The McAfee Security Center comes with a variety of different Virus Scan programs. (Which version of Virus Scan did you have? VS7? VS 8 Online?)It's recommended that you completely uninstall all things McAfee BEFORE installing Symantec products.
Here are some McAfee articles that should help you manually uninstall McAfee items from the file system and registry:
How do I Uninstall SecurityCenter?
How do I prevent McAfee Security Center from being installed through Instant Updater
Manual Uninstall of McAfee VirusScan 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x (all languages)
Manual Uninstall of McAfee VirusScan Online 8
And finally, make sure to follow the procedures in the link below to remove Security Centers entries from the registry:
Searching the Registry for McAfee VirusScan Files
Hope this helps.
My subscription to the McAfee Security Center that came with my computer expired yesterday. Today when I turned my computer on I received a message that I had to "verify" my "privacy" or "firewall" subscription and so I did and it said that it had expired. I bought the Symantec Internet Security program to replace McAfee and installed it. When I now turn on my computer I still keep getting the message that I have to "verify" McAfee and then when I click for it to do just that I can't even get onto the internet and the screen with that message locks. I wound up pressing the off button on my tower to shut-down and then I restart and the same thing happens all over again. One time I was able to get into "add/remove" programs and I "uninstalled" the McAfee Privacy and firewall components of the "Security Center" but upon rebooting I still get that error message about verifying my subscription and it locks in place on that screen. I am using Windows XP (home edition) - Dell Computer 8250. I was wondering if I can eventually get back to "add/remove programs" if I should uninstall the remainder of the McAfee program. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.