McAfee 8 vs McAfee 2005

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  1. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    I've not used MacAfee Antivirus for many years but now I'm going to buy it.
    1) What's the difference between MacAfee 2005 and the older version about memory heaviness and virus detection rate?
    2) How heavy is MacAfee with real time monitor (my memory is short)
    3) As a European customer which link is the best for me?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ailric

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    I've been using McAfee for a long time and find very little difference between McAfee 8.0 and 9.0 (2005).

    McAfee loads 5 modules, McShield.exe using about 7MB of memory here. I find no slowdowns, bugs or other problems with McAfee. I have tried nearly every antivirus but always return to McAfee.

    Virus detection rate is second only to Kaspersky in most tests. Always a top finisher.

    You can make the Security Center splash dissapear by going into your registry.

    You can prevent the Security Center splash from appearing on login by making these changes:
    Run regedit
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current
    Version\Run Find the McAgentExe entry.
    Change the command line to read
    "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe /nosplash" (i.e. add
    "/nosplash" on the end)
    You'll not see the startup screen.
     
  3. Firecat

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    Well I found McAfee 8 to be heavy on my PC, but McAfee 9 runs good here, I'm running McAfee Internet Security without slowdowns here :)
     
  4. bigc73542

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    I still run this one and it is light on the system.
     

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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    version 7 is still available and it will be able to use the new 5.0 scan engine when it is released. you can find ver. 7 here
     

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  6. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    Thank for your link bigc, I bought the version 7 there.
     
  7. The Maxx

    The Maxx Registered Member

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    I've tried out both McAfee 8.0 within the last year and McAfee 2005 (9.0) not long ago and both were a lot alike but 2005 did seem a bit better. Plus with the new engine they are coming out with it's suppose to be even better. But we'll have to wait and see how good the new engine really is. :)
     
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    What are the differences between 7 and 9 if they will both use the same engine?
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    For one thing it doesn't have the mcafee security center. They have the same detection rates. I just like it a lot better. And there is a major difference in the cost of the different versions.
     
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    So I could get protection that is absolutely as strong as VS9 for $5?
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    If you are useing the same definitions and the same scan engine I wouldn't know why not. It is like kaspersky 4.5 and ver.5 they use the same defs and scan engine and they provide equal protection.
     
  12. Firecat

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    I heard somewhere that McAfee 9 has slightly better adware/spyware detection o_O
     
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