Go to your online account page https://home.mcafee.com/secure/protected/login.aspx login using your email and password then go to your subscription and deactivate all computers shown in the list.
Then on your desktop, right-click the icon by the clock and select 'Verify Subscription'.
That should do the trick.
The reason this happens is because you never got a chance to uninstall McAfee normally which would in turn have deactivated that machine from the subscription.
i dont see any list or option to deactivate the computers. can ya help me out with that spot with a few scree shots or some links?
never mind sir, thanks a lot, i managed to do it. you are awesome
That's great. Glad I could help. ;-)