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Windows 7: Mcafee ?

05 Dec 2011   #1

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Mcafee ?

hi
why is everyone posting so much bad about mcafee,it is a very efficient virus protection and removal software along with other functions,and i will tell you why i chose mcafee: my mother is boss in a large international corporation who makes colours for plastic,the company name is Clariant,it is not so big here in denmark(where she is leader)but very big in europe in general,and they run mcafee on all their computers,and i thourgt there must be a reason for that,they got like all big firms very sencitive information stored.It is a fact that Mcafee has the highest detection rates in the world today:99.9%.And on top of that mcafee total protection can scan and remove many kinds of spyware and malware,in paticular trojans who as far as i know is the most common infection,one thing is for sure it has saved my system a number of times.As i see it,mcafee only got one downside,price,and i am no expert but it is my oppinion.
Kind Regards Asser

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05 Dec 2011   #2

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Thats lovely - as long as it does the job for Clariant, then thats good. I work for someone who probably has far more sensitive information (we produce and sell uranium yellowcake) and we use soemthing completely different. Many people here will testify to McCoffee causing lots of problems. I'll leave it up to them to post their views.

Regards,
Golden
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05 Dec 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bitt
 
 

hi again
i was not correct when i said only one downside,there is an other serious problem,it uses all of my cpu when scanning.sorry for this minor interruption.
Asser
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05 Dec 2011   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have tried McAfee before and did not like it it slows down my computer. Start up takes forever because it has to check for updates. it's just a big hog my ISP offers it for free and I will not use it.
Jerry
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05 Dec 2011   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bitt
 
 

hi
i do not understand because on the mcafee website it says:mcafee runs quietly in the background spearing recouses and maximising computer performance,to be exact.
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05 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

That's marketing talk. Show me one antivirus website advertising its product that doesn't use these exact same (or similar) words.

You may have run into one of the reasons others dislike McAfee, or you may not have configured it properly (most antiviruses can lower their process priority or CPU usage percentage).

I honestly don't know since I'm another non-user.
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05 Dec 2011   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asser View Post
hi
i do not understand because on the mcafee website it says:mcafee runs quietly in the background spearing recouses and maximising computer performance,to be exact.

Marketing {& Test Results} should be used as a guide not as indisputable evidence.

FYI...
McAfee is frequently implicated in BSOD's.
{ & some other AV programs also}
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06 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Marketing {& Test Results} should be used as a guide not as indisputable evidence.
Everyone needs to have this one written on their foreheads. Permanently.
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08 Dec 2011   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Marketing {& Test Results} should be used as a guide not as indisputable evidence.
Everyone needs to have this one written on their foreheads. Permanently.
+1 Corazon but as for MuckAfee errrr just removed t from a friends machine and it left all sorts of rubbish behind.

Just my own personal opinion of course and from experience with it you couldn't give it to me.
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08 Dec 2011   #10

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asser View Post
hi
why is everyone posting so much bad about mcafee,it is a very efficient virus protection and removal software along with other functions,and i will tell you why i chose mcafee: my mother is boss in a large international corporation who makes colours for plastic,the company name is Clariant,it is not so big here in denmark(where she is leader)but very big in europe in general,and they run mcafee on all their computers,and i thourgt there must be a reason for that,they got like all big firms very sencitive information stored.It is a fact that Mcafee has the highest detection rates in the world today:99.9%.And on top of that mcafee total protection can scan and remove many kinds of spyware and malware,in paticular trojans who as far as i know is the most common infection,one thing is for sure it has saved my system a number of times.As i see it,mcafee only got one downside,price,and i am no expert but it is my oppinion.
Kind Regards Asser
If you are so convinced that McAfee is the way to go why don't you just buy it?
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