McAfee Virtual Technician 6.0

McAfee Virtual Technician 6.0
Walkthrough Guide
McAfee Virtual Technician 6.0.0
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Preface
About this guide . . . . . .
Audience . . . . . .
Conventions . . . . .
Finding product documentation
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Introducing McAfee Virtual Technician
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Supported home and home office products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Supported enterprise products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Installing McAfee Virtual Technician for home and home products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing McAfee Virtual Technician for enterprise products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Running McAfee Virtual Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing and Running Standalone McAfee Virtual Technician for all supported products . . . . . 13
Technical support options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Other options in Session pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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Index
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Contents
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Preface
This section provides information about the walkthrough guide and the related product documentation.
Contents
About this guide
Finding product documentation
About this guide
This information describes the guide's target audience, the typographical conventions and icons used
in this guide, and how the guide is organized.
Audience
McAfee documentation is carefully researched and written for the target audience.
The information in this guide is intended primarily for:
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Users — People who use the computer where the software is running and can access some or all of
its features.
Conventions
This guide uses the following typographical conventions and icons.
Book title or Emphasis Title of a book, chapter, or topic; introduction of a new term; emphasis.
Bold
Text that is strongly emphasized.
User input or Path
Commands and other text that the user types; the path of a folder or program.
Code
A code sample.
User interface
Words in the user interface including options, menus, buttons, and dialog
boxes.
Hypertext blue
A live link to a topic or to a website.
Note: Additional information, like an alternate method of accessing an option.
Tip: Suggestions and recommendations.
Important/Caution: Valuable advice to protect your computer system,
software installation, network, business, or data.
Warning: Critical advice to prevent bodily harm when using a hardware
product.
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Preface
Finding product documentation
Finding product documentation
McAfee provides the information you need during each phase of product implementation, from
installation to daily use and troubleshooting. After a product is released, information about the product
is entered into the McAfee online KnowledgeBase.
Task
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Go to the McAfee Technical Support ServicePortal at http://mysupport.mcafee.com.
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Under Self Service, access the type of information you need:
To access...
Do this...
User documentation
1 Click Product Documentation.
2 Select a Product, then select a Version.
3 Select a product document.
KnowledgeBase
• Click Search the KnowledgeBase for answers to your product questions.
• Click Browse the KnowledgeBase for articles listed by product and version.
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Introducing McAfee Virtual Technician
This chapter introduces McAfee Virtual Technician and provides the list of supported home and home
office, and enterprise products.
McAfee Virtual Technician collects data that helps diagnose and resolve issues related to the McAfee
products installed on your computer. The diagnostic data mainly includes information about the
installed McAfee products, operating system, browser, physical memory, system architecture, and
virtual memory.
About this guide
This guide provides information on using McAfee Virtual Technician to resolve critical issues with
McAfee products.
Contents
Supported home and home office products
Supported enterprise products
Supported home and home office products
The home and home office products supported by McAfee Virtual Technician include:
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VirusScan
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SiteAdvisor
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QuickClean and Shredder
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Personal Firewall
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SecurityCenter
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Parental Controls
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Wireless Network Security
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AntiSpam
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Easy Network
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McAfee Anti Theft
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Data Backup
Supported enterprise products
The enterprise products supported by McAfee Virtual Technician include:
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VirusScan Enterprise
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Common Management Agent
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ePolicy Orchestrator
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Total Protection Service - Agent
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Supported enterprise products
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Total Protection Service - Virus and Spyware Protection
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Total Protection Service - Firewall Protection
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Total Protection Service - Browser Protection
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Host Intrusion Prevention Server
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Host Intrusion Prevention Client
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McAfee Quarantine Manager
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McAfee Policy Auditor Agent
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McAfee Risk Advisor
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McAfee Security for Lotus Domino
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McAfee Security Service for Exchange
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McAfee Solidifier
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Endpoint Encryption for PC v6
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Endpoint Encryption Agent
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Asset Baseline Monitor
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McAfee Network Access Control Client
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McAfee Network Access Control Guest Client
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McAfee Network Access Control Server
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System Information Reporter
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SiteAdvisor Enterprise
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McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint
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McAfee Host Data Loss Prevention
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Getting Started with McAfee Virtual
Technician
This chapter provides detailed instructions for installing and using McAfee Virtual Technician for home
and home office, and enterprise products.
Installing McAfee Virtual Technician for home and home
products
This task provides step-by-step instructions for installing McAfee Virtual Technician for home and home
products.
Before you begin
McAfee Virtual Technician requires the following minimum system requirements:
Operating system
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Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system or later.
Web browsers
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Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
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Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.
