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McAfee Total Protection 1 Yr Sub £5.99 @ Argos
Found 25th AugFound 25th Aug
Browse, bank, and shop safely with McAfee Total Protection, which provides premium antivirus, identity, and privacy protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablet whene… Read more

Can anyone recommend a good free anti virus?


Windows 10 has the perfectly adequate Windows Defender built in these days anyway!


Free antivirus (many available), a privacy focused browser and common sense. Total cost £0.


An you help us all with better suggestions ..or maybe a whisky deal .to ko us


Mcafee total system hog would be more appropriate...

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 - Black/White with Free Samsung Case + McAfee Lifesafe £169 @ Currys
Found 23rd AugFound 23rd Aug
Scroll down to under the colours and the offer will show. Will say: " Get a FREE Samsung tablet case & McAfee LiveSafe when you buy this product. Get McAfee LiveSafe include… Read more

Same price in John Lewis with 3 year guarantee or in Argos with £10 voucher.


Mc Afee is only some of the bloat that Samsung pre-installs on their tablets Samsung gets paid to have this bloat on


how is this still over £200, i got one over a year ago from amazonwarehouse for under £100 when they had the 30% off open boxes offer. as for McAfee, i've never heard anything good about it in 31 years On August 19, 2010, Intel announced that it would purchase McAfee for $48 a share in a deal valued at $7.68 billion. On January 6, 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced during the Consumer Electronics Show the name change from McAfee Security to Intel Security. The company's red shield logo would remain, with the firm continuing to operate as a wholly owned Intel subsidiary. John McAfee, who no longer has any involvement in the company, expressed his pleasure at his name no longer being associated with the software. "I am now everlastingly grateful to Intel for freeing me from this terrible association with the worst software on the planet. These are not my words, but the words of millions of irate users. However, as of 2016 the products still bore the McAfee name.


I've had this tablet for over 12mths now lovely piece of kit bought it as a refurb in excellent condition..... As for McAfee no thanks


No thanks on pc either

McAfee Antivirus - 10 Device £4.99 @ Argos (C&C)
Refreshed 16th AugRefreshed 16th Aug
With McAfee® AntiVirus, count on a name you can trust to get the award-winning protection you need for your PC with essentials like safe web browsing, firewall security, Virus Prot… Read more
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Seriously I thought everyone knew that Mcafee sold his antivirus software to Intel like over a decade ago, those people talking about trusting this AV software based on media coverage of the "former" owner are insane. Sure Intel are probably wondering if keeping his name was a good idea i.e. its not so positive as it was, but still, get with the current decade.


Watch Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee, and decide if you trust Mcafee !


Everyone has heard a bad story about <insert AV here>, Norton used to be the bad one, then Kaspersky with its supposed Russian links. Truth is they all have to be invasive to do their job, if an Anti Virus does not have some impact on your PC its not working correctly, they simply have to read a file as its opened to do their job, and its better to be careful than getting Malware. None of them are perfect, they cant ever be 100% safe and which one is the best all depends on what samples the comany has analysed and got signitures for, and when the last upgrade was released compared to the testing date. The built in Windows Defender is good, but its only AV/Anti Malware, pay more for a premium product and you get more bells and whiles like VPN, Child protection, rejection of suspisious websites, password safes and so on.


mcafee is malware. Avoid.


Although the free Avast, now with NON STOP pop ups trying to get you to upgrade is a major pain, bordering on spyware itself!

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McAfee LiveSafe 1 Year - Unlimited Device £9.99 @ Argos
Found 30th JulFound 30th Jul
Browse, bank, and shop safely with McAfee® LiveSafe™ service which provides ultimate antivirus, identity and privacy protection for all your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets. Al… Read more
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This is a virus


Oooft, nerd joke.


get mine off of ebay about £5.50 never had a problem and i download some cr#p


Putting a padlock round your ethernet cable would be a better choice.


Microsoft office 365 personal & Mcafee protection - £49.99 @ Argos
Found 30th JunFound 30th Jun
Looking for office (word etc) for Mac and this is the cheapest I’ve found so far from a legit source. Thoughts?

