can't install McAffee antivirus

June 25, 2017 at 18:23:47
Specs: Windows 10
Keeps asking if I have installed Java I have and it still asks and says having trouble installing software

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#1
June 25, 2017 at 18:40:10
Was there a mcaffee product installed before you attempted to install a new one?
Uninstall mcaffee with the correct uninstaller. Then reinstall it:

https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/articleview;jsessionid=_1biDCwtcDkqI_wGlyxXd_PEDPKsVLHGUI3VyZ_3CoXNBNga46JI!1729628137!-449883265?articleId=TS101331&_afrLoop=3785860234095967#!%40%40%3F_afrLoop%3D3785860234095967%26articleId%3DTS101331%26centerWidth%3D100%2525%26leftWidth%3D0%2525%26rightWidth%3D0%2525%26showFooter%3Dfalse%26showHeader%3Dfalse%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dz5k15tm5v_4


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#2
June 25, 2017 at 19:37:57
Why would you want to install that crapware in the 1st place? The fact that it won't install shouldn't give you a warm fuzzy feeling about it. Install CCleaner-Slim, run it & remove everything it finds. Use the registry scanner & remove everything it finds as well. Then try installing a different AV program that's NOT McAfee. Or you could just enable Windows Defender.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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#3
June 26, 2017 at 05:25:07
If you don't care to use Windows Defender there are a number of free antivirus programs which are quite adequate.

Here is a clickable link to the website given in response #1:
http://tinyurl.com/ydbzlvhg

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#4
July 4, 2017 at 11:43:38
Don't bother with bloatware, here is a link to some good free firewalls reviews http://www.techradar.com/news/the-b...
And here are some good anti virus reviews https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-a...
There are plenty of good free programs to pick from I use Comodo free and Avast and have not had a nasty in years

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#5
July 4, 2017 at 12:31:39
Please ignore - no longer applicable..

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#6
July 4, 2017 at 15:31:52
McAfee and Norton are both Bloatware to be avoided.
I recommend sticking with Windows Firewall.
Use Windows Defender or a good free program.
I use Webroot (not free) because it is good and respectful of your system resources and does not have all of those pop up warnings and invasive updates popping up all of the time. It simply gives you are warning about opening an email, web page, or download you are trying to go to or open. You never know when it is scanning unless you check and then it tells you the day and time it scanned last but you never feel a slow down or are bothered by it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
July 4, 2017 at 16:06:55
Thought it was amusing that the Tom's Guide link (#4) said this:
"Avira offers very strong protection"
"Bitdefender's malware-detection rate is second to none"

It then went on to put Bitdefender in second place.

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#8
July 6, 2017 at 07:46:43
Another vanishing poster - they must think we need practice.

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#9
July 13, 2017 at 07:05:41
When installing McAfee you must use Internet explorer strange fact I found out after a similar problem.

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#10
August 20, 2017 at 14:05:06
I haven't been around for sometime now but I see there are still some experts have got a thing against Norton. I suspect these experts are still re-living the nightmare that was Norton of old, the current Norton is a very different piece of software. For a start it can now be purchased for GBp25 (haven't found the 'pound' key on this Mac yet) which installs on up to 10 devices (Windows, Mac, IOS & Android) with 25Gb of backup on 5 devices. It is not a resource hog, and it installs in under 60 seconds. Norton is always in the top 3 of any current reviews for the job it does and it is easy for the novice to use with its default settings.

BTW I agree McAfee is still a waste of time and money, as do many reviews.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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