Total Protection disappeared from PC without warning
I had McAfee Total Protection on my PC running for at least a year now without any issues. But a few days ago I had to reset my windows 10, after which I reinstalled the software again. Today I found that McAfee is not present in the hidden icons tray and my windows defender anti virus has been switched on while the firewall still remains on McAfee, telling me to take actions for the same. But McAfee services are still running on my background(5-6 processes) as seen on my Task Manager. I tried uninstalling it from 'Apps and Features' it tells me that the 'mcuihost.exe' cannot be found inside C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC . I tried to install Total Protection by setup file but it fails at software check at 83%. I'm completely stuck without being able to install or uninstall Total Protection completely.
PS: I don't know if it's related but yesterday my computer told me to reactivate windows yesterday which was fixed by the troubleshooting icon. I'm running on windows 10 1803.
Re: Total Protection disappeared from PC without warning
Quick update I tried to install Total Protection again and it worked. Turns out I used the older setup file. I downloaded the one from my given link and it successfully installed. But I still can't figure out why it disappeared in the first place.