As is the whim of pc manufacturers, there is an internet security suite already installed - in this case McAfee.
Previous Toshiba laptops came with Norton, never a problem to uninstall.
McAfee is a didn't matter - the product repeatedly fails to activate even when I am connected to the internet.
I've googled my problem, and one site says it's necessary to activate the product before attempting to remove it.
My experience suggests this may be the case - since attempting to remove it through the proper process doesn't work. I tried restarting in safe mode to see if I could then remove it - but no luck. I just get a dialog box come up, with nothing in it!
Does anyone have similar experience of removing McAfee from a recently purchased pc? Should I report the issue to consumer groups (eg Which)? It seems unreasonable or either Toshiba or McAfee (or both) to be distributing PCs with these kind of techie problems right out of the box.
Any help gratefully received.
Dave B - linuxwannabee