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McAfee Internet Security Suite 2008 English 3-user

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  • Richard G.
  • 9/9/2008 2:38:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCheap can cost you plenty

Pros: Site advisor-lets you know if sites you have googled are safe.

Cons: Bloatware, too many time consuming updates. Resource hog. If you want free, go with Avast or AVG.

Other Thoughts: McAfee will do everything possible to void your rebate, including lying that items for the rebate are missing. You will spend hours on the phone and more postage (you did photocopy eveything you sent them, right?) to resubmit your rebate. Frustrating.
Do not buy this product. You have been forewarned.

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  • Patrick C.
  • 8/12/2008 8:25:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsIs this a beta product

Pros: Ah... it's cheap?

Cons: There's quite a bit here: nearly tripled my desktop's start up time and even then it keeps running. Blocks friendly and unfriendly software indiscriminately, too many options that seem to do the same thing or worse not do what you think it does. Extremely poor user & technical support.

Other Thoughts: I was extemely doubtful of some of the poor user ratings and when I saw the price I at a tech store I bought it. And that's what happen when you go the cheap route - Lesson learned: There's no such thing as free or even a free lunch. This product is just plain bad. It is so bloated and the options and different settings so convoluted that even the technician online had to "consult" with his specialist and just ended up telling me the same story: to reinstall. Which I did twice already! Anyways, this product is bad for my PC's health and even worse on mine and my blood pressure. It even blocks it's own software! After installation many of my previous software stopped working or I couldn't use to access the internet. It's over kill! I turned off parental control, yet it still runs! There are other options out there, even free ones that does a better bang up job in managing and protecting your PC.

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  • xxxx x.
  • 7/4/2008 11:10:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I Like McAfee

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/18/2008 11:37:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDeserves a better rating

Pros: Free After Rebate, fast, reliable, never had a virus slip by when McAfee is on.

Cons: none that I know of

Other Thoughts: I am surprised by all the negative reviews. I have used many security suites in the past and McAfee has always been one of the best, and this version is no exception. They might not have the best customer service, but their security software is great. I've been using Norton for the last 2 months and never had a problem. A few weeks ago, however, I caught a virus and Norton didn't recognize it. I reformatted my hard drive and installed McAfee. Luckily, I remembered the web-site where I got the virus. I went there and McAfee immediately alerted me that it had successuflly detected and removed a trojan.

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  • sivakumar k.
  • 6/14/2008 8:11:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRebate Ripoff and a Bloat ware! Don't bother with this product!

Pros: Can't think of any. The product is a bloat ware, it installs so many things on your computer and makes your computer run so slow that you don't even need a virus as another user observed here. This itself is worse than a virus. Note I run this on a Vista box with 3GB RAM and my machine is so slow after installing it.

Cons: Now, where do I start?

--Rebate Ripoff! - Since many users wrote on Newegg.com that McAfee does not honor rebates. I sent all my paper work meticulously on a certified mail to this company. I have a copy of everything that I mailed to them. And guess what, after couple of weeks like every other person who has written a review here has observed, I got an email saying that my rebate was rejected since I did not include the invoice. I have filed a complaint about this company's rebate practices with BBB (Better Business Bureau). And the next step would be to file a complaint with State Attorney General's office. But, please do not order this product and go through the same issues that I am going through now. It seems pretty clear from reading all the user reviews here in newegg that this company routinely rejects all rebates even if you send everything by certified mail.

--Bloat ware. Completely slowed down my machine with a QUAD processor and 3GB RAM.

Other Thoughts: Be smart! Don't make the mistake that I did even after reading the reviews here. The McAfee seems to ripoff people in many ways. Another user has observed here in newegg that McAfee automatically renew and charge our credit card/bank account without notifications at the end of the year and we need to remember to call and cancel. For me this will not be an issue, since I am planning to uninstall and cancel this subscription right now. Unfortunately I can not return since I mailed the UPC on rebate already. But this product is not worth even free!

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  • Peter K.
  • 6/14/2008 12:29:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRaw Deal - Total Rip Off!!!

Pros: ?

Cons: MaAfee has invalidated my rebate request because they say I did not include proof of purchase. I know I included proof of purchase with my rebate submission, and reading another post in the comment section, it is evident that this company cannot be trusted to honor their rebates. BUYER BEWARE!!!

Other Thoughts: Very bad experience dealing with McAfee. I would not recommend this product at all.

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  • John K.
  • 6/2/2008 8:12:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsParental Control blocks sites, can't be disabled!

Pros: None

Cons: Parental Control feature too heavy handed - blocks ordinary sites, displays web page instructing you to have an adult allow you to view the page! Trouble is, Parental Controls cannot be disabled!

Other Thoughts: Technical Support is a waste of time, took an hour with tech support trying to get them to tell me how to disable "Parental Controls". Never was able to tell me how to do it, nor did he admit he didn't know. In the end his advice was to uninstall the product, reinstall without the Privacy Service feature.

I'll never install another McAfee product for a customer. If asked to fix a problem, I'll unistall McAfee and install Norton or SpySweeper.

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  • shawn r.
  • 5/7/2008 7:25:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsit doesnt work right

Pros: Nothing it cost me money for something that didnt work.

Cons: I paid for this thing because the place I was at was out of norton antivirus. The mac box said "it works with vista". Ok it loads up but that was it. I tried to download an update but it still didnt work so i got rid of it and downloaded norton. I should have just done that in the first place.

Other Thoughts: McAfee sucks. If you say it works then it should work. Now you lost a customer for life. this company like the state of Michigan is a trian wreck.

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  • Sean C.
  • 4/29/2008 4:52:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Trust the Rebate

Pros: It works

Cons: McAfee makes up stuff so they don't have to honor the Rebate. I do rebates all the time so I make sure to include everything. McAfee is claiming they didn't get the Newegg Invoice that included 2 copys of.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/13/2008 2:58:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsbig disappointment, good thing it was FAR

Pros: the Anti-Virus portion seems to be working

Cons: the other features didn't activate and trying to get through to mcafee tech support is a joke

Other Thoughts: find something else, even free this isn't worth the money

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