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Having trouble with your Mcafee Antivirus

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Antivirus Blocking System Restore

If you are using the McAfee product, it can cause some issues in system restoration. There can be some technical causes on your device getting this issue. There are various effective methods available to get rid of the Antivirus Blocking System Restore issue. Further, you will learn about some useful fixes. Also, you will learn about the causes behind the issue.


  • Antivirus interfering with system restoration: The prominent cause of facing this conflict can be the antivirus product starting to interfere with system restoration.
  • The issue in the configuration: You can face the system restore issue while performing system restoration if there is any problem in the configuration. 
  • Less free space: Not having enough space on your device can also be the possible reason for your McAfee antivirus interfering with the system restore. 

Solution 1. Enable System Restore as Administrator

  1. First, click on the Start option on your desktop. 
  2. After that, select the Systems option. 
  3. Next, choose the Advanced Settings option. 
  4. Move to System Protection from the opened option. 
  5. Afterward, select Configuration (You need to highlight the disk where you want to enable the System Restore option.)
  6. Lastly, you can choose the option System Protection option. 

Solution 2. Boot Your PC in Safe Mode

  1. First, click on the Start menu and choose the Settings option. 
  2. Then, select the Update & Security option in the Settings window. 
  3. In the left pan, click on the Recovery option. 
  4. Then you need to choose the Advanced Startup option. 
  5. In the next step, you are required to click on the Restart Now option. 
  6. When you see the screen, Choose an Option, then choose Troubleshoot. 
  7. After that, click on the Advanced option. 
  8. Furthermore, move to the Startup Settings and choose the Restart option. 
  9. Later when your device restarts, you will see a list of options on the screen. 
  10. Then you need to click on the 4 or F4 button to start the computer in safe mode. 

Solution 3. Activate the Clean Boot Mode of Your PC

  1. First of all, go to the search box of your PC. 
  2. Then, type “msconfig” in the box and hit the enter key on the keyboard. 
  3. Next, from the results, click on the System Configuration option. 
  4. Then you need to search for the Service tab. 
  5. After that, click on the check box next to the Hide all Microsoft services box. 
  6. Then choose the option Disable all. 
  7. In the last step, you can disable your computer device.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Follow the steps below if you want to enable system protection for system restoration.
  1. Launch the command prompt on your PC and then rstrui.exe in the search field. 
  2. Press the Enter key. 
  3. Then it will open the system restore window on the screen. 
  4. Now, you are required to click on the link that appears on it. 
  5. Next, choose the C: drive and click on Configure, and select Turn on system protection. 
  6. Click on the Apply option and then OK.

  1. First, hover the mouse over My Account. 
  2. After that, select the option Subscription.
  3. Then you need to click on the Add Device option next to the McAfee subscription.
  4. Next, choose the device type. 
  5. And then click on the download option. 
  6. Now, you are required to choose the McAfee product you want to download on your account, then click on the download option once again. (If you want to reinstall the product on a device, you need to click on Send Link. 

Here are the steps to re-activate my McAfee antivirus on your device.
  1. Go to the official website of McAfee and sign in.
  2. After that, you need to enter the product key/activation code in the enter your code field.
  3. Then type your email address in the Enter your email field.
  4. And then click on the Next option.
  5. Finally, you can follow the prompt to download the McAfee product on your device.

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