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McAffe virus renewal?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by curtgoode, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. curtgoode

    curtgoode Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2003
    The McAffee virus program that was installed on my computer,an HP,running Windows ME,has expired.The notice pops up every time I start up the computer.I have recently switched to cable with its own virus protection ,plus I have our two computers wireless networked,using Netgear products.The router has a built in firewall which I understand is added protection.So my question is,do you think I need to renew my McAffee virus program. Thanks to all of you who take your time to offer your expertise to people like me.

  2. JustMe2


    May 31, 2001
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    Personally, if it were me. yes. At the very least I would renew Mcafee. When My Mcafee on this HP expired, I purchased Norton System Works for next to nothing over the internet. I am also on cable now, but I still run my Norton (fully updated) and Zonealarm Pro. Maybe it's overkill...maybe not. But it gives me some peace of mind.
    I've got a friend in college on a T1 connection, behind their firewall and his own Norton. He still managed to get a virus a while back. The way viruses and worms change nowadays, we can probably never be too safe.
  3. buckaroo


    Mar 25, 2001
    Welcome to TSG!

    Personally, I would avoid paying McAfee full price just to extend your subscription for virus definitions. Instead, I would look for some deal, proabably with rebates involved, that would get you a current version of the software for next to nothing. Or check out here, looking under Software:


    While you're waiting around for a good deal, you can use this free AV in the meantime, and who knows, you may decide to just stay with it:


    And there's always the free on-line scan in a pinch:

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