1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 25, 2010 7:23 AM by Peter M

    "Some components are missing. Please reinstall McAfee Virus Scan."

      I get this error on startup. I've tried reinstalling McAfee and still nothing happens. It repeatedly tries to download and install McAfee VirusScan but nothing happens.

       

      I am running Windows Vista and my session number is 26745854.

       

      Please help, I have lots of important information on this computer!

        • 1. Re: "Some components are missing. Please reinstall McAfee Virus Scan."
          Peter M

          That's Vista SP2 I hope?  If not read HERE and HERE.

           

          This sometimes happens after running registry cleaners and optimizers which I don't recommend.  If you have run one see if it has a restore button.

           

          It can also happen with certain types of malware so check this required reading:  http://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1294

           

          Try downloading, updating and running the free version of THIS software.  Let it remove everything it finds and reboot when asked to, if asked to of course.

           

          If, after all that, there is no change then try uninstalling all McAfee software the normal way, Control Panel/ Programs/Uninstall a Program.

           

          Then run the MCPR removal tool listed under Useful Links above and reboot.

           

          Reinstall your software from your online account.

           

           

          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 25/07/10 8:23:49 EDT AM