Does anyone use McAfee on here?


Replies lost me at mention of Socialism, Putin and Rocket man, interest waned further with N Korean hackers, NHS and the US elections. Quite what any of these ramblings had to do with Edge or MacAfee defeats me, but will wander on my merry way and find a different forum.
I believe you forgot to also mention the taste of Big Macs. 😏
 

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Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
 

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Hi jessewilliams56, sorry if thought we were criticizing you we are just from our experience just try to tell you McAfee and Norton antivirus software not very kind to your operating system and that you can use Windows Defender but if you want to use third-party antivirus stay with Bitdefender its much better than those two.

You can also use MalwareBytes.
I have a Bitdefender subscription with my NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi Mesh System. It is called Armor Security. But NETGEAR has some sort of partnership with Bitdefender, so they just rebrand it. I will go back to using it.
 

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@jessewilliams56 Let's review the series of events shall we. Your thread title asked a direct question.
Does anyone use McAfee on here?
Eleven users answered no, told you what we used instead, and told our reasons for using what we use and our reasons for not choosing the AV YOU choose to use.
Edge on my HP Laptop & my mother's HP Desktop has been freezing up a lot here lately
I answered where I would begin to look to resolve it.

You yourself said.
I mean… it may be overkill
I agreed with you. It is in fact overkill.

Then you get defensive because eleven experienced users had valid reasons to disagree with YOUR choice and how you're "appalled" at our answers calling us out as rude, unkind, and hateful when not one answer given was rude in any way.
So, Sir, where exactly does the disrespect lie here?
 

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@jessewilliams56 Let's review the series of events shall we. Your thread title asked a direct question.

Eleven users answered no, told you what we used instead, and told our reasons for using what we use and our reasons for not choosing the AV YOU choose to use.

I answered where I would begin to look to resolve it.

You yourself said.

I agreed with you. It is in fact overkill.

Then you get defensive because eleven experienced users had valid reasons to disagree with YOUR choice and how you're "appalled" at our answers calling us out as rude, unkind, and hateful when not one answer given was rude in any way.
So, Sir, where exactly does the disrespect lie here?
The disrespect was where some were talking about things that did not even pertain to what I asked for help with. In other words, that was basically making jokes about my question. Then some even laughed at the remarks of the people who posted responses. The laughing reaction. That is one thing I hate about social media and the web because the laughing reaction is heavily misused. It is most of the time used to make fun of others. We are supposed to be supportive and helpful on this forum. We should not be ugly to others about anything.
 

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@jessewilliams56

Jesse,

I can not directly speak one way or the other to McAfee, as I have never used it. But in regard to your Edge issue and computers running slow, that is indicative of perhaps a software conflict, and/or possibly malware.

As a suggestion, you may consider running a comprehensive one time scan with a totally different scanner. There are a few highly reputed ones to be found via a search. The one I would suggest to you, is Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes

I realize these type of issues can be frustrating. But try to rule out the most obvious. Take your time.

Wishing you the very best. And, hoping you'll reconsider. :wink:

Take care. Good luck.
 

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It seems like you have two different issues: McAfee taking forever to scan and Edge causing issues. It might be best to separate these issues into two separate threads. People might focus on just one issue, which is what it seems like is happening.

Unfortunately, I have no experience with McAfee. I use Norton. So, I don't think I can be of assistance there.

As for the browser issue, have you seen if things freeze using a different browser? I think you should be able to repair or reset the Edge installations. I've not checked on that, though.

You might do what @WXC suggests and use another antivirus program to scan for issues. It might pick up something that McAfee is missing and is causing the issues you're experiencing.
 

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@jessewilliams56

Jesse,

I can not directly speak one way or the other to McAfee, as I have never used it. But in regard to your Edge issue and computers running slow, that is indicative of perhaps a software conflict, and/or possibly malware.

As a suggestion, you may consider running a comprehensive one time scan with a totally different scanner. There are a few highly reputed ones to be found via a search. The one I would suggest to you, is Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes

I realize these type of issues can be frustrating. But try to rule out the most obvious. Take your time.

Wishing you the very best. And, hoping you'll reconsider. :wink:

Take care. Good luck.
I do use Malwarebytes. I run a scan on them with that once a month.
 

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jimbo45, your post is interesting. Will not belabor the points, but McAfee was, maybe still, a really weird character. Way back for one year I used McAfee and was not happy with it, so went back to Norton's. Even with all the clammer about Norton's I stick with it for some strange reason. I usually reangle them into only charging me $50. Anyway, I've experimented with several programs but none work all that good.​

 

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Having used Microsoft OS's over the last 42 years, I'm familiar with most of the major AV's. I've settled on Microsoft's Defender because its consistently ranked at the top or close to the top. I also like Defender because, unlike many of the 3rd party AV's, Microsoft maintains a full-time security department that is on duty 24-7-365. And, of course, the price is right as Defender is included in Windows as part of the operating system.
 

