Mcafee 2007

By Joawro
Aug 3, 2007
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  1. I currently have Mcafee 2007 for free since it comes free with Comcast High Speed Internet. I ran a scan on my computer and it seems to have caught less viruses then what my previous anti-virus AVG did, but caught more spyware then AVG anti spyware did. Should I stick with Mcafee or go back to AVG?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Go back to using AVG
  3. Joawro

    Joawro Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Thanks for the reply, Tmagic650.

    I going back to AVG for 2 reasons now.

    One, becuase the Mcafee makes my computer unable to load my internet drivers properly, and two because you suggest it.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Yes,
    McAfee is major bloatware just like Symantec is now... Microsoft has a utility called Live OneCare. It is used in the new Vista but it works in XP too. I use it. It has to be configured properly for each computer. It contains antivirus, antispyware, antiMalware and a backup utility. It is not free ($49.95) after a 90-day trial.
  5. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada Newcomer, in training Posts: 356

    You should stop downloading viruses and spyware,that`s what you should do !! ;)
    Security programs should only be a back up to net savvy,not the only defense.

    AVG is free and light.
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    "...it seems to have caught less viruses then what my previous anti-virus AVG did, ..."

    You need an anti-virus program that is configured correctly, updated frequently and will keep viruses "OFF" your system. You shouldn't be comparing programs to see which finds the "most."

    While some spyware/adware is "find and fix", the anti-virus program is "prevent."
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    "One, becuase the Mcafee makes my computer unable to load my internet drivers properly, and two because you suggest it"...

    This is one of the main reasons to stay away from McAfee and Norton. They are way too invasive
  8. PRBROWN

    PRBROWN Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I use NOD32. Seems to work pretty good. Doesn't use too many resources and generally behaves. I used to swear by Norton & McAfee; now I swear at them. Way too big & hungry.
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