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Standard User RiffRaff
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Jan-12 18:33:01
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Plusnet offering free AV software with Broadband, Phone?


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Have heard that Plusnet are now offering an AV product with either their Broadband or Phone (or both) packages.

Anyone know what product it is though?

Doesn't appear to be any info about it on their website.

Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Jan-12 18:52:25
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Looks like it is a McAfee product.

Alastair

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 11-Jan-12 19:11:58
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In reply to a post by Apprentice:
Looks like it is a McAfee product.
Sucks. See this site. Been well down the ratings for years.

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Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Wed 11-Jan-12 19:21:02
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Stick to MSSE, OpenDNS & Chrome or Firefox. smile
Standard User kasg
(committed) Wed 11-Jan-12 20:09:22
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It is indeed McAfee, marketed as Plusnet Protect

http://www.plus.net/addons/protect/

I was entitled to it free of charge so tried it for a while but it was too slow and intrusive, so I got rid of it and went back to Microsoft Security Essentials. It is also very hard to get rid of every last remnant of it, I think I still have remnants of the browser add-on thingy on one machine.

Kevin

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 11-Jan-12 20:13:32
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I think they have a removal tool now, ala Norton, but I'm not sure. At one time you couldn't delete it. It would restore at the next reboot!.

Its detection rates in the tests are pathetic though, that's my main objection to it.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User kasg
(committed) Wed 11-Jan-12 21:29:17
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
I think they have a removal tool now, ala Norton, but I'm not sure. At one time you couldn't delete it. It would restore at the next reboot!.


Found the removal tool, thanks.

http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_su...

Kevin

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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Jan-12 23:14:11
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Yes it does that's why I'm still using KIS smile

Alastair

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ISP Representative thatadamwalker
(isp) Thu 12-Jan-12 14:01:01
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FYI we do have more information on our website about Plusnet protect here: http://www.plus.net/support/security/spam/plusnet_pr...

Otherwise let me know if anyone has any specific questions about it.

Adam Walker
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Standard User RiffRaff
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Jan-12 23:43:24
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Yeah thanks, wow, of all choices Macafee, i've personally used KIS for years and wouldn't contemplate using Macafee in a million years for obvious reasons. Was a friend new to Plusnet that told me they caught a glimpse of this offer but couldn't remember what AV it was.

Free KIS and KMS still available to Barclays customers don't forget. I'm not a fan of Barclays either but free Kaspersky is free Kaspersky wink

Standard User m0aur
(committed) Fri 13-Jan-12 00:51:58
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Been with KIS for years. Cheapest way is download 30 day trial here http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/kis30ppc?&THRU=&thru=rese... Then buy a real cheap 2010 or 2011 version from Ebay and whack the key into the trial.

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2027/plusnetspeed.jpg
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Edited by m0aur (Fri 13-Jan-12 00:57:13)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 13-Jan-12 01:24:03
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I found KIS excellent for a couple of years, but it developed bloat in my opinion. Also its dtection rate on that site I gave has fallen off badly.

Amazingly I've gone back to Norton, (IS not 360), and it flies.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User m0aur
(committed) Fri 13-Jan-12 09:10:14
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I am running Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete alongside KIS. Try the trial here http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-trials.html if you want to see something that really flies, it is cloud based and scans four times as fast as Norton. It has turned out that good I usually run without KIS now and will probably drop it when it runs out. Shopping around will find some low prices and deals.

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Fri 13-Jan-12 09:21:43
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In reply to a post by m0aur:
Been with KIS for years. Cheapest way is download 30 day trial here http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/kis30ppc?&THRU=&thru=rese... Then buy a real cheap 2010 or 2011 version from Ebay and whack the key into the trial.


I use to do that, until Barclays started their offer.
Got pennies in the account, but still get my AV every year.
(Also with Barclays it covers 3 computers, so PC, lappy & netbook are covered.)

A bottle of white, a bottle of red
Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead.
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 13-Jan-12 09:45:10
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http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=315979 rather contradicts your statement
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