came up with this jewel:

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Download AntiVir again, start here
http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html

Troubleshoot Installing Programs in Vista
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-us/help/95d4ed9a-1d7d-4b62-84e0-649fc98069f51033.mspx
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Re: I should have known better -- but --

On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:55:23 -0800 (PST), "Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names"
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No, what you really need to do is UNinstall McAfee and replace it with
MBAM  http://www.malwarebytes.org /


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| No, what you really need to do is UNinstall McAfee and replace it with
| MBAM  http://www.malwarebytes.org /

No.
MBAM will NOT replace anny anti virus.  It can only supplement it/them as MBAM
does not
target true viruses.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: I should have known better -- but --

On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 09:24:10 -0500, "David H. Lipman"
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How about A-Squared Free? Would that help?

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| On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 09:24:10 -0500, "David H. Lipman"
| -- but --:



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| How about A-Squared Free? Would that help?

No.  That's ONLY an "On Demand" anto malware scanner.

MBAM should supplement an anti virus application (such as Avira AntiVir I
suggested) that
performs both "On Demand" and "On Access" scanning.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: I should have known better -- but --

Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names wrote:

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No, you need to totally UNinstall it. After removing it via Add/Remove
Programs, go get this McAfee tool for "the rest of the job."

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?lc=1033&id=TS100507

Download MCPR2.EXE and run it.

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