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How To Fix ‘McAfee Antivirus Not Working’ Problem On Windows 10 (2021)

Common McAfee Problems With Windows 10

Here are some of the most common issues that McAfee users may face and that prevent them from using the Antivirus software properly.

  • The real-time scanning feature gets disabled automatically.
  • An existing malware or virus on your system may disrupt the working of McAfee Antivirus.
  • When you update your OS, certain files that McAfee needs got deleted. As a result, the entire program may stop running.
  • In case you are using an unlicensed version of the security program, you may face issues like “McAfee Scan Not Working” and associated installing & updating problems.
  • If you are already running antivirus software on your Windows and then install McAfee, both the versions may clash with each other & you may face issues in running the tool.
  • Using an older version of McAfee antivirus can result in frequent performance issues.
  • Oftentimes, while updating McAfee Antivirus, you may get multiple messages, such as “McAfee cannot update your software. Please check your internet connection”, Your “McAfee update is either stuck at 0% or a random percentage” etc.
  • You may see error codes & messages like: Error: 12152, Invalid Package, Incomplete Installation, etc.
  • The subscription may expire without any notice or warning.

What To Do When McAfee Software Fails To Open?

Sometimes, when you double-click on the shortcut icon of McAfee, it may not respond and you may witness different kinds of errors. In such situations, here’s what you can do:

  • For starters, save your work, close any open files & restart your computer.
  • It might be possible that some type of malware is stopping the antivirus software from launching. Hence, you can install a   that acts as a substitute to detect and remove such threats.
  • Additionally, you can try reinstalling the McAfee Antivirus. This will help you to replace the damaged and corrupt file issue if any.

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Re: How To Fix ‘McAfee Antivirus Not Working’ Problem On Windows 10 (2021)

Hi @roanparker158 

Thank you for the information..


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