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Problem Installing 3-User McAfee Total Protection

I'm having issues installing on a vista premium machine...

I previously removed a soon to be expired version of 3-User McAfee Internet Security (I upgraded to Total protection) and for some reason the old version said expires in 7 days. I thought maybe I had to uninstall and reinstall the one I upgraded to. So this is what I'm trying to do now. But, it keeps crapping out on me...

Every time I go to install the program, the Mcafee Installer window pops up, it looks like it connects to something, then goes blank and stays that way, I left it on earlier in a previous try for 4 hours it just sat there mocking me.

I did some research and I followed these instructions:

thinking that would help, it did not...

Any suggestions?

Lil Chris

NOTE: After I uninstalled the previous version, I did use the MCPR app to clean it all up.
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RE: Problem Installing 3-User McAfee Total Protection


then, restart PC.


then, restart PC again.

After that, try downloading again.. this time "Save As" the DMSETUP to your desktop first.

Right-click it and go to Properties and click Unblock if shown on the General tab.

Then try the installation.

RE: Problem Installing 3-User McAfee Total Protection

I think this is what did it... Thanks for your help!

Lil Chris

RE: Problem Installing 3-User McAfee Total Protection

Glad it worked.:)
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