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SECURITY SUITE 97p IN STORE AT PC WORLD

Dwok Avatar
8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
MY FIRST DEAL SO PLEASE BE KIND.
PC WORLD SECURITY SUITE POWERED BY MCAFEE WAS £39.99
PREVENTS ACCESS TO INFECTED FILES
PROTECTS AGAINST VIRUSES,SPYWARE,HACKERS
BLOCKS POP-UPS
FILTERS INTERNET AND E-MAIL CONTENT
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
WINDOWS 98,ME,2000 OR XP

I GOT ONE TODAY LOOKS OK FOR 97p
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Congratulations on joining this forum. You should find it extremely useful, especially now, when you seem to be in need of a new keyboard - I know it can be a pain the neck to have the Caps Lock key stuck...
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kemot1984
Congratulations on joining this forum. You should find it extremely useful, especially now, when you seem to be in need of a new keyboard - I know it can be a pain the neck to have the Caps Lock key stuck...


HAHAHAHAHA

Harsh as they just joined but damn that was funny :thumbsup:


Welcome DWOK
#3
ODB_69;2020306
Harsh as they just joined but damn that was funny :thumbsup:


I know, but I just couldn't resist... thanks for the first post Dwok, BTW.
#4
cant find it. can you put up a direct link?
banned#5
ALICOM007;2020385
cant find it. can you put up a direct link?


It's instore
#6
Its just an old version of mcafee, in a Pc World box! nothing special they have been in the stores for almost 3 years so don't expect it to be the latest greatest. To be honest your better of with a free version cos atleast you know the virus engine is up to date!
#7
pcworld guru
Its just an old version of mcafee, in a Pc World box! nothing special they have been in the stores for almost 3 years so don't expect it to be the latest greatest. To be honest your better of with a free version cos atleast you know the virus engine is up to date!


Surely you can update the virus definitions
#8
mminghella
Surely you can update the virus definitions


yes, however, if that was all it was why would they change their products, newer versions have better heuristics and detections, which is why Norton (I know I know) have gone from having some of the worst detection rates to some of the best....not suggesting you buy Norton but it is improving with each release.

The Panda post after this is better, or just try AVG which has been recently updated or Avast or Avira all free and all pretty good, maybe not as good as paid for...
#9
kemot1984;2020291
Congratulations on joining this forum. You should find it extremely useful, especially now, when you seem to be in need of a new keyboard - I know it can be a pain the neck to have the Caps Lock key stuck...

Heheh nice one :thumbsup: Cheapest one I could find: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132133 there you go £2.99 and if you buy 17 you will get free delivery.

I saw these last time I went to PC World but I dont know why people pay for this stuff, even 97p when better software can be obtained for free with frequent definition updates. I suppose it is good for the people who don't know how to download the free stuff as any protection is better than none! :thumbsup:
#10
I wouldn't install Norton or McFaffy if you paid me £9.70. I like to use my computer for computing, not checking the computer for viruses with 99% of the system resources. Download Avast Home edition for free.
suspended#11
can this be any good at 97p?
#12
A much better deal is http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(26601)McAfee-Internet-Security-2008-OEM-3-User-Licence.aspx at £6.05 including vat and includes a licence for 3 pc's.
#13
Hi i thought to post this one 1 month ago but i felt it is not a good deal...Because it is really old version and pcworld stores want to get rid of them...As that is useless....So they are selling it in store for 97p...

Though that is a mcafee software it is very old version and uses much of system resourses than the new one...And they have lot of another softwares with the same price...Like PC Backup...(Norton Ghost Version 10.0) Simply Burning (Dvd Burning Software) Genoligy Suite (Creating Family trees) Reference suite (Encyclopedia) Pre -School Suite (Some Stuff for children) And some other stuff...I saw all of those and didn't feel they are any good....Becasue i work on 2003 Server and most of them don't work.

Hey but if you are using windows xp You may try them....For 97p you can't go wrong....

