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McAfee or Norton

I recently purchased a Desktop with win 7 home premium SP1.

It came with McAfee Security Suite.I have been using Norton Internet Security 2014

on all my other computers with layered security.Malawarebytes free,Superantispyware,

Spyware Blaster,Spybot and Win Patrol Plus. What I would like to ask is,how does McAfee

run these days? I have not used it in awhile.I have one more Product key for Norton.

The only problem I had with McAfee was an alert message that either the Anti Virus or the

Firewall was turned off.Which it wasn't. I have scanned pc it is all clean.

I would appreciate any help anyone has to offer.Thanks alot.

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Ford or Chevy?

In reply to: McAfee or Norton

Both run fine. My only quibble with the names you listed is they tend to be thuggish when the protection expires. For years I've written that it's bizarre they block you from getting on the internet when the product expires "for your protection."


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Hi Bob;
Thank you for your opinion.I have a question.McAfee Internet Security came with the computer,does that make a difference? NIS is out of the box. Also based on your interaction with users in the forums,does one have the edge
over the other based on using resources?

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The edge on what?

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A new laptop started to run poorly and we uninstalled MIS and it straightened up. I can't write either title is doing that well for me. Both seem to have issues that I won't tolerate. The thuggish behavior was the last straw for me.

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I too am suspicious of thuggish behavior

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I have to question after purchasing a new computer in December ..the Mcafee trial that came preinstalled with windows 8 is now warning me daily that I have less than 12 days before the free trial expires..Am I to understand that my preinstalled windows 8 has factory installed windows defender a firewall and possibly malware protection?.. Am I suppose to set this up manually before Mcafee expires to avoid any security issues on this computer with a new win 8 os system? When Mcafee trial expires, will windows 8 automatically sync their preinstalled windows 8 freeware atti virus and a firewall with other important security essentials? I do not want to experience another msft os crash.

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At my office

In reply to: I too am suspicious of thuggish behavior

We are now in at some many months trying just MSFT's defender and the stock firewall. Now we are programmers and did do a few things different. For example we don't open suspect emails, don't use IE and for replacement Chrome and/or Firefox beefed up with Web Of Trust and Adblock+.

For second opinion scans we use Grif's advice about SuperAntiSpyware and MBAM. But only a few machines have JAVA so these are very boring machines.

If I was to install another AV, nod to AVG or Avast.

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thanks Bob

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I didn't notice until after the fact that the author of topics question was resolved so before you replied here, I created my own topic/thread.. could you please tell me what you would do or answer my thread i just created ? thanks,, oh , I also still have problems with the hp pavilion laptop.. it appears I need a windows 7 recovery .. but i'll ask on the new thread i just created too

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