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Standard User shrimper1
(member) Sat 12-Nov-11 20:58:38
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Virus checker's Firewall restricts download speed?


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Recently I took up McAfee's offer of two years virus protection, where you pay after one year's usage (if your happy). This entitles you to a second year free.
Unfortunately as I'm not blessed with a consistent download speed, I take speed readings fairly frequently.
I've since found that with the McAfee Firewall turned off, my download speed is better. Also, I cannot access some websites with the Firewall on. These are not "dodgy", or special websites.
It does not look like I'll be continuing with McAfee's product. So it's back to AVG for me.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sat 12-Nov-11 22:53:33
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In reply to a post by shrimper1:
Recently I took up McAfee's offer of two years virus protection, where you pay after one year's usage (if your happy). This entitles you to a second year free.
Unfortunately as I'm not blessed with a consistent download speed, I take speed readings fairly frequently.
I've since found that with the McAfee Firewall turned off, my download speed is better. Also, I cannot access some websites with the Firewall on. These are not "dodgy", or special websites.
It does not look like I'll be continuing with McAfee's product. So it's back to AVG for me.
Hi Shrimper, I would not use McAfee antivirus if Orange paid me, the programme is heavy on computer resources. I use Avast FREE antivirus and find it even better than AVG. I also use SUPERAntispyware and Malwarebytes and CCleaner.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/avast.html

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/SuperAntiSpyware.html

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/malwarebytes.html

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/ccleaner.html

http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download

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Standard User shrimper1
(member) Sun 13-Nov-11 00:35:03
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Good info! Thanks.


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Standard User shrimper1
(member) Thu 17-Nov-11 21:59:44
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Update - loaded down free Microsoft Security Essentials a few days ago. Appears faultless, and buck shee! Bargain smile
Thanks once again.
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