Free McAfee AV Protection - 180 days!
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Free McAfee AV Protection - 180 days!

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Found 9th Nov 2013
No spammy tool bars or adware with McAfee. They make money by charging you for add on features, but for internet security, virus protection, etc this will do the job as good as Symantec's £15/year version.

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Try removing it afterwards without it throwing a hissy fit. I've also found running mcafee in the past is just as bad as having a virus, slows it right down compared to others. Not as bad as Norton though

That wasn't an attack on the deal itself by the way, just a word of warning to some

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Not slowing my machine down - would rather slow machine than virus and bank details stolen? expected it to get voted cold though, losers! just kidding

Original Poster

thanks for the info, I prefer not to use my ISPs default Virus protection. Don't ask me why, just don't want them to be able to block certain sites I might want to go to - just because BT/McAfee determines a site high risk, doesn't mean it is.

Its free and I wouldnt even put this software on a PC that I didnt use. I tried it for a year and it failed miserably in comparison to free av's and norton. I;m not saying these are better for your PCs performance but miles ahead of mcafee in terms of keeping your pc secure.

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StevenA2000_uk

Its free and I wouldnt even put this software on a PC that I didnt use. … Its free and I wouldnt even put this software on a PC that I didnt use. I tried it for a year and it failed miserably in comparison to free av's and norton. I;m not saying these are better for your PCs performance but miles ahead of mcafee in terms of keeping your pc secure.



Yeah, ok.

I prefer AVG or Avast, both free and don't kill your PC performance. I think Barclays customers also get offered Kaspersky for free as well (sure I have seen it on here somewhere)

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the problem with AVG it takes over your computer. tons of adware, very annoying imo. but each to their own. McAfee is part of Intel, the others you mention have no where near that kind of clout.

Don't bother with this worthless piece of software. Use Comodo which is probably one of the most powerful AV/Firewall combos out at the minute, and it's totally free.

If you have Windows 8, there's a decent AV included (Windows Defender, not to be confused with the Windows 7 version).

Original Poster

ok, i guess it's gone seriously downhill in the last 5 years, they used to be up there with norton.

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not to mention their crazy murdering founder (allegedly - ahem).

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unclepies

I prefer AVG or Avast, both free and don't kill your PC performance. I … I prefer AVG or Avast, both free and don't kill your PC performance. I think Barclays customers also get offered Kaspersky for free as well (sure I have seen it on here somewhere)



Thanks for the Kapersky tip - I found the link through MSE and now am in the process of removing McAfee and installing Kapersky which is meant to be far superior. Shocked to see a previously good product go down the toilet wrt McAfee though.

People moaning about how this is hard or annoying to remove, just use the tool provided by Mcaffee to uninstall it. Works everytime for me and kinda ironic they provided it haha.


benjaminbristow

Don't bother with this worthless piece of software. Use Comodo which is … Don't bother with this worthless piece of software. Use Comodo which is probably one of the most powerful AV/Firewall combos out at the minute, and it's totally free.If you have Windows 8, there's a decent AV included (Windows Defender, not to be confused with the Windows 7 version).



Highly agree. Windows 8 comes built-in with a new version of Windows Defender. They basically updated it to include the aspects from Microsoft Security Essentials. The one on Windows 7 only has anti-spyware.

Can I ask, people voting cold, are you voting due to a bad product or due to the deal actually being bad? Seriously, some of you need to grow up if you're voting it cold due to the product being bad. Yes, Mcafee isn't the best out there but you vote for the deal, not the product rep or if you think it is bad.

Hot as it's a nice freebie.

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M0nk3h

People moaning about how this is hard or annoying to remove, just use the … People moaning about how this is hard or annoying to remove, just use the tool provided by Mcaffee to uninstall it. Works everytime for me and kinda ironic they provided it haha.Highly agree. Windows 8 comes built-in with a new version of Windows Defender. They basically updated it to include the aspects from Microsoft Security Essentials. The one on Windows 7 only has anti-spyware.Can I ask, people voting cold, are you voting due to a bad product or due to the deal actually being bad? Seriously, some of you need to grow up if you're voting it cold due to the product being bad. Yes, Mcafee isn't the best out there but you vote for the deal, not the product rep or if you think it is bad.Hot as it's a nice freebie.



i uninstalled it with no problems, it took a while (10 mins maybe?) but i just let it run in the background, then restarted when it asked me to. I have kapersky on now as I'm barclays customer, but tbh, I like the Norton interface much better. After my free year with kapersky is up, i'll go back to Norton as will have a new laptop and new 90 day trial of it by then.

fuhu78888

i uninstalled it with no problems, it took a while (10 mins maybe?) but i … i uninstalled it with no problems, it took a while (10 mins maybe?) but i just let it run in the background, then restarted when it asked me to. I have kapersky on now as I'm barclays customer, but tbh, I like the Norton interface much better. After my free year with kapersky is up, i'll go back to Norton as will have a new laptop and new 90 day trial of it by then.



Exactly, not hard atall. Norton really is coming back up, especially the new versions. What ever suits you really, personally though I would stick with Kaspersky as you get it for free from Barclays but whichever suits you best

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M0nk3h

Exactly, not hard atall. Norton really is coming back up, especially the … Exactly, not hard atall. Norton really is coming back up, especially the new versions. What ever suits you really, personally though I would stick with Kaspersky as you get it for free from Barclays but whichever suits you best



Only for a year! only for a year...

The best (and Free) antivirus I have ever used and still use is Microsoft Security Essentials. I'm no Microsoft fan, but this Antivirus really works! It's free, doesn't make your computer lag (Like McAfee Does) and catches viruses that McAfee doesn't even know about yet

Steamy Wee

The best (and Free) antivirus I have ever used and still use is Microsoft … The best (and Free) antivirus I have ever used and still use is Microsoft Security Essentials. I'm no Microsoft fan, but this Antivirus really works! It's free, doesn't make your computer lag (Like McAfee Does) and catches viruses that McAfee doesn't even know about yet


Even Microsoft state you should not rely on MSE, you best bet for free is Avast.

howtogeek.com/173…us/
Edited by: "Sambat" 11th Nov 2013

Sambat

Even Microsoft state you should not rely on MSE, you best bet for free is … Even Microsoft state you should not rely on MSE, you best bet for free is Avast.http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/



I see nowhere that Microsoft state this. I do see howtogeek.com saying this, but with no documentary evidence.

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Steamy Wee

The best (and Free) antivirus I have ever used and still use is Microsoft … The best (and Free) antivirus I have ever used and still use is Microsoft Security Essentials. I'm no Microsoft fan, but this Antivirus really works! It's free, doesn't make your computer lag (Like McAfee Does) and catches viruses that McAfee doesn't even know about yet



I second that! McAfee really slows your computer down. I see others mentioning Avast. This is the worlds most annoying software. I would never use it again. I'll stick with the best, Microsoft Anti Virus.

McAfee should be paying end users to suffer their shocking bloatware. I've had people in stunned disbelief at how much quicker their PC's were after I'd stripped off McAfee.

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inipi

McAfee should be paying end users to suffer their shocking bloatware. … McAfee should be paying end users to suffer their shocking bloatware. I've had people in stunned disbelief at how much quicker their PC's were after I'd stripped off McAfee.



Yawn. We get it. McAfee = slow machine (except in my case it did nothing of the kind).
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