Does McAfee 7 has the same detection as McAfee 9

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  1. alien x

    alien x Registered Member

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    HI
    i have McAfee VirusScan 7.03 with the latest engine from McAfee 4400
    my question is Does McAfee 7.03 has the same detection rate as McAfee VirusScan 9?
    if deferent, in what aspects?
    thanks
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It uses the same scan engine and the same defs, I would say the detection should be the same.
     
  3. alien x

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    Thanks bigc73542
    the reason I am asking is because a friend of mine got an e-mail from IBK with regard of this issue and he said they are different.


    i would be grateful if IBK explain more about this issue and what exactly is the difference between them and is this also means that there is difference between McAfee VirusScan 9 and McAfee Enterprise 8i ? :doubt:

    Thanks


    Edit: Copy of email removed at brequest of original email sender
     
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  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    alien x

    I am curious to know know if that email was posted with permission? If not, you should remove it.
     
  5. alien x

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    yes
    i have my friend's permission, i do not know about IBK though. :doubt:
     
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    I would remove it until both sides give permission.
     
  7. alien x

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    Hi
    i have got this answer from Cod Green a Moderator at McAfeehelp.com Forum :

    ( Should be the same if you are running the latest DAT file as well.

    It is advised to upgrade to a new version of your antivirus program every 3-4 years or
    so. Newer versions are able to work better on newer Operating Systems
    .)

    I am confused :doubt: is there any difference between the two ? And in any case, are there any known tests comparing them?

    Thanks alot
     
  8. IBK

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    Remove the email, it is without permission.

    @alien x: you also posted in your/some forums screenshots and other things from my website without permission. PLEASE REMOVE THEM! This is prohibited!
     
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  9. alien x

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    Sorry IBK

    i have removed the pics and i just kept the links to your site.( i only put the pics there because i needed to explain it in my own language)
    sorry again, and it wouldn't happen again. :oops:

    at the same time, I would be grateful if you could put some light on my question

    cheers mate.
     
  10. IBK

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    Thank you, alien x. Good to see that the problem was solved in the good/cheap way. :)

    E.g.: AFAIK offers 9.0 vs. 7.0 version more options that you can enable. It is like Norton new version where you can for example enable the checkbox to scan also for adware etc.; without that option, it would only use that part of the definitions etc.; so it would not detect exactly the same as the new versions.

    I will try to get you an official answer from McAfee about this...
     
  11. Firecat

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    McAfee 7 does allow you to scan for Adware/Spyware. :)
     
  12. alien x

    alien x Registered Member

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    Yes Firecat I think so,

    http://www.sfhty.com/u/24413200506070359314.jpg

    The reason i prefer McAfee 7.03 than McAfee 9.0 are:
    1- It is lighter (around 10Mb RAM)
    2- Doesn't need ActiveX to get the updates
    3-It doesn't have McAfee Shopping Centre
    4- Comes with a good simple firewall.

    But of course i don't want to compromise detection rates especially that McAfee is N0.1 and even better than Kaspersky in the detection of Windows viruses, macros, worms and scripts for the second year in a row according to av-comparatives.

    I am still waiting for experts opinion with regard to the detection rate.
     
  13. Firecat

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    The 'potentially unwanted programs' refers to adware, spyware and riskware - so its there all right. :)
     
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