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McAfee Internet Security 3 PC 1 Year £17.99 @ Costco

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5y, 10m agoFound 5 years, 10 months ago
Mcafee Internet Security 2011 for 3 PC's for 1 year

£27.99 (ex VAT)
-£13.00 OFF
Total inc VAT £17.99

Norton on offer now then replaced by this deal in the new Costco book
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#1
how much is the membership for Costco?
#2
Freezing cold. Use Avast.
#3
ok, so for the price its not bad but here are a few bad points;
1) costco membership price
2) McAfee slows your computer down terribly
3) its not even that good.

I use bit defender and its great, doesn't slow your computer down and it self updates every hour!!!!!

sorry to be the barer of bad news. but good news is i haven't voted cold :)
1 Like #4
Just use a free alternative:-

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

or

http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download

or AVG, even if it is getting rather complicated and bloated:-

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

Never understood why anyone would pay for AV software for home use.
#5
By the looks of it any cost more than FREE is cold.

I think it is a good deal for anyone that wants McAfee and all the posts are for FREE alternatives not McAfee.
1 Like #6
itsisnot
By the looks of it any cost more than FREE is cold.

I think it is a good deal for anyone that wants McAfee and all the posts are for FREE alternatives not McAfee.


Why would anyone specifically want McAfee as their AV product? Personally I've not voted cold, just provided links to some FREE credible alternatives out there for anyone not aware of them.
#7
I buy Norton for home use, I just thought other might use McAfee and posted this offer so they can get it a reduced price.

Lots of cold but nobody providing links to anywhere to get McAfee cheaper.

Also

Nothing wrong with a free alternative if that does the job for you :)
#8
antivirus software deals should be banned!
or any posts not showing a cheaper price elsewhere, removed by mods
#9
slackrat77
antivirus software deals should be banned!
or any posts not showing a cheaper price elsewhere, removed by mods


You mean folks shouldn't be made aware that there are free alternatives that are just as good or better? what a silly idea.
#10
spamcan61
slackrat77
antivirus software deals should be banned!
or any posts not showing a cheaper price elsewhere, removed by mods


You mean folks shouldn't be made aware that there are free alternatives that are just as good or better? what a silly idea.


nope, cos it just turns into the same discussion leading nowhere. paid vs free. YAWN.
if people dont know by now whats available....do a search
#11
spamcan61
Never understood why anyone would pay for AV software for home use.

Its to do with all the porn they download!!!! personally i use it because i have a laptop with a years worth of PhD work on it and i can not afford to loose it. To be honest its probably a psychological thing, people feel more comfortable and safer knowing the security they have is a paid version because it indicates quality.

For instance if you buy somehing from the pound shop you wouldnt think it was goingt o be better than something from john lewis.

Im not saying im right, im just trying to provide some reasoning.
banned#12
spamcan61
Just use a free alternative:-

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


or

http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download


or AVG, even if it is getting rather complicated and bloated:-

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free


Never understood why anyone would pay for AV software for home use.

try getting customer support from a free AV product! Havent you seen all the requests in misc asking for help clearing viruses? Albeit, most were using AVG free, I have yet to see anyone using a paid for product.

Edited By: csiman on Jan 12, 2011 09:04
#13
Rupz
spamcan61
Never understood why anyone would pay for AV software for home use.


Its to do with all the porn they download!!!! personally i use it because i have a laptop with a years worth of PhD work on it and i can not afford to loose it. To be honest its probably a psychological thing, people feel more comfortable and safer knowing the security they have is a paid version because it indicates quality.

For instance if you buy somehing from the pound shop you wouldnt think it was goingt o be better than something from john lewis.

Im not saying im right, im just trying to provide some reasoning.


I've seen people lose more data using market leading, well know AV than using free stuff like Avast. It's just a fact.

Either way though, the only way to prevent data loss is backup, backup, backup.
#14
csiman
spamcan61
Just use a free alternative:-

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


or

http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download


or AVG, even if it is getting rather complicated and bloated:-

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free


Never understood why anyone would pay for AV software for home use.

try getting customer support from a free AV product! Havent you seen all the requests in misc asking for help clearing viruses? Albeit, most were using AVG free, I have yet to see anyone using a paid for product.


I've been using all 3 on different PCs for years, never had any issues (or viruses) maybe one false positive a year. MSE in particular is aimed at technophobes. There's always paid for support for the free products if you're that desperate. I've seen more issues with other peoples' PCs where Norton or McAfee has slowed their system to a crawl or caused odd behaviour. At least they're easier to uninstall these days.

There's a detailed report on available AV products here, if people want to make a more considered choice:-

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2010.pdf
#15
Rupz
spamcan61
Never understood why anyone would pay for AV software for home use.


Its to do with all the porn they download!!!! personally i use it because i have a laptop with a years worth of PhD work on it and i can not afford to loose it. To be honest its probably a psychological thing, people feel more comfortable and safer knowing the security they have is a paid version because it indicates quality.

For instance if you buy somehing from the pound shop you wouldnt think it was goingt o be better than something from john lewis.

Im not saying im right, im just trying to provide some reasoning.


Yeah, I take your point about perceived value, I recall reading about a PC comms. analysis SW product from a company, their sales volume increased drastically when they put the price up!

These are presumably the same folk who pay 70 quid for a HDMI cable in Currys.

Valuable data should be backed up offline, irrespective of AV use...
banned#16
spamcan61
csiman
spamcan61
Just use a free alternative:-

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


or

http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download


or AVG, even if it is getting rather complicated and bloated:-

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free


Never understood why anyone would pay for AV software for home use.

try getting customer support from a free AV product! Havent you seen all the requests in misc asking for help clearing viruses? Albeit, most were using AVG free, I have yet to see anyone using a paid for product.


I've been using all 3 on different PCs for years, never had any issues (or viruses) maybe one false positive a year. MSE in particular is aimed at technophobes. There's always paid for support for the free products if you're that desperate. I've seen more issues with other peoples' PCs where Norton or McAfee has slowed their system to a crawl or caused odd behaviour. At least they're easier to uninstall these days.

There's a detailed report on available AV products here, if people want to make a more considered choice:-

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2010.pdf

try a different AV on the one with AVG and see if it finds any. AVG is notorious for allowing trojans through without warning you. My old PC had AVG on for years and had 3 trojans detected once kaspersky was put on (genuine trojans, not false positives). Forget what they were but two were keyloggers.
#17
I'll give it a go, I've moved most home PCs over to MSE but SWMBO's machine still has AVG on it, so I'll try a couple of others on it.
#18
Checkout Hitman Pro 3.5.8 to use will most anti virus. Free trial
1 Like #19
Toms hardware did a good test recently of all the major AV products and found absolutely no slow down on modern dual/quad core systems. Seems that's a thing of the past really just for people with old single core pc's

Still, It's Mccrapee so must be voted down on principle. I haven't forgotten its reputation and free alternativs like Microsoft Security essentials is good enough for anyone. No support needed, it just removes stuff on its own when it finds it and its backed by the worlds largest software company with seven billion pixies working on the definitions.

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