User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: McAfee

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Johnson City TN
    Posts
    6,081
    United States
    TN
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default McAfee

    My new laptop came with a trial period of McAfee and it will expire on 1/23/17. I do have Malwarebytes Premium installed and McAfee wants $39 a year to stay active. Would there be that much value to keep McAfee active or should I uninstall it.
    I also installed Free AdRemover and now they are saying after a month, it will cost. It does seem to work pretty good, but is there a better deal?
    Thanks,

    Randy
    Ride as though you are invisible, not invincible.
    .




  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    neosho
    Posts
    1,645
    United States
    MO
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    https://www.webroot.com/us/en/home

    I have used webroot products for years, I like it cause its a fair price and I run with the 5 device protection.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    10,521
    Canada
    BC
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    AVG and Avast are free anti-virus apps

    Spybot S&D is a good freeware spyware/malware app.

    (Bikeless)

    Live to Love - Love to Ride

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Arcade, NY
    Posts
    13,117
    United States
    NY
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    I am not a huge fan of either McAfee or Norton myself, I personally use Trend Micro with their 3 computer coverage for virus protection and the free version of Super antispyware for spyware and malware. Just remember that virus protection and adware protection are two separate things and you should have both! A virus is something that will hack your computer and steal your personal information whereas spyware is just tracking cookies to bombard you with ads to buy everything you looked at for the last 100 years...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Posts
    4,270
    Canada
    ON
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    I use Microsoft Security Essentials/Defender... it works and is free.

    For comparison - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp for paid anti-virus software.
    For free software - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...-2017-3649231/
    Don

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    10,521
    Canada
    BC
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    FWIW, I am now using a paid for version of Kaspersky that I can install on up to 3 computers. We also use their Enterprise version at my work.

    From PC Mag ....

    "The independent testing labs consistently award Kaspersky Anti-Virus their highest ratings, plus it aces our own antiphishing tests, adds plenty of bonus features, and it's fast. That's enough to earn our Editors' Choice nod again this year. "

    (Bikeless)

    Live to Love - Love to Ride

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    269
    Canada
    ON
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    Quote Originally Posted by Venturous Randy View Post
    My new laptop came with a trial period of McAfee and it will expire on 1/23/17. I do have Malwarebytes Premium installed and McAfee wants $39 a year to stay active. Would there be that much value to keep McAfee active or should I uninstall it.
    I also installed Free AdRemover and now they are saying after a month, it will cost. It does seem to work pretty good, but is there a better deal?
    Thanks,

    Randy
    We've used AVG, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, & JRT (junk removal tool by Malwarebytes) with ZoneAlarm in that order since, can't even remember back, say early 90's. Some of this software wasn't around at that time. Never had an issue with any of it. And the best part is no charge if you subscribe to the 'free versions'.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    10,521
    Canada
    BC
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    We've used AVG, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, & JRT (junk removal tool by Malwarebytes) with ZoneAlarm in that order since, can't even remember back, say early 90's. Some of this software wasn't around at that time. Never had an issue with any of it. And the best part is no charge if you subscribe to the 'free versions'.
    Just for clarification... ( I just had to find out LOL )

    AVG was introduced in the U.S. in 1998 (It originated in Czechoslovakia before that.)

    Malwarebytes was first released in January 2006

    Zonealarm Initial Release 16 February 2000

    ccleaner (originally called Crap Cleaner) released
    23 September 2003



    (Bikeless)

    Live to Love - Love to Ride

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    269
    Canada
    ON
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrT View Post
    Just for clarification... ( I just had to find out LOL )

    AVG was introduced in the U.S. in 1998 (It originated in Czechoslovakia before that.)

    Malwarebytes was first released in January 2006

    Zonealarm Initial Release 16 February 2000

    ccleaner (originally called Crap Cleaner) released
    23 September 2003


    loL .. Rick, IT guy, you rock man.

    Randy, I'm pretty sure these 'free version' software packages have all the current updates these days with company cutthroat competition and all. Another option is removing Mcfee, and enabling Windows Defender and Windows Firewall which is included with Windows 10.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Arcade, NY
    Posts
    13,117
    United States
    NY
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    Quote Originally Posted by XV1100SE View Post
    I use Microsoft Security Essentials/Defender... it works and is free.

    For comparison - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp for paid anti-virus software.
    For free software - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...-2017-3649231/
    Yup, I'll agree, Don, it's free and works great!!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Courtice
    Posts
    27
    Canada
    ON
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    AVG free, anti malware and a little zone alarm for good measure, no issues or payments needed with any of them.
    Dave

    Courtice, Ontario

    2008 Yamaha RSV


  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Caledonia
    Posts
    1,608
    Canada
    ON
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    If you bought a new computer it probably came with windows 10 If you uninstall McAffee then the built in Defender (formerly Microsoft Security Essentials) will or should reactivate.. between that and your paid for Malwarebytes you will be very well protected without putting out any more cash..
    "I know you believe that you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Hemingway
    Posts
    116
    529 Radio Road
    SC
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    Randy,
    I kept McAfee and have been satisfied with it. I us live Safe and can use it on all my devices. I have 2 computers 2 tablets and 2 smartphones on it now. I can track and fine android devices { tabs and phones} If lost or stolen. If stolen can lock the device if it is ever turned on.
    I wait until last week to renew and usually get it for 29.95

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Johnson City TN
    Posts
    6,081
    United States
    TN
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard765 View Post
    If you bought a new computer it probably came with windows 10 If you uninstall McAffee then the built in Defender (formerly Microsoft Security Essentials) will or should reactivate.. between that and your paid for Malwarebytes you will be very well protected without putting out any more cash..

    This is what I was hoping for. So far I have had Malwarebytes on three computers and have not had any problems. Before, I got hit with some Ransomeware and have at least one of those laptops just sitting now.
    Randy
    Ride as though you are invisible, not invincible.
    .




  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    neosho
    Posts
    1,645
    United States
    MO
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: McAfee

    Quote Originally Posted by XV1100SE View Post
    I use Microsoft Security Essentials/Defender... it works and is free.

    For comparison - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp for paid anti-virus software.
    For free software - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...-2017-3649231/
    I am like Dale from King of the Hill on this one But I put tape and covers over my camera's and microphones. I don't have nothing to hide but... I remember a time when you would by a computer and you got everything pratically for free. I am talking Window's 95 computers when you could not get a computer for $300 or less. My dad got one on sale for $800 from Circuit City. I don't even think that place still exist it was a good ol Packard Bell Computer with I think a whole 30 mb hard drive.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •