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Why does McAfee not instal without Internet Explorer ?

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OS = XP SP3 using Firefox, NOT IE. McAfee installer says - Cannot instal without Internet Explorer - Has anyone else come across this.

OS = XP SP3 using Firefox, NOT IE. McAfee installer says - Cannot instal without Internet Explorer - Has anyone else come across this.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0

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jscher2000
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I haven't heard of this but many years ago I tried out McAfee and it couldn't update itself unless IE was the default browser. I assume they've fixed that by now...

Are you installing from a CD (retail package), or is it an error in a web page?

I haven't heard of this but many years ago I tried out McAfee and it couldn't update itself unless IE was the default browser. I assume they've fixed that by now... Are you installing from a CD (retail package), or is it an error in a web page?

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I'm using a download from McAfee - I already have McAfee installed on two other computers quite OK, one using XP (with Internet Explorer) and one using windows 7, but the computer in question I am using Firefox having removed IE6. Seems as though McAfee haven't bothered to be compatible with other OSs. I'll go to McAfee and ask why not !!!!

I'm using a download from McAfee - I already have McAfee installed on two other computers quite OK, one using XP (with Internet Explorer) and one using windows 7, but the computer in question I am using Firefox having removed IE6. Seems as though McAfee haven't bothered to be compatible with other OSs. I'll go to McAfee and ask why not !!!!
jscher2000
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Hi kengeo, there's no harm removing the IE6 icon, but you shouldn't actually remove the IE6 program components. You might need to do a system file repair to restore them from your system or recovery CD, or perhaps you can just install IE8 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo.../internet-explorer-8-details.aspx.

Hi kengeo, there's no harm removing the IE6 icon, but you shouldn't actually remove the IE6 program components. You might need to do a system file repair to restore them from your system or recovery CD, or perhaps you can just install IE8 from here: [http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-8-details.aspx].