Replacing McAfee AV - Difficult Decision

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by anon_private, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. anon_private

    anon_private Guest

    McAfee security centre is due to expire.

    I want to replace it with a good free AV programme

    I am looking at
    MS Security Essentials

    I also have the following on my machine, and they will stay

    Windows defender

    Bearing in mind that these will stay

    Any suggestions for the replacement of the McAfee Security Centre.

    anon_private, Mar 29, 2010
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  2. How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the
    McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)
    Not with MSE, WD will be only disabled and the same with MBAM and SAS
    Remeber only (1) antispyware running RTP
    Ǝиçεl, Mar 29, 2010
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  3. anon_private

    Jim Guest

    I prefer Avast ; it gives audio and visual warnings .
    Jim, Mar 29, 2010

  4. Three good choices. You can't go terribly wrong with any of them. They
    are all much better than McAfee, and I wouldn't wait for McAfee to
    expire to replace it with one of these.

    All good choices, too.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Mar 29, 2010
  5. anon_private

    anon_private Guest

    Thanks for responding.

    Evidently, MSE would replace WD, MB, and SASpy...

    I wonder if I should select either AVIRA or AVAST (free versions) since
    I would like to keep WD, MB, and SASpy...

    I am using MCAfee's firewall at present, but will revert To Vista's FW
    on removel of McAfee's products.

    Regarding unistalling McAfee's Security Centre, I intend to use
    McAfee's Uninstall tool (part of the suite). Is this sufficient.

    Any commments welcome.


    anon_private, Mar 30, 2010

  6. You're welcome. Glad to help.

    No. You want a single anti-virus program, but multiple anti-spyware

    Keep all three regardless of which anti-virus you choose.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Mar 30, 2010
  7. anon_private

    anon_private Guest

    I will keep all three.

    Now for the difficult choice of which anti-virus programme to choos
    from the list of three.

    Best wishes
    anon_private, Mar 30, 2010

  8. You won't go far wrong with any of the three.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Mar 31, 2010
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