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McAfee Update Problem

What is the McAfee update problem?

There are many McAfee update problem in 2018, they are:

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Problem 1:

When you attempt to update your McAfee security software, the Check for Updates feature fails to work correctly. In this scenario, when you click on Check for Updates, you will immediately return to the McAfee Home screen instead of the checking for updates screen.

Problem 2:

When you attempt to update your McAfee security software, the update starts but it gets “stuck” at some random percentage. For example, the update process might stop at 82% and will not progress to completion.

Problem 3:

Whenever you run Check for Updates in your McAfee security software, the software always reports that an update is available, even if you check for updates multiple times consecutively in one day.

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 McAfee support phone number USA 1-888-832-1727

The solution for McAfee update problem 2018:

If you are experiencing any of the issues described above, run the McAfee Virtual Technician (MVT).

MVT is an automated self-healing tool; this tool is capable of identifying and fixing common issues with your McAfee software. MVT can also repair some issues that might prevent your McAfee software from installing successfully.

To get help with MVT you can go to the McAfee Consumer Support home page and get technical help from McAfee Virtual Technician.

MVT scans your computer and then if any issues are found:-

  • Choose auto fix and follow the prompts

Causes of McAfee update problem 2018:

  • Your McAfee software might have stuck in a “loop” and will therefore not update properly because Updates are released once per day.
  • This problem can be caused by issues with your network settings, or a corrupt entry in the Windows registry.

Registry key: Microsoft introduced a new registry key in January. This is a security control that allows updating. This registry key must be set for the Microsoft update to be applied.

The other solutions for McAfee update problem 2018:

1. Check the version of your installed product.

  • Go to
  • Enter ID TS101107 in the search box.
  • Follow the steps mentioned.

 2. If you are on lower versions than 15.0 R4, manually check for updates to get updated to the latest version.

  • Right-click on the M-shield icon next to the clock in the Notification area.
  • Click Check for updates.
  • Wait for the updates to download and install.

3. If you uninstalled and totally reinstalled McAfee, it is unlikely that some virus has infested it (they usually do not want you to uninstall, reinstall, whatever antivirus software).

What now required is that you need to download and antivirus in your computer or laptop and scan the whole system and then see if the problem disappears.

 Thus follow these steps to fix the McAfee update problem

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