Kindly perform a clean uninstall & reinstall by following the below steps in a sequence and then check the issue
Run MCPR Tool from the below link
Restart the computer
Run Preinstall Tool from the below link (helps to delete temp files, cookies etc.,)
Reinstall the McAfee
Okay, I did that and for now it's okay. I will report any oddities if they will occur.
ALso, by mistake I have manually revoked license for that computer just after uninstalling. I was informed that in 7 days it will be removed, but after resintalling I clicked reactivate and now website panel shows that everything is fine, but McAfee main window claims that I have only 5 days left. Should I reinstall again?
For a long time, ie. before reinstallation, I had it running on same september 2012 verson. Checking for updates didn't find anything new. But right now those versions are:
Security Center: 12.1 Build: 12.1.323 Affld: 0-1523
Anti-Vir and Anti-Spyware: 16.1 Build 16.1.172 Engine: 1488.0
Firewall: 13.1 Build 13.1.132
Site Advisor 3.6 Build 220.127.116.11 Affld: 0
Anti-Spam: 13.1 Build: 13.1.154 Conten Version 4542 Engine: 18.104.22.1689
Parenal Control: 14.1 Build 14.1.132
File Lock 3.1 Build 3.1.124
Quick Clean and Shredder: 12.1 Build 12.1.147
Vulnerability Scanner: 2.1 Build 2.1.220
It is using exaclty same subscription as my other computer that works well, and expiry date is: 2013-10-29
The other computer is using Windows 7 not XP, and seems to be using older versions of MCAfee(there's even different GUI), but works without any problem.
Also, when log into website control panel, subscriptions seem to be fine there, both activated and used(everything green), just program itself complains.
You are running the updated version, no doubt in that. I want you to check this issue in a different login user. Please follow the instructions given in the below Microsoft link to know how to create a new user
If you do not want to take any risk creating a new user, kindly contact McAfee technical support and ask them to check this issue.
Name the user name as TEST