Mcafee keep or no?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by worlok375, Jul 9, 2009.

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Should I keep Mcafee?

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  1. worlok375
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    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

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    Hi I have Mcafee antivirus and was wondering if it was making my computer slower and if I should get something else what would it be?
    Seriously am I wasting my money?
     


  2. GentleFist

    GentleFist Newbie

    im using antivir, avast is equal if not better ~~but what im relying on is system recovery^^

    dont have much virus problems
     
  3. chrisman01

    chrisman01 GBAtemp Fan

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    not only does Mcafee suck, but it does slow down your computer.

    I highly recommend avast free edition. Doesn't take up much space or resources, and I just plain like the way it looks ^.^

    SOURCE:

    I'm a certified CompTIA A+ IT Technician.
     
  4. worlok375
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    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

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    I see...so if it sucks so badly with all the space taking and the fake positives why does it come pre-installed on some computers? Did Mcafee pay the developers?
     
  5. tylerxian

    tylerxian GBAtemp Regular

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    If you want to spend some money, I would suggest Eset, as it is the one that is working great for me. If you want free however, you should try out Avast.
     
  6. GentleFist

    GentleFist Newbie

    dude when i buy a new computer i deinstall more than half of the programs on it, and yea i guess they get paid for it
     
  7. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    I agree Nod32 by Eset is one of the best antivirus software out there. It does cost a yearly subscription to get updates though.
    For free AVG doesn't seem bad.
     
  8. jphriendly

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    I would suggest Avira Antivir (what I use), Avast, or AVG (all free)...Nod32 if you don't mind paying. Mcafee is a P.O.S and you will be much better off without it.

    You mean people still buy pre-built (desktop) computers?? [​IMG]
     
  9. GentleFist

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    no, i have a laptop^^ xD i dont use a pc since i dont have enough money for a decent one
    (the laptop is from my for school budget)
     
  10. jphriendly

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    Hehe...Just bustin' balls a bit. [​IMG]
     
  11. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    Take out, then put avast! Antivirus up
     
  12. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

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    Do what I do: use Linux for all your internet stuff and use Windows offline (with avast!) when you have to (like for games).
     
  13. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Avira AntiVir is the best one out there. Hands down.
     
  14. Saywhatjj4

    Saywhatjj4 GBAtemp Regular

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    I Personally Like:
    Norton 360 v3 ,
    Kaspersky Internet Protection 2009

    For Free Programs I Prefer :
    Malware Bytes Anti Malware
    Threat Fire (Very Usefull Combo with Norton 360+Malware Bytes anti malware)
    AVG
    Avira
    Avast AV (I heard Good Recommodations)
     
  15. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    Norton is like a virus itself. Has poor detection rate and hogs system resources. Had that crap on my system before. Even if you uninstall it, traces of files still lurk about on your pc. [​IMG]
     
  16. UnFallen

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    ^^LOLZLAND^^
    I just uninstall Norton because it was giving me a bunch of crap. I just switched to kaspersky yah!!! [​IMG]
     
  17. fridgos

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    I had McAfee pre-installed on my netbook. But I uninstalled it because it kept saying I wasn't protected, when I was.

    So this is my combination: COMODO Internet Security Suite & Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Yay.
     
  18. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    i use McAfee, but i tried to play a MMO Game (Luna) its saying its got a virus, but people have been saying its not a virus, and i know its not, i restore the files and it just Quarantines it again. Stupid. I restore it, and add it to the 'firewall allow list' and it still does it! I'm getting quite pissed with it tbh ¬¬.

    Is avast a better option [​IMG]? Or any other Anit-Virus software thats free?
    i need one easy too use, and doesnt fuck about like McAfee.
     
  19. mayhem366

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    Haha, no way. Get rid of it ASAP.

    It was one of the first things i got rid of on my new PC, apart from user account control in Vista of course [​IMG]

    There is nothing wrong with the good old (free) alternatives such as AVG and Avast.
     
  20. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    Go to their website, you can download something like 'Norton Removal Tool' if i recall well.

    On Topic : Errrm Mcafee is a big NO. Its just crap. Go for something like ESET, its easy to use, light, and it actually works.