Symantec AntiVirus could not access the scan engine.  Please ensure the product is properly installed.

Posted on 2008-11-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I attempt to scan a laptop and the following error message comes up:
Symantec AntiVirus could not access the scan engine.  Please ensure the product is properly isntalled.

I've run Live Update, have current virus definitions, but how can I get it to scan?
Question by:allmar7am7777
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    Expert Comment

    Please try first to uninstall and reinstall the product. Before you do this, write down your license key for it (needed to reactivate on reinstall).
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    Accepted Solution

    only need to reinstall Live Update in order to correct the problem...

    Best regards...

    Author Comment

    how do you reinstall live update?  Does it give you that option when reinstalling the product?

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