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Is McAfee a good anti-virus?


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:00 PM

I'm planning on getting McAfee Internet Security. Does it crash windows like norton? Does it protect well?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:42 PM

Been using McAfee for two years and it's never let anything through, stopped many a Trojan and a couple of Virus' dead, two thumbs up here :thumbsup:.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:59 PM

Well I just bought a new lap top and the first thing I did was to rip McAfee out by the throat, no offense to the prior post but IMO McAfee ranks as low as Norton.

Edited by OldPhil, 28 May 2009 - 10:01 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:10 PM

Well I just bought a new lap top and the first thing I did was to rip McAfee out by the throat, no offense to the prior post but IMO McAfee ranks as low as Norton.



good thinking!!!!

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:41 PM

Well I just bought a new lap top and the first thing I did was to rip McAfee out by the throat, no offense to the prior post but IMO McAfee ranks as low as Norton.



good thinking!!!!


I have no idea how they have duped the general public all these years outside of major advertizing and new computer people not knowing any better!

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:49 PM

"I have no idea how they have duped the general public all these years outside of major advertizing and new computer people not knowing any better!"

with the help of hp, dell.
, m$, etc. LOL! :thumbsup:

#7 CalusBlade

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:22 PM

Alright. . .will Mcafee give me the same problems as norton? Is it a ram eater like norton, Does it have problems and will it crash windows. I wanna know things like that.

Edited by CalusBlade, 28 May 2009 - 11:36 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:57 PM

norton 2009 is a lot better on ram etc. now, mcafee isn't!


is there any reason you wouldn't try another brand suite?


e.g. Eset Smart Security,Norton (shudder). Bitdefender, etal.

just my 2c-

Edited by TallyHo, 28 May 2009 - 11:58 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:23 AM

McAfee has excellent detection rates due to their Artemis technology. However, it is very heavy on resources unlike Norton.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:55 AM

Well I just bought a new lap top and the first thing I did was to rip McAfee out by the throat, no offense to the prior post but IMO McAfee ranks as low as Norton.



good thinking!!!!

Since ya'll are so up to date on McAfee how about you take a look at my post in internal hardware???
Please and thanks! ... By the way McAfee does what it does now ... when it was free it was much better.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:44 AM

There is no "perfect" antivirus, every antivirus has weak points, they all have good points. Some antivirusses
use much recourses, others are known for there good scanning... I say it again: there isn't one antivirus which is the best.

With that said, one should look at trusted lists in which every aspect of an antivirus is tested (how often does it update?, how good is the real-time protection? Do i have to pay for it, or is it free? etc.). Based on what this person finds important, it should choose its software, not based on a discussion in which everyone says: "mcafee has stopped alot of trojans, so choose mcafee" or "AVG is free, so choose AVG".

Also note that some antivirusses have a "switch", which allows a program to use more or less recourses (this might get in handy when you wish to play games), another thing you should consider when choosing your software...

For example, look here:
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
http://www.technobuzz.net/top-antivirus-softwares-list/

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:20 AM

Very well put none of them can catch every new thing out there, that is the beauty of forums like this. IMO no matter what many feel or think a paid program in the long run will protect you better, none stay free forever so sooner or later you will catch up.

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#13 CalusBlade

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:09 PM

norton 2009 is a lot better on ram etc. now, mcafee isn't!


is there any reason you wouldn't try another brand suite?


e.g. Eset Smart Security,Norton (shudder). Bitdefender, etal.

just my 2c-



Norton has been crashing my PC alot. I google all the files and the type of crash and almost every time, norton is the cause.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:31 PM

A little more reading!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1281226

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 08:38 PM

A little more reading!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1281226



Yea I heard sometime about that. A while back I had one of those smart programs in my computer that told you what causes the crash if its a program. I had one that norton did and I ask them about it. I got a please contact your provider crap.




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