Task
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Using a supported web browser, go to http://service.mcafee.com. The McAfee Services and
Support for Home and Home Office webpage appears.
If this page does not appear in the language you want, you can select
the language from the Choose Language drop-down list (top right corner).
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Click Go to Technical Support. The Technical Support for Home and Home Office webpage appears.
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Click Start.
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Click Next. The File Download - Security Warning dialog box appears.
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Click Run, then follow the on-screen instructions to install McAfee Virtual Technician from
download.mcafee.com. To install McAfee Virtual Technician later, click Save and download the
MVTInstaller.exe file to a temporary location on your computer.
The Run option is not available while downloading McAfee Virtual
Technician using Mozilla Firefox.
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Installing McAfee Virtual Technician for enterprise products
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Double-click the downloaded MVTInstaller.exe file to start the standalone installation process. The
following screen appears.
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Click I Agree to accept the license agreement. The Installing McAfee Virtual Technician screen appears.
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After the installation is complete, select or deselect the following options as required, then click
Finish.
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Select schedule scan and remediation — Select this option to schedule the McAfee Virtual Technician
scan and remediation. You can also select the schedule frequency, time in hours, and the
meridian from the respective drop-down lists.
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Create desktop shortcut — Select this option to create the McAfee Virtual Technician shortcut on
desktop after installation.
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Launch McAfee Virtual Technician — Select this option to launch McAfee Virtual Technician immediately
after it is installed.
Installing McAfee Virtual Technician for enterprise products
This task provides step-by-step instructions for installing McAfee Virtual Technician for enterprise
products.
Before you begin
McAfee Virtual Technician requires the following minimum system requirements:
Operating system
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Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system or later.
Web browsers
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Installing McAfee Virtual Technician for enterprise products
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Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
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Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.
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Task
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Using a supported web browser, go to https://mysupport.mcafee.com/eservice/Default.aspx. The
McAfee Technical Support ServicePortal webpage appears.
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Click McAfee Virtual Technician. The Welcome screen appears.
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Click Next.
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Click Next. The File Download - Security Warning dialog box appears.
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Click Run, then follow the on-screen instructions to install McAfee Virtual Technician from
download.mcafee.com. To install McAfee Virtual Technician later, click Save and download the
MVTInstaller.exe file to a temporary location on your computer.
The Run option is not available while downloading McAfee Virtual
Technician using Mozilla Firefox.
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Double-click the downloaded MVTInstaller.exe file to start the standalone installation process.
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Running McAfee Virtual Technician
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Click I Agree to accept the license agreement. The Installing McAfee Virtual Technician screen appears.
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After the installation is complete, select or deselect the following options as required, then click
Finish.
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Select schedule scan and remediation — Select this option to schedule the McAfee Virtual Technician
scan and remediation. You can also select the schedule frequency, time in hours, and the
meridian from the respective drop-down lists.
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Create desktop shortcut — Select this option to create the McAfee Virtual Technician shortcut on
desktop.
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Launch McAfee Virtual Technician — Select this option to launch McAfee Virtual Technician immediately
after it is installed.
Running McAfee Virtual Technician
This task provides instructions on running McAfee Virtual Technician to fix critical issues related to the
McAfee products installed on your computer.
Task
1
After installing McAfee Virtual Technician, click Start on the service portal webpage. The Initializing
Virtual Technician page appears. After this, the Updating Virtual Technician page appears followed
by the Running Virtual Technician page.
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After Virtual Technician completes checking your computer, the Result page appears.
The AutoFix option is selected by default.
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Click Next to fix problems detected by McAfee Virtual Technician. Alternatively, you can select Get
More Detail and click Next. The Resolving issues page appears followed by a page that displays the
details of item(s) that can or cannot be fixed.
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Click Fix Checked or Fix All based on whether you want to fix all or only the selected issues. The All
problems fixed or Some problems could not be fixed page appears depending on whether McAfee
Virtual Technician has fixed all or some of the issues.
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Click Continue. One of the following pages appear based on the products you have installed on your
computer:
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Technical Support Options page — If you have installed both home and home office and
enterprise products.
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Link to Additional Information page (for Home and Home Office) — If you have installed only
the home and home office products.
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Knowledge base Search page — If you have installed only the enterprise products.
Select the options for additional technical support as required.
Installing and Running Standalone McAfee Virtual Technician
for all supported products
This section provides instructions to install McAfee Virtual Technician and run it as a standalone
product to resolve critical issues related to all supported products.
Task
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Using a supported web browser, go to http://mvt.mcafee.com/mvt. The Welcome page appears.
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Click Next.
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Click Next again. The File Download - Security Warning dialog box appears.
