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  • My McAfee Security System will no longer work on my computer. I was told by the technical people at McAfee that this is because I have Internet Explorer 8 "beta" and need to somehow have a "non-beta" version of Internet Explorer 8.  Please advise as to how I do this.
    • Changed type JimR1Moderator Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:38 AM Off topic.
    • Moved by Stephen BootsMVP, Moderator Thursday, January 28, 2010 5:15 PM off topic mse (From:Microsoft Security Essentials: Getting Started and Upgrading)
    Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:35 AM

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  • To uninstall Internet Explorer 8 beta open Start>Control Panel>add/remove programs, at the top of the list of installed programs check the box next to "Show Updates". After the list populates scroll down to Internet Explorer 8 beta, highlight and select uninstall. When IE8 beta is uninstalled reboot your computer and install the release version of IE8 from here - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx

    Jim
    Microsoft MVP Consumer Security - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:38 AM
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  • This is the forums for Microsoft Security Essentials. Your question is off-topic.
    Nevertheless, How did they know that you are using a BETA for Internet Explorer 8?

    In the Help Icon (?) and at About, the current Version for IE8 should go as:
    8.0.6001.18702 in XP
    8.0.6001.18882
    in Vista
    8.0.7600.16385
    in W7

    As far as I can see it, there are two scenarios here:

    First
    , is that you have a McAfee problem which should have been addressed by their team: http://community.mcafee.com/thread/16472
    The issue seen for McAfee with IE8 Beta installed is regarding the Security Center being blank and several other compatibility issues which were resolved after the full release of IE8. You are encountering an issue for McAfee which is not working or possibly not protecting your system.

    Second, if you do have IE8 Beta then you may try to remove it and downgrade to your default IE browser for your OS. (IE6 in XP and IE7 in Vista). Then install the Full Version of IE8: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx

    If you don't have IE8 Beta then its a problem with their software and you need to contact them again.
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    Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:54 AM