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Windows 7: McAfee Antivirus Update Causes Problems for Home/Enterprise Customers

05 Sep 2012   #11
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

http://www.av-comparatives.org/image..._201112_en.pdf

This is a fairly comprehensive analysis of common antivirus softwares as of 2011.

It's funny though, McAfee won a "Gold" award for least amount of false positives. I guess that isn't hard when you don't get any true positives either.


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05 Sep 2012   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The ratings are almost always rigged. On one site's ratings page was a huge ad for MucAfee.

The question remains why anyone would pay for A/V when there is a better free version unanimously recommended by the top tech site on the web.
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05 Sep 2012   #13
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The ratings are almost always rigged. On one site's ratings page was a huge ad for MucAfee.

The question remains why anyone would pay for A/V when there is a better free version unanimously recommended by the top tech site on the web.
Exactly. Running MSE for monitoring, and having MWB, SAS, TDSS, etc for the ocassional deep scan are much more effective than one copy of SEP. I've had W7 since day one, and I think I've had ONE trojan that slipped in. It was also reconciled in minutes.
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07 Sep 2012   #14
x BlueRobot

 

I've been using MSE with Windows 7, and Never have had a virus, whereas my step-dad uses Norton on his Windows XP system, and has a few viruses.
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07 Sep 2012   #15
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

7 has enhanced security features over XP too. Defender, UAC...
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07 Sep 2012   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

And the Defender preinstalled in Win8 is actually a beefed-up MSE with its name changed - the reccommended AV here for years.

Hardly a week passes when Norton doesn't miss a serious infection reported here. Similar reports about MSE are growing very infrequent. MS literally spends unlimited funds protecting their OS. No one has a greater interest in doing so.
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07 Sep 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
http://www.av-comparatives.org/image..._201112_en.pdf

This is a fairly comprehensive analysis of common antivirus softwares as of 2011.

It's funny though, McAfee won a "Gold" award for least amount of false positives. I guess that isn't hard when you don't get any true positives either.
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07 Sep 2012   #18
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
7 has enhanced security features over XP too. Defender, UAC...
Yes, I agree with you there (: I've been trying to get him to upgrade to Windows 7 due to the better security features.
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08 Sep 2012   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Blue a way to start happy computing would be Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials.
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