Then McAfee is run by the American government (NSA).
and run by Russians...
Kaspersky antivirus is free.
Then McAfee is run by the American government (NSA).
and run by Russians...
Kaspersky antivirus is free.
Not just for pc for android devices mobiles etc
McAfee what a guyfyi windows has malware tools built in now so no need to ruin your PC with this junk
For me, it's in the over burdening, heavy-handed, intrusive and resource hungry bracket. However, your bracket mileage may vary.
Defender is resource hungry and not very good AV solution when it comes to detection. However it's OK if you only goto known trusted websites and only download from reputable sites. Check AV-comparative performance benchmarks. M$ can definitely release better version but they will "Not" to avoid regulatory scrutiny. They definitely don't want another "Internet Explorer" saga with EU.
No just no. Gonna get cold in here.
Correct as all you are doing is buying a subscription deal to get the latest definitions, these days while we have defender doing this already you really are only buying Malware defences which this does pretty well, I suspect over the next few years defender will have this covered and these AV companies will have only business use.
For those who dont know McAfee is in the top notch bracket.Hot.
Microsoft defender is free and its
£14.99 at Argos it is 2016 but you have to enter a code when you want to install it and you then get the latest one have used this before and left it 4 months before I used it
MSE is so poor even Microsoft recommend you use something else. Try taking a look on Google. They don't even submit it for comparative testing any more.
educating bricks is pointless.
Its only educating people if its true. I can tell you from my own experience that the banks (several I have dealt with) do not withold giving money back based on using or not using AV or only if you use a certain AV.
Just no point in trying to educate some
If you do buy, TURN OFF auto renew. It's a complete rip off, not unlike car insurance, where loyalty is exploited, not rewarded.
All the independent PC mag tests show that no paid for antivirus/security suite comes out consistently better than Avast or even AVG. No point in buying one - only the people who've bought one will say it's good (to "prove" they've not wasted their money)
Or for home use try Avast it's free. http://www.avast.com/index
watch out!!! at the end of it they will recharge your card at the FULL amount. I think you can turn off auto bill.. I got stung with the other virus company but they did give me my £99 back
You have to provide all your personal details to register, including a credit card for auto renew service. However you can cancel the auto renew functionality once registered
After the trouble I have had with McAfee AntiVirus over the years I would not use this product even if I was paid. It caused my quad core pc to run like a 486 and was nearly impossible to get rid of so this is frostily cold from me.
I have to agree with you, Norton probably used to be the one of the top antivirus programs, but glad it isn't anymore :) - I always tell people regardless of the antivirus programs they have installed, I always tell them to get McAfee, definitely the best antivirus software out there :D, and the trial version is annoying, don't understand why they can't just have the free trial of McAfee installed on new PC's/laptops :P
Norton isnt one of the top antivirus programs ! Its the worst one out there !!!!!!!! its only popular as its installed (trial version) on most new PCs/laptops , first thing I tell my customers to do is uninstall Norton !
Peegy, its the free version. Take a look here and look at the description: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wsandroid.suite
Yeah Norton isn't that good if I'm honest, but I found that that it was one of the top antivirus software's out there. I'd personally go with McAfee, McAfee have always been first. Their desktop/laptop protection is really good :)
No Peegy, that's the free version... Take a look here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wsandroid.suite and read the description.
Yawn. We get it. McAfee = slow machine (except in my case it did nothing of the kind).
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.
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.
I see nowhere that Microsoft state this. I do see howtogeek.com saying this, but with no documentary evidence.
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/
This is complete crap. I would better use Microsoft Security Essential or Windows Defender. First it slows down you PC/Laptop, because about 13 services will be running in background. It creates all kind of network problems, up to no connection. Not that easy to remove, even using the official removal tool. You will have to manually remove some of the files and services.
And with friends like that... You know the rest. Heheh.
Ditto... But still voted hot as might get the freebie to sell to a friend of friend. Lol...
AVG please! AVG free version = Advertisements AVG Paid verion = Advertisements Still!
Dont know what system you have?! but it fine on mine 8)
No heat :(
Nice find, have some heat :)
In my experience, McAfee is worse than a virus!
Would not touch with a barge pole had to uninstall this from 2 dell computers recently and both went to blue screen when i uninstalled no matter what way i did it after about 10 restores i ended up having to do a full system reinstall to get rid of the damn thing and its not the first time i have had McAfee cause serious problems when uninstalling avoid at all costs
No longer available, doesn't go into my cart when link tab is clicked. Anyone else? Non?
