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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 26-Jan-12 08:24:06
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McAfee Security


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I have been using AVG free on my laptop for sometime now and have had no issues with it. I have joined o2 for broadband which comes with McAfee Security. Is this better to have on my laptop or should I not install McAfee Security and stick with AVG?

Thanks.
Standard User GeeTee
(committed) Thu 26-Jan-12 08:55:04
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Personally I've always found the more mainstream security products to be bloated and problematic - so I avoid them.

These days, Microsoft Security Essentials does just fine.

Given the choice of purely AVG vs McAfee - I'd go with AVG.
Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Fri 27-Jan-12 05:52:43
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I use McAfee on two machines and it usually works fine. The updates need a re-boot about once a month (usually to update the Security Center (sic) software) but the definition updates come through about once a day and can be applied in the background. I hear that support is poor if anything goes wrong though, so I'd look at the alternatives. I got it free too with my Dells.

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VM 50 Mbps
IE9

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Netgear 2200 via BT line (8Mbs).
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IE8 and OE6


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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Sat 28-Jan-12 12:30:41
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Stick with AVG if you're happy with it.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 28-Jan-12 13:32:41
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Both AVG and McAfee is pants.

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Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Sat 28-Jan-12 13:34:37
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I agree with Apprentice: stick with AVG - but I would scan with Malwarebytes at least once a week smile
Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Sun 29-Jan-12 19:43:44
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I've used AVG for the last 3 years and had no issues with viruses at all.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 29-Jan-12 20:09:23
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In reply to a post by broadband66:
I've used AVG for the last 3 years and had no issues with viruses at all.
I had to clean a machine that had AVG and some other Free AV s/ware on it non of it detected the infections, but Eset smart security plus a couple of scans from one or two other security utils for root kits ect , result machine has been clean since , another Free AV to avoid is AVAST
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 29-Jan-12 20:53:22
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Valid point, but I don't get issues with viruses with or without using antivirus products because I don't download them...

There is more to an AV product than detection rates. AVG is not the most efficienct and easy to use program out there. It is somewhat clunky and drains performance a bit.

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Mon 30-Jan-12 13:09:33
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I've been led to believe that more than one concurrently running AV product is not a good idea.

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