How to Resolve ‘McAfee Security Rejects to Install’ Issue?

McAfee, a brand famous for securing millions of technical devices have developed a good image in cybersecurity market. The increasing popularity turns many customers towards McAfee antivirus, Total Protection or any other software of this firm. We too appreciate excellent features of the security products under McAfee. Moreover, we understand that being technical, the McAfee programs also encounter a few errors. The circumstances around the customers facing issues with their antivirus software are problematic. There are many errors that generate same situations. Today, we, the McAfee Support technicians are here to discuss ‘McAfee Security Rejects to Install’ issue. 

What’s the problem?

When you are trying to download/ install the McAfee Security product, the process stops with a warning message. The error message displaying the issue is:     

‘Installation Incomplete’! Sorry for the inconvenience.

The problem can take place with any of the McAfee products that include its Total Protection software, LiveSafe Security, Antivirus, and others.

What are the signs that show this problem?

As per McAfee Technical Support mavens, there are many symptoms that a system suffering from this issue reflects. Some of those are as follows:

The victim device will stand still

The Operating system of the PC will behave in a lethargic manner 

The response by victim PC towards input by mouse or keyboard is slow

 What can you do to fix this issue?

McAfee Customer Support techies suggest you resolve the issue by following the steps in below Solutions.     

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Before starting with the solutions, McAfee Support experts recommend you to:  

  • Save & then exit all the open applications & files.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Make sure that your device is having a proper internet connection.
  • Ensure appropriate power supply if you are owning a laptop.


McAfee Customer Support techies suggest following the below steps with great care if wan to fix the problem. Once you will finish with all the steps, try to download and install your software again. So, let’s start:

Step 1: Begin with running the pre-install program

Follow the below guidelines: 

  • Download & install the Pre-Install software.
  • Double-click on file with a name - Pre-Install_Tool.exe file & follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Read out the message
  • Click ‘OK’ and agree to the changes
  • Now, when the Pre-install tool finishes, click ‘OK’.
  • Click Close.
  • Restart the PC.

Try to install the software once again. If the procedure fails again, jump to Step 2.

Step 2: Now, enable the option ‘Administrator Account’ for the temporary basis

Follow the below guidelines:

  1. Open the prompt acting as an Administrator:
  • Click the Start & then type cmd.exe. in the search box
  • Right-click the Command Prompt
  • Choose the ‘Run as administrator’ option.
  1. Now, type ‘net user administrator /active: yes’ command in the prompt & press enter
  2. Close the prompt
  3. Hit Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys on your keyboard together
  4. Click Sign out or Log out
  5. Now, choose ‘Administrator Account’ option present on log on screen.

Wait for some time as the process of logging on may take longer in comparison to usual time.

Try to install the software once again. If the procedure fails again, jump to Step 3.

 Step 3: Download, Install and run MCPR – ‘McAfee Consumer Product Removal’ software

Note: Don’t forget to disable the inbuilt ‘Administrator Account’ option after completing the above steps.       

If you are still not able to achieve success, ask the skillful McAfee Customer Support experts to fix the issue for you. They will establish a safe remote connection with your device and then install the security software with great ease. The McAfee Support technicians will leave no chances of mistakes while resolving the issue. This, in turn, avoids the reoccurrence of the issue in the coming future. For all this, you just have to dial the simple toll-free McAfee Support Phone Number - 1-888-483-4910. Our free of cost assistance services are for all the people, regardless they are living in USA or Canada or UK or any other place.