Not sure that's "most workplaces". Some allow Office at a massive discount via Microsoft's Home Use Programme but that requires specific sign up by the organisation and that they have sufficient enterprise licences to cover the end user requirement. If you are referring to the use of the "up to 5 installs per users" allowance of Office 365 that refers to devices within the organisation unless explicity agreed.


They don't even have an email client let alone a replacement for OneNote. The freebies are fine for many but are useless for some.

iansh or free does same job fully compatible via ms office


That's not why. Most workplaces / universities allow download of Office 365 for free, or for much cheaper than this price, just by logging into the office 365 website.


The boo boys that hate anything MS will unfortunately jump all over this. Shame they don't spend their time finding useful deals instead

Office 365 home + McAfee total security - 5 devices / year - £54.99 @ Amazon
Found 24th MayFound 24th May
Was previously down to £59.99, now another £5 off. The license keys also stack, extending the licence for up to 5 years (both office 365 and for McAfee).

Promo code for £10 off Microsoft Office 365 Home on Amazon for anyone that wants it (I already have a sub so it's no use to me) - please post once used to others know - 25S7-P5TRM6-YQ999T


You'll probably get more hot votes if you don't mention the bundled McAfee to be honest :D Heat from me but expect the usual £3 ebay comments.


Great price OP. These appear now and again. *que mindless cold votes from the cool kids*

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14" HP Laptop - i5-8250U​​ / 4GB RAM / 256GB SSD / Full HD £449 + **NOW with  £50 Cashback** @ AO (3 colours to choose from / Free McAfee Internet Security / More in OP)
Refreshed 23rd MayRefreshed 23rd May
*Update 23/05/18 - Now has £50 Cashback available Been a little cheaper a a few weeks ago (about £10 less) but at £449 i think this is still a good offer for those that missed… Read more

Hey, thanks superfamking. Guess I've just been unlucky. AO are really good with customer service and will let me return it. 3rd times the charm?? I wouldn't go with HP if there were any other manufacturer's laptops out there with similar specs.


I bought the gold one for my daughter.....yes it's plasticky all over so not exactly a premium feel, but it isn't rattling like yours, Everything seems nice, solid and well fitted


Great little laptop! Bought it for my daughter and opened it this morning to stick in another 4gb ram and a 120Gb ssd I had lying around.... really impressed with it, so the build quality isn't quite there, but on performance it beats my £1400 i5 7th gen HP Spectre x360.


Good spec for the price but... I'm on my second and the case construction is atrocious; It rattles. If you tap the touch pad, rattle, tap the case rattle. I've never come across such a rattly poorly made case. Returned the first one as I thought it was a bad batch but the second was worse. I'm going to return again. it's just too bargain basement. Does anyone have a really rattly one? I got the gold one. If it's not as bad in silver or red I may go for that. Screen is good but a bit dim. The power is more than enough to run steam and I tested it with binary domain at full settings which works absolutely fine. Never expected to be able to game on this but it is quite capable for older titles. Start up is quick and it can easily run multiple Apps. Can't get anything for this spec elsewhere.


Yes I tend to have several tabs and/or programs opent once (usually just office and Chrome though, occasionally using work related software ActiveInspire or Smart Notebook).

Acer Aspire 3 - £379.99 @ Very
Found 11th MayFound 11th May
Intel Core i3, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop (Black) with McAfee Livesafe. Looking to get the best laptop around which is capable for using Adobe software?
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Looks alright however personally I would want an i3 over an amd chip. Not too sure on how much difference it would make but i3 gets the better write ups


Thanks for the insight, haven't bought a laptop in years so generally have no clue about them and their costs. What's your opinion on this?


I got the same one but with a 1TB HDD for 350 and that was over a year ago

Microsoft Office 365 Home and McAfee TP - 5 Devices @ Argos £59.99
Found 11th MayFound 11th May
Get the installed applications you know and trust- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, across multiple devices with Microsoft 365 Home. McAfee® Interne… Read more

cheeky request I know, does anyone have a spare licence :)


So I bit the bullet on this and paid (with a lot of groaning) the £60. Interestingly, I waited until the day after my existing subscription expired, it offered me an additional month free if I agreed to an automatic renewal- which I duly did. Immediately after it confirmed my new expiry date was June 17 next year, I cancelled the auto renewal and the date still remains at 13 months.... So effectively got an extra month free without commitment.


