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Windows 7: McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

10 Oct 2010   #11
Borg 386

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
My company is using McAfee 8.7.0i.

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The College I go to has McAfee and they've had a virus and a worm they can't get rid of since I started classes last year. Go figure....


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10 Oct 2010   #12
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

The company PCs are secure, not because of McAfee, but because of the strong sonic firewall and websense which blocks most websites.
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10 Oct 2010   #13
Bugbatter
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
You can't get a Dell without it.. unless you want to pay about $4000
Can you please document where that figure came from?

In addition, please be aware that removal of OEM McAfee is quite simple. Add/Remove + a run with MCPR.EXE and it's gone.
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10 Oct 2010   #14
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Bugbatter! Welcome to Seven Forums.

Thanks for the information on how to remove OEM McAfee.
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10 Oct 2010   #15
Bugbatter
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi Corrine!

Thank you for the warm welcome!
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10 Oct 2010   #16
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome. (The Mod/Admin Team really works fast here. They already added you to the MVP Group.)
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10 Oct 2010   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Update: Bill Pytlovany posted elsewhere that Steven Burn, who manages the website www.it-mate.co.uk, was helpful in getting a response from McAfee. After over two weeks, this has finally been resolved.
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10 Oct 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bugbatter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
You can't get a Dell without it.. unless you want to pay about $4000
Can you please document where that figure came from?

In addition, please be aware that removal of OEM McAfee is quite simple. Add/Remove + a run with MCPR.EXE and it's gone.
I got that by going to the Dell website and trying to find a current Dell that didn't come with at least the trial version of McAfee.. You can easily verify my statement by doing the same. I gave up after checking over a dozen different models. Only found a couple high end workstations in the business section that have a "no additional security software installed" option. I even called Dell and tried to order an Inspiron 1545 without McAfee installed.. they said in no uncertain terms that they wouldn't do it.

Also, completely removing McAfee is not as easy as simply uninstalling it. McAfee wouldn't make a removal tool if it weren't necessary.
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11 Oct 2010   #19
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Also, completely removing McAfee is not as easy as simply uninstalling it. McAfee wouldn't make a removal tool if it weren't necessary.
There is a removal tool for just about all of the A/V software programs. Symantec is actually much more difficult to remove.

It is the business arrangements between the OEMs and the software vendors that lowers the price.
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11 Oct 2010   #20
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hiya' Bugbatter! Nice to see you here
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