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Windows 7: With McAfee deal, Intel to bake in security

21 Aug 2010   #31
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Yep Petey7, that's the only reason I had McAfee on they sys, it came with the PC.

Had I known what kind of troubles I would have down the road, I would have removed it immediately.

As for when MS bundles MSE with Win 8, I think they'll do it, but they will say "You don't have to use it unless you want to." Or they'll give directions to uninstall it if you want to. That's probably how they'll get around that.

It's like when people were screaming about IE 5 being set into Windows by default (I think it was IE5, or IE4...it's been a while) and MS had to give them instructions on how to uninstall it if they wanted because the other browsers cried foul.


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21 Aug 2010   #32
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

They managed to get away with including defender, so we will see.

Hello Windows 8 E/N/A/WA/C/H
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21 Aug 2010   #33
cloud8521

 

i dont think it will be software. it will be more like what we already have, protection for anything that runs though the cpu.
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21 Aug 2010   #34
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Did you guys actually read the article.
Haha.
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21 Aug 2010   #35
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If the plans are to use this in thier own further devolopment and technologies..

I do not understand why buying out a company that is failing is of any help. I mean their products lately weren't even performing very well were they?

Why not buy out, or at the very least make a contract with a company thats doing well.

Like Norton, ESET, Kaspersky
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21 Aug 2010   #36
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If the plans are to use this in thier own further devolopment and technologies..

I do not understand why buying out a company that is failing is of any help. I mean their products lately weren't even performing very well were they?

Why not buy out, or at the very least make a contract with a company thats doing well.

Like Norton, ESET, Kaspersky
Not everyone is selling. Buying the weaker company means saving money.

Besides, they pick up a lot of R&D that they never had. Why start from scratch when you don't have to?
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21 Aug 2010   #37
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm guessing they are still getting a deal, despite paying more than necessary. Besides, MS actually bought out out GIANT Company Software, which made GIANT antispyware, and GeCAD, which made Reliability Antivirus (neither of which I heard of before they were bought out) before beginning to design there own antimalware programs. I bet Intel is going for the same thing. McAfee is already made. It needs some major improvements, but I'm guessing Intel has the cash needed to get it done. Starting from scratch would take more time and money.
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21 Aug 2010   #38
madtownidiot

 

I can't see how purchasing McAfee, which IMO has never made a good product for home users, could possibly help microsoft improve it's own security software, unless they're looking for examples of what not to do
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22 Aug 2010   #39
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I can't see how purchasing McAfee, which IMO has never made a good product for home users, could possibly help microsoft improve it's own security software, unless they're looking for examples of what not to do
I agree with that.
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22 Aug 2010   #40
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

I'm surprised they're still worth that much in spite of their recent problems.
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