Thank you for that (both issues). I think I paid about £40 last year in someone's special deal. My subscription does not expire for nearly a month so I might just leave it a while and if nothing better comes up I'll take the Argos option. I had not come across CEX previously (although I had noticed the store in town); I thank you for confirming my views about buying software from there (or not - if you take my point).


I got a renewal for this for £42 last year (same time) from Amazon. It's £67 now and hasn't moved for months. My subscription expires today so am gonna have ot bite the bullet unfortunately. ALthough I get stuff from CEX (touch wood, no issues so far) I just wouldn't trust the software option.


I dropped into a branch of CEX in town today and discovered it is a secondhand software dealer (I had not come across it previously). There is nothing wrong with that as such, but the store did not have the MS licence I wanted in stock, so I would have to get it by mail. In that case I've decided there is too much risk as the item that turns up could easily be a new user only licence (which may be purchased elsewhere for about £30) rather than one I may use to extend my subscription by a year. I decided that the Argos offer is much safer (but I won't install the bundled software - the anti-virus program included in Windows is perfectly adequate). Thank you for posting the CEX option though - it was worth exploring.

70% Off - McAfee Total Protection 2018 Antivirus, 1 year subscription £24 McAfee  Store
Found 29th MarFound 29th Mar
McAfee All in One Antivirus Protection 2018. Trusted anti-virus and identity management for all operating systems. PC & Laptop, Computer, Mobile and Tablet Security.

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.

McAfee Internet Security 1 Year 1 User - £3.99 + Free click and collect at Argos
Found 3rd MarFound 3rd Mar
McAfee® Internet Security provides trusted antivirus and identity protection for your PCs, Macs smartphones and tablets so you can browse, bank, and shop safely with all of the ess… Read more
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Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't buy McAfee. I wouldn't pay money for any antivirus software, but I don't get the hate for this software. It's running on my laptop, which is a low powered Chinese one, and it's just fine. It doesn't slow down when scanning, or at any time, to be fair. And when it does scan, all is good. Agree about malwarebytes, though. You need it alongside an antivirus program. Preferably one that isn't Windows defender.


Mcafee is now owned by Intel as far as I know, John has not been involved with the company for years. He's now busy with his Crypto mining ventures. Even with Intel's backing I wouldn't use Mcafee (though wouldn't go with the poster who recommended just using Malwarebyte either, that should be running alongside a good anti-virus program, not as a alternative.) there are better software packages out there, even for free. Everyone I've known who bought Mcafee has ended up uninstalling within a couple of months and buying another anti-virus program that doesn't frustrate them as much as Mcafee.


and now he fills his days pumping and dumping alt coins lol


Alongside Malwarebytes - good read here on why.’s-the-best-antivirus-for-windows-10-is-windows-defender-good-enough/


Download McAfee Livesafe Free
Found 26th FebFound 26th Feb
McAfee Livesafe Free for 1 year

I always thought it slowed the computer



Fair enough. :-) Avast is very good too.


Ok: Avast Free, Kasperky (free one) Only 2 I know of, personally use Avast myself


Looooool, I remember when same used to be said of the Norton Product chain, but yet ... Each to their own I guess?. Feel free to indulge us all with a suitably good ( + FREE) alternative? (genuinely interested), thanx. :-)

McAfee Internet Security 1 Year 1 User £3.99 @ Argos
Found 23rd FebFound 23rd Feb
[image] 1 User 3.99 or 3 device 7.99.

That video is approaching 5 years old.


It is heavy on the Machine and exhausting system resources


How To Uninstall McAfee Antivirus - Featuring John McAfee himself


I would not infect any of my machines with that monstrosity!


Couldn't pay me to put that **** on my PC, this and Norton. Windows defender on Win10 already does a great job.

MCAFEE Total Protection 2018 - 1 year for 15 devices. Was £69.99 now £19.99 @ Currys
Found 12th FebFound 12th Feb
Compatible with Windows / MacOS / iOS / Android PC protection: Keep your files secure and your PC safe online Product key card Full version Top features:  - Online protection… Read more

I'm using avast at the moment. Seems okay but does pester you a bit to upgrade to the paid version.


