Windows 7 McAfee good or very bad?

Discussion in 'Windows Security' started by casi, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. casi

    casi New Member

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    hi
    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:
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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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.
     
  3. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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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.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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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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  5. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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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.
    Joe
     
  6. Drew

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    Casi,

    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.

    Cheers,
    Drew
     

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