McAfee subscription VirusScan Plus renewed through auto-renewal The engines updated on 3/30/09 and then the M disappeared out of the system tray and product cannot update. From another computer I downloaded Stinger tool and then scanned computer no problems found. Also downloaded MCPR.exe because McAfee was not fully removing after uninstall. Now trying to reinstall Internet Security 2009. Get error message Must reboot before reinstalling McAfee even after rebooting.
So I have removed McAfee and McAfee refuses to reinstall.
I was able to install McAfee after following these instructions. But McAfee is behaving badly... 3 or more 'M's in the system tray appear and disappear. Then the product will not update... and a new symptom. When you 'restart' the computer it stops and locks up with only the desktop wallpaper showing on screen. If you 'shut off' the computer it shuts down and can power back up.
I am really disappointed in the chaos this engine update has created for me.
no definite time when the servers are on lean time. for home products unfortunately we don't have an option to manually download and install the updates... either mcafee automatically updates itself or we manually check for updates and mcafee installs them through SC.