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This is a discussion on McAfee?? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; i have just bought a new laptop running Vista Home Premium, i have re-installed the sky cd to put McAfee ...
- 06-02-07, 10:07 AM #1
i have just bought a new laptop running Vista Home Premium, i have re-installed the sky cd to put McAfee anti-virus on but it does not seem to be running, and my windows protection says i have no anti-virus software???
- 06-02-07, 10:23 AM #2
This link is about McAfee and Vista:
Computer Shopper - Britain's Biggest Selling Computer Monthly
"Microsoft, McAfee fail to spot Vista viruses."
put the above in the search box of Computer Shopper.
I do not use the Sky software or McAfee.
This site has dozens of postings telling users to
get rid of McAfee. It causes all kinds of problems.
My Sky BB Max is FRB.
Fast, Reliable, Bargain.
Last edited by murdock; 07-02-07 at 07:07 PM. Reason: update
- 06-02-07, 12:17 PM #3
Unfortunately I also had to ditch this in favour of NOD32(Virus checker), Kerio sunbelt firewall, and c cleaner (or thought about Adaware or Spybot for spyware), the Mcafee internet suite was too unwieldy and slowing down system resources and causing errors.Rosie
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- 06-02-07, 01:09 PM #4
For Antivirus, I downloaded the free Avast home edition from here: Free antivirus software download and you can run it as a demo for 60 days or register within that time to run it free for 12 - 18 months I believe.
On my wife's laptop it found 5 trojans which an up-to-date McAfee didn't spot. It is also supposed to work with Vista (although I run XP), and you could read user reviews here if you wish: Avast Home Edition - User reviews and free download at Download.com
So off the original McAfee CD that ships with SKY, I only use the firewall and have deleted the other three components. McAfee security centre doesn't recognise me running Avast, but I don't think that matters... I can see it's protecting the PC and it has several things I don't think McAfee AV has, including protection in P2P and Instant Messaging.
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- 06-02-07, 02:16 PM #6
Thanks herman, just downloaded avast and it seems great at the moment!!
- 06-02-07, 03:07 PM #7
Your welcome. I've only been using it for a few days myself, but it doesn't slow my PC as much as McAfee or Norton and I'm very happy with it thus far.
Have you sorted a firewall yet that works on Vista?
- 07-02-07, 09:10 AM #8
Im using the windows firewall and it seems OK.
I have one more question, I am about to register with avast to recieve my key, but the way it is set up seems to me to be that when they get your e-mail address you may start to recieve a load of junk mail?
This is how 'free' sites sometimes make their money, from advertising, and it has happened to me before, i started recieving about 70 junk e-mails a day!
I hope this is not the case but as my e-mail is new due to joining sky i want to keep it away from things like that.
Does anyone know if this site is OK?
- 07-02-07, 11:50 AM #9
I set up Hotmail accounts for program registering purposes. It keeps all the junk away from your main e-mail address.
- 07-02-07, 12:48 PM #10
Good idea, thanks for that.