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You know, I came here for help. I did not come here for your hateful opinions. We have our own opinions to what we like. I like McAfee and I am staying with McAfee
I went back and didn't see anything that i would find disrespectful either. I think just in general that products like McAfee and Norton have left a lot to be desired for a lot of people. And in many cases, these apps came with new computers and weren't always so easy to remove. In many respects, the Microsoft built-in solution has proven to be good enough for many to not bother with other options.
. Microsoft Defender, I used for about a week, and I never really liked it. Defender has had a lot of backlashes over the years.
Yeah, many moons ago it (Defender) was not very good at detection. These days, basically on Windows 10/11 it's been pretty solid on those fronts. For me, i don't run regular scans with any regularity, i just let it run in the background. So, the interface is a total non-issue for me, but in your case if you proactively run it and look at the interface it might be lacking.
There is nothing wrong with McAfee. Stop criticizing me for asking for help. This forum used to be so kind, now, y'all are not kind at all. With this being said, I don't think I will be coming back here and yes, I have been a long-time member of this forum as well as its sister forums. Windows 7 Help Forums, Windows 8 Forums, Windows 10 Forums, and Windows 11 Forum. I am appalled at how you all reacted to this post.
End of the day, it's the internet. People are going to be people. I don't think anybody meant anything offensive towards you. As stated above, many of us had previous bad experiences with these types of programs. Even if their products have improved, many of us haven't gone back and tried them again, nor find much of a reason to do so, therefore our opinions of the programs may not be completely up to date. The same is true for many things people have opinions on. A few bad initial impressions can last a long time.
 

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I do use Malwarebytes. I run a scan on them with that once a month.
If I remember correctly McAfee has an uninstaller tool. It did ask if you were uninstalling to reinstall to fix issues or words to that effect and also it would save the key. I would still make a note of the key in case. Maybe have a look at that option? They also have a help forum.

 

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"Does anyone use McAfee on here?"

T
his is the OP's question, which provoked a slew of opinions of McAfee and the usual "Defender/Windows Security is good enough" rhetoric.

I can understand him being less than impressed, because nobody provided a solution to his questions.
 

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    Hard Drives
    512GB Solid State Drive
    Browser
    Chrome
If you are not doing anything else beyond emails, news, online shopping and social media, Windows Defender will suffice.
Most third party AVs are very intrusive. They make you feel it's working but it is just an annoyance.
Obviously, not everyone here uses a 3rd party AV because they really don't need to.
You should take most people's advise here and not take them against you. You don't need to pay for a service that comes free with the OS.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)
"Does anyone use McAfee on here?"

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his is the OP's question, which provoked a slew of opinions of McAfee and the usual "Defender/Windows Security is good enough" rhetoric.

I can understand him being less than impressed, because nobody provided a solution to his questions.
On the flip side, everybody who isn't using McAfee (which is just about all of us regulars), could just say nothing and then his post would have made it appear we were ignoring him.

Or we could have just responded with "no", which would have also been ultimately unhelpful.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
My desktop purchased from DELL came with McAfee preinstalled.
Their Uninstaller software did not remove everything from their installed AV.
Revo does not remove everything either.
So I ask myself why do they leave their footprint on my computer.?????

Finally W11 is far more secure than W10 due to stringent MS computer specification requirements needed.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    W11 Pro 22H2 Insider Preview
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Go
    CPU
    Intel core i5 - 12400
    Memory
    7GB
  • Operating System
    W11 PRO 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro
    CPU
    Intel i5 - 12400
I think my Nortons runs and Defender runs also, but at times there are red checks on Defender Icon I just ignore Maybe they work together. Hum......
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
I think my Nortons runs and Defender runs also, but at times there are red checks on Defender Icon I just ignore Maybe they work together. Hum......
From what I understand, you should run only one. You might want to disable Defender. I'm sure others will have thoughts on this.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570S Edge Max WiFi
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 Super OC 12GB DDR6 / ZOTAC RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    Proprietary on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic XG2530 25"/Benq XL2411P 24"/ ASUS VA24DQSB) 23.8"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 240Hz/144Hz/60Hz (based on monitor setup above)
    Hard Drives
    SK hynix Gold P31 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
    PSU
    Corsair RM1000e
    Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower Chassis with Window
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    ~950Mb/s upload/ ~700Mb/s download
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    MSI B550 Gaming GEN3 Gaming Motherboard
    Memory
    32MB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    I forget, but it's old. I can't see the need to upgrade it.
    Sound Card
    Propietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER LED 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung SSD 3.5"
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    ~750Mb/s download / ~750Mb/s upload
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malware Bytes
I think my Nortons runs and Defender runs also, but at times there are red checks on Defender Icon I just ignore Maybe they work together. Hum......
It is strongly recommended that you run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and can result in program conflicts and false virus alerts. If you choose to install more than one antivirus program on your computer, then only one of them should be active in memory at a time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
From what I understand, you should run only one. You might want to disable Defender. I'm sure others will have thoughts on this.
I use to turn Defender off but it seems like MS updates often comes in and changes my settings. So, I just forget about it. I ran a scan in Defender once and it took a very long time to digest the results, so that was set aside. On my older Dell laptop I do turn Defender off because of not the PC runs slower than a snail sometimes. I am sure it is a conflict in the Norton's Defender scheme of things.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
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