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    help with installation

      Newbie here and in desparate need of help.

      Spent tons of time on the phone with tech support and ending up getting an email with directions to uninstall McAfee and reinstall it. All is great until the installation begins and it freezes a few minutes in. Reboot and try again and no help.


      Thanks in advance for your help


      Dell computer

      Window XP


      Here is the email I followed:

      Consumer KnowledgeBase

      How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using  the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

      Consumer KnowledgeBase ID:  TS100507
      Version:  13.0
      Status:  Published
      Published:  November 03, 2008
      Updated:  February  05, 2010


      How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee  consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool  (MCPR.exe)


      Summary: This document explains how to  remove and reinstall McAfee Consumer products using the McAfee Consumer  Products Removal tool. This option should only be used after you remove  your McAfee product through Add/Remove Programs.


      Affected Suites:Affected Products:Affected Operating Systems:

      Total Protection
      Internet Security Suite

      PC Protection Plus
      VirusScan Plus
      Wireless Protection

      Data Backup
      Personal Firewall
      Privacy  Service
      Wireless Protection

      Windows 2000
      Windows XP
      Windows Vista

      NOTE: This tool is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 or  ME.

      Running the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR.exe) removes all 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and  2009 versions of McAfee consumer products.Solution

      IMPORTANT: If your McAfee products were preinstalled by the manufacturer of  your computer, ensure that you activate your McAfee subscription before  uninstalling. Reinstalling from a CD or download only installs your McAfee consumer applications,  but might not recover your paid subscription term information.



      You can now watch a Flash video of the following steps!
      Click the button below to start the video.

      Note: This option is recommended for Broadband Users Only.
      To view  this demonstration, you will need Adobe Flash. Download this for free by  visiting Adobe at www.adobe.com.

      Step  1 - Uninstall your McAfee consumer products using Add/Remove Programs  in the Windows Control  Panel Windows 2000/XP
      1. Click Start, SettingsControl Panel.
      2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
      3. Select the McAfee SecurityCenter product.
      4. Click  Remove and follow the steps provided.
      Windows Vista
      1. Click Start, Search, type Programs and Features,  and click Go.
      2. Double-click Programs and Features.
      3. Select the McAfee SecurityCenter product.
      4. Click  Uninstall and follow the steps provided.
      Step 2 -  Download and run MCPR.exe
      1. Download the removal tool from:  http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
      2. Click Save and save the file to a folder on your  computer.
      3. Navigate to the folder where the file was saved.
      4. Make sure all McAfee windows are closed.
      5. Double-click  MCPR.exe to run the removal tool.

        NOTE: Windows  Vista users must right-click MCPR.exe and select Run  as Administrator.
      6. Restart your computer after  receiving the message CleanUp Successful.
        Your McAfee  product will not be fully removed until the system is restarted.

      If  the message Cleanup Unsuccessful is displayed, follow the steps  below to view and save your MCPR log files for analysis by Technical  Support.

      Saving troubleshooting logs
      1. On the Cleanup  Unsuccessful notification dialog, click View Logs.
      2. Your  troubleshooting logs will open in a Notepad window. Click File, Save  As, and save the file to your Desktop. Name the file MCPR_date.txt (for example: MCPR_Jan10_08.txt).
      3. Contact McAfee  Technical Support and provide the log file to your technician for  troubleshooting.

      When all McAfee products are removed from  your computer, continue to Step 3.

      Step 3 - Reinstall your  McAfee Products
      NOTE: Refer to the instructions from the partner you purchased your McAfee consumer product from,  or reinstall using the following partner links:

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        • 1. Re: help with installation

          I can provide more info...

          Dell computer

          XP home edition

          version 2002

          service pack 3


          Also another issue is Internet Explorer is version 8 but when I download the McAfee software I get an error, so used firefox and google chrome instead.


          Please help me!!

          • 2. Re: help with installation

            Ok we tried a few more things mentioned below in other posts,

            ei. making sure windows is updated and the status bar just keeps going with no answer.


            I assume I have a bug of some sort that is messing with the install or directories,

            am so worried and annoyed. It has been since the 1st of April that I have been without a computer.

            Using my daughters Mac to post this.


            Please help... is there any word, or question I can ask Support when I call AGAIN!????





            Message was edited by: bigred on 4/6/10 10:17:23 AM CDT
            • 3. Re: help with installation

              Hi ,

              Thank you for proving a detailed description of your problem, lastly could you please provide the error message (if possible a screenshot) that we receive during installation which is more important.

              Dinesh K

              • 4. Re: help with installation

                Dinesh K,

                Thank you for your reply.

                Since my last post, I spoke with phone support again and was advised to remove possible conflicting virus software. I removed Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes Antimalware and HijackThis. But that did not do me any good. Installation still stalls, attached is a screen grab where is stalls.

                I used Firefox to download the software to remove McAfee and to download the reinstall of McAfee due to an issue with Internet Explorer. I understand I will have to contact Microsoft about that error.

                Also am using DSL as my connection to the ISP.

                Any ideas? This is getting silly.



                • 5. Re: help with installation

                  HELP! Still stalling during installation as in the screen grab I posted earlier.


                  I also cleared out the temp, %temp%, and prefetch files. And ran a free online Eset scan and thought that would give me an opening to get McAfee reinstalled.Still stalls.

                  THIS IS crazy. Hope I can get my money back from McAfee.

                  • 6. Re: help with installation

                    Going to see if I can get far enough to do a custom install....


                    Interesting how I got a "bug" while I had McAfee to protect me from being attacked.


                    Any other ideas?


                    Also here are some other error screen I get.

                    • 7. Re: help with installation

                      For anyone following the continiuing saga.

                      Custom install failed too. Looks like I am not the only one with virus protection break down.


                      Talked to support and am now running Stinger.


                      Cross your fingers and toes.

                      • 8. Re: help with installation

                        I have requested for some additional information on this through your private message please reply back to it so that we could help you better

                        Dinesh K
                        McAfee Community Moderator

                        • 9. Re: help with installation



                          Didn't reply correctly. Sent you a message.


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