is mcafee 2007 AV secure?

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jrx10

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I run mcafee 2007 av because my isp provides it free. about 3 weeks ago on an update of 2006, I saw where mcafee 2007 was available. I installed it thinking it would uninstall 2006. I've had a minimum of 12 mcafee programs trying to access the internet thru my FW, even though I've got mcafee set on 'manual update'. I finally got tired of mcafee programs constantly trying to access the 'net, so I contacted mcafee by chat and they said the reason was because 2006 wasn't uninstalled and it was trying to access the internet. I then uninstalled both mcafee 2006 and 2007 (which is what they suggested)...and then removed the mcafee programs from my firewall, and downloaded a new install of mcafee 2007, just to see if infact this was the problem. I immediately configured mcafee so "auto-updates' would be turned off. after checking once for an update, mcafee confirmed that no update was needed, I was current.--ok. it's been 2 hours and 6 mcafee programs (it's now up to 8 different mcafee programs trying to access the internet with this last log-on ) have tried to access the internet thru my firewall, even though I have auto-updates turned off. I requested a list of mcafee programs authorized to access the internet from mcafee chat and got the total run-a-round....they said they would all have 'net access....then I was abruptly cut off chat. jmho, but something's wrong here. when you uncheck auto-updates, shouldn't the program honor your setting and stay quiet? perhaps this is normal, but I've never had another mal-ware program not honor my preference to do manual updates.
 
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