TechSpot

Problems with McAfee

By rkni75
Mar 2, 2007
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. I bought McAfee virusscan 2006 last year of course and my subscription has run out and Im not resubscribing it. Since yesterday a reminder keeps popping up on the screen saying "Some Mcafee Security Center components might not have been installed or launched properly. Restart your computer to fix this. If this message appears again restart, please reinstall Mcafee Security Center." So i restarted the computer and I tried to remove the Mcafee but could not. I went to control panel - add/ remove programs- mcafee virusscan. The pop up said that Mcafee Virusscan is running. Please close all instances of this application running and retry unistalling Mcafee virusscan but I wasn’t running Mcafee at that time. Then I tried to unistall the Mcafee security Center and that said " In order to unistall Mcafee Security Center, you need to unistall all Mcafee services first. My computer is a Dell Dimension 3000- i use windows xp- I have spybot and avg on my computer. It’s a Pentium 4 cpu is 2.80 ghz and 512 Mb of ram. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the Mcafee?
  2. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 357

    Try Downloading this removal tool

    if this doesnt work let me know...
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    try using crap cleaner removal. Also no need to pay for antivirus software. There are plenty of FREE and LEGAL anti-virus products out there.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    As well as free firewalls too. Comodo and Zone Alarm to name two.
  5. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 357

    i concur i use zone alarm
  6. rkni75

    rkni75 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you gamejunkie72792- the removal tool worked perfectly
  7. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 357

    no problem, glad to have helped! :)
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.