This is what happens when you don't uninstall a program properly, either by
removing pieces that you find independently, using registry edits, or other
ruthless means. To remove programs you must use the uninstall tool that
came with the program, the control panel, or the manufacturers tool that
will clean it up if the first two fail.
But back to a basic question that's bothering me. I have experienced many,
many bad anomalies with Symantec products, but I have never had a first hand
bad experience with McAfee. I have it installed on a couple dozen machines
I watch over and not a hint of a problem. I did however go through setup
anomalies, but if you want to blame McAfee for that, then I don't know what
anyone is doing with Vista, you know, "pot calling the kettle black". I've
been running McAfee with Vista ever since Vista came out.
I know Comcast offers McAfee free to their subscribers of which I am one and
hence all the copies I watch over. There must be thousands out there. If
it was that bad, McAfee would be out of business. So, I'm looking for real
proof McAfee can not work with Vista. Just removing it, then having the
system work is NOT proof. We need to make sure all the switches are set
right, the latest McAfee is installed, and the db is up to date. Telling
users to remove McAfee for now is ok with me, but it is a debugging step and
only necessary until they find out what's not set right in McAfee.
"alansd" <alansd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Here it is - worked for me !!
> However the very fact that this can happen doesn't inspire confidence in
> the Security centre!
>>Alansd" <alansd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> This happened to me and is evidently a common problem with Vista - rest
>> assured you will have completely removed McAfee. There is a windows data
>> file you have to remove in order for windows to rebuild the correct
>> information - I don't have the full info to hand at present although I
>> will have a look for it and report back.
>> "David0944" <David0944@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> When my PC was delivered, and evaluation copy of McAfee Command Centre
>>> pre installed. As I prefer to use my own antivrus product as well as
>>> own firewall, I uninstalled McAfee. Although it didn't fully install, I
>>> removed the files left behind with the removal tool provided by McAfee.
>>> installed my own antivirus product, aVast, and activated Windows
>>> firewall. If
>>> I look in Security Centre, the is a conflict warning saying that I have
>>> firewalls activated.
>>> For some reason, McAfee is still shown as being present as both a
>>> and antivirus protection. I don't know how this can be because McAfee is
>>> longer on my computer. Furthermore I cannot find any way to remove the
>>> reference to McAfee.
>>> Can anyone please help.