Hi, I faced the same issue.
after that i followed certain steps to install.
1) Uninstall any other anti virus software tools on your machine.
clear any files remaining in the shared files under program files.
2) If your machine doest have Vista SP2 pack ypu need to get it.
3)Run the mcafee preinstaller tool, it will basically clears all the temp file folders.
After the above i can able to run things successfully.
follow the thread for some more details.
Thnaks for the helpful advice, but it seems the trouble is deeper than thought, tried cleaning the Mcafee installation using the Mcafee cleanup tool, then tried reinstalling using CD, no use. tried reinstalling using direct download that too of no use. Then as advised in reply to my question tried cleaning and then installed the pre-installer and then tried installing from cd/internet... no use. Have attached the image of the problem.
How much more a man can take?
Please advise what could be done now.
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Check and delete if you have any other security software in control panel as well their files & folders in C:/program files & common files .
Reset you Internet explorer and restart the computer in safe mode with networking
Run the preinstall tool from here
And please try the download from your account page in http://us.mcafee.com
Do let me know the status or if you have any issues .