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Intel Corporation to Acquire McAfee

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. a_ump

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    lol good point melvis.
     
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    Panda.... Are you kidding me?
    If AMD buys Panda I will never buy another AMD/ATI product as long as I live!

    I think I would rather have Norton at least it functions.... If you feel like waiting.
     
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    I don't know about the retail panda, but the free version is rated as the best free antivirus and in prevention(not removing) beats out qutie few of the retail AV's out.

    #1 free AV
    #4 retail
    #3(retail) on this one
    that's a hell of a lot better than Mcafee. lol
     
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    Well from my own tests which come from just under 1TB *I mean just under 1000gb not it fits on a 1TB drive* of various viruses sitting on my server Panda is full of fail, minus the free aspect.

    And I WISH I was paid to say that, and I'm certainly not "consumer reports" idiots.
     
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    hmmm well :p for some reason it was chosen otherwise.
     
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    It's all fairly nominal most independent groups have large collections of viruses they test with as well... Although I really start to wonder sometimes because they say stuff like "Norton Fast"....
     
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    Actually, yes it is.

    I, like most everyone else here, just don't get it. The only thing worse than McAfee is the free no-name AVs. Hell, I'd pick AVG free over McAfee any day.
     
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    This was interesting. Mostly because Intel already made large investment into AVG Technology (former Grisoft) some time ago. And now they've acquired McAfee entirely. Hm.

    Btw, McAfee and Norton (Symantec) aren't as bad as many want you to think.
    Norton had it's bad days during the 2008 year, but current releases are far from bad in pretty much all aspects. If you're of course willing to pay for an antivirus. Same goes for McAfee.
    Sure they had false positives but then again i've seen them in pretty much ALL products. They all had one big in their time.
     
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    Intel has a history of wasting billions. I hope this is another failed venture.
     
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    AVG is no better or worse than MS Essentials with that being said id pick either over norton and Macafee both are QUITE horible. Get a router already
     
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    Sorry, but you are wrong. Norton now ranks with NOD32 and Kaspersky in both detection and performance. And it's been that way since Norton 2009. AVG ranks below MSE. MSE is actually decent for a freebie.
     
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    What good is norton if it already let the virus infect the system and can't remove it ;)
     
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    I doesn't let the virus in. That's what people don't seem to understand. They did a ground up rewrite for 2009. It works great now.
     
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    Acording to someone someplace like any OTHER benchmark. Too much faith in ranks, All antivrus programs work the SAME way there is nothing special about any of them. Without definitions they are shit they all KNOW and get there info about viruses information and viruses in your system from the same 2 places. Most benchmarks are based upon the time it TELLS you you have a virus... that dosnt mean they haven't all found it at the same time. Also MSE is far from "cheep freebe status" now Its legit and it works just as well. I dont use my Keperskys because i dont need to be alerted everytime a file coughs. This entire industry works on fear. Super Edtitions with "extra security" are entirely useless.
     
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    Too late, though. I still wouldn't be caught dead installing it. Same reason I'll never drive (even if free) a "domestic" car.
     
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    No, good anti virus programs don't rely on just definitions. They also rely on heuristics. Norton is simply better at stopping, detecting and/or removing infections than AVG or MSE, and takes less resources than both in the process. Those are the plain and simple facts. Fear mongering and other industry tactics have nothing to do with it's actual effectiveness.

    Besides, I recall saying that MSE is pretty darn good for a free product. It's still not as good as Norton, Kasperskty, or NOD32.

    That's a personal preference. Doesn't make it a bad product. Some of today's domestic cars are better than many imports as well. Times change.
     
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    i really don't care why they bought it,they have enough money to buy whatever company they want

    i think somebody from intel big dogs has a lot of mcaffe shares ....and he need the cash
     
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    :laugh: Yeah... right..., None need support from each other. Yet, technology from both leaders can bring some serious security. don't know about the others but, surely Intel's thinking the same way, they're having a better vision so they took the step forward & got McAfee ;).
     
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    They did what now? They could have made their own lighter weight, better performing anti-virus and built their own brand recognition while making use of their existing business partners to wedge out McAfee. All for a tenth the money, so turning the whole business into a more profitable move much sooner. Yet another example of how unqualified corporate leaders are. They side step their way into positions because of their connections, and when they do get fired ritually for a public blunder they just shuffle into another leading position in another company. The only reason these morons don't totally wreck these companies is due to the massive inefficiency of consumer spending. People don't properly research most things they buy so there's massive waste spending on the consumer end which supports the inefficiency/incompetence of major companies and retailers.
     
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    Mustang anyone?

    Anyway I enjoy MSE. Smallest footprint and great protection. Honestly I have no idea why you would use anything else.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Security_Essentials
     
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    McAfee totally sucks as an antivirus!
    At least buy something good...like Avira or Kaspersky...:shadedshu
    Well I guess Intel can leave the good ones for AMD to buy once they catch wind of Intel's strategies (if they have a point that is).

    Weird buy though. I look forward to seeing the purpose for this.
     
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    Is Avira any good? I like that one. Just wondering
     
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    McAfee best free antivirus ?

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    McAfee the best free antivirus ? You should get a second opinion, the McAfee is not even rated by allot of Free Antivirus Reviews websites , is not even listed, I test allot of antivirus application for my clients (I am a computer repair technician) but every time when I install McAfee to my clients , the client came back in one week disappointed about his computer protection , There are allot of free antivirus applications better than this one , AVG is probable the best,others examples : Avast, Avira, Panda, BitDefender Free Edition, etc. And for people that can afford to buy an Antivirus software I recommend Kaspersky , Bit Defender, Norton, and want to mention something else , viruses are usually came from Torrents and pornographic websites , so if non of this are accessed you are safe even without an antivirus installed, however I always recommend to anyone to use a free or non free antivirus program.
     
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    If you actually went to the links i posted, then you'd realize i was saying some of the best free AV's are better than Mcafee, not that it's the best free antivirus or anything close to that.:toast:
     
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    My guess would be direct, processor based competition to MSE.
     

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