Keep Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE by turning away from McAfee to Norman?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Chubb, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. Chubb

    Chubb Registered Member

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  2. WSFuser

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    id much rather keep my antivirus than my antispyware especially one with limited use.
     
  3. cheater87

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    what the hell is norman?
     
  4. WSFuser

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    they provide security products like so many other companies. check out their site or search teh forum
     
  5. Frank the Perv

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    I dumped Ad-Aware SE Plus several days ago. Since I had to pay for the Plus version, I would have preferred to keep it.

    But already, I've noticed that I don't really miss Ad-Aware. I didn't find much in a year and a half. Further, my other AS stuff found Adware multiple times.....then I would not remove it....and I'd give Ad-Aware the chance to find it. It usually did not.

    I believe Ad-Aware lost its vitality years ago. It was a waste when I bought a two year subscription.....

    And while the new McAfee is a little raw, it seems good. I think it will compare favorably in upcoming AV comparison tests.
     
  6. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    For sure! ;)
     
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    Lavasoft products are junk. Period. Their customer support is representative of the quality of their products.:thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:
     
  8. trickyricky

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    Exactly why is McAfee doing this? I have to wonder about their motives for insisting on uninstalling another antispyware application which doesn't even have a real-time component before you can install their version. I thought that the owner of a PC was the person who decided what to install and what not to install on their own PC?

    I'm afraid that faced with such a choice, and bearing in mind the extreme problems I've experienced with McAfee products recently, I'd keep Ad-Aware and go with another AV. Not Norman, perhaps, but I use Avast and it does the job admirably.
     
  9. dallen

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    Any decision that results in keeping Ad-aware is a decision I would second guess. The only thing that Ad-aware consistently detects is MRUs. In my opinion it is less than adequate as an anti-spyware tool. Give SuperAntiSpyware a try. That seems to be a more effective approach.
     
  10. Durad

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    Oh cmon McAfee even detect HijackThis.

    :D :D :p
     
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