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Click Save to download the MVTInstaller.exe file to a temporary location on your computer and run
McAfee Virtual Technician later.
The Run option is not available while downloading McAfee Virtual
Technician using Mozilla Firefox.
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Double-click the downloaded MVTInstaller.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions to install
McAfee Virtual Technician.
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Click Start | Programs | McAfee | McAfee Virtual Technician. The Initializing page appears followed by the
Welcome page.
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Click Next. After McAfee Virtual Technician completes checking your computer, the Result page
appears. The AutoFix option is selected by default.
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Click Next to fix problems detected by McAfee Virtual Technician. Alternatively, you can select Get
More Detail and click Next. The Resolving issues page appears followed by a page that displays the
details of item(s) that can or cannot be fixed.
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Technical support options
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Click Fix Checked or Fix All based on whether you want to fix all or only the selected issues. The All
problems fixed or Some problems could not be fixed page appears depending on whether McAfee
Virtual Technician has fixed all or some of the issues.
10 Click Yes or No for additional technical support as required, then click Continue.
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If you choose to click Yes, one of the following pages appear based on the products you have
installed on your computer:
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Technical Support Options page — If you have installed both home and home office and
enterprise products.
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Link to Additional Information page (for Home and Home Office) — If you have installed only
the home and home office products.
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Knowledge base Search page — If you have installed only the enterprise products.
If you choose to click No, the Thank you page appears requesting your feedback on McAfee
Virtual Technician. Select the appropriate options, then click Close.
Technical support options
This section provides instructions on using the technical support options page for home and home
office, and enterprise products.
Before you begin
McAfee's home and home office or enterprise product(s) must be installed on your computer.
Task
1
Select Home and Home Office or Small and Medium / Enterprise in the Technical Support Options page, then
click Continue. The Link to Additional Information page appears.
If you select Small and Medium / Enterprise for English version of McAfee
Virtual Technician, the Knowledge base Search page appears. If you
enter appropriate details and click Search, the McAfee ServicePortal
Search Results webpage appears.
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Click Finish and provide your feedback on the Thank You page to complete the process.
Click Rescan to scan your computer again. To return to the Final Report
page, click Final Report.
Other options in Session pane
This section provides information on the other options available in the Session pane of McAfee Virtual
Technician.
Option
Definition
Problem Log
Click this option to view an HTML file that has details of your computer and the
McAfee product deviations detected by McAfee Virtual Technician.
Diagnostic Details Click this option to view an HTML file that has:
• System details.
• All details of installed McAfee products and their non-compliance.
• Product deviations found on your computer.
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No products
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No products
This section provides instructions on running McAfee Virtual Technician on your computer that does
not have any McAfee products installed on it.
If you do not have any McAfee products installed on your computer, McAfee Virtual Technician does a
pre-install check by scanning your computer for any issues that might be preventing the installation of
those products. If there are unsupported products installed on your computer, McAfee Virtual
Technician displays the list of supported products so that you can verify if the product is supported or
not.
Task
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After launching McAfee Virtual Technician on your computer, follow the on-screen instructions to
enable McAfee Virtual Technician to scan your computer. Once the scan is complete, the No
products found page appears.
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To view any issues that may prevent the installation of these products, select Yes and click Continue.
The Result page appears with the issues that can or cannot be fixed.
3
Click Fix Checked or Fix All based on whether you want to fix all or only the selected issues. The All
problems fixed or Some problems could not be fixed page appears depending on whether McAfee
Virtual Technician has fixed all or some of the issues.
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Click Close to close the current McAfee Virtual Technician session.
If you click No on the No products found page, the Technical Support
Options page appears. Select the required support option, then click
Continue. See Technical support options section for more information.
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Index
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about this guide 5
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McAfee Virtual Technician (continued)
install instructions for home products 9
introduction 7
prerequisites 9
run offline 13
conventions and icons used in this guide 5
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diagnostic details 14
documentation
audience for this guide 5
product-specific, finding 6
typographical conventions and icons 5
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enterprise products 7
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home and home office products 7
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install McAfee Virtual Technician for enterprise products 10
install McAfee Virtual Technician for home and home products 9
introducing McAfee Virtual Technician 7
introduction
McAfee Virtual Technician 7
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no supported products 15
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problem log 14
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ServicePortal, finding product documentation 6
session pane options 14
supported
enterprise products 7
home and home office products 7
supported enterprise products 7
supported home user products 7
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technical support options
enterprise 14
home and home office 14
Technical Support, finding product information 6
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McAfee ServicePortal, accessing 6
McAfee Virtual Technician
install instructions for enterprise products 10
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