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Windows 7: McAfee Update (8/9/10) causes win 7 Problems

10 Aug 2010   #11
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I used to have McAfee on my Windows 7 PC. My internet provider, Verizon, offered it to their customers for $5.99/month. It seemed OK in the beginning but as I started watching reviews on it (the 2009 version), I started to wonder. I did a "Custom" scan with it and it found 2 Trojans that it failed to block upon coming in. Artemis detected them. Why it didn't find them sooner I don't know. No surprise there that it let them in. I am not a fan of McAfee and I never will be. Their products just never worked for me. I have recommended Norton IS 2010 to everyone that I have helped. Everyone so far has liked it and hasn't had a complaint about it yet.


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10 Aug 2010   #12
Borg 386

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

Oh I know codyw, the school was having a problem with a worm/virus and they were running McAfee. I scanned my FD several times and it never found anything, despite "funny" behavior.

I finally put MSE on the system, & the 1st time I plugged in FD, it found 2 items.

This continued for some time, I would come home from classes and even when I scanned it with McAfee, it showed nothing. MSE on the other hand found items almost every time.

The only reason it was on my sys was it came with the PC & I, like a total idiot, decided to opt for McAfee since it used less system resources according to reviews, and was "improved".

I regret that decision to this day and this was my 1st and LAST time using McAfee!
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10 Aug 2010   #13
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

They seriously need to improve their detection or something. Their website states that they are #1 in malware detection... HUH???
I use NIS 2010 and it has better detection McAfee! NIS firewall is more intelligent than McAfee in my opinion. I'm always seeing different things going on and it's been doing a great job at keeping the machine clean and telling me when something is wrong or needs my attention.
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10 Aug 2010   #14
Borg 386

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

yepperz codyw...I always went with Norton in the past...save for this one time...guess I learned from that mistake
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10 Aug 2010   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The best program found here in the last decade is what I am presently running quite literally. That just happens to be the VIPRE Antivirus Premium which includes not only an effective firewall but antiadware, antispyware, antirootkit, and other protections.

When first on having old XP downloads tucked away on one of the storage drives the initial scan when first installed located a trojan "inside" note an old zip file download that no other program discovered. It also found the traces from simply copying stored files back and forthe between drives!

AVG, Avast, MS SE, and a few other bug hunters failed completely! And so far the claims of being "lighter on resources" when compared to other softwares has been living upto that from what has been seen here. This is one I can give a thumbs up on as far as full retail program. It seems to be the exact opposite of McAfodder without any question on that.
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10 Aug 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

I swear McrApafee is more like malware than most malware.. How the h*ll are they still in business?
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10 Aug 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I swear McrApafee is more like malware than most malware.. How the h*ll are they still in business?
Because they make deals with Dell, Verizon, Comcast, and bunch of other companies to offer their software for free or at extreme discount. Getting an AV for $20 for the first year sounds great until you see what it does. Dell just called a few minutes ago to ask how we were liking my moms new computer. I told the lady the McAfee on one computer managed to screw up stuff on all three and it was harder to remove than Antivirus XP 2010 (rogue security software). It sounded like was trying to keep herself from laughing.
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10 Aug 2010   #18
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I don't like McAfee and I don't trust them. After what happened a few months back when all those PCs crashed was awful. That would have been a headache for anyone! After my experience with it, I don't like it, and I will never use it or recommend it to anyone again!

I remember when McAfee "managed" to let 2 Trojans into my PC. When I found out after a particular scan, I called my internet provider and asked them "Why???" They didn't understand and thought that I wanted to install their McAfee product. That irritated me enough that I cancelled my subscription. Never again will I look back! Norton has served me well and I intend to keep giving Symantec my business for as long as they are around.
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10 Aug 2010   #19
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I told the lady the McAfee on one computer managed to screw up stuff on all three and it was harder to remove than Antivirus XP 2010 (rogue security software). It sounded like was trying to keep herself from laughing.
I don't trust McAfee at all or any of Symantec's non-enterprise products.. Everything else that requires removal tools to get rid of is listed as malware/spyware/trojans/viruses..
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10 Aug 2010   #20
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

madtownidiot, what kind of issues did you experience with Norton's consumer products (for personal use?)
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