McAfee is maybe better than no protection at all, but when you look at the Virus Bulletin detection reports, it fares worse than some of the free AV products out there. http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index I personally wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, but some protection is still better than none.
downloaded this before, 3 days of it then it was blocked by McAfee........so be carefull
I'll give it a go. Been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a few years now and been happy with it but as i say, I'll give this a whirl.
Mine's never expired. As the email mentions, my software has just been updated each time they have a new version. They seem to be in perpetual beta.
Thanks chandlerweb. I've just registered and installed the McAfee Beta program on my system and it works perfectly without any issues. Would this free Beta subscription expire at some point in time or can I use this Beta program indefinitely?
Does the link not work for you? When I click on it, I get the page (screenshot) http://t.co/Hx0PEAlf which clearly shows a registration button.
Im sorry, I dont know. Im just sharing what i received.
I wouldn't even touch AVG, even with a stick nor would I touch McAfee either. Buy Kaspersky, NOD32, use the 6 month with Bitdefender or use Microsoft Security Essentials instead. Cold. Very. Cold.
You're better off with AVG Free or Microsoft Security Essentials...
my apologies, this is the correct link http://us.mcafee.com/root/landingpages/afflandpage.asp?lpname=17224_vsp_trial&affid=707
Sorry, I'm brainless, just found it. Thank you.
Hi, I can't find the free product. The link doesn't take you to a free 6 month subscription.
Terrible software, no thanks
It's got the name Mcafee in it therefore I stay well away.
I agree with this dude and I agree with Frakker. Although Chrome has the built in protection Site Advisor allows you to see if a site is dangerous before clicking on it. A bit like WOT...
There are dangers other than phishing and this is a browser plug-in, just the same as plug-ins for Firefox or Chrome. SiteAdvisor appears to be exactly that, it will provide you with information and advice about a website. Although I wouldn't feel the need to use this myself, it would be ideal for someone like my mum - ever heard of the sayings 'horses for courses' and 'one mans meat is another mans poison'? By all means vote it Cold, but don't cite Chrome as being the holy grail please. SiteAdvisor for Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dckheglehcdhpjkdmmmghbgkcdebhhae#detail/dckheglehcdhpjkdmmmghbgkcdebhhae
Which you might as well download now as you'll remove it once you see how much of a resource hog it is.
Zanderol24 Why not the firewall? Anything people need to know?
Easy to remove just download the removal tool.
Not too sure. You could always use the Freeware "Revo Unistaller" to scan for traces left by McAfee like Registry Entries to folders etc. Anyone comment if McAfee has improved since it's bundle with DELL Systems? Found it annoying when I had the trial. Couldn't install any as I wasn't clued up back then. Just installing it now so will report back... Just to note i have only installed the AV + Spyware protection and not the firewall etc...
Is it still hard to uninstall Mcafee from Windows?
I logged into internet banking with HSBC and it worked fine for me. Expiry 07/01/2011. Saved myself £30
I'm with HSBC and installed this. Terrible anti-virus software. Slow and doesn't detect many worms. Uninstalled and went with free ones. Much better
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I have used McAfee for years backed up by spybot search and destroy or malwarebytes never had a problem
After an expensive and stressful fortnight trying to get rid of a nasty that got past McAfee a couple of years ago I wouldn't touch it, free or not. Watching the McAfee "experts" take control of my computer and google for the free trojan removal software (personal use only!) was educational.
Depends how old your computer is. And how long ago you last used Norton.
Norton does slow down your computer.
That was probably a few years ago. Norton is now better than Kaspersky, but more expensive.
Kaspersky is good, but not so sure about Norton - the last time I had this my PC slowed down so much.
McAfee gets very bad reviews in magazines, it is worse than many free anti virus programs like MSE and AVG. If you're going to pay for anti virus the best are Norton and Kaspersky.
why not just use a free antivirus (avast/avira/avg/essentials/linux) rather than paying for one or using a 6 month one where you have to remember to cancel a subscription...
6 months free worth 24.99? LOL
6month free sounds ok, but card details for auto renewal is a big no no. Last November they were giving away 12month free Internet Security, without the need to submit any payment details. Voted cold
they only sold lots due to tie ups with companies....eg pcworld who would sell their rubbish at a 'discount' when someone bought a pc
"A true user doesn't need to use an anti-virus" - eh? so you dont surf the net then? AVG is alot better, kapersky is overrated and is a resource hogger
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