I'm trying to install spectrum security suite and the install fails without any detailed error msg
I spent 90 minutes on chat session with spectrum help who were an absolute zero in terms of resolving the issue.
I get a big red exclamation pt with a "failed to create" msg when I put the computer name in.
Sorry for my ignorance but what is 'Spectrum'?
Sorry for my reply. I am only an F-Secure user (their home solutions).
Sounds that this branded F-Secure solution by Spectrum can be not about the most latest available build (at least, it looks like some sort of 'bug'). Maybe you could try to reach their support one more time and to ask about:
-- possibilities of any 'up-to-date' installers / solution versions if your one was not latest.
-- to provide installation assistance for you. For example, maybe need to use special Uninstallation Tool before further attempts to install solution (F-Secure Uninstallation Tool is available here: https://www.f-secure.com/en/home/support/tools )
But, as a general discussion, what is your system? Windows or Mac?
In addition, could you try to rename user account or computer name to avoid any special characters (since of your sentence: ""big red exclamation pt with a "failed to create" msg when I put the computer name in.""). Or to 'name' installation device (put the computer name in) with something like "Computer" just as check.
However, another option is to try different way to install solution. Usually, installers with embedded license to its filename. If it is not the case about your try and you had to provide licence key during installation (or login into the account) - then maybe you could try to ask their Support about way to embed licensekey to executable filename for smooth installation flow. Sorry for kind of misleading suggestions.