Got new McAfee home products to work in Vista RC2

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Peter, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I have Viruscan 11 and Firewall Plus 8 (along with the new Security center
    7) working fine without any tweaking in Vista RC2 (5744).

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista RC2 5744
    P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 700gb HDD, 2.0gb DDR
    Creative SB Audigy 4 Sound, ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    TS H429A + H552U CD/DVD Combi-Drives
    Sony DRU820A x 2 DVD-RAM Combi-Drives
     
    Peter, Oct 13, 2006
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  2. Peter

    Jeff Guest

    Peter,
    Great!!!
    Calling now!!!!!!!

    Jeff
    SWEEEEEETTTTT
     
    Jeff, Oct 13, 2006
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  3. Personally I would never install a product from a manufacturer who is trying
    to tell Microsoft how to handle security on a Microsoft product.

    There are many of other manufacturers who have found, and will find, a way
    to work around the security constraints that Microsoft has imposed in Vista.
    Those are the companies I will be honoring with my money.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Oct 13, 2006
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  4. Peter

    Jeff Guest

    Ahh Richard,
    We have agreed; lately over various issues.
    This however, is a monetary matter for me;not an ethical one.
    Buying OEM/Dell is the root cause.
    They would not provide me a white box solution;when I naively purchased this
    laptop;and insisted;along with a veritable plethora of JUNK software;that I
    chose either Mcafee or Trend; which I initially went with Trend;blah blah
    blah.
    In the process they screwed up my pc order so badly-and 3 times; that as
    compensation;was given a 3 yr subscription to McAfee/no charge; along with a
    free upgrade from XP Home to PRO. Also various other perks etc.(monitor
    upgrade;extra battery;3-yr full warranty;carrying case....)
    So since Mcafee now has a Vista compatible solution(which-btw-they did
    have before their public rant-VSE 8.1 beta);
    I'm utilizing it;as it is valid until Oct. 09.
    Ethics aside; money;Richard;has already been spent.
    Jeff
    P.S. Agreed;ridiculous accusations-sour grapes by Mcafee; I wholeheartedly
    agree.
     
    Jeff, Oct 13, 2006
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  5. Peter

    Doug Guest

    Hello Peter,


    Ok, both programs DO install.. but-


    Did you test the Firewall Plus 8? Because on two tests I've pitted this
    against it has failed both. Time to turn back on Windows Firewall..

    Doug

    P.S I am a McAfee Online subscription owner of Virusscan, Firewall, and
    Spamkiller. Spamkiller I've totally given up on since XP SP1. Let's see if
    they can cancel my renewal for that one..bet they're like AOL was..;)
     
    Doug, Oct 14, 2006
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  6. Peter

    Jeff Guest

    Doug,
    I installed Mcafee also today; subscription also.
    What test did you try? I would like to also. I also installed Spamkiller;and
    it already caught some junk e-mail.Which Outlook '07 didn't before;based on
    Spamkiller's settings.
    Also, back in XP; I had separately purchased McAfee Quickclean;which I
    absolutely loved. Alot of people assume;the recycle bin actually deleted
    files.
    And now it's integrated in Mcafee.
    All in all; I'm happy-was beta'ing One Care until Peter posted about
    McAfee earlier.

    Jeff
    P.S. Would be interested in testing the firewall though
     
    Jeff, Oct 14, 2006
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  7. Peter

    Doug Guest

    Hi Jeff,


    Try 'Shields up' (grc.com) or PCFlank.com. Google them both, you will
    find them;)

    One note, there WAS a incompatibility message from Vista RC2 (which I am
    running now) pertaining to the firewall issue when I was installing these
    from McAfee. I ignored it at first but now I see why I should not have. But
    no other errors. I'm wondering about the administration issues that come up
    when installing programs but I'm not sure yet if this pertains to the
    firewall issue.

    I am back to the Windows Firewall, which by the way does not fail
    either one of those tests..and I'm sure there are others out there that will
    test firewalls, I just like these two:)

    Good Luck.


    Doug from CT
     
    Doug, Oct 14, 2006
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  8. Peter

    Jeff Guest

    Doug,
    I had 2 results; PCFlank passed stealth; Shields Up;port 5000 UnPnP did
    not.
    Strange, must still be incompatable. So;fell back to the Vista
    firewall;which passed-btw.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Oct 14, 2006
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  9. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Passed with flying colours here (Shields Up). Mind you I am behind a router
    too and can't at the moment remove it as my roomie is using his machine.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista RC2 5744
    P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 700gb HDD, 2.0gb DDR
    Creative SB Audigy 4 Sound, ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    TS H429A + H552U CD/DVD Combi-Drives
    Sony DRU820A x 2 DVD-RAM Combi-Drives
     
    Peter, Oct 14, 2006
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  10. Peter

    Jeff Guest

    Peter;
    Thx btw for posting about McAfee.
    But back to the story;
    I tried shields up; and it failed the stealth test-port
    5000 -unpnp--passed with PCFlank.
    Weird; Vista's firewall passed both tests. And I'm also behind a router.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Oct 14, 2006
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  11. Peter

    Peter Guest

    5000 OK here too. Maybe your router firewall needs some "stealthing" ? I
    know I had problems with port 113 with mine.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista RC2 5744
    P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 700gb HDD, 2.0gb DDR
    Creative SB Audigy 4 Sound, ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    TS H429A + H552U CD/DVD Combi-Drives
    Sony DRU820A x 2 DVD-RAM Combi-Drives
     
    Peter, Oct 14, 2006
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  12. Peter

    haveblue128 Guest

    I have tried two Mcafee newbies for Vista -"Total protection" and "internet
    security" both monster resource hogs. While touted as killer protection, I
    was hit by FOUR Viruses during a six week run. An utter mess. I would'nt
    spend a penny on this software. In the previous two years, I had ZERO viri.
    Between Norton-another resource pig-and Zone Alarm, they do well with Vista
    and keep you safe.

    EGR
     
    haveblue128, Oct 18, 2006
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  13. Peter

    Peter Guest

    There isn't a single application anywhere on Earth that will guarantee you
    no infections.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista RC2 5744
    P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 700gb HDD, 2.0gb DDR
    Creative SB Audigy 4 Sound, ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    TS H429A + H552U CD/DVD Combi-Drives
    Sony DRU820A x 2 DVD-RAM Combi-Drives
     
    Peter, Oct 18, 2006
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