Getting rid of McAfee

By Stacey
Apr 1, 2007
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  1. I am currently working on my lap top. Virus protection is expiring. I am not sure wether or not to remove the old anti virus before adding the new program. I have one license left on a Panda anti virus. Yet wondering if AVG is better?
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl Newcomer, in training Posts: 668

    Remove the old antivirus program before installing a new antivirus program.

    AVG is no better than Panda,but it is FREE.

    As long as you have a good firewall and your sensible on the net

    AVG FREE and a few anti spyware programs are all you need.
  3. Stacey

    Stacey Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 153

    Thank you so much for your reply. I was given the Panda software, as a gift, so I am going to try it. I am using a dlink router that has a firewall. Do I need to install one on the laptop.
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl Newcomer, in training Posts: 668

    Yes.

    Router firewalls don`t provide much,if any outbound protection.

    You need a software firewall to let you know what is trying to get

    to the internet.Very useful,if you get spyware on your system.

    Zone Alarm,Kerio and Comodo are the Techspot favorites.
  5. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 524

    Whats wrong with Mcafee other than yours expried, thats what I use on all of my systems, I think it is very good protection
  6. Stacey

    Stacey Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 153

    I just wanted to try another program. At work we use Panda and my boss gave me the disc to download. My other half uses AVG, with no problems. I never had a problem with Mcafee, I just have heard so much about AVG and Panda was free for me this time.
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