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Old 19-11-2013, 15:45
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....it only ever reaches 66% completed. Why?
Also I keep getting a message saying my anti virus protection isn't switched o', so I switch it on, I get a few seconds of green 'Your computer is protected' then it goes red and 'Your computer isn't protected' message shows.
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Old 19-11-2013, 16:17
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This should help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgf5PaBzyg
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Old 19-11-2013, 19:54
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loved it, thank you, if only I could, made my evening
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Old 19-11-2013, 21:57
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Why are you wasting time/money on McAfee?
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Old 20-11-2013, 19:57
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I thought it was supposed to be good. What would you suggest I replace it with?
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Old 20-11-2013, 20:27
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Avast is free and the 2014 release is brilliant, boot time scan option, create a USB rescue disk option, web shied, software update check built in for any out of date / vulnerable software on your machine, good detection rates, low performance impact, lots of heuristics, nice web UI, see all machines you own including mobile with a status for each machine from any client's UI.
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Old 20-11-2013, 20:35
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I had a similar problem to this although it was a few years ago now so whether it is exactly the same I don't know. It didn't seem to like the real-time protection and kept switching itself off. I would switch it back on again and it would switch off again a few seconds later. I contacted McAfee for help and eventually they just told me to uninstall and re-install again. This seemed to work but needless to say I did not renew my contract.
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Old 21-11-2013, 09:46
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I thought it was supposed to be good. What would you suggest I replace it with?
Freebies like Avast, AVG, Avira or just MS Security Essentials.
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Old 21-11-2013, 15:58
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I thought it was supposed to be good. What would you suggest I replace it with?
Kaspersky Internet Security. Works well on my parents' Windows 7 laptops and they haven't had a single virus or other nasty since they installed it. Best thing to do is follow McAfee's advice and uninstall it
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Old 21-11-2013, 23:17
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Thanks for all advice. I'll try uninstalling it and see how that goes, if no luck you've given me loads of choice, much appreciated, many thanks.
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Old 22-11-2013, 10:21
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Thanks for all advice. I'll try uninstalling it and see how that goes, if no luck you've given me loads of choice, much appreciated, many thanks.
Just watch that Youtube video again. That'll tell you how to uninstall it
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Old 24-11-2013, 14:15
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I'll get my gun ........
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Old 24-11-2013, 15:21
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I'll get my gun ........
Do that and write an angry letter to McAfee Did it make your computer slow or block pornhub? Did you have to use xhamster?
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