Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Jase, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Jase

    Jase Guest

    Grr! I installed McAfee the latest one and it errored and it wouldnt let me
    use Vista!!!! how rude is that, i thought microsoft sorted this big problem
    with security software?

    I did go into safe mode and removed it through there and everything is
    working now.
    Jase, Dec 4, 2006
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    Jimmy Brush Guest


    You will have to wait until McAfee releases a version of its product that
    works with Vista. System software, such as virus scanners, always require an
    upgrade when new versions of Windows are released. And sometimes the
    software vendors take their sweet time providing updates.
    Jimmy Brush, Dec 4, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    Ahh Jimmy, and Jase,
    One company I am very familiar with, Mcafee.
    Their obvious whining aside, McAfee's products do work with Vista.
    Depending on your specific situation, McAfee's products work sometimes;some
    however, are now blocked.
    Let me start this by saying, McAfee Enterprise v8.5 RC(if it's still in
    Beta) has worked with Vista every since McAfee came out with it.
    It's McAfee's Enterprise Virus Scan, basically.
    Now; onto Mcafee Home products.
    Everything in their suite is now Vista compatible; except for 2
    They are Quick Clean, and McAfee's network management feature.
    The McAfee basics:
    Virus Scan
    Privacy Manager
    are all now Vista compatible.
    The Security Center is also compatible.
    What you may see, Jase; is that Vista blocks Quick clean and the network
    management features.
    The rest however, work fine now.
    In fact, before McAfee started whining, Quick Clean and the network
    management feature did work.
    Ran all of them with Vista.

    Jeff, Dec 4, 2006
  4. try AVG free, and leave McAfee for dead..

    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 5, 2006
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    Jeff Guest


    Mcafee's Home Personal Firewall version 8.1 (8.1.123)
    Security Center version 7.1 (7.1.134)
    are Vista compatible.

    If you have Mcafee as a subscription; just go to your account and
    download them, they should automatically update to the Vista compatible
    As I test various AV solutions frequently, I'm not currently running
    McAfee's AV, however,it too will update itself;if you download it.

    As a side note,
    yes AVG works fine too,so does Avast,and various other AV's, NOD32, and
    Trend, to name a few.
    I've tried pretty much all of them,free or in beta;or as a free trial.
    This with Vista-from beta 2 5384 through the current final release.

    Jeff, Dec 6, 2006
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    Rebecca Guest

    Seems McAfee isn't the only program that VISTA is giving problems with. I
    would have THOUGHT Microsoft would have got together with all these different
    software companies to make sure their products were compatible with VISTA,
    PRIOR to selling VISTA :( I guess in essence, we all paid $200 for VISTA to
    actually be BETA TESTERS.
    Rebecca, Feb 7, 2007
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    B. Nice Guest

    Or McAfee could have used their time working on making their products
    Vista-compatible instead of on blaming MS for making a more secure
    You are'nt very good at guessing. BTW, noone forces you to run Vista.
    B. Nice, Feb 7, 2007
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    Rebecca Guest

    You are right, no one forces anyone to buy VISTA, but with all the hype, and
    all the good reviews I read, VISTA is supposed to be excellent.
    Rebecca, Feb 7, 2007
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    jimrx4 Guest

    What's the problem with McAfee? I am a Comcast subscriber and have
    downloaded McAfee v 11.2. Vista Ult. doesn't squawk a bit and it seems to be
    doing a good job. I like Symantec but all of their products seems to wreck
    havoc with your system.
    jimrx4, Feb 7, 2007
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    Rebecca Guest

    Thanks jimrx4, I'll try that version.

    Rebecca, Feb 7, 2007
  11. Mcafee have long since released a working Vista version. I had an older
    Mcafee on my XP and went to Vista. The older Mcafee didn't work with Vista
    so I emailed them and they gave me the new one, free, for the same length of
    time left on my old one.

    Suggest you either do that or buy the new one.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 12, 2007
  12. You could have used the time to go to Mcafee and get the Vista version which
    has been out for ages now. Would have saved a lot of time in here.

    I use Mcafee now on Vista Business.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rebecca Guest

    THANKS for the info on McAfee, all the info I was getting is that McAfee is
    not supporting VISTA. I'll check out the version you speak of. Thanks.
    Rebecca, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rebecca Guest

    I cannot seem to find McAfee v 11.2 anywhere. Where did you get it?
    The link would help too, as the McAfee site does not list it.
    Rebecca, Feb 12, 2007
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    Vern Stump Guest

    It would have been informative if McAfee would have had note on its
    home page. I did a site search: "McAfee Compatibility with Windows

    Vern Stump, Feb 13, 2007
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    Rebecca Guest

    Thanks Jase. I did email McAfee, they referred me to a phone number which
    charges $2.95 per minute to ask them LOL
    Rebecca, Feb 14, 2007
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    Rebecca Guest

    Hi Jase, I did what you said about a week ago, and had nothing but problems
    sending/receiving email. After a week of trouble shooting, I finally
    uninstalled McAfee and BINGO, VISTA has worked like a dream, even email, so
    I'm convinced that McAfee has not really fixed all the problems, and I will
    not download from my account with them again, until they correct the
    problems. Right now, I'm using AVAST! as my virus protection.

    Thanks :)
    Rebecca, Feb 14, 2007
  18. Norton Internet Security 2007 runs perfectly under Vista.

    Sudbury, Canada
    Daniel Côté, Feb 14, 2007
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    Dave S. Guest

    Dave S., Jun 25, 2007
  20. Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 26, 2007
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