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Waking up to BIG problems with McAfee

Oct 1, 2005
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McAfee has a bad day

If any of you are McAfee users, you may have noticed a cool new Security Center installation this morning. But one thing that makes this new launch interesting is that with the Launch of four other new products McAfee is Issuing a major bug fix.

TheINQ said:
The bug fix closes a hole in its SecurityCenter application which had been spotted by security expert, eEye. McAfee rated the hole as 'medium' in terms of its severity.

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Feb 27, 2006
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mcafee sux either way so it doesnt really matter if they have a problem or not, because the whole program is a problem. AVG is good use that, and ad aware, thats all i use


not a suicide-bomber
Mar 11, 2006
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i used them both too, i had mcafee for a while a few months ago, it eated a lot of memory


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Sep 27, 2005
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I used McAfee a while back and I gotta say the program was def. messed up. It came with a DELL I used to have and when I used to run it I always got an alert that there was a virus. The funny thing was that it said the virus was the McAfee program (lol). It was pretty much doing this to itself :nutkick: .

Anyways I now use Nortons, Adaware and Yahoo Anti-Spy. They all work great together. That is on top of my two firewalls as well. Another piece of software which is also good to use (I use it sometimes) is Peer Guardian. It closes ports to certain IPs so they cannot get into your computer.
May 13, 2006
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I had mcafee ages ago and I'm never going to use that program again. It didnt stop crap getting onto my computer and when something did and it found it in a scan I would get, sorry cannot clean this item, sorry cannot delete this item, sorry cannot quarentine this item, would you like to exculde this item from future searches :roll: all it could ever do is pretend the virus wasn't there lol

Personally I use Bitdefender 9 with ZoneAlarm Pro, Spyware Blaster, and Spybot S&D. Havent had anything major get into my system since I started using this.
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Im running sygate personal firewall and a 6 month trial F-secure that's all i need.