How to get rid of McAfee Plus error 12152 during installation?

The McAfee error 12152 is the error code format which is commonly used by Windows and other Windows compatible devices, software and drivers. It occurs when you start to download the McAfee Security products Via and the install process is blocked and hangs in between. In some cases, the users may receive a specific error code such as “Unable to install your McAfee software” because of error 12152.

What are the problems occur during McAfee Error 12152?

  • The error appears onscreen and crashes the active window in your OS.
  • Your OS will crash frequently when you run any program.
  • You will see nothing but “McAfee Error 12152” on your screens.
  • The Windows processor becomes slow to respond to the inputs.

What are the probable reasons for McAfee Error code 12152?

There can be a lot of factors responsible for causing Error 12152, some of the most common causes are listed below:-

  • This error might occur due to the invalid or corrupt antivirus file download.
  • Unsuccessful installation of McAfee Antivirus software can also be one of the causes.
  • Due to some interruptions from recent antivirus related changes, in the Windows registry system.
  • Your PC or OS are infected by some virus or malware and corrupts the files in your OS.
  • Files related to McAfee antivirus are deleted by mistake.
  • Windows OS response slowly to the inputs.

Step-by-step procedure to fix the McAfee antivirus 12152 error

  1. Turn on the computer and log in to the ‘Admin Account’ using your credentials.
  2. Click on the ‘Start’ option and then select the ‘All Programs, Accessories, System Tools’ option.
  3. Now, click and select the ‘System Restore’ option.
  4. You have to now click on the ‘Restore my computer to an earlier time’ option and then click the ‘Next’ option to proceed further.
  5. Select the recent ‘System Restore’ option and then click on the ‘restore point’ option.
  6. Now, click on the ‘Next’ option to proceed further for confirmation.
  7. In the end, you just need to restart the PC or your OS, once the restoration process gets completed.


There can be multiple permutations and combinations by which this error can occur. However, it is important for you to keep your eyes on the track and to find solutions to fix the error. You should know the reason behind its occurrence and the measures to fix it up. This can save a lot of valuable time and effort.

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