Intel/McAfee Targets Embedded, Mobile Security

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extremepcs

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Sweet! Now botched McCrappy updates will brick the device, not just crash Windows. I applaud the effort, but DO NOT trust McAfee after we lost hundreds of machines to their fowl up about a year ago.
 
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I will not touch anything that is associated with McAfee, I have had more customers computers compromised running McCrapee software than every other Security Software combined, I will never-ever support them, even if Intel now own them, ever!

trust me when I say I do not welcome this step by Intel, and it means me not using the products they produce using this setup to supply my customers! I simply do bnot trust McCrapee at all!
 

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I wonder what Intel was thinking when they decided to buy Mccrappy? I like the idea of more security in our devices but Mcafee? With their very deep pockets, I'm pretty sure it be easier for them to make something from the ground up.
 

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[citation][nom]pjmelect[/nom]just as well they didn't buy Norton.[/citation]

Someone has not kept up with current tech for 2 or 3 years now. Norton rebuild their software and became the number one paid antivirus back in 08 or 09! I get sick of reading stupid comments like this one. Toms readers are supposed to be on top of their tech... Mccrappy blows and this will seems like a bad move to me.
 

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just as well they didn't buy Norton.



Someone has not kept up with current tech for 2 or 3 years now. Norton rebuild their software and became the number one paid antivirus back in 08 or 09! I get sick of reading stupid comments like this one. Toms readers are supposed to be on top of their tech... Mccrappy blows and this will seems like a bad move to me.
I have read for many years that Norton had improved their software “this year” so that it is not bloated and slow and uses all of the memory and uninstalls cleanly and every year that I have tried it, it has been the same crap. Modern computers are now a lot more powerful so that Norton runs a lot better but the last time I tried it a couple of years ago it was still a dog.. As I recall when using Norton’s your computer is no longer under your control as to what software you install but under Norton’s control. Maybe they have got their act together now but based on past experience I am not hopeful.
MacAfee was always better than Norton but not by much being the second worst anti-virus program in my opinion in regard to memory usage and bloat and control, but at least it uninstalls relatively cleanly.
 

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They can put effort into producing and embedding their chips as they want, as long as they give me the option to disable it and put competing products in. Intel is in too strong a position to be compared to monopolistic Apple.
 

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My only recent encounters with Norton has been on customers Windows7 64 bit laptops where it has been pre-installed as a trial version which doesn’t uninstall cleanly.
 
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have been running McAfee for years, last year download, this year purchased total protection disk... within three days my pc was infected/corrupted with trojan-spy, trojan faker. mult viruses did McAfee assist, NO, 24 hour tech support NO, guess what...after i emailed McAfee and registered my 2011 and informed them i did not want my 4/10/11 79 dollar download...they downloaded it to me and billed me within 24 hours of my notification not to... microsoft and i spent 6 hours last night and this am cleaning up my pc..Malware and Hitman..finally did the job...I am praying....McAfee BIG THUMBS DOWN...
 
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