McAfee firewall keeps switching itself off

May 29, 2013 at 11:52:27
Specs: Windows 7
McAfee advised that this is a malware issue and the only way than I can fix it is to phone up their malware team and pay them £59.99 to fix it for me. This does not seem right after paying for a 3 year licence when I purchased my laptop.

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May 29, 2013 at 13:43:14
" This does not seem right"
You are right, you are infected & the infection is doing it's con job.

As we dismantle the infection bit by bit, that may allow the repeat use of programs, which may in turn pick up more.
Removal of infected parts of the system, may cause other parts to stop working, such as your Internet connection or Services. These we then, have to repair later.

If any program won't run ( due to the infection ) let me know.

Copy and Paste the contents of the log/logs after running each program.

1: Download & run Unhide
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
A introduction as to what this program does.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
For those of you who no longer have the %Temp%\Smtmp folder, you will not be able to use Unhide to restore your Start Menu items. With this in mind, I have created some scripts to restore the default Start Menu for specific versions of Windows that I have access to. You can view the available versions below. I will be adding more as time goes on.
Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run, it does take some time, be patient. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.
When Unhide is complete, it will create a logfile on the Windows Desktop called Unhide.txt. Let me know if it dosn't produce a log please.

2: Reboot

3: Run RogueKiller
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://majorgeeks.com/RogueKiller_d...
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/file...
http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKi...
http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKi...
Download & SAVE to your Desktop.
Quit all programs that you may have started.
Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"
For Windows XP, double-click to start.
Wait until Prescan has finished ...
Then Click on "Scan" button
Wait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"
click on "delete"
Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"
Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.
The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your Desktop
Exit/Close RogueKiller.


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