What's your opinions of McAfee antispyware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by t.westwood, May 27, 2005.

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  1. t.westwood

    t.westwood Guest


    Any who would like to comment on McAfee antispyware and how good it really is at detecting spyware? Perhaps you know of a webpage that compares it to other antispyware? That would be good too, if you know of any. Thank you for help.
  2. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    I have the mcafee antispyware addon for VS enterprise 8. From what i have seen since getting it in febuary it is only very average, it misses a lot of stuff. With a lot of seemingly to me false positives too. I would recommend you use Microsoft Antispyware or CounterSpy. These are my favourites and are infinitely better than Mcafee.

    another thing is if you are talking about the standalone application (i believe) it comes with the security centre (more like advertising centre) it is an awful thing and wouldnt touch any application with this included. It cant be used without Activex too (which is not a good thing).
  3. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    My view would be similar to Anthony1Uk. I haven't proberly tested its detection rate. But i would definately agree on false positives.

    I am using the VS8.0i with Antispyware Module. So it may be different to standalone product.
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