McAfee was right with the message?
In http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/showthread.php?t=216587 I read that (at least in the 2007 version) it showed in the right pane what exactly the problem was, so you could fix it yourself. Did they replace it in the 2008 version with non-working "let me fix it for you"? That's bad.
Anyway, are you sure you're being protected without knowing why McAfee thought otherwise?
As usual I'll state:I'm not a newbie,but this subject is new to ME.First,my system:Windows XP Home SP2
Intel Pentium 4 Processor
512 MB RAM
64MB GE FORCE 4MX Graphics Card
120 GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive 7200RPM
Intel Pro 100M Integrated PC/NIC Card
16X DVD-Rom Drive
I used McAfee for about 4 years and it worked great,but in the last couple weeks,the new(2008) version has given me problems.Every few days it would have an Icon in my tray stating:You Are NOT Protected.Well,I've seen that over the years,but this version(installed a few weeks ago) is different.When I clicked on the icon,the page shows up with a button saying:Fix It Now.In the past it would fix it and be done.The last few times with this version,it would still be Unprotected after pushing said button.SO,I uninstalled and re-installed twice.Fine until a few days later,then same warning.SO,I uninstalled it for good today.I installed AVG Antivirus,free version.My question is:should I also install AdAware 2007 and Commodo firewall or anything else,or just let it go with the AVG Antivirus.I know this has been asked before,but I don't recall the answer.Sorry for such a Loooong question,but how much is TOO MUCH.??(eg;actual runtime and such).Thanks in advance.Chucker.