I get balloons all day telling me "Your product is out of date" when it is not according to my purchase date. "Your Phishing filter is out of date" but I no longer have a phishing filter. "Your system is vulnerable" when it is just the phishing filter being out of date. "Your product needs to be registered/authenticated" but, when I try it takes me to a place which says "Authentication can not be completed at this time" or something similar to that. All of this from the current McAfee Virus Scan Plus 9.0
I believe this came up awhile ago but never got any real answer besides the indication to basically "grin and bare it". I asked if these things(balloon warnings) could be turned off since most are useless, but I was told no. Any new solutions?
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 Don't worry if you don't find any files.
4. Reboot and redownload/reinstall your McAfee products directly from your account at the McAfee web site, not from any CD that you may have.
I used the tools you provided, Exbrit. I'm going to give it a few days since it took a few days for the problems to arise after I downloaded the new McAfee. I can see why it would have some problems with 2 programs being installed. Overwriting eachother. I thought when I downloaded the new program it had removed all of the old McAfee preinstalled product but I guess it didn't. #2 in Exbrit's post removed alot after I had uninstalled all McAfee products(preinstalled/downloaded). I couldnt find the "View Tab" though.