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Trying to uninstall spysweeper to install mcafee

Please help me someone , mcafee is not installing due to it conflicting with spysweeper with anti virus. i cannot find that prog/files to uninstall on my p.c. i did have it on there before but though i had un-installed it . please help me if you can , i'm unprotected at the moment .

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Its ok now folks . i got it sorted myself . mcafee must have some firewalls that wont allow even traces of another programme through. i installed f-secure instead with no problems whatsoever . thanks for your time.

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