mcafee / defender / malwarebytes

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by craigwend, 18 May 2010.

  1. craigwend

    craigwend Grimpeur des Holderness

    Hi numpty question

    Can I run Mcafee (total protection - it was on offer!) without 'windows defender' both on auto?

    or can I just choose to use 'defender' as & when (I remember) needed with no major security risks, whilst just leaving Mcafee on auto?

    I only use malwarebytes (from recomendation on here) when I remember & it's the only thing that picked anything up recently
  2. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    I dumped McAfee and would never use it again, free or not. IME it's bloated and clunky and causes crashes and freezes. I switched to Avast after seeing raves hereabouts and it's been great. Free too.
  3. rh100

    rh100 Well-Known Member

    I use Kaspersky Internet Security,this gives firewall aswell as anti virus, and I agree with SP about mcafee, not worth it even for free.

    Malwarebytes is pretty good for scanning on demand. I switch all the MS stuff off, except for things like the popup blocker that's built into IE8.
  4. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    Get Avast - usually one update per day which doesn't really interfere with things and it does the job.
  5. -20 mcafee
    +1 Avast
    +2 Kaspersky - joint best (with Nod32) paid for 'anti-nasty' imho.
  6. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Kaspersky...............never, ever, ever again. Bitdefender - and it's half the price
  7. I take it you had a bad experience with Kaspersky Dellzeq?
  8. Kaspersky free if you bank with Barclays:biggrin: On my 2nd year now and it's OK for nowt;)
    Technically haven't banked with Barclays for about 5 years but my account is still active with 1p in the account so I qualify for the offer:biggrin:
  9. rh100

    rh100 Well-Known Member

    A tip if buying Kaspersky, shop around. A 3 user licence from PC World was £49.99. Went to the PC World web site which had the same for £25, reserved it online, went back to the shop and got the £50 marked box for £25. Was cheaper than buying it direct from kaspersky aswell. Not sure if the offer is still on, but they come around quite often.

    Although I like Potsy's way of getting it ;)
  10. I'm using McAwfee at the moment; it doesn't seem too bad but I had Avast on my old pc it seemed a better package.
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