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Windows 7: McAfee or Trend Micro


02 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
McAfee or Trend Micro

My last AV has expired and as a temporary fix, I installed Trend Micro Titanium on my PC. I was wondering which would be the best paid version to go with - Trend Micro Titanium 2011 or McAfee 2011?

Has anyone had any problems with these AV vendors/programs before?

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02 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't use either. There are a lot of really good free choices out there such as avast!, Comodo, Panda and MSE. If you want to go the paid route, then avast Internet Security, Norton, Kaspersky, G Data, ect.. are all better choices then McAfee or Trend Micro.

But if your heart is set on one of those two, then I would go with Trend Micro all day over McAfee. Head over to http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php and look around for a while, and you can make a much better informed decision.

Quarter 1 2011 tests: http://www.av-test.org/certifications.php
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02 Jul 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've used both and McAfee I wold avoid like the plague. I've been very happy with Trend Micro but some here would disagree. I would suggest trying the free TrendMicro for a period and see if you like it and then purchase or remove. Keep in mind that removing AV programs with the "uninstall program" will likely leave artifacts that the next AV download may not like so please contact their support team for instructions on proper uninstalling (with TM I'm an expert at this) long story and good luck. The best AV is the one you'll use on a regular basis !
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02 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Thanks. I have heard some things about McAfee but wanted to get some feedback from it. I'll look into Trend Micro Titanium.

Thanks again!
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02 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I installed Trend Micro 2011 on my XP x32 TestMule, and it was decent...........However, it was a biatch to uninstall. Even Trend's uninstall tool left things behind. I eventually had to do a re-image to install the next AV that I was testing. I would install it with caution if it were me.
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02 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Tried both TM and Mcaffee (preinstalled) and both of them are horrible. Try something else, seriously. If you want free, MSE, otherwise NIS 2011 or eset.
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02 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

My ISP used to give Trend Micro for free, tried for for 1 week. It was horrible
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02 Jul 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Told you you'll get all sorts of feed back. This topic get's more input second only to Intel vs AMD ! lol
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02 Jul 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

My ISP offered free Trend Micro and apparently got a bunch of complaints. They switched to McAfee. Still getting lots of complaints. Go figure.
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02 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Wow. Well, I have a testing machine of my own, I may look at a few - G Data maybe.
I've had a horrible experience with Norton IS 2011 and would prefer to stay away from it.
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