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« Reply #30 on: Jul 30th, 2011, 12:28am »

Uninstall - Reinstall app from them -

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507


**editing posts to include many many many many reasons to never use mcafee** oh yes, I am..


McAfee did bad at multiple AV tests:
https://community.mcafee.com/message/151636

is it good or bad?
http://answers.yahoo.com/question
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Mcafee gets worse
http://michaelkelly.blogs.com/buyingdangerously/2006/11/bad_mcafee_gets.html

McAfee apologizes for crippling pcs with horrible updates that don't work:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9175940/McAfee_apologizes_for_crippling_PCs_with_bad_update

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McAfee refunds users for crashed pcs and deleted programs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20003399-83.html

more refunds
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2010/04/28/mcafee-pledges-refunds-for-bad-update/1

stop bundling with good programs
http://forums.adobe.com/message/3162422

we suck! we know
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=4799



http://www.pcantivirusreviews.com/

Use anything but that!
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« Reply #31 on: Jul 30th, 2011, 12:33am »

McAfee is like Norton...they are the major creators of viruses these days

Most real "hackers" and virus creators are using malware to in =fect machines these days.....

Viruses are...well...old school

If you install Malware Bytes...and down load a copy of Rkill....and use MS Security Essentials...you will be light years ahead of the game...oh...and it 'd all free...btw....lol

you need these things to improve your online security:

MS security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5201

Malware bytes:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

and Rkill:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill


But...then again..wth do I know...I am just an unpaid helpdesk guy


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« Reply #32 on: Jul 30th, 2011, 12:38am »

I had used McAfee for a long time, but I think it worked like the TSA at the airport: hindering more good stuff than stopping the bad!

When I first installed the free Mercs a few months ago, I was never able to succeed when I had McAfee. I uninstalled it and used some freeware anti-virus... I only used that old system for mechs and a few other games.

I finally got fed up with McAfee and went with another program for my main systems... one that was more lightweight and offered a better degree of customization. McAfee was such a hog and had who knows how many processes running to do its job.

I'm using Vipre now and haven't had any problems. I did forget to turn it off when I was installing update patches and it flagged on file, but I was able to continue to get the thing installed.

I would do some research and see if you can get another AV package. There's various sites that rate the top AV programs and I haven't found one that puts McAfee in the top 10.

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« Reply #33 on: Jul 30th, 2011, 12:41am »

Oh, yah... McAfee never saved me from those fake Windows Security virus/hacks. Always had to use Malware Bytes and RKill (that Yard mentioned) to clean the junk off!

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« Reply #34 on: Jul 30th, 2011, 1:08pm »

McAfee came on my new Windows7 Dell studio last year... I loaded mercs up and it disappeared with in seconds... Installing mercs was hard enough! We took McAfail off and we use AVG free now... it is at least 9000 times better than McAfail... srsly....

There are so many horror stories of McAfail..... more bad ones than good... one does begin to wonder how they stay in business....


More from Jacks point-
http://d2brutallytech.blogspot.com/2010/04/mcafail.html


http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/anything-goes-almost/136076-mcafee-more-like-mcafail.html

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« Reply #35 on: Jul 30th, 2011, 11:04pm »

There is also this review of McAfee that is just stupid...

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« Reply #36 on: Jul 31st, 2011, 10:53pm »

All kidding aside, please consider removing McAfee..... theres a long list of reasons to quit that program.... just about anything is better.....

Free ones are -
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
AVG - I use it on 2 of the 3 of our pcs. Works great. MW first loaded up (with each new patch) will lock, go to desktop.. AVG is asking "Want MW to go online?" Tell it yeah 2 times and it shuts up! Works great!

Yard mentioned -
MS security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5201

Malware bytes:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

and Rkill:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill


Spiff uses Vipre-
http://download.cnet.com/Vipre-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10870576.html
(free 30 day trial)


I mean, there are HUGE options out there, McAfee... is the worst.. why else does it come WITH programs bundled? Just like these guys that filed with the better business bureau to stop bundling McAfee with other programs. It would come with PC/photoshop/Adobe Flash and it was like a virus people tried to get rid of. People didn't want it..... theres a reason.....

In retrospect.... This thread was about how to download mercs and share it with others......
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« Reply #37 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 11:52pm »

Man! I didn't know our shoutbox had a 60 post limit!

Anyway, Hitty... I was going to say I strongly recommend getting a backup tool like Acronis. You can make a copy of your hard drive before you do anything potentially dangerous.

Then if something goes wrong, you just restore your last backup.

1 and 2 terabyte drives are pretty reasonably priced these days. I use them to hold my backups.

Your dad shouldn't be opposed to setting you up so you can backup your hard drive.

Good luck!

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« Reply #38 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 12:00am »

Well, we've still got Dropbox up, don't we? I can just drag McAfee into there and then delete the one I have on my computer.
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« Reply #39 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 2:17pm »

Just be sure to uninstall and not just find the file and delete it. McAfee leaves a mess.. I know because I've got rid of McAfee two times on two new computers (it came with it.... bastards...) It was a pain to get rid of but OMW when it was gone did the pcs do so much better. Use AVG free or any other program Yardbird mentioned. Can't go wrong with those. Now, AVG will delete mercs the same way McAfee will... BUT AVG asks you if you want to delete it and doesn't just do it. Its much nicer.

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« Reply #40 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 5:49pm »

I've been too lazy to read through whole topic, but maybe no one did mention this yet:

To get rid of that evil McAfee thing, even a regular uninstall isn't sufficient. You should always use the "McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool".

First make a regular uninstall, then download the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool and follow these instructions:

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

Btw, what I use is MS Security Essentials together with router NAT firewall (PC Win 7 64bit), never had any security issues or other problems with this setup so far.

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« Reply #41 on: Aug 5th, 2011, 03:37am »

Well put, sir, well put. I'll ctearilny make note of that.
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« Reply #42 on: Aug 5th, 2011, 7:26pm »

Super exitced to see more of this kind of stuff online.
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