Additionally I have tried installing PC Security Centre by booting Windows in safe mode with networking option as well. Still facing the same issue.
Is this Vista SP2 and what browser and version are you using?
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1.
Browser is currently Internet Explorer 7.
Vista SP1 is no longer supported, not only by McAfee but by Microsoft too, which means you are missing a great deal of security updates from Microsoft.
You need to install Vista SP2, see the following link on hints how to do it and a download link for the Service Pack (Change the country on the download link to India): https://community.mcafee.com/thread/2019
You also need to update IE7 to IE9 and you can download it from Microsoft here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/downloads/ie
After doing that, which will take some time, you will need to update Windows quite a bit as SP2 has been out for ages and there have been many updates since.
After all this you should find things work better.
Thanks for the response. However I have reinstalled the OS as well as McAfee PC Security Centre a number of times without any issues until now. One recent such reinstall was around last month or so and it worked fine. Is there any other issue that might becausing the installation to fail.?
Because something worked before is not a good reason to leave your system unpatched.
As your machine is basically insecure without the latest updates from Microsoft I would suggest possible infection as a cause.
Run the free version of this software after updating it: http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
Infection couldn't cause this because he tried the safe mode, so we need other solution.
Infection could cause it. McAfee software can't be installed in safe mode anyway. Malwarebytes free can be both installed and updated & will also run in 'Safe Mode with Networking' if necessary.
I would be interested to know why you call it McAfee PC SecurityCenter....is this provided by your ISP or computer maker? I ask only because we normally call it something else; either just plain SecurityCenter or the product name, such as VirusScan Plus or Total Protection for example.
That's what the product information indicates on "my account page" on McAfee.com for the product I have purchased. Have atached a screenshot below.
I had tried to install in safe mode with networking option on, because one of the previous posts mentioned this as a possible resolution option.
Downloading SP2 at the moment. Will give it a try and see how it goes. Will post back here.
Message was edited by: shridhar on 1/14/12 8:59:53 AM CST