Bitdefender Pro 9 versus McAfee Security Centre

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  1. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

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    Out of the two which one would be your choice. Also how does the antivirus engine of BD Pro 9 compare to that of McAfee. IS BD better than McAfee in someways and vice versa. Also is in terms of system resources which one is heavier.

    So if you had a choice between Bitdefender Pro 9 or McAfee Security Center which would be your choice and why ?
     
  2. Siro

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    Bitdefender Pro 9 is a great antivirus and is improving with every passing month and their heuristics detection is also simply awesome and their live tech support is quite easy to use and its free!
    Mcafee Security Center is just a replacement for Windows Security Center but if you are asking about the Mcafee Virusscan itself the new one has earned a lot of good reviews for its detection rates and has always had a decent following.Trial both of them and decide which one suits ur needs better.
    I've trialled both in the recent past and they are great in their own regards so give them a try.
     
  3. sick0

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    there is no comparison, mcafee security center is not an antivirus... it just gives you your security index and gives an easy access to mcafee virusscan, antispam, firewall, if you have them installed. all of which are separate products...
     
  4. Albinoni

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    Ok sorry my mistake. I'm referring to McAfee Antivirus and its detection rate against Bitdefender Pro 9.
     
  5. Atomic_Ed

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    I have not yet tried Bitdefender but I have ran Mcafee AV 8 & 9 for over a year and overall it wasn't bad but the few issues I had with it were that there was no AV log about what had occured which was weird. I am not sure if the new version has a log yet or not. The other thing I didn't like was all of the activeX plugins it uses for updating. They would cause problems from time to time and took forever to run through an update process. Aside from that I thought the AV itself was ok and better than NAV of the time (2004).
    What I liked better than their AV was their Personal Firewall. It was really an easy to setup and use firewall with a cool visual trace and graphs built into it.

    Earlier this year I switched to Avast Pro because Mcafee couldn't run on XP x64 bit which is what I am running now.

    I would say give the Bitdefender a try first and see how well it works on your system. I recently bought another basic laptop and was looking for an AV to put on it and this time I did not even consider Mcafee but was considering Bitdefender and NAV where I just ended up buying NIS 2006 for it because of the improvements and 2 year deal Symantec was offering and so far I am pretty impressed with it.
     
  6. Siro

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    Bitdefender's heuristic detection is pretty decent but not as good as the big wigs Kaspersky & Nod32 but it is improving as an Av product with every passing day and its techsupport is simply awesome to be honest.
    Mcafee is a well known product and the recent viruscan v 10 has got pretty decent reviews but while trialling it i had issues with mcafee security center shutting itself down going black virus protection getting disabled even after patches had been issued to fix that vulnerability.In terms of detection it has had a major improvement over its previous iterations in terms of Spyware protection and another significant step is the daily updates now which is a plus surely now as previously there was no daily updates.All in all both product has its good and bad things the best way is to test them out and decide for yourself.Hope so this helps.
     
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