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Re: Can't install or uninstall McAfee



Richard wrote:

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The same answers you were given to your multiple posts in
24hoursupport.helpdesk will still apply.

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Re: Can't install or uninstall McAfee



Richard, download and use this program.  It will uninstall it for you or
anything else you want to uninstall.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/uninstaller_help_page.html


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Ben wrote:

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Please reply to Richard instead of me. Thanks for your attention.

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Afraid not, because none of them worked. If you would like to answer the
post and if you think you have the answer I will be more than glad to follow
your instructions word for word.'


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| Afraid not, because none of them worked. If you would like to answer the
| post and if you think you have the answer I will be more than glad to follow
| your instructions word for word.'


I suggest you post your problem in the McAfee Forums.

http://forums.mcafee.com/forums /


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Re: Can't install or uninstall McAfee



Richard wrote:
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Well, which do you want to do? What are you trying to accomplish? What
OS are you using? What version of McAfee? What have you tried so far? So
many questions, so little information.
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Re: Can't install or uninstall McAfee


Running XP Home Edition SP2
I tried to uninstall McAfee with Revo. It did not take out all of the
files.

I downloaded the MCPR  Uninstaller tool from mcafee.com.

Ran it per instructions

When I rebooted the following message came up:

Updater run-time error ‘-2147024770(800700e)’:

Automation error

The specified module could not be found. OK

Would it help to restore to the day before I tried the uninstall?


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Re: Can't install or uninstall McAfee

On 03/26/2009 07:08 AM, deesyd sent:
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You might need to try and /reinstall/ the un-named McAfee product and
then try to use MCPR again.

Why is your XP Home just at SP2?

Pete
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Re: Can't install or uninstall McAfee

You doing a Restore "May" work, but I don't think it will.  I had a similar
case with Avast.  It would not completely uninstall, and would not let me
load over itself.  In other words, my PC locked up on Avast.......couldn't
go forward or backward.  Solution? Reformat.


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Richard wrote:

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Blunt force trauma.

(Please don't top-post.)

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The error message means that the registry still contains references to
McAfee, so Windows is trying to start it. If you feel comfortable with
doing so, run regedit and remove all references to McAfee. Reboot into
safe mode, in case you missed some references, and delete all McAfee
folders. Also run a registry cleaner to remove invalid registry
references you may have missed.

Or get Your Uninstaller, which does a pretty good job of cleaning out
traces of uninstalled programs. You will probably have to reboot and use
YU twice, since it can't always unlock and delete files that Windows
thinks are still needed.

HTH

wolf k.

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Revo Uninstaller does the same thing, and is excellent freeware:
http://www.revouninstaller.com /

Larry

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On 04/01/2009 05:53 PM, Larry Sabo sent:
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Hello Larry:

Agreed!  I'd try almost any other viable utility before I tried the best
registry cleaners.  One would be fearful that the hive would be
incomplete or damaged after an indiscriminant operation.

My $0.02USD

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I use Registry Mechanic, with no problems (yet ;-)). In fact, I've
sometimes had to remove some keys by hand after using it.

HTH

wolf k.

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On 04/01/2009 03:43 PM, Richard sent:
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Hello Richard:

In that particular case, I might have tried working closely with Avast
support to resolve the issue.

It probably would be a registry entry that would keep you from going
back or going forward.

Regards,

Pete
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 Pete, your correct, that I should have worked with Avast, but not knowing
if they would reply in a couple of days, or weeks, I felt I had no other
choice but to reformat.  I wanted to be protected, but not have two programs
on the PC, and one that wouldn't work, not knowing what problem may arise
from it.



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