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Old 06-24-2013, 07:17 PM
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Had MacAfee and AdAware. MacAfee I am not so sure about and the AdAware program became corrupt or something and siezed up my PC, so uninstalled both.

Should I go back to MacAfee or is there a better anti-virus softeare available?
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Microsoft security essentials
And be sure you thoroughly scrub your registry of all the mcafee bs that's embedded in there
Uninstalling is only half the job
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AVG Free or Kasperski Pay
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don't know about MacAfee, did you see the video on that product that was posted the other day?

I have used Norton for years...


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Had MacAfee and AdAware. MacAfee I am not so sure about and the AdAware program became corrupt or something and siezed up my PC, so uninstalled both.

Should I go back to MacAfee or is there a better anti-virus softeare available?
The best antivirus is to start with a clean PC and never click on a link inside an unsolicited email. If you do that, the chances of you getting a virus are next to nothing. Avast and AVG are both good, lightweight, and free.

Uninstalling MacAfee isn't trivial - I doubt it was completely eradicated by a simple uninstall.
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ESET.
Works well, reasonably priced,but best of all it uses very little resources.
It won't bog you down!
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Also I would recommend downloading Spybot and using it to. Keep it updated and it will keep adware at bay for FREE!
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Free Avast works great..
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I have been using Avast for years never had any problems and its free and it updates itself four to six times a day
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Norton and Mac can be bloatware. Some are better than others but most work fine. Most ISPs provide anti-virus for free, I would just use what your ISP offers and leave the PC on and let it update.
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Originally Posted by w4stp View Post
I have been using Avast for years never had any problems and its free and it updates itself four to six times a day
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Originally Posted by smalljohnson View Post
A 10 pound hammer.


So lots of people like Avast. Will look into it.

I have Spybot, Malaware, and Spyblaster.

My question is, how do I "scrub" my registry to completley remove AdAware and MacAfee?
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If you want free, nothing is better than MS Security Essentials. It is even free for up to 10 machines for a business.
If you feel like you just HAVE to pay for it, eSet Nod32 is hands-down the best. I have used it for years on workstations and servers alike and it is a much better price than Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro.
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Another vote for Avast. Started w/ free version but upgraded to $ version.
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I like my Mac book and dont need avs...but on my windows machines I prefer Kasperski
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Originally Posted by nunjabusiness View Post
If you want free, nothing is better than MS Security Essentials. It is even free for up to 10 machines for a business.
If you feel like you just HAVE to pay for it, eSet Nod32 is hands-down the best. I have used it for years on workstations and servers alike and it is a much better price than Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro.
You sound like a feller that knows a thing or two about this stuff.

Why is MS Security better than Avast?

More importantly how do I rid my machine of traces of MacAfee and AdAware?
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I use a combination of these three, and never have an issue. They are free as well.

http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVir...-10320142.html

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyte...ml?tag=mncol;1

http://download.cnet.com/CCleaner/30...ml?tag=mncol;1
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I read some of the online reviews of Avast, which btw I take with a grain of salt since most do not know what the hell they are talking about and one thing I noticed like with many of these so-called "free downloads" the program also uploads other crap that ya don't want.

I read the following on Avast....

"Cons

Forced installation of Google bloatware/spyware"
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