Windows users may come across VirusScan error 1603 while installing the McAfee product. This error encounters because of corrupt download or incomplete installation of the software. When this error appears, it crashes the active program window and it also crashes PC frequently when you run the same program. This error may display if there is corruption in Windows registry because of the change made by McAfee VirusScan (means you have installed or uninstalled it recently). The recent change that you have made may display “Installation success or error status: 1603” and because of the same error, Windows may run sluggish and respond slow to the keyboard and mouse input.
Because of this error, your machine “freezes” periodically for a few seconds. Other reasons of the receiving 1603 error messages may be malware or virus infection that has corrupted McAfee VirusScan-related program files or Windows system files. Or there may a possibility that there is some other program that has deleted McAfee VirusScan-related files maliciously or mistakenly.
Computer users may get these 1603 error messages on their computer screen during the process of McAfee software installation or if a McAfee, Inc.-related software program (eg. McAfee VirusScan) is running, or during the installation of Windows operating system or during Windows startup or shutdown. You may bump into 1603 errors as there are variety of factors that may be responsible for that and to deal with this runtime error, it is important that you keep track of when and where your 1603 error occurs because it will prove a critical piece of information to tackle the each of the possible cause of error in troubleshooting the problem also as well as in preventing it from recur.
How to Fix McAfee VirusScan Error 1603?
To fix the McAfee VirusScan errors, here is the list of troubleshooting steps given. It is recommended to you to perform all the steps in the same order as they given to avoid unnecessary time and effort. Otherwise, they may not be working to resolve your Error 1603 problems. These troubleshooting steps also require technical skills as they get more difficult and time consuming progressively so, it is better to try them if you are technically sound. Otherwise, you may ask online experts for help to perform the complex steps and instruction like repairing registry, uninstall and reinstall McAfee VirusScan Program, running “sfc /scannow” command etc.
Steps to fix McAfee VirusScan Program Error 1603:
1: Check Windows registry Associated with Error 1603 and repair them if required.
2: Perform a Full Malware Scan of Your computer.
3: Using the Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr), clean out all your system junk (Temporary Files and Folders).
4: Update Device Drivers on your PC.
5: Undo” Recent System Changes using Windows System Restore.
6: Uninstall the McAfee VirusScan Program Associated with Error 1603 and reinstall McAfee VirusScan Program again.
7: Run Windows System File Checker (“sfc /scannow”).
8: Install all available Windows Updates.
9: If above steps doesn’t work, time to perform a Clean Installation of Windows.
Since all the above steps require technical expertise to be performed in right way so if you have doubt that you cannot perform them correctly, better to refer the help of technical experts.