I've had McAfee Security Suite for six years now, everything working fine I always keep upgrading it and updating everyday, until ten days ago, when it tries to connect to McAfee server for updates, it throws back an error message saying please reinstall component VirusScan. This kept happening for a while every time it tries to update. It works fine on its own I can run a scan without a hitch its just when it tries to update it registries. So finally I uninstalled the whole suite. Now when I go back to install it, it won't connected to the server. I was able to download the Download Manager file then I put in the serial number but when it attempts to download the components its throughs me another error message that reads
So I do but the same error always comes up and seeing that I have no problem downloading things anywhere else on the internet it must be something wrong the program it self. I've disabled firewalls or anything the hinders the internet coming through any other suggestions? Thank You
Error 12029 is an old one associated with a blocked download. Have you any other firewall or software that may be blocking this? If so disable it temporarily at least.
Try this to see if you can reach the download servers: Go to Start/Run and enter cmd. in the Command Prompt windows type ping download.mcafeee.com then click the Enter key. See if it gives a positive answer. When finished you can type exit and click Enter.
1. Uninstall all McAfee programs through "Add or Remove Programs" in Windows "Control Panel".
3. Launch Windows Explorer and delete all McAfee files in "Program Files" but especially in "C:\Document and Settings\<user>\Application Data" and "C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data". You have to set Windows Explorer to show all hidden files and folders (Tools > Folder Options > View tab). Just delete the McAfee folders even if they are empty in all the "Application Data" folders. Can be more than one! In Vista: C:\Program Files, C:\ProgramData and C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming
4. Reboot and redownload/reinstall your McAfee products directly from your account at the McAfee web site. Try saving DMSETUP to your desktop first. Right-click it, go to Properties and select "Unblock" and then click OK. Double-click to start installation.
I'm running Windows XP SP3, the only firewall is the one Windows provides and i've had that turned off since i've tried to do this.
Here is a screen shot of the ping test I ran, it seems to have gone through without a problem
I had previously removed the program through add/remove application. Now when I went to download McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe) all my browsers said the link was broken so I download on another computer and move it over. Used the tool, restarted the computer and tried to install again but no go.
I did a simple search for anything containing Mcafee and it found 37 files in C:\WINDOWS\Temp, should this be deleted as well?
Alright I deleted the files, of course it still doesn't work. I feel like there something that doesn't want me to get thing back. If the chat doesn't help then I might just buy a CD and have the preliminary virus scan catch what ever it is. Hopefully
Go to the browser Tools and delete all your cookies and temporary internet files.
Go to Start/Run and enter %tgemp% click Enter - delete all the files that will go, some may refuse. Do the same entering plain old "temp" minus the "" of course.
If you are running Internet Explorer 7 go to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced and click the Reset button. OK and exit, close and reopen IE7. You will have to-enable all the browser add-ons.
If Internet Explorer 6 - go to Tools/Internet Options.. General tab: clear cookies, history and temporary files Security tab: set all zones to default Content tab: disable Content Advisor Advanced tab: set to default. OK and exit.
(If you are running IE6 you should immediately upgrade to IE7).
Yes its working! I did everything then ran that free software and it detected 9 threads on my computer, 4 of them actually seating on the network DNS manager, go figure. The download is going as planned and all is good. Thanks a lot mate!