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McAfee Total Protection 2012 - 3 PCs

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  • Steven K.
  • 12/26/2015 10:58:57 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThe Worst Internet Security Program I Ever Used

Pros: Better than having nothing installed at all.

Cons: I used McAfee on just one computer, and I was not a fan. I found McAfee to be less effective than Norton Internet Security, and the McAfee interface is horrible. A friend insisted on having McAfee on his new PC. We installed it and spent the day using it. Nothing about the interface was logically put together. It felt clunky, poorly designed, and didn't seem to be as effective as Norton or Kaspersky. Even McAfee support was horrible. I could never recommend McAfee after this experience to anyone. My friend switched over to Norton Internet Security and has been very happy with it.

Other Thoughts: I would only use a complete Internet security solution, not just an antivirus only. I recommend going a step further and using Internet Security with a hardware firewall. You can buy hardware firewalls cheap. They block attacks before they get to your PC, and you would have a software firewall as a second line of defense. With so much personal info on the PC and transferred online it pays to be protected.

I've used Norton and Kaspersky products for years. I have no complaints about either. I would never recommend or install McAfee on one of my systems.

System Information:
ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM
Intel i7-3770K
Zalman CNPS9900MAX
Arctic Silver 5
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SC 4GB
4 x 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3 1600
Corsair Force GS 240GB SATA3 SSD for SSD Caching
2 x Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB SATA3 HDD in RAID 1
2 x ASUS BD-RE Burner
Corsair AX1200i 1200W PSU
Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower Case
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
4 x ASUS VS247H-P 23.6" LED Backlight Monitor

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  • JASON L.
  • 7/26/2012 12:43:00 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTerrific Product

Pros: Fast scan, good protection

Cons: Nothing I can think of

Other Thoughts: People who are claiming the software slow things down or scan slow must be using hardware that is below requirement. You know using outdated hardware will always cause performance issues, just like video games, an outdated video card will always lag.... as simple as that.

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  • John C.
  • 6/8/2012 7:08:23 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPerformance destroyer

Pros: Provides effective protection from malware.

Cons: Slow; Frequent errors which cause a pop-up saying that the McAfee "Service Host" has encountered an error and must stop. These errors are usually preceded by a hang of 30 seconds or so. Full system scan takes 6 hours or more.

Other Thoughts: I have removed the McAfee product from my computer, even though I have about 8 months left on the subscription. Its impact on my computer's performance is just too much to bear. Web surfing is pathetically slow.

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  • paul h.
  • 4/26/2012 7:57:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggstotal protection

Pros: great software,easy to use and set-up

Cons: none

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  • JASON L.
  • 4/7/2012 6:28:19 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: Very good, very accurate, no slow downs

Cons: None

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  • Jose C.
  • 1/31/2012 5:40:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBuyer

Pros: Friendly user interface with a lot of features, easy to understand color-coding of security status. Boot & shutdown times smaller than average,

Cons: Poor malware removal, especially rootkits. Average malware blocking. McAfee has had the reputation of slowing down your computer for a long time specially at scheduled scanning. I have been using other protection software for a number of years, but decided to try McAfee again just because of the great deal

Other Thoughts: I will recommend to buy it only if you have a newer system with plenty of memory and a fast processor

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1 out of 5 eggsAll three PCs dead in the water

Pros: Smooth installation and protects extremely well against all threats

Cons: All three computers this was installed on are so slow on the internet now that we can't use them when it's turned on.

Other Thoughts: I've loved and sworn by McAfee for years...until this year that is. I’ve always used McAfee because I haven’t seen one bank yet that doesn’t use it religiously. Plus, I’ve spent a lot of time helping others fix the problems that Norton had caused on their PCs. Not long ago I installed McAfee Total Protection 2012 on three separate computers I own that were different brands with either Intel or AMD CPUs. All are less than a year old running Windows Seven and were extremely fast PCs. Not so anymore! Immediately after McAfee all three PCs became useless for anything on the internet. Many times they were so slow they might as well be frozen. You could click on a web page and then get up to go get a drink or something and they would often times still be opening the page when you came back. When I turned off McAfee all three instantly sprang back to life as the ultra-fast computers they had been before. As much as I hate to say it, I'm ordering Norton today for the first time in my life.

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  • scott W.
  • 1/5/2012 1:39:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFree with rebate

Pros: It was free. Still waiting the rebate to arrive to close the free deal. Been using Mcafee for years.Like all the features including the parental controls. Never been hit with a major virus.

Cons: Automated scan kicks in randomly like when in the middle of burning a disk. Idle mouse does not mean idle system... Just got remember to turn it off before the burn

Other Thoughts: Was looking for a way to control my wayward son but still allow responsible folks access to the web freely in the house and was able to unblock the router and block the computer with the parental controls. A scan of the browser history allows me to keep up with what is missed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/19/2011 11:47:03 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: None

Cons: Slows down your system because it is always secretly running other stuff in the background. Keep in mind that this sort of software is tracking everything you do on your computer and reporting it. Do some online research, you don't have to pay for a good internet security system.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your money.

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  • Jianyang Z.
  • 11/29/2011 5:40:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible product

Pros: None

Cons: It took forever to get installed. After I got it installed at last, it asked for activation code, which can't be found on the CD, the package, or the files on the CD. Will uninstall it and get back to the MS Security essential.

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