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Standard User everhopeful
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 29-Jul-13 17:55:11
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Old McAfee 2011


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I bought an old McAfee 2011 total protection disc at a car boot yesterday for £1. It is still unopened & unregistered. I currently have McAfee 2012 total protection installed but it is due to run out in 4 days. If I install the 2011 version and register it, will this give me virus protection for a further year, or will it be recognised as old software and be invalid? I thought it was worth taking a risk buying it for a quid.
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Mon 29-Jul-13 18:24:42
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Re: Old McAfee 2011


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Bin it & install a freeware solution. McAfee is trash.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Jul-13 19:33:39
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Re: Old McAfee 2011


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If it is anything like Norton, don't install the 2011 version but feed its licence/product key into the already installed 2012 version, probably under something like 'Renew/Activate'.

Worth a try; nowt to lose and whole year to gain (providing it is truly unused).

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC


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