McAfee Virus Scan Plus 2010 Promo (Free 12 Months)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Zetelo, Nov 10, 2009.

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  1. Zetelo
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    Not sure if this is legit, but the promo offer page seems to be ok^^

    Mods close this if not, otherwise ENJOY ^^
  2. stapp
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    Have you read the system requirements?

    They somehow look outdated.
  3. EliteKiller
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    Thanks for the heads up. I had a friend who insisted on using McAfee so this deal saved her some cash. :thumb:
  4. Fajo
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    I'm Really surprised anyone would need this deal with McAfee giving away there service on Broadband providers, telephone company's, and just random CD's in the mail.

    Personally I would not touch this with a 10foot poll but all in all good deal for someone looking for something free. :cool:
  5. Chuck57
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    I had McAfee on this Dell laptop. Still have almost 2 yrs on the license. The only problem I had with it, and my wife with hers, was when it scanned or downloaded updates, the everything would grind almost to a halt. This is a laptop with Vista HP and 2G RAM. McAfee 2008 with the same setup as this free offer.

    Maybe the 2010 version isn't such a resource hog.

    McAfee did a good job for me and still does a good job for her. I might give this one a try just for the heck of it. If it's improved, I might keep it. Maybe my old license will work.
  6. quanzi_1507
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    Actually it's McAfee 2009. Don't know why they put 2010 box shot there though :cautious:

    Proof: Download Manager shows build 3.15.112, if it were 2010 the build should be 4.0 or higher. The interface should look different too (McAfee 2010 product lines have their interface completetely redesigned, as seen in the screenshots below)

    Btw, McAfee 2010 is still in beta testing stage :argh:

    Attached Files:

  7. lodore
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    is the 2010 line lighter?
  8. iwod
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    Any Resources Improvement in 2010? UI looks ncie. But They have always been a resource Hog since i cant remember how many years. Any thing come close to Norton 2010 would be great.
  9. clocks
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    I thought I read 2010 was just 2009 repackaged.
  10. quanzi_1507
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    I never had a chance to properly test out these new features. Installed it on my VM and lost internet connection right afterwards :(

    If you're interested just download it from:
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    http://beta.mcafee.com/
    (registration required)
  11. EliteKiller
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    As of now, yes. http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2009/09/why_i_havent_reviewed_mcafee_2.php

    I noticed that as soon as I installed this Promo "McAfee 2010" on my friends Dell Dimension P4 2.8/1GB DDR/80GB 7200/XPH SP3 it became extremely sluggish. :'( A MBAM quick scan took about 8 minutes prior to the installation of McAfee, and now it takes 2 hours to complete the same quick scan. :thumbd: I told her that once she grows tired of the reduced performance I'll remove it and install Avast! :D

    None the less for those that do not get McAfee for free from their ISP, financial institution, etc. and they are actually a fan of McAfee then this 1 year freebie is a good deal.
  12. Fajo
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    McAfee Fanboys never thought I would see the day :D
  13. iwod
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    OH MY GOD, Nearly 90MB of memory for AV + Firewall... And they call this lightweight.
  14. Fajo
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    from the 250+ mark they were at before it is Light. :eek:
  15. acr1965
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    So since this is a one year trial I am assuming it cannot be upgraded to 2010 when that is released?
  16. Fly
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    I'm almost certain that you will be able to update to the new version which supposedly will be released soon.

    Althoug certain vendors are slow when it comes to updating (Dell?), I haven't checked out this vendor.
  17. EliteKiller
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    http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2009/09/why_i_havent_reviewed_mcafee_2.php

  18. acr1965
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  19. iwod
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    Why do all AV Vendor force me back to Norton.
    Looks like Norton will have my money then.........
  20. Fajo
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    Guess you aint looking hard enough there is plenty of good options out there. People just seem to shrug them off more then they should. :doubt:
  21. acr1965
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    The only truly free av I have used over the past 3 years or so is MSE and I used it about a month. The last time I paid for an av was when I bought an OEM disk of Nod online over 3 years ago for $15. The rest of the time I have used Kaspersky, F-secure, Norton, Dr. Web, etc, etc and never paid for any of them. There are just way too many free promo's available if you look for them. I'm not talking about mail in rebates either (way too big a headache)- just 6-12 month trials or promos for a fully licensed product.
  22. jodu
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    Hi.
    Yes, it is.
    The user interface is also very fast ( responsive )
    I am beta testing it ( total security ), on a laptop running win xp sp3, and I am very impressed with it.
    A major improvement over 2009 version.
  23. iwod
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    Unless i am using a totally different version, it uses MORE CPU and Memory resources when compare to :

    AntiVir
    NIS 2010
    NOD 32 4.0
    KIS 09
  24. firzen771
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    i think he means the REAL 2010 product which is still in beta, not the rebranded 2009 one :doubt:
  25. jodu
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    I was comparing version 2009 with version 2010 ( beta ), and not comparing Mcafee with other products.
    It feels as lite as NIS 2010 ( I am using it !), and a valid alternative.
    The only " minor problem ", if you can call that, is that it has very few customization options.
    Jodu.
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