McAfee

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by DVD+R, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    Years ago I used McAfee, from round about version 7, but swayed away from it when they incorporated the Security Center, however today I'm testing out Internet Security 2009 as av-comparatives.org shows that McAfee VirusScan Plus has an extremely high detection rate, and seldom false positives :) Since the AV version 13.3.127 is also included in the Security Suite. BUT!...:blink: How good is it at cleaning once threats are found o_O hopefully equal to its detection rate,but can anyone Clarify this o_O
     
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    Seriously, Eset at 0 % ? :rolleyes:

    I don't have much faith, if any, in www.anti-malware-test.com .

    How do you define cleaning ?

    I have used McAfee software and have been hit by two drive-by-download attacks (in both cases malicious scripts, the scripts attempted to download trojans, which had actual names). Was that prevention or cleaning ?
    'After the event', my computer was clean.
    I think the first case was with McAfee 2008, the second 2009.

    But on the other hand, I could disable the real-time protection by killing the mcshield.exe process in the task manager (Windows XP Home Edition) :rolleyes:
     
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  4. hawki

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    Take a look at the detailed results in the pdf and you will better understand the results and how "cleaned" is used.
     
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    I don't really care. Eset at 0 % ? That says enough for me.
     
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    Mcafee is ligher and quicker than it use to be.
     
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    Weird enough when I installed it (VirusScan Plus without SiteAdvisor or FW as I'm running only HW and AVG LinkScanner), it would report that there was virus protection present. :blink: I certainly didn't uncheck that too, and it couldn't fix it on its own. Ofc I didn't expect that, so I didn't save the installation file. :D
     
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