McAfee questions

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by kdm31091, Aug 19, 2006.

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  1. kdm31091

    kdm31091 Registered Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    I use Comcast and McAfee AV, firewall etc comes free. I'm not planning to use it but I have a few questions:

    1) I read their firewall is only for incoming, is this true? No outgoing protection, like Windows Firewall?

    2) I know the AV is good in general, but how is it with spyware/adware? Does it include detection?

    3) Does the AV update itself? My sis has it installed and I couldn't find a way to update it.
  2. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Overall their security is pretty good. The antivirus part is the strong point. The spyware component is ok but nothing great. If i remember correctly the firewall does have both ingoing and outgoing protection. I can't remember if it updates itself, i used to manually update it. The process was rather tedious as you have to register the software first and then log onto their the update website. I got a free copy of their security suite with my laptop but after using it for a while i uninstalled it in favor of something better.
  3. eBBox

    eBBox Registered Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Agree. Note that updating in the new version have been improved a lot!
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