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10-Dec-2007, 12:49 PM #1
Getting rid of McAfee for AVG
Hi guys. I hate McAfee which just came with my new computer. I wanted to remove it for AVG because it wants me to register for useless McAfee junk. Do I need to download AVG first before I remove McAfee?? Also do I need any special tools to remove McAfee other than just going to Remove Program? Thanks in advance!!
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10-Dec-2007, 12:56 PM #2
Hi McAfee can be a pain to remove.
Try. http://www.majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Con...ool_d5420.html

D/load Avg to your desktop..and install after removing McAfee.
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10-Dec-2007, 01:24 PM #3
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i have used the tool posted , it takes a little time but does a nice job. i think you will like avg free ,don't forget to get a firewall, i use comodo free.
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10-Dec-2007, 02:29 PM #4
Thanks guys. I will use my Windows firewall.
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10-Dec-2007, 02:33 PM #5
Hi as Windows Firewall only scans incoming traffic you may want to install one that scans both incoming and outgoing traffic.
Jetico
http://www.jetico.com
Comodo.
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
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10-Dec-2007, 08:55 PM #6
O.K. so when I download these should I disable my Windows firewall or leave both running?? I have a brand new PC with Vista if that matters.
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10-Dec-2007, 08:57 PM #7
Leave the firewall running . . Download AVG, save it to your desktop . . disconnect from the internet and uninstall McAflee . . reboot and then install AVG . . connect to the internet and update AVG.
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10-Dec-2007, 09:01 PM #8
I already have AVG running and installed Spybot and Spywareblaster also. I mainly need to know when I install another firewall if I should leave the Windows firewall running also . thanks
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10-Dec-2007, 09:02 PM #9
As in having 2 firewalls active at one time.
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10-Dec-2007, 09:08 PM #10
NO . . if you install a third-party firewall, disable the Windows Firewall ( it will usually disable during the install of the 3rd party one . . but check to be sure )

FWIW, I am not a beleiver in 3rd party Firewalls . . particularly if you are behind a router. The Windows Firewall is all I ever use ( after using 3rd party ones for 5 years )
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10-Dec-2007, 09:11 PM #11
So basically if I am on a home computer I really only need the basic Windows firewall? I never had any other firewalls other than Windows firewall on my other computers so this outgoing firewall is all news to me.
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10-Dec-2007, 09:22 PM #12
That's all I ever install . . . unless I have a client who cannot control his surfing habits . . then I load him up . . If you have Vista, the Firewall is two way
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10-Dec-2007, 09:23 PM #13
Thanks very much man. Have a happy holiday everyone!!!
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10-Dec-2007, 09:59 PM #14
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