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Windows 7: MCAfee LiveSafe vs AVAST Free

02 Jun 2014   #11
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If you uninstalled McAfee LiveSafe, wouldn't you be using MSE by default - it is just called Windows Defender.

Or do I have that wrong?
He is using windows 7, unless the new pc came with windows 8.

Windows 8 windows defender is MSE. Windows 7 windows defender is only antispyware.

Just wanted to clarify that.

NVM: Saw it was win8


Computer I would do a clean install oem by gregrockers tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Get rid of all of the bloatware, and install avast.

I recommend panda, but all this is is just an opinion. Avast has gotten naggy, which is why I switched to panda.


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02 Jun 2014   #12
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

IMHO, AVAST is fine. You just have to uncheck everything uneeded. And there is some preinstalled things I would like to keep.
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04 Jun 2014   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well there yea go,
Anything other than Mcafee or what ever they eventually call themselves is a better option,
http://www.sevenforums.com/security-news/317574-intel-kills-off-mcafee-security-brand.html
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04 Jun 2014   #14
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Well there yea go,
Anything other than Mcafee or what ever they eventually call themselves is a better option,
http://www.sevenforums.com/security-news/317574-intel-kills-off-mcafee-security-brand.html
Well, if Intel is going to change McAfee to Intel Security, they should make it as good as their cpus.
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04 Jun 2014   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oddly I believe they already do
Remove it thoroughly
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04 Jun 2014   #16
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Oddly I believe they already do
Remove it thoroughly
Huh? You mean they made it so good that it is hard to remove it???
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05 Jun 2014   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep Mcafee... is more closely related to a virus
Use the uninstaller for your version,
How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
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05 Jun 2014   #18
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I have uninstalled it now. Now, I have Avast and I have gone with a custom install and unchecked all the uneeded tools.
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