Why does McAfee antivirus look different on two up-to-date computers?

KamilKozyra February 20, 2013
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Hi, how are you? I know a person who has two PCs (Windows Vista on desktop and Windows 7 on laptop). They use a 3-PC license for their McAfee Antivirus Plus software. Both McAfee’s are up-to-date and there’s no problems with either PC.

My question – any ideas on why the user-interfaces look different on each PC?

Thanks :)

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  1. Anish Parameshwaran
    February 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    The Win 7 version of McAfee was probably made to be different than the Windows Vista version. Most likely you'll have the same features on both computers.

  2. Alan Wade
    February 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Anyone of these:
    Different operating Systems
    Skinned Operating Systems
    Different program versions.
    Different skins for the program.
    Different application types. i.e. McAfee AntiVirus and McAfee Internet Security.

    • Kamil Ko
      February 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Both are Antivirus Plus but the version #s are different.

    • Alan Wade
      February 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Can you take a couple of screenshots so we can look at them?

  3. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    If the software versions are the same, then the difference is related to Windows visual settings (Theme, Aero, font-size, screen resolution...)

  4. Imesh Chandrasiri
    February 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

    since you mentioned that both computers are on different OS, the developers might have different UIs for each OS. Do not worry about the UIs. Just pay attention to the functionality of the software!

  5. ha14
    February 20, 2013 at 8:57 am

    see if Mcafee Virtual Technician can detect anything wrong regarding both McAfee Antivirus
    http://mvt.mcafee.com/mvt/en-us/default.html?en-us

    perhaps one was updated from 2013 to 2013 and the other 2013 version was installed?

  6. Tanveer Ahmed
    February 20, 2013 at 6:26 am

    because you are running vista on DESKTOP and WIN 7 on laptop that is why the user interfaces ane different

  7. Junil Maharjan
    February 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

    probably to differentiate for compatibility or the interface of the OS.

  8. Jan Fritsch
    February 20, 2013 at 2:11 am

    I'm not sure we can give you an answer without having a screenshot showing the differences.

    Are both applications on the same default page?
    Are there any view options available within McAfee which effect the interface?

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