When attempting to install McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 3-User version, it says I need to remove Spybot - Search & Destroy. I uninstalled Spybot using the Control Panel, deleted its folder in Program Files, and deleted its folder in Application Data. I also ran CCleaner and restarted the computer several times but McAfee still says I need to remove Spybot. I don't know what else to do. I'm trying to install from a box version but I used the recommenced setting of downloading the most current version of McAfee online.
I followed the instructions on that page and McAfee still says I need to remove Spybot. I also tried reinstalling Spybot and removing it again but that did not help. I also removed the Spybot entries from the registry. After several restarts, McAfee still asks me to remove Spybot and it will not continue to install.
I can't thank you enough. I deleted that registry key and McAfee's installation continued right away. After installation it never prompted me to register and my account said I was expired. When I right clicked on the McAfee tray icon and clicked on Product Setup, nothing happened. So I searched the forum and found this topic: http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/showthread.php?t=226700&highlight=register
Now everything is working and my account has the correct expiration date. You can move this to the solved board if you would like.