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Vince53

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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.:dinesh:
 

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    Windows 8

robinb9

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I do not like MacAfee in English, Spanish or french:doh:
 

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System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

NYYFan325

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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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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64

Cr00zng

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I do not like MacAfee in English, Spanish or french:doh:
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....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude
    CPU
    Intel i5-3350P (3.1 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    16 GBs
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD7850
    Sound Card
    Built-in to MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 24" Dell
    Screen Resolution
    3,840 x1,200
    Hard Drives
    128 GBs, OCZ Vertex, SATA III SSD
    256 GBs Intel SATA III SSD
    3 x Seagate 1 TBs HDD
    PSU
    Antec 750W
    Case
    Antec P185
    Internet Speed
    50 Gb/s
    Browser
    IE11, Firefox22.0
    Antivirus
    Vipre
    Other Info
    Works, most of the times unless Microsoft patches decide otherwise...

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