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My McAfee will expire soon.....and...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by racer11, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. I want to use microsoft security essentials.

    Can I still use my firefox ?

    Can I download MSE before my McAfee expires without any conflicts ?

    Should I forget MSE and just renew my Mcafee ?

  2. michael_b

    michael_b BRC #1492

    Sep 3, 2011
    MS security essentials is fine. AVG Free Edition is better.

    Uninstall McAfee before installing the new antivirus. Running two at once can cause conflicts.

  3. Michael_b

    Do I half to keep renewing the avg all the time to keep it active ?
  4. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    AVG free edition can't be beat.

    You don't have to renew it.
    Just install it and let it work.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  5. sappy13


    Sep 30, 2007
    Bremen, GA
    Dump Mcafee asap and go with something else. Uninstalling it first will be best. I suggest AVG before MSE, but thats just my preference. If you want paid antivirus, go with Eset, you wont be disappointed. You wont have to renew your AVG. Just have to upgrade it yearly, which is free.
  6. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

    Feb 15, 2010
    Tampa, Fl.
    MSE won some big nerd award that lots of nerds around our offices talked about. That must be good, I think.

    Also, I run it on all my computers and install it on any client computer who qualify for it but opt not to purchase a managed AV client.

    MSE is pretty durm good. Its hassle free and has a really good virus database - not much gets by it. I'd recommend it to you in a heartbeat. Do NOT pay for antivirus software unless you're licensing it and managing it from a central server for your business. All that crap like McAfee, takes over your computer. Becomes as bad as the virus itself. Hell, some of it is almost impossible for an end-user to uninstall on their own. Just a waste of your money.

    MSE and be done with it. The best virus protection is between your ears.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  7. Ok,,,AVG it is...

    Whats the link to it or something like that?.

    Thanks guys
  8. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    Get it here.....[ame=";pop"]AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 - CNET[/ame]

    Make certain to remove ALL the McAfee garbage from your computer by using the McAfee Removal Tool. You'll have problems if you don't.

    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  9. sappy13


    Sep 30, 2007
    Bremen, GA
    Also, please do advanced installation and disable everything except identity protection and link scanner. I would almost say link scanner too, iv had issues with it at a college I worked at. Sucked fixing it because when the issue was found, we had already pushed out that Win7 image to a ton of pcs. The email scanning feature can cause issues with Outlook.
  10. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Lovin Sparks Nv!
    That's one of the reasons I really like and recommend MS Security Essentials to my clients.

    It's light, fast, and works...

    I got tired of Avast or AVG 'doggin' my system. MS Security Essentials is good at not being noticeable.

    The firewall in Win Vista or 7 is plenty robust. Really just need to be prepared with Malewarebytes for malware issues, MS Security Essentials for Virus, and ALWAYS run your UAC (User Account Control) at the highest level.

    Most of my clients that got 'hacked' had been advised that they didn't need the UAC - and that is a big mistake...

    Happy Shopping,
  11. GlockFanWA


    Sep 9, 2012
    Yup. I stopped suggesting AVG, especially as it really got bloated and slow there for a while (may have changed by now), MSE works great.