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Windows 7: MCAfee LiveSafe vs AVAST Free


01 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
MCAfee LiveSafe vs AVAST Free

I have just got a new PC that came with 12 months of McAfee LiveSafe. Is it worth it to uninstall it and download AVAST (it is a Win8.1 PC which means no MSE) or wait until it expires to download AVAST?


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01 Jun 2014   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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?
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01 Jun 2014   #3

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

Yes, but I'm saying that just to let you guys know it is Win8 not 7. I just think Avast would be better than MSE/Windows Defender. (my opinion)
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01 Jun 2014   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Ok. I was just confused by that parenthetical statement:
(it is a Win8.1 PC which means no MSE)
I'll have to let others comment about McAfee vs, Avast on W8.
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01 Jun 2014   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi,
Ouch,
Mcafee is the worst type of junkware a manufacture could inflict on a new machine
It's most likely installed on the system restore = factory state as well
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219576-clean-up-factory-bloatware.html
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01 Jun 2014   #6

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

Well I will wait for others' opinions since I remember whs saying it is worth it if it has enough resources. Getting a new computer $800-$1000
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01 Jun 2014   #7

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

It might be worth it if the manufacture offers a re-install disk without any junkware included,
Otherwise Avast or anything else would be better,
Cheers.
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02 Jun 2014   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Wouldn't this question be better answered on the Win 8 forums?
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02 Jun 2014   #9

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

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02 Jun 2014   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Wouldn't this question be better answered on the Win 8 forums?
Well, both antiviruses work with both Windows 7 and 8.
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