Heat added TO OP....
#14
Agent_Silver

The Panda post after this is better, or just try AVG which has been recently updated or Avast or Avira all free and all pretty good, maybe not as good as paid for...


Avira is rated BETTER than most paid for AV's, pretty much always top 3 in non-biased reviews.
#15
Old/dated/poor quality antivirus, in my opinion and experience, is SIGNIFICANTLY worse than having no anti virus at all. Voting cold.

Either get a free one(as jukkie rightly says, Avira is excellent) or pay a small amount of money(under a tenner) for Kaspersky.
#16
I wouldn't even get this even if it was the new one. Sorry op! As previously said you want your compututer to spend 1% of it's resource checking stuff not 99%
#17
Cold - as others have said, most free AV and Firewall software is better than most of the stuff you pay for, and in this case 97p will be spent harming your PC, while downloading AVG Free will actually be of some use.
#18
hasnt this already been posted
#19
Hmmmmmm, I find that AVG misses alot. Zone alarm is super intrusive.

Norton is pants, but mcafee, once its updated etc, leaves u alone. And its completely fine. Does not use too much of the system.

U get what you pay for, even if AVG etc doesnt pop up, it could be missing something.
#20
mminghella
Surely you can update the virus definitions


Yes but signature bases AV alone is useless. the A engine is likely to be a little on the ancient side so will be slow and miss many new tricks malware authors use. But more importantly heuristic detection is likely to be non existent or totally useless.
#21
;-)
joylove
I wouldn't install Norton or McFaffy if you paid me £9.70. I like to use my computer for computing, not checking the computer for viruses with 99% of the system resources. Download Avast Home edition for free.


Very true!!!
#22
chillking
;-)

Very true!!!


Avast and AVG are pants. very small programs. Always having update issues etc.

Norton isnt a bad product, its actually one of the most comprehensive virus / firewall solutions u can buy. But it is also the most attacked by hackers etc, this is why it slows the machine down so much.

Mcafee is the best of the mainstream purchased av products.

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I just find it funny when people think AVG and Avast are up to the same mark as paid softwares. Remember the saying, you dont get owt for nowt!

Beddy bies now lol.
#23
Download AVG free. Don't waste your money.
#24
I've used AVG and Avast and found them both very good. If anyone is interested in free alternatives to "buy-me" software then I can recommend pretty much all of the links on this list:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm
#25
There are several softwares in PC World currently for 97p all PC World branded, including some basic website design software.

Regarding Antivirus software, I know we have all had the same discussions on here many times, so just to upset all the 'free' AV fans... I recommend CA Antivirus - it's not free but it will keep you more secure than AVG. For some reason a lot of recent viruses have been slipping through AVG making it not so good for free to be honest.

Steve
#27
AVG Pro + Firewall (i.e. the paid for one) is all I need.

(I say "all" I need - I use it on my laptop - nowt running 24/7 on my desktop)
#28
Just be careful, it may be cheap but not cheerful, particularly if you get a virus that the programme can't deal with, get an up to date one to be sure,good find though, but please DO NOT SHOUT!!!!:oops:
#29
Free AVG has never let me down. Been using it for years.
#30
can get all these sorts of internet and cp security for free online and better too know its only 97 pence but its a waste of money.
#31
Spykey
can this be any good at 97p?


"You get what you pay for" :thumbsup: Cheap ****.
#32
aircanman
Hmmmmmm, I find that AVG misses alot. Zone alarm is super intrusive. .


Yep, AVG doesn't have the best detection rate but it's pretty conservative in terms of system resource usage which is why I use it. Unless you're pretty wreckless in your browsing habits, it's all the protection you'll need. As for firewalls I would recommend Comodo. Just my two pence.
#33
jukkie
Avira is rated BETTER than most paid for AV's, pretty much always top 3 in non-biased reviews.


I didn't realise Avira was free (just paid £10 for it on their website - still a good price though given the detection rates and it's very inconspicuous, less so than AVG).

