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    Free Mcafee Installation prob

    This is a discussion on Free Mcafee Installation prob within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; My current virus protection has just run out and i thought i would take advantage of the free 1 year ...

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      Free Mcafee Installation prob

      My current virus protection has just run out and i thought i would take advantage of the free 1 year subscription to mcafee that sky bb offer, but when install ing off the sky disk, when i try opening mcafee setup.exe it comes up with "the operating system of your computer is not compatible with the application you are trying to install " i find this very confusing since my system is only three months old and i have vista running on it .

      any help or possible solutions would be appreciated. thx


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      Re: Free Mcafee Installation prob

      Never installed it myself, a lot of people would suggest using one of the free AV programmes like AVG. I wonder if the disk version is only XP compatable?
      Try downloading the latest version from the Sky site, be sure to uninstall any AV program you have first though.........and if its Norton run the Norton removal tool.

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      Re: Free Mcafee Installation prob

      you prob have the old McAfee/Sky CD which only had the XP version of McAfee on it...

      go HERE, sign in and you can then get the correct download for Vista...

      as an alternative, though, I use Avira which is free and updates a lot more frequently than McAfee...
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      Re: Free Mcafee Installation prob

      You might need McAfee to catch all those virus that come into your Hotmail account after advertising it for the whole world to see.

      I think I would be having a word with Newsreader to see if usernames can be edited.
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      Re: Free Mcafee Installation prob

      PC Users: McAfee Internet Security Suite
      If you're a Sky Broadband customer
      click here download McAfee Internet Security Suite 2008 compatible with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.

     

     

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