Is McAfee Any Good?

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I just did a factory restore on my Compaq Presario after four or five
years since getting it. It originally came with McAfee but I never
installed it. I decided instead to buy and use Norton anti-virus. After
four years of being on the net I sure have read a lot about Norton slowing
down computers. I do think that Norton slowed down my computer some.

Anyway, I was thinking about trying McAfee anti-virus this time around.

What's the word on McAfee? Does it have the reputation of slowing down
computers and messing up systems like Norton has?

Thanks!
 

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Just about as bad. Get AVG. It's free and far less intrusive. The latest
version, 7.0, has everything you need. Try here:

http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

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"Von Fourche" <monaco6178@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I just did a factory restore on my Compaq Presario after four or five
> years since getting it. It originally came with McAfee but I never
> installed it. I decided instead to buy and use Norton anti-virus. After
> four years of being on the net I sure have read a lot about Norton slowing
> down computers. I do think that Norton slowed down my computer some.
>
> Anyway, I was thinking about trying McAfee anti-virus this time
> around.
>
> What's the word on McAfee? Does it have the reputation of slowing down
> computers and messing up systems like Norton has?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
 
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I can only tell you my own experiences with both.Like you.I noticed
considerable slow down with Norton,as well as incompatability issues with
some programs.
I've been using McAfee for over a year now,never noticed any slow down or
had any problems with it.
"Von Fourche" <monaco6178@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> I just did a factory restore on my Compaq Presario after four or five
> years since getting it. It originally came with McAfee but I never
> installed it. I decided instead to buy and use Norton anti-virus. After
> four years of being on the net I sure have read a lot about Norton slowing
> down computers. I do think that Norton slowed down my computer some.
>
> Anyway, I was thinking about trying McAfee anti-virus this time
around.
>
> What's the word on McAfee? Does it have the reputation of slowing
down
> computers and messing up systems like Norton has?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
 
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ok i can hear on peaple have difrent meaning
therefor i took a test on meny ANti virus programs
(can't type all i found out in put the important
the prograsm wich i tested was AVG 8.0 free, MCafee, Norton, Avast, Bulldog
Ok th scoring (wich depend on how fast and good the scan was, price and user friendly)
AVG 8.0 free score 8.1 (of 10) (fast scan but found not much (you can slow down and get a better)
Mcafee score 7.3 (of 10) (fast and good user friedly but expensive slow down a computer )
Norton 5.4 (of 10) (Fast but realy bad scans slow down you computer much and expensive)
Avast 6.4 (of 10) (slow but god Slow down you computer pretty much)
Bulldog 8.8 (of 10) (fast and good scans expensive)
(all programs scanned 1Therabite where 10GB was virus)
so i recomand AVG if you don't have alot of money. B
Bulldog if you got alot of money
 

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ok i can hear on peaple have difrent meaning
therefor i took a test on meny ANti virus programs
(can't type all i found out in put the important
the prograsm wich i tested was AVG 8.0 free, MCafee, Norton, Avast, Bulldog
Ok th scoring (wich depend on how fast and good the scan was, price and user friendly)
AVG 8.0 free score 8.1 (of 10) (fast scan but found not much (you can slow down and get a better)
Mcafee score 7.3 (of 10) (fast and good user friedly but expensive slow down a computer )
Norton 5.4 (of 10) (Fast but realy bad scans slow down you computer much and expensive)
Avast 6.4 (of 10) (slow but god Slow down you computer pretty much)
Bulldog 8.8 (of 10) (fast and good scans expensive)
(all programs scanned 1Therabite where 10GB was virus)
so i recomand AVG if you don't have alot of money. B
Bulldog if you got alot of money


I have had loads of problems with Bulldog, especially netgear nas drives...

Use Kaspersky - never had a issue..