AVG free edition never let me down beforehand though. I think people have had problems with mcafee in the past conflicting with programs and such like.
#34
I dont get why you need a firewall these days - most routers have one built in.
#35
>> Avast and AVG are pants. very small programs. Always having update issues etc.
>> Mcafee is the best of the mainstream purchased av products.

i'm guessing that's based on personal experience because testing just doesn't back that up...

http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE10
http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE2
http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE4

you probably need to register (free) to see that, but in short - since 2004 AVG free has passed with 100% all but two tests, the last being 1 miss on XP with AVG 7.5.
Mcaffe has failed 3 tests (all others 100% passes), the last being the latest test on Vista Business. I'm not sure how old the PC world software is but note anything made before 2003 has a very high failure rate, and that's on viruses from the same time.
Symantec's Norton AV does have a near perfect score, with the last failure being in 1999. But for a product that, the last time I tried it, cost ~£20 pa to keep updated and £40 to purchase originally, for the sake of a single virus miss and the extra resources Norton takes up, I can't see how it's worth it and would never recommended it; nor can i recall ever seeing any respected tech websites or journalists recommend the thing.

and as for AVG having update probs - mine does so automatically every day at ~11pm without fail. I have seen problems on other user's pcs but it's always been while they've been using an outdated AVG version and an update to the latest version solved any issues.
#36
>> I dont get why you need a firewall these days - most routers have one built in.

one reason - outgoing traffic. or internal traffic. i don't know exactly know how most routers handle things, but i assume they usually allow incoming packets through any port in reply to any packets originating internally. in other words - if you do get a virus on your machine (via software download, media, or anything else you put on there yourself) then there's nothing to stop that virus either downloading more stuff through a router, or transmitting info back to wherever. you'll also have problems with any other clients on a LAN possibly becoming inected from a single compromised maching also on the LAN behind the hardware firewall. a router's firewall will usually just stop probing attacks from the internet which is where most attacks will come from but as i say, won't help if you get one via other means.

which is why i just recently re-installed ZoneAlarm after having no end of trouble with it's BSODs etc last year. still don't know of a decent alternative :(
#37
We do use Mcafee Enterprise at work at it really is a pain in the bum when it comes to updating clients from the server! The update engine often doesn't work properly and I spend few hours everyday forcing updates to clients! Just get free stuff such as Avast, Spybot, Adaware, Zone Alarm and with bit of common sense your PC should be safe for life!
#38
mcafee = virus...dont install
you will see why experts tell you avoid it when you try and unistall it......like a cat with diahorea
#39
MrShed;2031914
Old/dated/poor quality antivirus, in my opinion and experience, is SIGNIFICANTLY worse than having no anti virus at all. Voting cold.

Either get a free one(as jukkie rightly says, Avira is excellent) or pay a small amount of money(under a tenner) for Kaspersky.


agreed...avg or avast is good too and they are free..use the link below...part of cnet.com...mcafee and nortons have the worst detective rates, are termed 'resource hoggers' (good if you want to slow you pc down)

www.download.com
#40
aircanman;2032258
Avast and AVG are pants. very small programs. Always having update issues etc.

Norton isnt a bad product, its actually one of the most comprehensive virus / firewall solutions u can buy. But it is also the most attacked by hackers etc, this is why it slows the machine down so much.

Mcafee is the best of the mainstream purchased av products.

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I just find it funny when people think AVG and Avast are up to the same mark as paid softwares. Remember the saying, you dont get owt for nowt!

Beddy bies now lol.


mcafee and nortons are so poorly written bloatware that seriously slows down the users pc...

just about every review disgarees with you

i deinstalled nortons from someones laptop for this very reason and installed avg and zonealarm firewall instead ....they were stunned as their pc works much much faster

all virus software requires regular updates, to update their virus library

not only that some computer novices forgot to renew the subscription every year...i am forever sorting out these types of problems.....last time someone had a nasty virus that took me 6 hours to remove

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