MCAfee LiveSafe vs AVAST Free

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  1. Posts : 2,410
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
       #1

    MCAfee LiveSafe vs AVAST Free


    I have just got a new PC that came with 12 months of McAfee LiveSafe. Is it worth it to uninstall it and download AVAST (it is a Win8.1 PC which means no MSE) or wait until it expires to download AVAST?
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  2. Posts : 10,485
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       #2

    If you uninstalled McAfee LiveSafe, wouldn't you be using MSE by default - it is just called Windows Defender.

    Or do I have that wrong?
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  3. Posts : 2,410
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       #3

    Yes, but I'm saying that just to let you guys know it is Win8 not 7. I just think Avast would be better than MSE/Windows Defender. (my opinion)
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  4. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
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    Ok. I was just confused by that parenthetical statement:
    (it is a Win8.1 PC which means no MSE)
    I'll have to let others comment about McAfee vs, Avast on W8.
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  5. Posts : 20,583
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       #5

    Hi,
    Ouch,
    Mcafee is the worst type of junkware a manufacture could inflict on a new machine
    It's most likely installed on the system restore = factory state as well
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219576-clean-up-factory-bloatware.html
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  6. Posts : 2,410
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    Well I will wait for others' opinions since I remember whs saying it is worth it if it has enough resources. Getting a new computer $800-$1000
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  7. Posts : 20,583
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       #7

    It might be worth it if the manufacture offers a re-install disk without any junkware included,
    Otherwise Avast or anything else would be better,
    Cheers.
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  8. Posts : 9,612
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #8

    Wouldn't this question be better answered on the Win 8 forums?
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  9. Posts : 20,583
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  10. Posts : 2,410
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       #10

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Wouldn't this question be better answered on the Win 8 forums?
    Well, both antiviruses work with both Win7 and 8.
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