i'm trying to install panda platinum, got the 'incompatible program' error about mcafee...went to Control Panel>Add/Remove Software and unistalled mcafee virus and the mcafee security center. installed panda but had problems with the computer (o/s wouldn't load, program freezes/some wouldn't start, lockups and other funky stuff). uninstalled panda and then tried to reinstall it. still had problems so i uninstalled it and did a system restore. mcafee was back. tried to uninstall it from Control Panel>Add/Remove - virus scan removed but the security center wouldn't. i got an error about virus scan and a missing .dll. attempted to reinstall virusscan so i could uninstall - couldn't reinstall it. aol tech and mcafee tech didn't help...except to point me to mcafee website for manual instructions to remove virusscan...virusscan was gone and i needed to get rid of the security center.
i followed the instructions - virusscan WAS still installed...i got rid of it and then the security center.
rebooted and tried to install panda...same error message about the incompatible program - uninstall it through Add/Remove.
mcafee virusscan is NOT on the list of programs in Add/Remove. it's not listed in Start>Programs. it's not on the hard drive anywhere (i did a search and manually removed all files - including anything in all the temp folders). i've even gone into the registry and deleted references that were left after the uninstall. even used a registry cleaner.
i'm still getting the message that mcafee virusscan is installed. maybe i missed something somewhere? any help is GREATLY appreciated!!!!