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Old 06-07-2013, 16:57
zoepaulpenny
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HI i have just installed BT net protect plus, this is McAfee anti virus scanner , when i installed it of course i had to delete my free AVAST anti virus program, but also McAfee was adamant that malware bytes super anti spyware and super anti spyware programs will conflict with it... it advise me to delete my anti spyware programs, for best results.. DOES anyone with the know , if these can be left alone and not deleted?? thanks..
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:26
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The free version of Malwarebytes is run 'on demand' so should be fine to run alongside antivirus, as far as I know.

Personally, I would've stuck with Avast...
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:28
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the other half signed up to plus net and that came with a similar package to BT net protect plus with McAfee...She already had antivirus and anti malware so she just connected the router up to the phone point and just logged on using the wifi password. there is no need to install the net protect plus system if your happy with what you have.
Or use the net protect plus system provides something you do not have.
Its designed so that people can plug and go if they have no idea what they are doing with computers and have no idea about anti virus programmes etc.

Yes a lot of people are anti McAfee as it can slow up machines but some people are happy using it and experience no difference.
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:43
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free & paid versions of malwarebytes are designed to run alongside mcafee & other antivirus/antimalware programs without conflicts .... mcafee/BT offering shouldn't give that prompt to uninstall & I'm surprised it gives that bad advice!

mcafee is a very dumbed down security offering devoid of many user settings & mostly aimed at novices/clueless among computer users ... if you were happy with avast you should have kept it
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Old 06-07-2013, 20:57
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OK i might re-install avast and revert back to as it was..
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:02
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OK i might re-install avast and revert back to as it was..
I would Avast is a decent bit of software - McAfee is just poor.
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Old 07-07-2013, 18:38
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I once installed this MacAfee stuff from BT. Slowed my computer to a complete crawl. Absolute rubbish. Have never looked at it again since.
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