I'm sure it will have its critics but I've been using avg free for years and never had any problems. The only time we ended up with a trial version of Mcfee on a new computer it stopped so many programs from working properly. Not a fan at all


Nope they haven't and I also 100% agree. Persuaded by pc world staff to buy it when I was getting a replacement laptop. Ditched the subscription half way through and went back to Norton, have been using that for years.


Check for results on free and paid for anti virus programmes be for you decide on what to get.


Never pay for antivirus, the free ones are better. It's well known that McAfee is a resource hog and slows down systems

McAfee Internet Security 1 Year 1 User £4.99 @ Argos
Found 26th JanFound 26th Jan
McAfee® Internet Security provides trusted antivirus and identity protection for your PCs, Macs smartphones and tablets so you can browse, bank, and shop safely with all of the ess… Read more

Bitdefender Total Security.. Generally gets higher ratings and reviews;


Agree with this, though Avast uses the same engine & is slightly less 'naggy' to upgrade I personally use Kaspersky ( ) but it's no good for individuals who lap up mainstream news without question, swallowing the anti-Russia propaganda


Reasonably sure the free version of Malwarebytes offers no active protection, just a manually instigated scan+clean or let's-attempt-to-undo-the-mess-after-the-event function. Just sayin.


How about Comodo?


AVG free- does the job, would also download anti malware bytes which is also free and just have those two, don’t see why people pay for anti virus... as long as you aren’t silly and believe everything you click or download files from places which are suspicious then you’ll be fine with AVG free

McAfee Antivirus - 10 Device - £6.99 - Argos
Found 14th JanFound 14th Jan
McAfee Antivirus - 10 Device - £6.99 - Argos Let the war of words begin (cheeky)
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An interesting article and the link to recent study from AV-Comparatives is also good reading. The problem is, I'm totally confused by the whole issue! What will protect me?


Always get my code off of eBay paid 4.99 for unlimited devices Never had a problem been using McAfee for years


Couldn't pay me to install it. You know the products crap when its own founder hates it.


Well they would say that wouldn't they.


As with anything free there is always a disparity compared to purchasing a full version of a product where features will obviously be limited. Depending on a users browsing activity and that they stay well away of sites that are dodgy then the free version should be fine, but you should always do your homework when choosing any antivirus software as they are all not equal. 😏

McAfee internet security 1 year 1 device £4.99 @ Argos
Found 13th JanFound 13th Jan
Seems a good price for a known name.
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I have worked in cyber security for over 20 years, somehow I think I know my stuff enough said.


You rely on a free, poorly reviewed Microsoft product to protect you on-line, whilst I invest in an effective, highly-regarded, dedicated solution, yet I'm the brainwashed, mindless sheep? Apart from the fact that it isn't possible to brainwash someone that's mindless, I think I see the flaw in your argument! Anyway, as you've now shown yourself to be incapable of debate without making inane insults, I shall leave it there and allow you to crawl back under your bridge with the rest of the Hukd trolls.


Far from it I’m afraid chap, I have the sense and knowledge to know where to invest my money albeit only £15 it’s still better in my pocket then wasted on a product which is not needed. I’m sorry to hear that you are yet another mindless sheep brainwashed by the industry. (highfive)


£15 for 12 months peace of mind on 3 pcs may be a stretch for you mate, but don't worry about me, I can afford it.


Great answer but I think poster was commenting on your naivety, not malwarebytes!!

McAfee security £8.99 @ Currys
Found 24th Dec 2017Found 24th Dec 2017
McAfee security. For one yet of one device.
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McAfee give good coin advice...


Bloatware and more hassle than it's worth to be honest. Been using MalwareBytes Premium for years, silent and does its job (y)


Intel bought McAfee, the best thing they could do is totally ditch the brand name, change the box colour and call it intel antivirus and people might buy it. McAfee is generally considered a bloated beast and not that good, even free I suspect this would go cold.


Not very good imo, had to ditch half of my subscription and buy Norton. Loads more threats showed up compared to McAfee



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