Windows 7 McAfee good or very bad?


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I am protected to 23/11-2013 by McAfee total protection 2012
What are the leading oppinions regarding this big corporation,on this outstanding forum?

Kind Regards Casi:confused:


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Others may have specific reasons for needing third party security but I find that the Windows firewall plus Microsoft Security Essentials gives me all the protection I need. My interne use is quite far reaching and I have had no malware problems at all.


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I'll second that MSE
Small footprint, easy on system resources, virus and malware protection and best of all free for up to 10 computers.


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I use ESET Smart Security and Malwarebytes, but otherwise recommend Microsoft Security Essentials as an excellent above average freeware solution.

I always recommend checking AV-Comparatives and AV-Test. These feature scientific results in lab test environments for mainstream anti-virus software.

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Joe S

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I gave up on McAffee a long time ago. I also got tired of Norton too. I switched to Avast, Comodo firewall and MBAM before MSE came out.


Easy answer...

I have no use for MacAfee or Norton in personal PCs or laptops; have removed them from many client's machines, over the years. Remove it & use MSE... extremely good, A-V & A-M in one, not resource-demanding, fully automated, no annual renewal rituals & 100% FREE. I did use & recommend Avast BUT, only prior to the arrival of MSE. Other good but, not absolutely necessary, things are Malwarebytes, SpywareBlaster, BrowserGuard & CCleaner.


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