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    Renewing McAfee

    This is a discussion on Renewing McAfee within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi Have been with sky for about eight months so far. McAfee has been OK...having previously used free firewall etc. ...

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      Question Renewing McAfee

      Hi

      Have been with sky for about eight months so far. McAfee has been OK...having previously used free firewall etc.

      Can anyone tell me - what normally happens at the 12 month point? Do they charge you for a new subscription through Sky, does it lapse and no longer give you updates?

      I could do with knowing how they deal with this side of things?

      Thanks for any help you can


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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      As it's a McAfee product then you should pay them for a new licence. But....why would you? Seriously, it's one of the worst that's out there, only overshadowed by the flakey bloatware which is Norton. If you're at the end of the twelve months, and well done for not getting infected by anything during that period, take the opportunity to dump it and get something decent - your machine will run faster if nothing else.
      Comodo is excellent and FREE and then there's Kapersky and Zone Alarm as well as many other, better firewalls, than anything from MacrApee.

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      At the end of 12 months you will be warned by the mcafee updater that your subs have run out, you can then do whatever you like but if you want to take another 12 months subs then you just need to go to mcafee uk and log in using your sky user name and password and then buy antoher 12 months subs through the site.

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      Thanks for the feedback - it has run OK so far, but system does seem slower - and McAfee is all I've added - so looking to change...not heard of Comodo...better than AVG?

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      Dunno why I mentioned Zone Alarm, unless you're going for the full package that is. I prefer Comodo to AVG and I've run both. But, having said that, I've never - touch wood - been hit by a virus so can't honestly say if one product is better than the other. Free Antivirus Software Download Antivirus Protection from COMODO™

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      The A List recommendations from PC Pro are:

      1. AntiVirus = Kaspersky AntiVirus 7 (costs £28) - see issue 155 p.94

      2. Internet Security = Kaspersky Internet Security 7 (costs £42) - see issue 160 p.96 (this is AntiVirus, Firewall, spam & spyware defense etc)

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      You don't have to pay for protection (certainly don't pay for McAffeine or Noton bloatware).

      Avast frequently recommended and I also use SuperAntiSpyware. Couldn't get AVG or Zone Alarm to run on my machine, probably due to age of mobo or XP left un-updated due to the sheer bulk of Microsoft's patches.

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      I have been an AVG user for years and have had few complaints, but I am downloading Comodo AV to use on one of my backup PCs. (Their firewall is very good and I would recommend it to anyone.) I am a bit dubious about installing the AV on my main PC. It still appears to be in Beta and I think it is a bit risky running an unfinished Anti Virus product on an important machine. It may be OK, but then again it may screw up your PC completely.

      I agree with the previous posters about the usefulness of McAffee There are plenty of free solutions on the net without paying to have your PC slowed down by this expensive bloatware.

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      The PC Pro Lab Test of AV software (Issue 155) reported detection rates as follows:

      Kaspersky AntiVirus 7 (£28) - 98% = PC Pro A List (Overall 6/6)

      Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic (Free) - 92% (Overall 5/6)

      Avast 4 Home Edition (Free) - 70% (Overall 3/6)

      AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - 83% (Overall 5/6)

      Bullguard Internet Security (£35) - 86% (Overall 4/6)

      Eset NOD32 (£27) - 77% (Overall 2/6)

      F-Secure Internet Security 2007 (£35) - 93% = PC Pro Recommended (Overall 5/6)

      McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007 (£40) - 78% (Overall 3/6)

      Microsoft Windows Live OneCare (£38) - 65% (Overall 1/6)

      Norton AntiVirus 2007 (£40) - 68% (Overall 3/6)

      Panda AntiVirus 2007 (£17) - 60% (Overall 2/6)

      Trend Micro PC-cillin 2007 (£30) - 78% (Overall 4/6)

      ZoneAlarm Antivirus (£20) - 81% (Overall 4/6)


      I may be wrong but the issue with free AV software is that it may not get updated to combat the latest viruses etc as fast as the paid for software produced by the big boys.

      Still it's probably better to have something than nothing!
      Last edited by speedyrite; 22-03-08 at 06:37 PM.

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      Re: Renewing McAfee

      AVG and ZA have both paid for and free versions, both are updated regulary and both update very quickly when new viri are identified in the wild.

     

     
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