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Old 10-09-2012, 20:10   #1
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My McAfee will expire soon.....and...

I want to use microsoft security essentials.

Can I still use my firefox ?

Can I download MSE before my McAfee expires without any conflicts ?

Should I forget MSE and just renew my Mcafee ?

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Old 10-09-2012, 20:13   #2
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MS security essentials is fine. AVG Free Edition is better.

Uninstall McAfee before installing the new antivirus. Running two at once can cause conflicts.
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Old 10-09-2012, 20:17   #3
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Do I half to keep renewing the avg all the time to keep it active ?
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Old 10-09-2012, 20:56   #4
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AVG free edition can't be beat.

You don't have to renew it.
Just install it and let it work.

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Old 10-09-2012, 20:56   #5
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Dump Mcafee asap and go with something else. Uninstalling it first will be best. I suggest AVG before MSE, but thats just my preference. If you want paid antivirus, go with Eset, you wont be disappointed. You wont have to renew your AVG. Just have to upgrade it yearly, which is free.
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Old 10-09-2012, 21:27   #6
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MSE won some big nerd award that lots of nerds around our offices talked about. That must be good, I think.

Also, I run it on all my computers and install it on any client computer who qualify for it but opt not to purchase a managed AV client.

MSE is pretty durm good. Its hassle free and has a really good virus database - not much gets by it. I'd recommend it to you in a heartbeat. Do NOT pay for antivirus software unless you're licensing it and managing it from a central server for your business. All that crap like McAfee, Norton...it takes over your computer. Becomes as bad as the virus itself. Hell, some of it is almost impossible for an end-user to uninstall on their own. Just a waste of your money.

MSE and be done with it. The best virus protection is between your ears.

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Old 10-09-2012, 21:28   #7
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Ok,,,AVG it is...

Whats the link to it AVG.com or something like that?.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:18   #8
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Ok,,,AVG it is...

Whats the link to it AVG.com or something like that?.

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Get it here.....
 
AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 - CNET Download.com
 

Make certain to remove ALL the McAfee garbage from your computer by using the McAfee Removal Tool. You'll have problems if you don't.

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

http://mcafee-removal-tool.com/


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Old 10-10-2012, 18:51   #9
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Get it here.....AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 - CNET Download.com

Make certain to remove ALL the McAfee garbage from your computer by using the McAfee Removal Tool. You'll have problems if you don't.

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

http://mcafee-removal-tool.com/


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Okey Dokey I will do it this weekend when I have some free time to set down and concentrate on the switch.

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Also, please do advanced installation and disable everything except identity protection and link scanner. I would almost say link scanner too, iv had issues with it at a college I worked at. Sucked fixing it because when the issue was found, we had already pushed out that Win7 image to a ton of pcs. The email scanning feature can cause issues with Outlook.
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Old 10-10-2012, 20:02   #11
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That's one of the reasons I really like and recommend MS Security Essentials to my clients.

It's light, fast, and works...

I got tired of Avast or AVG 'doggin' my system. MS Security Essentials is good at not being noticeable.

The firewall in Win Vista or 7 is plenty robust. Really just need to be prepared with Malewarebytes for malware issues, MS Security Essentials for Virus, and ALWAYS run your UAC (User Account Control) at the highest level.

Most of my clients that got 'hacked' had been advised that they didn't need the UAC - and that is a big mistake...

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Old 10-11-2012, 18:23   #12
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That's one of the reasons I really like and recommend MS Security Essentials to my clients.

It's light, fast, and works...
Yup. I stopped suggesting AVG, especially as it really got bloated and slow there for a while (may have changed by now), MSE works great.
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