McAfee? error message

September 20, 2010 at 15:13:11
Specs: Windows 7
I have a pop up on my screen that says "an error occurred while updating. Please reinstall these programs: McAfee Total Protection" with an "ok" button. in the top left corner of the pop up there is a red dot with a white X it and next to this it says Update Error the backround is dark gray. At the bottom of the pop up which is light gray, shows the McAfee logo. I did a "quick scan" and nothing came up and the scanning worked fine. Is this error message a valid McAfee message or is it a trick to infect my computer? I have not clicked on it and really don't know what to do. My computer is running like normal.
Nick . .

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September 22, 2010 at 19:10:10
Anything like that I regard as suspicions, lets start by running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.
VIPRE Rescue Program
Try it in Safe mode.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
Download & install.

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September 22, 2010 at 22:36:00
i think its a antivirus 2010 trick another user got tricked by antivirus 2010 like this too

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