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AOL Security Suite and AVG Anti-Virus


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#1 Calum

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:57 PM

I've just realised I have both AOL Security Suite and AVG Anti-Virus on my computer. Do I need both of them or is one sufficient? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:00 PM

I would probably remove AVG, and keep AOL Suite.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:06 AM

AOL has been partnered with McAfee for years and their online security suite from McAfee is included with membership. See AOL Internet Security Central.

AOL offers McAfee VirusScan Plus - Special edition from AOL as part of their Basic security package for Dial-Up or Support Plus Plans, and McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL for members on the Dial-Up Advantage and High-Speed Essentials plans.

You can install McAfee on up to three computers per one subscription. AOL members can install McAfee by visiting AOL Internet Security Central: Download McAfee. Non-members and those on the Free AOL plan can subscribe and download McAfee by visiting McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL for a substantially discounted annual fee.

Install McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL

AOL also includes Parental Controls software.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:20 PM

I pay a fee for McAfee Internet Security to AOL every month as a seperate fee from my main membership. However, I can't see it anywhere on my computer. Surely there should be something which lets me use it's products, for instance, a computer scan. I'm wondering whether it's actually doing anything on my computer and if I should keep paying for it.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

Did you ever download and install it?
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