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McAfee expiring, renew or change to other

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by rick417, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. rick417

    rick417

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    My McAfee subscription has just expired. I was wondering if you guys consider this to be good virus software or if I would be better off switching to something else?

    Also, on their website, they have many options as far as levels of service. I'm not sure what would be best for me.
    I want to get all the protection that I "need" but don't want to pay for stuff that I don't.

    I use ZoneAlarm's free firewall and Spybot search and destroy.
    I would consider using all of McAfee's (or other company) similar products if they are better.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm using AVAST with Comodo firewall. Both free. Works like a champ.
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    AVG for both Virus and Spyware protection, they work very well for being free.

    Software firewalls are nice, but I don't trust them to do the work a hardware firewall/router should be doing. A software firewall is best used in addition to a good hardware firewall/router.

    Frankly, I've never used a software firewall, and have rarely caught the constant nonsense I read about.

    IGF
     
  7. lens

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    Many of us who do/have done computer consulting won't touch McAfee's AV with a 20' pole.

    Does that give you some idea?

    Prior suggestions are all solid recommendations.
     
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    Anybody use Kapursky (horrible spelling, I know)?
    Friend has it at his office and says it's real good.

    RC
     
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    Freeware is just that and you get what you pay for.

    :tongueout: :upeyes: :sad:


    Being a former COMPAQ service coordinator I have "purchased" Zone Alarm Internet Protection Suite, Anti viri, anti (spam, malware, adware, spyware), and firewall all in one. It takes up less resources and it is seamless. I have tried or owned most all of the products and I am set on Zone labs products. :banana: :supergrin: :thumbsup:
     
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    Kaspersky makes an excellent AV product! I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
     
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    3/325 Infidel Artist

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    What about Norton? or PC-Cillin?
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't touch Nortons with a ten foot pole. I know nothing about PC-Cillin.
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    I agree fully about Norton/Symantec! They've destroyed their products and they drag your computer speed down significantly.

    I've run PC-Cillen on a couple of test machines, only because it came with the mobo. Don't really have an opinion about it.