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ken martin

ad-aware McAfee conflict

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Hi Forum Members...

I thought I was alone, but I've read all the the info on the McAfee AdAware conflict, and about removing it.

I've done all the removal tricks so I can install McAfee Anti Virus. I searched, and no Lavasoft or Adaware programs or files are list in my computer.

 

BUT, McAfee Anti Virus still won't install because it still says I have AdAware installed!! :)

Can anyone help?? Thank you all

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Hello Slowhand,

 

This is a problem with the McAfee upgrade. They have stated they are working on a fix but I haven't seen one released yet. I don't know how to get your McAfee re-installed. If any other McAfee users have a solution, hopefully they will post here for you what worked for them.

 

If you are without an Antivirus program, Lavasoft can offer this alternative in our News and Events Published 02 Aug 2006:

Ad-Aware Blocked by McAfee Upgrade

http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=2380

 

And there are also some very good free for personal use AV's out there that are highly recommended by other users. I have personally tried these myself and one of them should be sufficient for protection:

Recommended Free Antivirus Programs:

 

AVG by Grisoft:

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

 

Avast 4 Home Edition

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

 

AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic

http://www.free-av.com/

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Hi Forum Members...

I thought I was alone, but I've read all the the info on the McAfee AdAware conflict, and about removing it.

I've done all the removal tricks so I can install McAfee Anti Virus. I searched, and no Lavasoft or Adaware programs or files are list in my computer.

 

BUT, McAfee Anti Virus still won't install because it still says I have AdAware installed!! :)

Can anyone help?? Thank you all

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Howdy Calamity Jane....

 

Thanks for your quick response, and good advice.

I'm going to give your suggestions a try. Thanks again!!

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Howdy! Slowhand - let us know how you make out.

 

At least you'll have some AV protection until McAfee straightens out the problem. None of those AVs will conflict with Ad-Aware either, so you can reinstall that if you like.

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Mornin' Jane,

 

Sorry to be a pest, but will the new McAfee also cause my computer to run noticeably slower???

Can't get a break here...

 

Thanks

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Hi Slowhand,

 

I don't use McAfee so I don't know first hand. There was a topic about that being one of the problems here:

http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=85366

 

Peruse their forums for other possible issues and resolutions. :)

 

 

Jane, you're a gem. I'll check it out. Thanks..

 

PS--love your glittery red rhinestone jacket :)

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Thanks, Slowhand! You can see in my picture that I really do have a red cowboy hat with a sparkly headband :)

 

My malware six-shooters don't show in the picture however :)

 

See the August 200 Lavasoft news:

http://www.lavasoft.com/lavasoftnews/2006/08/

Lavasoft Hires Sharp Shooter

http://www.lavasoft.com/lavasoftnews/2006/08/03.htm

 

I'll go ahead and archive this topic to the "Resolved" section (read only). If you should have any future issues, please feel free to start a new topic. :)

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