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Old 05-13-16, 05:46 PM
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Antivirus protection

I need to update my McAfee AV, and am not sure I have the best

I'm looking for best, most dependable product.

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Old 05-13-16, 05:49 PM
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I'd ditch McAfee in a heartbeat. It tries to take over your computer, and it will be a bear to remove.
I use Avast and have been very pleased with it. You have to ask "what is the best" and what makes it the best. More expensive?? Sure, but better, meh.
 
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Old 05-13-16, 06:00 PM
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I use Malwarebytes pro on my computers. It's pretty seamless and does a pretty good job of protection. I spent I think 29.95 for the lifetime version and I'm running it on several computers.
 
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Thanks...I'll check that out
 
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ESET NOD32. No nags, no adverts, no pop-ups (except the one I've configured). Controls have granulatiry enough to suit me (I can schedule definition updates as frequently as every 10 minutes) and I never have to wrestle it for control of the PC.
 
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If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 7 I suggest Windows Defender made by Microsoft and already on your computer. I was surprised one day it caught ransom ware trying to take over my computer. I scanned my computer using Windows Defender and I was then able to remove the ransom ware on my computer. I also used Super Anti Spyware just to be sure everything was gone and I had been to websites too I thought were safe you just never know for sure though. Best of all all of those anti-spyware programs are free that I used.

Just about any free anti-spyware program will be much better than using any paid version of any anti-spyware program with perhaps a few exceptions but none being McAfee or Norton. Those programs are so bad you need to use their proprietary removal tool to get rid of them and even then you may not get rid of them completely.
 
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I've been using the free version of AVG for at least 10 years & probably more like 15 years. Never had an issue. It blocks threads automatically from time to time as they try to invade my computer.
 
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daswede, This is at least the 3rd thread that you have started on AV programs.

On 9/10/2012 you said:
I guess I'll be installing MSE soon as my McAfee is up for re-newell
On 5/8/2012 you said:
I am going to cancel my present AV, and go with Microsoft essentials.
Did you forget what you had decided?
 
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I, too, have been using AVG free for better than ten years. Never yet been hijacked, wormed, trojaned or malwared. Then again, I might just be lucky.

The one time I used McAfee it was a "free" download from Comcast that never properly installed. That thing was so bad I had to wipe the hard drive and re-install everything.
 
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I used AVG until version 8.0 was a resource hog. While my understanding is they resolved that issue long ago, I switched then to Avast and have seen no reason to switch away from it.
 
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Old 05-15-16, 09:59 AM
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pulpo

I opened my account ,and found that McAfee would not let me delete it,hence
my question here.
I don't trust any a removal tool of the sites advertised as having a removal tool
free,or for a fee
 
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My laptop came with McAFee preloaded It took persistence but I was able to delete it from the laptop. You can't just click on remove this program and expect it to be gone
 
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Here is a link directly from McAfee on how to remove their antivirus https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter...%3D4nohsq3jo_4 .

The best way to remove McAfee is to use the tools windows has however that doesn't usually remove the whole thing so you will need to use their removal tool. I had to do that with an old Toshiba laptop as I had bought the recovery disk it was cheaper than buying Windows by itself but it was full of bloatware including McAfee. I have had to remove garbage off of my computer before so it wasn't a problem and this should be very easy to for you to do they have easy to follow instructions.
 
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I opened my account ,and found that McAfee would not let me delete it,hence
my question here.
Sorry but it doesn't make sense since it was 4 years ago that you had decided to abandon McAfee.
 
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Kaspersky is the only anti-virus software I have ever used that blocked every threat. Believe it or not, nothing has ever penetrated it on my PC as far as I know. I used all the other products at one time or another. Kaspersky updates several times a day.
 
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