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Old 10-03-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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I downloaded free for 90 days Mcafee Security. For the first three weeks everything went fine, now all of sudden, my computer is not fully protected because I do no have Identity Theft.

They are offering it to me for a full year, along with what they started out with for $59.95, for one year. Now they keep pestering me by telling me that my "computer is not fully protected," and red flags are going up continuously, which is very annoying. I have been ignoring them because the first three weeks they gave it to me, they knew I did not have Identify Theft on it.

What do you make out of this?
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Uninstall it and install the free version of Avast. McAfee is junk - has been since about 1991.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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My resolution? Uninstall McAfee completely ... and install something else. If your Microsoft programs are all legit, Security Essentials is free.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I'd start with Microsoft Security Essentials. If you don't like it, try AVG Free. McAfee is trying to scare you into buying something.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:30 PM
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Both Mcafee and Norton are starting to use these scare tactics to get you buy their crap software, very similar to rogue antivirus behavior, get rid of it and use one of the suggested apps.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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Uninstall it and install the free version of Avast. McAfee is junk - has been since about 1991.
Here here, agree. Mcafee stopped being a decent AV scanner over a decade ago, now all they can do is resort to scare tactics to sell their garbage product.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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I did uninstalled McAfee.

I have installed AVG's Anti-spyware 2011, free for 30 days. Already, it found two corrupted executable files, and moved them to the Virus Vault. Something that McAfee overlooked? However, Windows Defender is off, but Windows firewall is on.

Anyone knows why this happened?
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I did uninstalled McAfee.

I have installed AVG's Anti-spyware 2011, free for 30 days. Already, it found two corrupted executable files, and moved them to the Virus Vault. Something that McAfee overlooked? However, Windows Defender is off, but Windows firewall is on.

Anyone knows why this happened?
Instead of any of the solid freeware suggested by others you went ahead and installed another limited-time program that will likely to throw same red flags pushing you into purchasing it, very nice.

Why all this happened? Judging from your desire to not listen to tech savvy people's advice coupled with your possibly faulty browsing habits...not very hard to guess; problem in this situation is quite possibly between the chair and the keyboard.

In plain English, the cause is ultimately the weakest link: the user, naturally.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:02 AM
 
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I did uninstalled McAfee.

I have installed AVG's Anti-spyware 2011, free for 30 days. Already, it found two corrupted executable files, and moved them to the Virus Vault. Something that McAfee overlooked? However, Windows Defender is off, but Windows firewall is on.

Anyone knows why this happened?
Never trust a single AV program, not one of them will identify every virus, worm or trojan, mcafee is no different.

I use both Avast and SuperAntiSpyware.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:12 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Never trust a single AV program, not one of them will identify every virus, worm or trojan, mcafee is no different.

I use both Avast and SuperAntiSpyware.
Those are not both AV programs.
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