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Intel to Drop McAfee Name from Anti-Virus in favor of Intel Security


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:19 PM

Intel drops McAfee name from its security software

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:29 PM

Why not??  Everybody needs to have their own and I think the idea of an on-board AV is a serious one up on the competition.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:18 AM

I thought it was quite interesting that McAfee was not too pleased, either, with the, as he stated, "worst software on the planet". Makes me wonder why he allowed them to use his name on it for so long. Kick-back?



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

I would have thought that getting performance and protection levels up, which in my view is the big issue with McAfee products at the moment, is more important than rebranding.

 

Will this mean that all new Intel processor based systems will come with Intel Security pre-installed?



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:28 PM

More than likely, yes. My Dell came with McAfee and the I don't quite know what it is (just haven't looked it up yet)  Intel Management and Security. Guess I should look it up, the McAfee is gone...



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

I thought it was quite interesting that McAfee was not too pleased, either, with the, as he stated, "worst software on the planet". Makes me wonder why he allowed them to use his name on it for so long. Kick-back?


Intel didn't want to change the name before this as far as I know. John has always wanted the name to be changed. John also has called the software a lot worse too :wink:

The name change is going to confuse people I foresee.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:09 PM

More than likely, yes. My Dell came with McAfee and the I don't quite know what it is (just haven't looked it up yet)  Intel Management and Security. Guess I should look it up, the McAfee is gone...

your mcafee is likely a 60-90 day free trial that if activated will drive you crazy to buy it after the trial


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:48 PM

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Oh no, I have dealt with having McAfee in the past (the XP computer). I did not activated it, it was on the minute we powered up the computer. Okay, let it on so that I could download what I wanted for security, got rid of McAfee, ran the scans from the new security and was shocked how many PUPS McAfee let in. But as I stated, I have this Intel stuff that, yes, I really should see what it is. But sometimes with the crap ware, if ya ain't sure, just leave it, till ya know.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

Most anti-virus programs detect and remove malicious files such as viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, bots etc.

PUPs do not fall into any of those categories although some anti-virus programs may have optional settings to detect and remove them.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:15 PM

Wondering if anyone posted the instructional video of how to remove Mcafee completely :hysterical:


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:37 AM

I would buy a copy...where do I purchase it?



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:46 AM

It couldn't possibly be based on the fact that Intel wants to put as much distance between themselves and the association of a certifiable crazy person as possible?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:05 PM

Most anti-virus programs detect and remove malicious files such as viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, bots etc.

PUPs do not fall into any of those categories although some anti-virus programs may have optional settings to detect and remove them.

Impressive to say the least ,Just read your mvp bio, wow, Im a mvp also 2010-2014 ,but have nothing to brag about ,I work as a janitor ,lol


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 01:57 PM

@ caperjac

 

Oh no, I have dealt with having McAfee in the past (the XP computer). I did not activated it, it was on the minute we powered up the computer. Okay, let it on so that I could download what I wanted for security, got rid of McAfee, ran the scans from the new security and was shocked how many PUPS McAfee let in. But as I stated, I have this Intel stuff that, yes, I really should see what it is. But sometimes with the crap ware, if ya ain't sure, just leave it, till ya know.

To be fair, you can never really judge a anything based on Brand recognition, in the IT industry. An excellent example is Norton Antivirus. Anybody you ask that thinks they know IT, will tell you that it is the worst (or at least tied with McAfee. But last time I actually looked into reviews, Norton AV (I think 2015) had around 4.5 stars. 

 

So McAfee has always been ridiculously resource intensive, and maybe even bad protection at times, but you should check out some reviews for the current version, before uninstalling, or chastizing.

 

Additionally, I would recommend Vipre to anybody. 

 

Also, Intel AV sounds pretty cool, but I would be reluctant to have it on my machine right away, as it is new to the AV game.. 

 

food for thought.






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