Do you get any error while trying to register McAfee software on your computer & also could u please tell me how did you load McAfee software on to your computer ( CD or online download).
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Firstly, I didn't load McAfee myself . It was preloaded with Dell Inspiron Laptop with 15 months license . I haven't been even given a CD or something . It came with the laptop. Secondly, everytime, i try to activate the software, it says , Activation Unsuccessful, check whether u r connected to the internet . I am connected to the internet through my institute's proxy server which requires authentication .
Thanks for your concern . Hope to get a reply soon .
Some Proxy servers are configured to require authentication with a username and password before allowing any network traffic through. While this is a valid configuration, the authentication requirement causes McAfee product downloads and updates to fail.Also,When connecting to the Internet through a proxy, McAfee Updates displays No Update are available. After 8 days, the McAfee protection status icon will be displayed in the system tray.Opening McAfee SecurityCenter which will report the problem: Update problem .
hence , if you are behing a proxy server , we recommend Disabling authentication on the proxy server to allow anonymous connections so that you do not have any trouble with the updates that happens to your security programs .
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