If finds that there is an issue with Real-Time Scanning,

  • Launch the software on your computer.
  • You can do so by clicking on the icon on the bottom right corner of your Taskbar.
  • Click on Check or Updates in the menu that subsequently appears.
  • Wait until the updates have finished downloading.
  • If the updates are successfully downloading, check if Real-Time Scanning is now enabled.
  • If the updates do not take place, try again after a few hours.

You can also run the Virtual Technician or the MVT. This is a tool that can be used to detect and then resolve.

  • Go to the Consumer Support page.
  • Scroll down until you get to the Virtual Technician section.
  • Click on Download and Run. and save the mvt.exe file on your desktop.
  • Double click on the file and Run it.
  • Allow MVT to Run by clicking on Yes when prompted.
  • Let MVT install, initialize, and update. Wait a few minutes until the process finishes.
  • The tool will then scan your PC to find any problems and prompt you.
  • Click on Autofix and let the revolution begin.

The last ditch effort is to uninstall and then reinstall it.

  • Uninstall from your PC.
  • Run the Pre Install Tool after downloading it from
  • Restart your computer.
  • Go to the online store and purchase a subscription. Save the product key for use later.
  • Go to and enter the product key.
  • Login with your credentials and download the program.


There are many reasons why you may be facing error during the installation process for Here are some ideas that you can try to make McAfee installation work on your computer system:

  • Make sure that you do not already have an older version of the program downloaded on your computer or any partially downloaded files. You must also remove any other antivirus program that you may have been using prior to this installation. This can be done by going to the Control Panel, finding the program, and clicking on Uninstall.
  • If you are using any Firewall program, make sure to turn it off before you begin the installation process once again as it can interfere with the downloading process.
  • Look at your system information and ensure that you meet the minimum system requirements set by McAfee.
  • You may sometimes get the Common Update Error message when installing the program. This means that installation cannot be completed due to a recently downloaded update. To fix this, you will have to remove and uninstall McAfee from your computer first by going to the Control Panel and then reinstall it from