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Windows 7: What might have happened?

20 Jul 2010   #21
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey gregrocker,
Nice of you to join in! I admit this Gentleman did advise me as noted. I persist in what they call in cooking "comfort food". I may learn the hard way that this is not an appropriate course of action. But till then I'll dream on.
Thanks as always for the introduction of a solution. I will check out those errors.
Take it easy
glennc


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20 Jul 2010   #22
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well the OP would like you'alls opinion on running McAfee and Windows Firewall. My reliability score is still rising. That is a good thing, yes?
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #23
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

My opinion and that of most here would be Miscrosoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Its free and specifically made for windows. All the others may cause BSOD and other problems. Use a lot of resources and are no better than Essentials. The windows firewall is good, too.
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20 Jul 2010   #24
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I just finished removing McAfee from my moms new computer. As soon as the new computer was turned on, McAfee started causing problems on our whole network in addition to her pc. I promptly replaced it with MSE and no longer have any problems. If you do uninstall McAfee, go to McAfee's webpage on uninstalling. They now freely admit that the uninstaller is buggy and provide a link to (what seems to be) third party software, which removes everything that gets left behind.

EDIT: Also be sure that you end your subscription. McAfee charges you automatically when its time to renew. They also say that the subscription must be canceled 60 days before the subscription expires or they will charge you for the next year of service. If they do charge you, call them and raise hell. Might want to look up the name of a lawyer to use as a scare tactic.
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21 Jul 2010   #25
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Good Morning richc46 and Petey7,
Is this a conspiracy? I feel like Kevin McCarthy in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers",
everybody looks the same but they all are working to take over mankind.
Actually with this many people, you can't all be misguided. So I will still mull it over and question.
The question is does anyone or group of members wish to expend the energy to explain in medium depth detail with current links to reviews about the efficacy of running Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials. Since there is little chance that it is perfect, could the minor downside be explained and weighed against the seemingly vast superiority in its use.
Now I read, and I don't know how old the article was, that MSE requires you to join Microsoft Spynet to reap the full benefits. IIRC! How many of the professed users have joined Spynet?
I currently, honestly feel that even Windows Firewall goes beyond my ability to set up properly with my limited experience. I like an interface that says do you want to allow, yes, block, remember. As opposed to the cryptic intelligent interface it has now.
MSE IIRC replaces Windows Defender, is this true. Is MSE as difficult for me to set up as Firewall? I've also read that MSE is totally definition based and doesn't have (maybe incorrect terms and I don't know what they mean, but have an idea) hips and heuristic capabilities.
Anyone care to make the case for these products? I would appreciate the knowledge. I've investigated it before and it didn't seem worth the effort. Although I wouldn't mind a little lyposuction of bloatware.
Lastly, is MS Firewall, MSE and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware considered the complete Defense package.
I thow down the guantlet. Whom will rise to the challenge?
Thanks Gentlemen,
glennc
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21 Jul 2010   #26
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Rather than give a long detail explanation, if for no other reason, look beneath my Avator, see that BSOD, it means that I do BSOD analysis. It is something you do not want. MSE is one of the few AntiVirus that I have not seen causing a BSOD.
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21 Jul 2010   #27
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Dear richc46,
I do not doubt your sincerity or passion. But I rarely take the advice of a stranger in the night. We've interacted as I have with gregrocker and others. You have been Greatly helpful in assisting me in various issues. You've taught me a basic tenet of this System, make backups.
But knowing you for such a short time, I don't immediately change my software to meet your recommendations. This is not meant as disrespect, but over caution on my part.
That is why an out in the open discussion at a level I can understand would be immensely helpful. I could ask (for Me) pertinent questions and see up to date proof, also see that it is within my abilities to control the Programs.
Again, I respectfully request the previously mentioned questions answered.
Thanks for any who wish to participate. I understand if you don't.
Sincerely
glennc
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21 Jul 2010   #28
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Very astute comments and observation.

The only information that I have on the AntiVirus is from experience; I can offer no other.
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21 Jul 2010   #29
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Very astute comments and observation.

The only information that I have on the AntiVirus is from experience; I can offer no other.
Kind Sir ( I mean you richc46),
A helpful tip would be, how long have you been using the AntiVirus continuously, without problem?
Tanx
glennc
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21 Jul 2010   #30
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Since buying 7 ie Oct 09
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