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Free McAfee security software for HSBC customers

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Whenever you connect to the Internet, you expose your computer to the risk of infection from viruses. They can attack websites, email attachments, or a network of computers. HSBC have teamed up wit… Read More
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Whenever you connect to the Internet, you expose your computer to the risk of infection from viruses. They can attack websites, email attachments, or a network of computers.

HSBC have teamed up with McAfee® to offer all our Personal Internet Banking customers access to free Security software for 12 months.

HSBC are continually reviewing and enhancing the security we offer you as part of our Internet Banking service, and it's also very important that you, as an internet user, take the appropriate steps to help protect yourself. McAfee® Security helps to protect your PC and your information against internet fraud and intrusion from hackers.

To download your free security software you will need to Register or Log on to Personal Internet Banking and select the 'Free McAfee® Security download' link.

*McAfee software download is only available to PC users.
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#1
They need to extend this to first direct customers!! :) great deal
#2
brillant

thanks
altho should be in freebies section
#3
Gutting it says only available for pc users and i got a bloody laptop:x

heat added though and rep thanx anyway good find
#4
Angelstar
Gutting it says only available for pc users and i got a bloody laptop:x


The software will work on a laptop. I think they just mean the computer has to be running Windows..

Regards
Sunil
#5
gt94sss2
The software will work on a laptop. I think they just mean the computer has to be running Windows..

Regards
Sunil


thanks for your help
#6
Good Find.
Can't remember my darn security code to register!
oh well trip to branch in the morning.
#7
I have just downloaded it on my laptop and working fine......... cheers great find..........
#8
Angelstar
Gutting it says only available for pc users and i got a bloody laptop:x

Are you being serious?
#9
can u download to two computers?
#10
Great find, voted HOT.:thumbsup:
banned#11
they'd have to pay me to put this filthware on my PC!
#12
csiman
they'd have to pay me to put this filthware on my PC!


ditto it was on a clients computer and they where complaining of it being slow, removed it and it was back up to speed i prefer AVG :thumbsup:

but in the end its down to you to chose one you are comfortable with :p
#13
I hope you have a gazillion GHz computer if you want to run this resource hog.
#14
alex3410
ditto it was on a clients computer and they where complaining of it being slow, removed it and it was back up to speed i prefer AVG :thumbsup:

but in the end its down to you to chose one you are comfortable with :p


AVG used to be superb, unfortunately its got bloated (cookies, PUP - ug) ... far too much cpu going to avgsrx.exe - anyone got any info on what's the "new" AVG hotness (replacement)?
#15
Angelstar
Gutting it says only available for pc users and i got a bloody laptop:x

heat added though and rep thanx anyway good find

what r u running on your laptop, UNIX?
#16
Angelstar
thanks for your help


gt94sss2
The software will work on a laptop. I think they just mean the computer has to be running Windows..

Regards
Sunil


Angelstar
Gutting it says only available for pc users and i got a bloody laptop:x

heat added though and rep thanx anyway good find


deathtrap3000
Are you being serious?


I thought this was a joke, but I'm not sure anymore lol
#17
Still think AVG is the best!
#18
Barclaybank online customers get a 3 user license of Kaspersky Internet Security for free :thumbsup:
#19
is there a direct link to the download available?

after registering does it provide you with a serial key for the program?

cheers
#20
I am a HSBC customer but I'm happy with AVG8.
Also, McAfee's software is quite heavy on resources.
Nice from HSBC though - heat and rep added.
#21
I would never consider installing this even if they paid me. It's bloatware and in a significant number of cases it will slow a computer down.

Nat West did it free last year mine was only on a few weeks before I took it off and sourced a solution that did not slow everything to a crawl.

Still it's free and as far as the bank are concerned some sort of security suite is better than none.

You will get the install and a years worth of virus definition updates. After the year is up it will nag you to death to get you to buy it....
#22
merlin051
is there a direct link to the download available?

after registering does it provide you with a serial key for the program?

cheers


i was going to see if i could get the link but it's using session id's so wouldn't work without logging in first
#23
Mcafee is like a virus in itself lol

Takes up nearly as much memory as Norton does. Its best to go with NOD32 or AVG for the free option. Both take up hardly any resources.
#24
Cheers m8 H+R added :)
#25
Nod32 all the way - Macafee, no thank you!.
#26
Good deal for free I guess but I'd recommend getting a key for Kaspersky Internet Security Suite on ebay for a fiver and downloading the app from the official site. Get it from a reputable seller and it will be fine. Has worked great for me
#27
H+R to the OP for finding, as if you only want this software then free is a great deal.

However as above, I would never use McAfee or Notron....

