Okay, update on the situation
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Mcafee on my computer, it seems to have fixed the problem. However I'm still a bit paranoid as to HOW this happened. Could it be the update just messed up a bit while installing itself?
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I have the same Problem. I purchased McAfee Internet Security 2011 at 8th of November and I used it on one only Computer.
Now says the Programm that's deactivated caused I used the License on more than one Computer.. so I have only one!!!!
Why I should purchased another License when my actually License runs up at November 2011 ????
So and when the Technical Support are during the Night closed my computer has no protection - till I have a chance to contact the support tomorrow????
You should phone Customer Service tomorrow. Linked via Useful Links at the top of this page.
They control all account details.