mcafee won't install

Posted on 2004-11-21
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi, i've been trying to figure this problem out all day.  I have been trying to install mcafee virus scan and it will install to a certain point bit then a window comes up and it says this page cannot be displayed like a dead website.  I've tried safemode, turning off everything in msconfig and disabling all pop up blockers.  Still, no go.  Any help would be appreciated.
Question by:nationnon
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    Expert Comment

    What kind of version of the McAfee virusscanner are you trying to install?
    Normaly McAfee shouldn' t be giving a webpage at all at it's install.

    Have you checked your computer on spy- and adware?
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    are you connected to the internet? after the install it wantss to update the virus file signatures
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    Assisted Solution

    This can be a problem with the proxy server McAfee sometimes installs.
    Check your Internet Options and make sure you don't have as a proxy there.
    This also applies to Microsoft Outlook Express sometimes.
    Hope this helps,
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    Accepted Solution

    Also scan your machine with the lastest version of Mcafee Stinger.

    Verify you don't have a virus on the machine.  The inability to install AV products in my experience has always been because the machine is infected.  Hope this helps.

    Also check your application event log for messages to help you troubleshoot.
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    Assisted Solution

    if virus infection is possible, you vcan run these :

         Spybot :
         adaware :
         STINGER  :                                           online scan for trojans            CWshredder                           download                            check the log
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    Expert Comment

    If the above suggestions didn't work, try AVG Anti-virus software, it's FREE, better and more efficient than Mcafee:


    Assisted Solution

    I agree with the possibility of a virus.  
    Otherwise, in my past experience with McAfee, I've had to go in and rip out all traces of Mcafee (Netowrk Associates) in the registry and c:\program files.  Then try and reinstall it.  
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    Assisted Solution

    Hi nationnon :-),
    Since we haven't heard from you for a couple of days could you please give us an update on the status of this question?
    See: Thank you, turn123's friendly update request script.
    Offtopic comments about this script to please :-).

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