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#1 angieInVA

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

I'm using Avast free antivirus currently and work got us McAfee antivirus plus on a flashdrive for our home computer's,  is anyone using this and like it compared to what I'm currently using?

 

please share your thoughts with me

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:35 PM

Used McAfee Livesafe.Avast Free is about the best there is.My sister has Avast and it seems to not bog down the system.I know some people do not like Avast because of the bloatware,but its still a great AV.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:37 AM

thank you badload and everyone else who looked at my question.   with no real consensus I guess I will pass on McAfee for now



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:29 PM

Your welcome.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

Although McAfee (now owned by Intel Security) is as good as any other well known anti-virus program, it requires numerous services and running processes that consume a lot of system resources and often results in complaints of high CPU usage. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core install kernel mode drivers and resource heavy processes that load at boot-up. Installation also results in the creation of numerous files, folders, and registry entries in various locations making it more difficult to remove. Further, there have been numerous complaints about lack of sufficient support from the vendor.

Those issues plus the cost factor are the primary reason many folks look for an alternative anti-virus. IMO, McAfee is better utilized in an Enterprise system environment protecting many client computers. With that said, there are a lot of folks who prefer using this anti-virus solution (especially if it came preinstalled) and there is nothing wrong with staying with a product you are satisfied with and do not mind paying for.

In your case, McAfee was provided free so there is no loss but choosing an alternative.
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