McAfee Apologizes for Win XP Antivirus Meltdown

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curnel_D

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I've made about 200 bucks from this already. Not because the computers I fixed were infected, but because the owners of these computers were convinced that all their problems, past and present, were contributed to this.

Thanks McAfee! :)
 

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I apologize to anyone that I installed mcaffee on in the first place since it purely doesn't work. nothing to do with what happened recently. get avira.
 

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Guess what have we been doing the past two days? We have had several cases at MS related to this issue... a real headache.
 

rooket

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mcafee internet protection suite started to severely bog down my pentium 4 and when I tried it on my core2duo which is at least 3x faster of a machine, it did the same thing so I immediately uninstalled it and also took it out of the P4. It was supplied by Comcast (comcrap?) as a bandaid fix for their silly 250GB bandwidth limit policy so you could check how much quota you have used for the month on their also overpriced service. I pity anyone who actually had to purchase this product. It is like throwing your money into a furnace and the flames reaching out and grabbing the cash before it even makes it inside.
 

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McAfee and Norton are sucking it lately. I tried AVG and avast! but found stability issues with IE or Outlook when running them, respectively. I just use Microsoft Security Essentials and life is good.
 

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Symantec Corp AntiVirus. Endpoint 11, everything else is a joke, or frustrating, to much trouble with little results...
 

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[citation][nom]loudr1[/nom]Symantec Corp AntiVirus. Endpoint 11, everything else is a joke, or frustrating, to much trouble with little results...[/citation]

I agree, SEP is the best. And also Avira. Everything else is crap.
 

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mcafee fail. at sschool, one of the teachers runs mcafee on an ancient pc (athlon xp 1.4 ghz i think), its not even connected to the internet, well anyway, about every 3 minutes it gives a popup: SECURITY CENTER UPDATES. MCAFEE MAY NOT BE UP-TO-DATE or someting like that. really stupid...
 

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it's too bad that they had this problem. i've been using the MCAfee Suite that has everything bundled together for some time now. I previously was using SAV but since I've moved all my computers to Win7, I've been using McAfee and i haven't had any issues. I'm running a Thinkpad T410, a Lat D620 and a Dell Studio Slim. No problems whatsoever and I'm pretty happy.
 
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Mcafee is another crapware developed and QAed in India. It beats me how such a obvious bug were not caught by their QA. We don't need virus or terrorist to bring down our systems ... just install McAfee.
 

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[citation][nom]ethanolson[/nom]McAfee and Norton are sucking it lately. I tried AVG and avast! but found stability issues with IE or Outlook when running them, respectively. I just use Microsoft Security Essentials and life is good.[/citation]
I have switched between Agnitum and Zonealarm. Sunbelt Vipre for malware. However, the big problem is not because of malware/viruses is the person behind the mouse and keyboard...
 

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[citation][nom]Curnel_D[/nom]I've made about 200 bucks from this already. Not because the computers I fixed were infected, but because the owners of these computers were convinced that all their problems, past and present, were contributed to this. Thanks McAfee![/citation]
Yeah, you're just another one of the business scumbags who take advantage of people's stupidity. Hope karma bites you in the ass...
 
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