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  • 2.0 stars

    "doesn't do a lot and is a resource hog"

    April 16, 2010  |   By batvette

    Pros

    free with ATT Yahoo DSL

    Cons

    picked up a virus anyway it still can't find. a huge resource hog with appx 10 processes running all the time. seems to run scans at most inconvenient times, slowing system to a crawl, and has this little update window that is pesky as hell.

    Summary

    I'm assuming this is the same program "mcafee security center" offered with ATT DSL. Used to give us Norton which I found to be superior. Immediately upon switch to Mcafee I noticed system slowed down with all these mysterious processes mcafee has in background, but I'm running an older system so that may not be the case for everyone. I guess you get what you pay for! Now adding AVG free and several other malware finders to fix what Mcafee still doesn't recognize (a trojan that keeps reloading- spybot programs find it but can't remove it) Overall not impressed with Mcafee.

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