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McAfee Anti-theft and Window 8 problem

I recently installed   WIndow 8 Pro. I installed McAfee Ant-Theft  File Protection After that I am not able to save any file through any of the product i.e IE, word, Adobe. As soon as file browser is opened to save, program crashes.

I checked the event log and found this information when i tried to save file through word

Faulting application name: WINWORD.EXE, version: 15.0.4128.1014, time stamp: 0x4fe55430

Faulting module name: McPvNs.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x4b02841b

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x00000000000ef2b2

Faulting process id: 0x1270

Faulting application start time: 0x01cdab4158e676a3

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\WINWORD.EXE

Faulting module path: C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\ANTI-T~1\McPvNs.dll

Report Id: 9ccddf26-1734-11e2-be6e-0021705e7041

Faulting package full name:

Faulting package-relative application ID:

Please help!!!!

Message was edited by: macuser on 10/15/12 9:36:43 PM CDT
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Message 2 of 5

Re: McAfee Anti-theft and Window 8 problem

Stand alone product? I think this has been replaced by File lock a program included in Total Protection. Even TP is not as yet win 8 released version compatible as of this date. It is in beta testing.

Best to ask support it is free.

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Re: McAfee Anti-theft and Window 8 problem

The consumer products wont be Windows 8 compatible until the official release of Windows 8 later this month when a software upgrade will be circulated to make them so.

Tony is correct, Anti-Theft is obsolete as of July 10, this year.   File Lock is included in Total Protection or All Access suites.

See:  http://home.mcafee.com/store/mat-eol for more information.

MAT was only ever compatible with 32-bit Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 anyway.   You can try installing it in compatibility mode perhaps but I doubt it will work properly.

Here's a tutorial on that:  http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6832-compatibility-mode-use-windows-8-a.html?ltr=C


Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 16/10/12 7:30:54 EDT AM
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Re: McAfee Anti-theft and Window 8 problem

Can I open McAfee Vault using File lock program or how would I tranfer data from vault to File lock program?

Message was edited by: macuser on 10/16/12 9:33:41 AM CDT
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Re: McAfee Anti-theft and Window 8 problem

That I am not sure about.  Technical Support might be able to answer you better.

In the help section of my All Access it says the following:  (note I do not use File Lock so can only quote what it says).

Open File Lock

On the Toolbar click Advanced

Enter a name in the Vault Name filed and click browse then OK

Click Import.

Now that's as much as I know.

The FAQ's at Support indicate that the Vaults are still labelled Anti-Theft so the chances are that you can do that.   Just in case you might want to hedge your bets by doing as you suggested as well.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 16/10/12 1:54:38 EDT PM
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