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Default How long is the McAfee subscription on a Mini 9 - 06-11-2009, 07:59 PM

Hi, I have had my mini 9 for a week now and was wondering how long McAfee runs for ? If it is only 30 days does anybody have any suggestions for security software ?

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Default 06-11-2009, 08:08 PM

I got all my mini 9's without virus software, however, I believe 30 days is about right for the trialware.

I downloaded "avast" first thing on connecting to the internet. See link below for free home download.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
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Default Thanks - 06-11-2009, 08:17 PM

I heard that Avast was a good one I will go and get it then uninstall McAfee.

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Default 06-11-2009, 08:49 PM

I think you'll be happy you did. I uninstalled McAfee and installed Avast on my Mini, and I think it's running faster as a result.

I've heard Avira is good too if you'd like to check out some other options.
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Default 06-11-2009, 09:03 PM

It is a 30-day trial. I use Norton 360 V3.


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Default 06-11-2009, 09:05 PM

I will say I think Avast does the best of the free options. Avira and AVG both have given me numerous false positives, and some things they just don't detect.
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Default 06-12-2009, 01:40 AM

http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...-software.aspx

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* Microsoft getting ready to unveil free anti-virus service
* Software maker says will soon put beta version on website
* Company employees testing it internally
Microsoft Corp is getting ready to unveil a long-anticipated free anti-virus service for PCs that will compete with products sold by Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc.
A Microsoft spokesman said on Wednesday that the world's biggest software maker is now testing an early version of the product with its own employees and that it will "soon" make a trial version available via its website.
Microsoft has said that it will only include basic features for fighting viruses, which would likely make it comparable to the least-expensive products sold by Symantec and McAfee.
If you can hold off for a bit, Microsoft will be offering their own free anti-virus software!


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Default 06-12-2009, 02:29 AM

I'm not so sure, I would be excited about that. We all saw how much of a failure Windows Live One Care was as a paid service. Something tells me this is just a revamping of that to remove the paid part. I thought it never worked really well. I think I will stick with the tried and true, and see how things go.
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Smile 06-12-2009, 04:41 PM

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I heard that Avast was a good one I will go and get it then uninstall McAfee.

thanks

Fuzzy
Reverse the order of events here. Unistall McAfee and then install Avast.
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Default 06-17-2009, 02:50 AM

Also, check out AVG Free by Grisoft. It's pretty killer.


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