That bad update last year effected machines with any Windows system but only some.
In this case it would appear that somehow the installation/update got corrupted, possibly if you waited too long to restart as it had requested, but that's only speculation.
Try uninstalling via Control Panel in the normal manner, then run the MCPR cleanupo tool listed under Useful Links at the top of this page and reboot immediately it tells you to.
Run the McAfee Preinstall Tool: http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/McPreInstall.e xe
Go to your online account and reinstall the product.
Thanks for the reply Ex. In truth it was at most a day in terms of time. The computer was put into Standby mode a number of times and the reminder popped up each time I woke it up and so after perhaps the 3rd or 4th time I restarted it.
I'll give what you suggest a try.
OK, always best to restart as soon as possible after one of those prompts, no matter which software is initiating it. Good luck ;-)
Thanks Ex. I followed your advice and all is well again.
Glad it helped. Good luck ;-)