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McAfee won't install

Discussion in 'General Security' started by rcoups, Feb 24, 2008.

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  1. rcoups

    rcoups Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2002
    A co-worker bought a Gateway (AMD dual core,Vista). All was well until his McAfee version expired. Now he can't install a downloaded version or the store bought version. Neither will proceed past a blank window after invoking the set up routine. I ran Ad Aware, Spybot S&D, Spyware Doctor and Trojan Remover. Nothing nasty was revealed. After many hours, I left him with a free version of AVG and best wishes.

    He, of course, really wants McAfee to work since he has paid for it twice now.

    Windows Defender was present while his pre-installed McAfee was working, but could it be preventing a new installation ? If not, any other ideas? Thanks in advance.
  2. golferbob


    May 18, 2004
  3. stantley


    May 22, 2005
    Uninstall Windows Defender and AdAware, then try reinstalling McAfee. If you still have a problem, uninstall Spyware Doctor. Once McAfee is installed you can try reinstalling AdAware and Spyware Doctor. I wouldn't bother reinstalling Defender.
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