McAfee Internet Security is a top antivirus plan which provides advanced tools for device and web security. For Windows devices, people often recommend this security plan. But few users face errors while using this antivirus. Whenever your McAfee shows an error code, you should check for it and repair it immediately.
Troubleshooting common McAfee Internet Security errors
McAfee Internet Security is not installing
The device shows an installation error with a program if it is not compatible. Your McAfee is compatible with various PC models but you have to check the resources before installing it. If the plan is not compatible then the user can’t install McAfee setup on the computer. Whenever McAfee antivirus shows an installing issue then you should inspect its requirements. In case the program is not compatible then you have to try another plan of McAfee which is compatible with the PC.
McAfee antivirus is not opening
If the setup is not opening then check the program files immediately. This error mainly occurs when the McAfee program files get into error. The files may be corrupted or missing. Sometimes while cleaning the junk from the PC, the user mistakenly deleted McAfee program files and the setup shows an error. When the program files are corrupted, you can try to repair them. But if the files are missing then reinstalling can be the best technique. You have to remove the installed program and then reinstall the same McAfee setup from the web.
McAfee antivirus not scanning
The user faces McAfee virus scan problems due to various reasons. If you are getting errors while scanning then check for another security program immediately. Scanning issues on McAfee mainly appear when the system has another security program. The user sometimes installs multiple security software on the computer. Using another antivirus will get your McAfee into error. The user should remove the other program before using the McAfee program. Also, check for the expired antivirus setups. People often forget to uninstall the expired programs from the PC. In the Apps folder, check for the expired apps and then delete them. After removing other security apps, the user should try using the McAfee Internet Security program on the device.
McAfee shows an error with another program
Sometimes, the user gets a McAfee error code while running another program. When your antivirus is showing the error with a certain program then it's malicious. Your device shows an error code if you are running a malicious or third-party program on a PC. The user should remove that program from the system. But when the program is secured but McAfee is still showing an error then you should check for its update. The error appears when the app is running out of date. After updating the program, run it on the PC and check for McAfee antivirus error.
McAfee error 12002
The user gets McAfee error code 12002 when any file is interrupting the scanning program. You mainly get this error due to junk files. When the error on the PC appears, the user should remove all the junk. The user should check the temp folder and delete all the files. On the drives, check for files that are not in use. When you can’t find the junk, run the Windows junk cleaner tool. On PC, run cleanmgr and it will show all the junk on your PC. Delete the junk and then you can scan the device with McAfee antivirus.
McAfee error code 718
Error code 718 means some of McAfee registry files are not working. The user has to open the registry file editor and then repair all McAfee-related registry files. But before you edit, always create the backup keys. Edit the registry files only if you know the steps. For opening the editor, run Regedit and then check for McAfee registry files. Repair the corrupted registry files and then your McAfee antivirus will start working.
Running McAfee scan is freezing the PC
If the system is frozen while running the scan then check for system files. When these files get into error, the PC starts showing regular freeze or crashes. The user should not edit any system files manually. You can run the SFC/scan now which can scan the system files and then repair them. After repairing the files, the user should run McAfee and check for PC crashes or freezes.