McAfee 2006 is obsolete and no longer supported. You'll have to go with a current product to get updates, which are daily.
My McAfee is only 2006 now because I had to re-install it, and after re-installation, I still couldn't get updates. It says the DAT was created on November '06. Sorry if that confused you
It can't update - it's no longer supported at all. You'll have to uninstall it and get yourself some current protection.
So, I'm gonna have to buy McAfee all over again? I had the latest version of the software before I re-installed it, and I'm paying for it. If the answer's yes, then I'm probably going to switch to a different anti-virus; I don't want to have to pay for something all over again because it failed to do what I originally bought it for.
I don't understand how, if you had the latest version before, you now have the 2006 version, where are you installing it from, some really old CD?
You should be installing it from your online account at McAfee.com. Remove the old one in the normal manner and then run the MCPR removal tool, reboot before installing the new one. If you have registered online at any stage then you will have an online account.
Whereabouts are you and then I can check for a download link?
so for those who bought the mcafee in 2006...we must buy again a new one????
For home products if you haven't paid for a current subscription then yes, but if your subscription is paid up then you should be updating to the latest version.
Take a look at the article on McAfee's knowledgebase. It has some suggestions that might fix your issue.
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I have a similar problem. A laptop had to be rebuilt so this was done and then I installed VirusScan Enterprise 7 - will not update - managed to updatre the frameworkmanifest.xml file and tried everything but update fails saying unable to update to version 5.4 at the engine stage. Surely a correctly purchased product should still be able to be updated to the latest virus definitions?