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Comcast Broadband comes with McAfee, should I get rid of Bitdefender and install it

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Kapustin Yar, Apr 17, 2012.

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  1. Kapustin Yar

    Kapustin Yar Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm getting Comcast internet. It comes with McAfee for free. Should I uninstall Bitdefender and install McAfee instead or leave it be.?
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    moved to security section where you should get more response
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    If you are not happy with BD or it is about to expire then yes get rid of it & try mcafee
    BUT if you have paid for BD & it works for you, then there is no good reason to get rid of it, until expiry date & then save yourself some money by using a free offering

    I find both BD & Mcafee can be overly intrusive, but both do work equally as well as the otherone
    If you had any problems, you are more likely to get help from BD a lot more efficiently & quicker, than from McAfee
     
  4. hewee

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    One thing to think about is true with all free software from an ISP is if you change ISP then you can not update the software.

    Also an ISP free software can change from one AV program to another and that means you will have to do the same.

    So getting your own software you are not effected by what the ISP does.
    If you change ISP's you do not need change the software if it's not from the ISP.

    Just some things to think about.
     
  5. Snagglegaster

    Snagglegaster Banned

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    The thing about ISP provided AV programs is that they are contracts awarded to the lowest bidder. That ought to be cause for alarm right there. But McAfee is certainly one of the poorer AV offerings around. It manages to combine poor performance with hefty resource usage. You can do worse than McAfee, but it takes some effort. I think BitDefender is certainly annoying, but it's far more effective than McAfee.
     
  6. hewee

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    Plus the added junk they may have like toolbars and or tracking and ads etc.
     
  7. TMD45X

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    If you moving to Comcast then you would actually will gent Norton Security Suite 360 instead. They moved from McAfee a year or two ago. I don't know if that makes a difference for you but I just wanted to let you know.
     
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    Another very good reason to stay with Bitdefender. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. hewee

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    I will never install any of the software from Comcast.
     
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