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Mcafee - Adaware conflict?

by Cococarter / February 23, 2007 4:58 PM PST

While talking to the Mcafee technical support about about a problem installing an upgrade to my Security Center, they told me to uninstall Adaware and Spyware Blaster as it conflicts with Mcafee.
I hadn't noticed any problems and on a few occasions I have found that the support contradict themselves.
Can anyone shed any light on if this is true.

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You're not alone
by Donna Buenaventura / February 23, 2007 6:13 PM PST
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Yes, There Is A Conflict...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 24, 2007 5:12 AM PST

The easiest way to get it installed correctly is to uninstall Ad-Aware, install McAfee, update McAfee, then reintall Ad-Aware again.

Hope this helps.


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by Cococarter / February 24, 2007 9:46 PM PST

...for the advice.

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