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ref: virustotaldotcom or w.e sites are good
Prove it. Do you have any sources showing it sells user data, etc. ? I know it was sketchy before too, but still, i get it for free from Bell.
Also tfw you're thankful that windows defender isn't adware/bloated in windows 10. "sigh of relief that shouldn't even happen in the first place"
Registry, cookie whitelisting, selective deleting of your temp folder stuff. It's not bad, anon, it won't delete your computer. It has checkboxes for pretty much everything it deletes.
Well I personally got it installed without approval a bunch of times back in the XP times, toolbar included, also it's ransomware because it says there're viruses if you run a scan but it won't let you remove them unless you purchase it.
If you want to know whether it's spying or not, open the task manager and see in the performance monitor what files are being read by the mcafee process and use a packet sniffer to see what outgoing connections are active at the same time.
I just can't live with an Antivirus it just slows everything up. I've tried a lot, recommendations from CNET or pcmag or shit like that, free or trials, but in reality I end up using common sense and sometimes nod32 online scanner of I'm suspicious, but because most of the time I use GNU Linux I don't do it too often
Yeah i know that. I remember those as vivid flashbacks in my memory like im some kind of autist. fucken thing would never stop popping up.
Anyways i'll google for sources on it being spyware, spying or sending data. If you could find any thats what i was originally asking for. Thanks.
I don't have a source now but I remember reading an official announcement on a blog (maybe it was kaspersky or avg I'm not sure) that mcafee was going to be considered malware from that point on, I didn't bother to look in the details since I don't use mcafee and I always avoided installing it again. You're an ass with me once, you're an ass forever, they could be dead for what I care.
>normies discussing about ANTIVIRUS on my board
pls someone end me
The whitelisting is terrible, though. You can only whitelist things by the exact path depth. So if you download a cracked game update with a DLL that you know is clean, but sets off NOD32 as a false positive, the only way to properly apply the update is to whitelist both fucking exact locations. It's insanity.
Serious question /g/. Is an antivirus really needed if im using common sense too? I mean an antivirus wont protect me from zero day threats. The only thing antivirus have done to "protect" me is warn about files I download sometimes by accident (im looking at you chrome) and of which im well aware of their dubious origin and purpose.
Im using avg for the moment and its starting to really piss me off with its laughable messages (your pc starte 87.2491% faster thanks to avg!!!1!1)
i think if you have any files that u need just make a backup and thats it. you don't really need an anti virus. with an ssd it takes 10 min to reformat your entire drive anyawys.
i work at an it store and since all intel laptops come with preinstalled mcaffe all of them are slow as fuck even the expensive ones and when we put them out on demo our first step is to remove that shit
They might help you sometimes. For example I downloaded once a rar file that had all the file names spoofed, one of the files looked like a video inside it and when I double clicked it my antivirus blocked it, it was an ".exe"
It could have been prevented by extracting all before opening anything, but I didnt see it coming
Retail worker here.
It kills me every time I have to recommend McAfee. The piece of shit barely works, eats through shittonnes of resources and takes a minimum 4 attempts to install. AIDS in software form.
Eset, but i only use it for it's learning firewall function. The shit out there like comodo push everything considered "common" or "trusted" through by deafult. Sometimes i don't feel like allowing 10 different fucking java google adobe update managers to connect to shit RIGHT now.
Decent firewall software, anyone?
The only paid piece of software on my windows (and I don't pirate anything either, I stopped doing that a few years ago, I'm 99% gratisware now) and I don't regret it at all