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Windows 7: Mcafee Total Protection 2010

13 Sep 2009   #1
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Mcafee Total Protection 2010

Installation is very quick and easy.

Taking up to 35-40 MB RAM when idle.
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Quick scan nearly takes 5 mins.
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Interface is very simple. I guess its because its a beta version. Mcafee total protection 2009 has a different GUI altogether.

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Will check on the detections and heuristics later.

Overall a very nice product. But can slow down old computers.
Nevertheless, if you've got 4 GB RAM, would you mind giving 40-50 MB towards security?


Dinesh.




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13 Sep 2009   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

Looks nice Gonna try it
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13 Sep 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

What i like about mcafee is its virtual technician. It can fix many issues without reinstalling mcafee products.
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13 Sep 2009   #4
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used Mcafee years ago and hated it then. Getting my antivirus's permission to do anything did not sit well with me.
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13 Sep 2009   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi Leslie, i guess the earlier products were horrible. This one's quite impressive. Try it.
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13 Sep 2009   #6
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dinesh, I think I will, thanks.
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13 Sep 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

You are Welcome.
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13 Sep 2009   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

mcafee detected samsung pc studio files as trojan and deleted them. now i can no longer run my samsung pc studio software.

Back to Vipre AV.
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20 Sep 2009   #9
stfing123

Windows 7 / XP
 
 
Be careful with McAfee

There beta of 2010 appears to be W7 compatible - but they are also selling their 2009 product in boxes labeled 2010. the 09 version isn't W7 compatible.

See Is McAfee selling 2009 products in a 2010 box? - Security
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20 Sep 2009   #10
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Man My old school used the 2006 version and it used at least 200MB for the shield (avshield.exe, I think).
Glad to see some improvements.
When I look at AntiVirus in terms of resources, I really dont care about RAM as long as its under 50MB. I care about CPU usage. Mcafee is always high on CPU. Just load a program with task manager open and see how much CPU it uses, same with Vipre. NOD32 is VERY good at CPU.
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