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Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Fri 16-Nov-12 14:37:29
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McAfee Internet Security


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I have just received an email from PN offering a deal on adding in McAfee for £2 per month. A while back a review in PCPro did not comment favorably on McAfee.

Anyone got any views? I currently use Norton.

Regds
Meldrew
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 16-Nov-12 14:46:33
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Re: McAfee Internet Security


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I've used both. Prefer Norton.

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Standard User WelshWArrior
(experienced) Fri 16-Nov-12 14:50:00
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Re: McAfee Internet Security


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McAfee is nothing like what it used to be protection wise. You are better off sticking with Norton or better still - Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 which is top of the Pc PRO A-List.


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Standard User kasg
(experienced) Fri 16-Nov-12 14:51:53
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Re: McAfee Internet Security


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I could have it free from Plusnet AFAIK but I choose not to. Happy with Microsoft Security Essentials and other free products such as Malwarebytes as and when required, plus OpenDNS to filter out web nasties.

Kevin

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Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Fri 16-Nov-12 15:16:30
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Re: McAfee Internet Security


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Why pay when there are free alternatives that are just as good (if not better)?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 16-Nov-12 15:26:39
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£2/month = £24/year EXPENSIVE

I am paying £30 to protect 3 machines - but that may not be renewed.


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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 16-Nov-12 15:32:19
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I was about the same for 2 PCs for 2 years (Kaspersky).

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Standard User TLM
(legend) Fri 16-Nov-12 15:35:57
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I've never used the single-user version, but I used to have the enterprise version for work, and that was a dreadful resource hog.

After the work experience, I deliberately avoided McAfee for my own machine, and got Norton instead.

I've no reason to think McAfee wasn't successful enough at what it does. Neither I personally, nor the company (that I'm aware of) had security incidents that should have been picked up, but weren't.

Then again, I've hardly ever had security incidents at all, really - probably because I'm quite conservative in which websites I visit, and never open or click anything from an untrusted sender. Sometimes not even from a trusted sender, if it doesn't seem like the kind of wording they would use, or purports to be photos of a holiday they'd never mentioned they were going on - that sort of thing.

Not saying security software is redundant. I view it as similar to house insurance, in that it's reckless not to have it, but there are not that many occasions when it really comes into its own. But you only need once, for it to have been worth it.

Not sure £2 p.m. or £24 per year is such a saving. I think I only paid £30 for Norton 360 - but might have been a special offer, at the time. Dunno what the regular price is.

T.

Edit: in the light of the other posts, mine would cover multiple machines too (I'm sure it's at least 3, but it might be six). It's academic that I don't actually have any other machines, but if I got any, they could be added on the same license.

Edited by TLM (Fri 16-Nov-12 15:49:16)

Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Nov-12 15:59:32
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I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole and you can get a much better one cheaper (or free)
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 16-Nov-12 16:52:44
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I used McAfee some years ago it came as a 12 month freebie with the PC, I didn't like McAfee back then, maybe it's improved now just like Norton has according to some reports.

At the moment I'm using a free to use internet security suite which so far seems OK.

Alastair

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