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Windows 7: McAfee Internet Security free for 180 days

05 Oct 2010   #11
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

If you've already got a clean system then an AV with a high blocking rate is what you need to keep your system clean. All the bells and whistles are worthless.


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05 Oct 2010   #12
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Just installed it on my laptop, it uses a lot of RAM and slows it down
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05 Oct 2010   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Just installed it on my laptop, it uses a lot of RAM and slows it down
Exactly.
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05 Oct 2010   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Just installed it on my laptop, it uses a lot of RAM and slows it down
Looks like nothing has changed...
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05 Oct 2010   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

its the older version tews , macafee 2010 is very quick, i was happy with it until i installed the older version by mistake .
Norton 2011 is impressive though!
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05 Oct 2010   #16
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote:
McAfee Internet Security free for 180 days
and 180 days of headaches...free with the offer

disclaimer: my light hearted banter kindly bear........
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05 Oct 2010   #17
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
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Dinesh, I wish you well with it. I am afraid you may well regret it.
I had no problems with it, except its RAM usage.

At idle: around 85 MB.
During quick scan: around 150 MB.

Now that's huge. My PC is without an anti virus ATM, thinking which to install.
Yep, that is huge. And in addition it can and will cause BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. I hope you used the McAfee uninstall tool. If not, there are still traces of it all over your system.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Just installed it on my laptop, it uses a lot of RAM and slows it down
Looks like nothing has changed...
You are right; nothing has changed.
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05 Oct 2010   #18
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Just in case anyone needs it, here are the official McAfee instructions for their removal tool and a link to download it:

How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

Don't forget to right-click the MCPR.exe and run as administrator.
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05 Oct 2010   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
The ONLY reason people like Mcafee are STILL in business is that this type of Software is LOVED by corporate execs / CEO's.

Just look at the next time you do a business trip paid for by your employer - I'm 100 % certain you could probably do the SAME trip for HALF the price if you booked it yourself.

Often the same with Corporate Software -- expensive cludgy stuff that you wouldn't DREAM of installing on your OWN machines.

These days for HOME computers MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) is actually all you need and is FREE.

I've posted elsewhere but will say again for NON CORPORATE type of AV software -- PAID FOR AV software is going the way of the DODO and I doubt if too many of these companies will still be around for too much longer.

Cheers
jimbo
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