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Deleting McAfee

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    Deleting McAfee

    Folks, if that blasted MacAfee can fight viruses as well as it fights Windows Defender, it is one great program. My new Windows 8 Spanish laptop had MacAfee installed, and even people who read Spanish couldn´t understand what it was saying. I have a subscription, but no one can find out how long it lasts.

    Every site on the web told how to get to Defender, but when I tried it, MacAfee stopped me. I got into the program, and there is no procedure for shutting it down. I installed Win Patrol and de-activated MacAfee, and it kept running. But Win Patrol has a tab labelled ¨Recent." From there I was able to get "Delete on next start-up." That helped, but MacAfee wouldn´t give up.

    I went to Add/Delete Programs, and it hollered all over the place, but it allowed me to delete MacAfee. Then a warning appeared, telling me to press the icon and Defender would turn on. I did, it did, and everything is working fine.

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    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
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    I do not like MacAfee in English, Spanish or french
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    Orrrrrrrr in the future you can just use "MCPR" - McAfee Product Removal Tool...

    Works great and removes mcafee without any headaches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYYFan325 View Post
    Orrrrrrrr in the future you can just use "MCPR" - McAfee Product Removal Tool...

    Works great and removes mcafee without any headaches!
    I looked up MCPR on the web. I got two dead-end sites that asked me to rate the sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I do not like MacAfee in English, Spanish or french
    I heard you roar...

    Actually, McAfee coming out with an interesting technology for protecting Windows/OSX systems, called McAfee Deep Defender; quote:

    "We're getting rid of malware signatures. All our systems now work on behavior and reputation," he said. "Customers no longer have to worry about botnets. We will take care of that for them. We can catch things that no one else can in the industry,"
    It relies on Intel's CPU virtualization to start the Deep Defender, that in turn starts up and controls Windows kernel access. Instead of trying to protect Windows and apps with software, McAfee/Intel go for the hardware based protection.

    It is an interesting approach, but McAfee's track record does not warrant much confidence. Hopefully, Intel will have some influence and make this solution trustworthy....
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