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firebrand600
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Mcafee cannot install

When installing Mcafee I get and error message that mfehidin.exe has crashed and addition messages re not able to install. See attached file.

 

I have searched the problem and there are a huge number of confusing and misleading reccomendations re mfehidin.exe.

 

Any assistance would be appreciated.

 

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rongtw
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Re: Mcafee cannot install

There are plenty of other free AV about ,, Macafee is not one of the best

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firebrand600
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Re: Mcafee cannot install

know that but if they provide a product you would think it would install without issue, I think it's because I had a subscription with McAfee before but uninstalled it recently, there may be some hidden file or registry entry that is stopping it installing as it is a free version.

rongtw
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Re: Mcafee cannot install

PN also used to provide a Fix it software for Broadband , but it never worked correctly Roll eyes

When you uninstall via windows yes it does leave some rubbish around , so i always use Revo uninstaller which clears the registry Wink http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html  make sure you get the freeware version lower down on page

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jockwav
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Re: Mcafee cannot install

Mcafee is rubbish anyway,something i would not use ever.Laugh

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Casey
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Re: Mcafee cannot install

First, in a google search you always ignore the "XYZ fix now" results - they are wither selling a scam or selling a virus.

"What is Mfehidin.exe and How to Fix It? Virus or Safe? - Solvusoft" -- that sort of thing.

Now, in picture 3 it says you need an update - did you go get the update?

MvAfee's website lists three known issues with that part - most caused by "trustedInstaller", microshatfs monopoly control device *cough* sorry "protection device".



The also list the patches that corrected the issues.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB70393



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As an aside - I REALLY don't like the mechanics of this forum... having to manually enter BR for line breaks when every other forum I've been on inserts them for you when you press enter!

I don't think I'll be spending much time here... too backward!
rongtw
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Re: Mcafee cannot install

Welcome to PN,s ,, NEW and IMPROVED forum Roll eyes

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Re: Mcafee cannot install

Yeah,right.

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