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MacAfee or not
This is a discussion on MacAfee or not within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; MacAfee While I was on Dial Up I always use to use Zone Alarm for a Firewall and Avast for ...
- 11-09-06, 07:54 AM #1
MacAfee or not
While I was on Dial Up I always use to use Zone Alarm for a Firewall and Avast for my Virus Checker, and both did a splendid job together
However since I have been on Sky Broadband I have still been using Avast but not Zone Alarm as I was advised not to have more than one Firwall that being the one built into the Broadband box. I also have shutdown the Windows XP firewall.
Is this a correct combination and is it enough protection.
Would it be a good idea to install the provided MacAfee and shut down the Firewall or should the Firewall on MacAfee be enabled?
I have heard bad reports on MacAfee? But I suppose itís a matter of opinion.
You advice on this matter would be most welcome
- 11-09-06, 08:09 AM #2Site FounderExchange: Gravesend, NDGRABroadband ISP: Virgin XXL 200Router: Non Sky RouterSky TV: Yes
when I'm connected I'm going to uninstall my current anti virus and install MacAfee to see how it performs, but yes it not as good as say Nod32 for virus protection."To help would be a great adventure"
- 11-09-06, 09:28 AM #3
i was using avast although it was a good virus checker have foud that it took too long to do a full system scan
have installed mcfee virus only.
the router comes with a inbuilt firewall and also have xp firewall on so there is no need to have any more firewalls on like the one that comes with mcafee as that can cause further slow dowload speeds and conflicts between software.
- 11-09-06, 07:22 PM #4Site FounderExchange: Gravesend, NDGRABroadband ISP: Virgin XXL 200Router: Non Sky RouterSky TV: Yes
just remember not to expect anything to be 100% effective"To help would be a great adventure"
- 11-09-06, 07:33 PM #5
- 11-09-06, 07:45 PM #6
I have to be honest and say I wouldn't use MacAfee its gotten very bloated just like ZoneAlarm I use OutPost and Nod32 along with the router system is stable and no more large use of system resourcesRay
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- 11-09-06, 10:31 PM #7Site FounderExchange: Gravesend, NDGRABroadband ISP: Virgin XXL 200Router: Non Sky RouterSky TV: Yes
- 11-09-06, 10:32 PM #8Exchange: Gravesend, NDGRABroadband ISP: Virgin XXL 200Router: Non Sky RouterSky TV: Yes
im also gona install it just incase we get asked "how do you" with it"To help would be a great adventure"
- 11-09-06, 10:32 PM #9Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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In an independent test of antivirus programs, Macafee scored 50% success ratio, which basically means it will only detect half of any virus's.
Norton scores 90%, however hogs your system.
Whatever you do dont use AVG - that scored 25%
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- 11-09-06, 10:33 PM #10
You are supposed to take them out of your pocket though at the very least.Service recovery 02392 899292
You got 3 right!
D'oh! Not good, dude.