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Protection: for both Windows and Mac

by LoriSch / November 14, 2012 1:56 AM PST

My McAfee Total Protection expires today.
I don't know if I should renew which would be for the All Access to protect my Mac too, or go to another manufacturer.
I have a Netbook running Windows XP and a Mac (Intel) which also has Windows (with Parallels) on it.

Is there anything better than McAfee All Access for my needs? If so, please tell me why, if you can.
Many Thanks.


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Can you share a little more?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2012 2:14 AM PST

What did McAfee offer that sold you on their offerings? Here I use the usual free AV's you see mentioned here and as a test I went a month then scanned the PC with help from Grif (link at http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421 )

I came up with a few tracking cookies so it appears that what I use and how I use my PC is fine.

So here's my recipe.

1. One of the Free AV's.
2. Use another browser such as Firefox (I use SeaMonkey because of the editor.) Then add WOT and AdBlock+.
3. I don't visit sites that WOT turns red on and no cracked software for me.

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What sold me on McAfee?
by LoriSch / November 14, 2012 12:34 PM PST

I can install it on my netbook and my Mac and not have to worry about it.
It lets me know what it wants to do and I can set it to always ask or to automatically do its job.
Thanks for your reply.

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Then you're sold.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2012 12:41 PM PST

Can't see any reason to change.

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