I'm getting the exact same problem, on Windows Vista Home Edition. This started happening the minute I upgraded to v10. I've uninstalled any possible conflicting software (Malwarebytes' Anti Malware), haven't performed a system restore, and don't have any existing malware on my system, and I'm still seeing the issue. I really don't know what more I can do. On Virtual Technician, although I've run McAfee's inbuilt update service multiple times, it's asked me to restart, and yet the Technician is still picking up missing files that I thought I'd already updated!
My session ID is 27724169 and my problem log's attached.
Getting this problem resolved is my #1 goal right now, in light of the fact that all other anti virus software have been uninstalled and I am, literally, quite unprotected. Haven't had any issues until now, but perusing these forums, I'm realizing this is a common issue and if it's this common why hasn't it been more substantially resolved?
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Thanks. We still have the same problem. Would it be worthwhile removing McAfee and reinstalling it?
We appreciate advice as we don't have a McAfee disc. This is because we got our McAfee product as a 2 year free subscription after the corrupt McAfee patch in April caused us to reformat our drive. Can you advise us if we can download it again to reinstall it? Should we uninstall it first?
Thanks in anticipation...
I still have 317 days left on my subscription, and I have no idea what happened with v10 because apparently, after downloading the updates and restarting my system multiple times, Virtual Tech's status of the "missing" files still stood. I did the logical thing of downloading the installer and seeing if that didn't solve anything. Nope. Turns out, it made everything worse. Ever since upgrading to v10, I've had problems on top of problems. Running DMSetup.exe just seems to have made things worse, since it uninstalled McAfee and then didn't install anything in its place and now when I tried reinstalling McAfee from my support disc, lo and behold, I can't reinstall either.
MS Outlook which was linked to McAfee now reports its extension.dat file is missing. My system is taking hits upon hits and I can't seem to get this fixed. Strange how a 'Real Time Scanning' failure snowballed into this. There are core files in my OS (Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit) that seem to be missing; forget about running system restore getting me back to a point of sanity, I can't run chkdsk either and am now sitting with a firewall that seems to be slowing down my system instead of protecting it, antivirus support from MS Security Essentials...since no other antivirus software will install.
Can't repair my Vista installation after the McAfee issues, because the disc I have is a reinstallation disc and I am very, very wary of having to install everything all over again just because of McAfee.
If someone can explain just what's happening, that would be great. No phone calls, just plain out support. Support can be issued anywhere; via email, on the forums (where the question was asked) would be a great way to start.
ETA: Ran MCPR.exe and have attached the log. As you can see, files that should be existing don't, probably because of process outlined above. So it can't be removed and it can't be installed. Lovely.
Message was edited by: mp213 on 9/17/10 9:35:57 AM CDT
As a follow up to my last comment, I ended up contacting Technical Support through chat and so far, I'm really sorry to say McAfee's support has not been conclusive since I'm still having issues and the woman I spoke to at Tech Support didn't seem to be listening to what I was saying. She had me restart my system after mcpr.exe blatantly said 'uninstallation incomplete' and had me run DMSetup.exe yet again...how she was expecting a different result, I have no idea. But there you go.
I realize the issue has now become an install/uninstall one but it started with real-time scanning and it doesn't seem to have been resolved. Attached are two screenshots; one's where the installation hangs and the second is the message I get afterwards.
So far, I haven't been able to find a solution anywhere; either from Tech Chat support, email (they tell me they've opened up a support ticket but nothing ever happens) or this community. I'm sorry if I sound like a moronic customer, but I'm extremely frustrated. After my subscription expired (in 317 days), I was looking to continue...now, I really don't think I'm going to. Please, please someone solve this issue and not over the phone. Here. Right now. Once and for all to the satisfaction of others who are obviously facing this issue.
What more can we do to get your attention?
Message was edited by: mp213 on 9/17/10 11:44:34 AM CDT
Sometimes a uninstall and reinstall will cure the problem but you should get in touch with Dinz as mentioned earlier in this thread as he is involved with these forums on a regular basis. Just click on his avatar and submit the info he is asking about so he can work with you to get it resolved.
If you should decide to uninstall go to Add/Remove programs and reboot the computer. Then run the MCPR removal tool found at the top of this page under Useful Links which will remove any remaining traces of McAfee that may remain form the uninstall and reboot again. Then login to your online McAfee account and download and install your software.
Hmm...I don't think you read what I wrote, k3tg. I ran DMSetup.exe which strangely, instead of updating, uninstalled the software I had and left a mess behind...it's not visible in Add/Remove programs; the MCPR tool doesn't remove the components completely, leaving an 'incomplete' message. The DMSetup.exe hangs during installation and gives me an 'installation incomplete' error when I try to run it to reinstall, and the backup dvd I have for reinstalling states problems during installation as well.
Dinz is asking me to get on the phone, but I can't; I travel often and I'm not currently in the country. I though I could get through to the Chat Tech Support which was an EPIC FAIL, because the person on the other end who kept assuring me that they'd do everything they could to help me, didn't do everything they could to help me. So you see, I'm stuck.
Thanks, Lou. I really hope you get the help you need too...although I'm beginning to believe neither of us is going to be satisfied at the end.