windows or mcafee security center or both

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by SMounts, May 5, 2007.

  1. SMounts

    SMounts Guest

    Do I need to have Both Windows Security Center and McAfee Security Center
    both running on my computer? I also have Vista Manager and Windows defender?
    Are they all necessary? I am not real computer savy. Just get by. Easy
    answers Please. I have windows vista, very new to me. Thank you for any help.
    SMounts, May 5, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    The Windows Security Center is just an alerter; it provides no security.
    The McAfee Security Center is also just an alerter and takes over that
    function from the Windows Security Center. You need an antivirus, a
    firewall, and possibly an antispyware program. McAfee is the worst
    choice, with Norton products right behind it. Recommendations:

    1. Uninstall McAfee and install either NOD32, Kaspersky, or Avast (free)
    for your antivirus.
    2. Use the built-in Windows Firewall.
    3. Use the built-in Windows Defender for antispyware.

    Malke, May 5, 2007
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  3. You need to uninstall McAfee and not replace it with Norton.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, May 6, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    If you want an easier means of operating your computer, along with easy
    answers, don't install McAfee Anything. Really, it will drive you crazy.
    Just the thought of it gives me a headache, having worked on computers with
    that behemoth installed.
    dean-dean, May 6, 2007
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