AVG all the way for me.
#28
Angelstar
Gutting it says only available for pc users and i got a bloody laptop:x

heat added though and rep thanx anyway good find


V funny.
banned#29
Dont be swayed by the high temperature. You would seriously have to be mad to put this garbage on any PC

or laptop come to that ;)
#30
Avira - Is the new top dog.
Got rid of AVG, got Avira.
#31
i less than three this thread
#32
Voting cold - McAfee, even for free, can never be a good deal.

There are many, legally free for life, AV options for home use. Avast is the top of my recommended list.
#33
EyeDoubleYou;3487091
Avira - Is the new top dog.
Got rid of AVG, got Avira.


Likewise Avira, especially after getting rid of the regular NAG.
#34
Avast is the one you need

nod32 was a waste of time. it was good and fast but useless at picking up viruses (in my experience)

all you need is



all are low on resources and effective
#35
good deal
#36
definitely voted cold.

as an IT type person the amount of houses I've been around where someone has had a 12month "free" license of a paid AV program that's lapsed after the allotted time and is just sitting there dormant asking someone to feed it some money so it can spring into life.

people don't bother paying it and their machine gets infected.

this isnt 1 year free, it's a ploy to get people who dont really understand pcs hooked in by lack of knowledge.

download AVG for free then forget about viruses. period.

even if it was free i wouldnt use this - it's super bloated and will probably slow machines noticably that are more than a few years old.
2 Likes #37
I'm an IT professional too and I agree with deepmenace's comments. McAfee and Norton security suites are bloatware and completely cripple most of the machines they run on due to the amount of memory they use. If you want good antivirus then you can't beat NOD32 from Eset or if you're a tightwad like me and want to go free then AVG is decent.

Few tips if you want to stay virus/malware clear:

1) get a router - routers will not let anyone connect to you're machine directly without you configuring it to do so

2) keep Windows up to date - Windows has lots of holes that need patched regularly to keep it secure

3) surf safely - avoid dodgy porn sites and sites you don't trust, typing "britney spears naked" into Google is a great way to find sites that will infect you at any chance. Using a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox can help avoid a lot of infections too as most attacks are aimed at IE

4) Beware of certain types of files - Show file extensions for all files so you know what type of file you are running. Here is how to do it in XP and Vista. When downloading attachments or transferring files over instant messaging avoid anything with .exe .com .pif .bat .scr or .vbs.

5) Download from reputable sites - a lot of malware comes bundled with downloads. When you're downloading an application try and get it from somewhere like download.com or tucows.com. These sites should hopefully have tested all the software on offer to make sure there is nothing undesirable attached.

6) Install a good antivirus - (see above)

Security suites seem to me to be complete overkill when most infections can be completely avoided with a tiny bit of know how and some common sense.

tooner

PS Cold
#38
I use Avira AntiVir Personal with Comodo Firewall. Great combination. Mush lower on resources.
Check the AV-Test release latest results via http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02
banned#39
tooner;3487552
I'm an IT professional too and I agree with deepmenace's comments. McAfee and Norton security suites are bloatware and completely cripple most of the machines they run on due to the amount of memory they use. If you want good antivirus then you can't beat NOD32 from Eset or if you're a tightwad like me and want to go free then AVG is decent.

Few tips if you want to stay virus/malware clear:

1) get a router - routers will not let anyone connect to you're machine directly without you configuring it to do so

2) keep Windows up to date - Windows has lots of holes that need patched regularly to keep it secure

3) surf safely - avoid dodgy porn sites and sites you don't trust, typing "britney spears naked" into Google is a great way to find sites that will infect you at any chance. Using a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox can help avoid a lot of infections too as most attacks are aimed at IE

4) Beware of certain types of files - Show file extensions for all files so you know what type of file you are running. Here is how to do it in XP and Vista. When downloading attachments or transferring files over instant messaging avoid anything with .exe .com .pif .bat .scr or .vbs.

5) Download from reputable sites - a lot of malware comes bundled with downloads. When you're downloading an application try and get it from somewhere like download.com or tucows.com. These sites should hopefully have tested all the software on offer to make sure there is nothing undesirable attached.

6) Install a good antivirus - (see above)

Security suites seem to me to be complete overkill when most infections can be completely avoided with a tiny bit of know how and some common sense.

tooner

PS Cold

TOP ADVICE! :thumbsup:
#40
At the end of the day the software is available for FREE for HSBC personal internet banking customers with a years free definition updates...as a deal it is hot (you are getting something for free).

Yes IT people, there is much better AV software out there available for free as well but it all down to branding and advertising. People who dont know much about computers and software watch TV and see Norton and McAfee being advertised by PC World/Currys/Comet and assume these to be the best.

I dont see how this can be cold...you are not being asked to pay for anything and you dont need to do much to receive it either.

Voted hot OP even though as many have already stated there is much better anti-virus software out there for free.

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