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McAfeeTotal Protection 3PCs 2013

by McAfee
Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8
3.7 out of 5 stars 505 customer reviews

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  • Protects against viruses and malware
  • Blocks spam and dangerous emails
  • Protects your family and identity
  • Protection against hackers and thieves
  • Protects your social network
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Product Description

People want to enjoy the benefits of connecting, surfing, and shopping online and don't want to think about security risks. At McAfee, we live and breathe digital security, relentlessly working to stay several steps ahead of the bad guys. Every second of every day, we focus on one thing: keeping your digital life safe, so that you can surf, shop, and socialize online with confidence

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B008V4S4TQ
  • Item model number: MTP13EAM3RAA
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 24, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 505 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,010 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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I purchased Total Protection 2012 for my husband's laptop through Amazon in Dec 2011, and I am purchasing 2013 to have so that I can update it when it expires. I had a paid subscription with a different security company on my laptop, so I didn't install Total Protection on it. In January I got a NASTY virus (from a 'safe' website that I had visited 100's of times) on my laptop that damaged my Windows 7 and made it impossible to access the internet-even when hooked up with the cable. Needless to say once I was up and running I installed McAfee on my laptop. I have not had any trouble with my computer since. I know that there are times when 'subscription renewal' pop-ups get annoying, but I DID NOT have to enter my credit card information when I purchased Total Protection 2012-if they had asked for such, I would've returned the product for a refund. Use your head for something more than a hat rack is my advice.
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I have installed literally hundreds, if not thousands of copies of McAfee over the years when I worked as a system admin for a major brokerage house. It was fine then, but not now...

My home system is a powerhouse with a 4 core 3Mhz CPU, for the non technical read Very Strong.

Two days ago I received a routine (or so I thought) update - I was wrong. The interface totally changed and MOST of the options to control the software were removed. It looked a bit like win 8 (I run win 7 professional 64 bit). The new version started to "pulse" the CPU from 0 to 40% alternating every second. I'm sure that was it (as shown to the tech - more on that later) because I stopped the on access scan function and the phase for the scan function "mcshield" went to zero. Restart the on access scan function and it went back to pulsing between zero and 40% CPU utilization.

I called "clueless" tech support who initially told me I was looking at a non-mcafee process. He kinda reconsidered when I took over the remote session and showed it had a digital signature from McAfee. (he was surprised that I could prove him wrong) - kinda forgot to mention I did 20+ years of network support and have training and certs as microsoft certified systems engineer, trainer, etc.

The bottom line was being "kicked up" to "clueless level 2" that worthy suggested "It might use less CPU if you uninstall and reinstall" - of course that requires a reboot and gets rid of the pesky client who is not easily fed the standard BS. BTW: that call lasted 1 hour 20 min (yeccch).

That said - I am considering Bitdefender and Kaspersky and F-secure.
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While running McAfee Total Protection, I got a virus that not only wreaked havoc on my computer but also rendered McAfee completely inoperable. After a couple of days messing with support (*see footnote about terrible support) they tried to blame windows and told me that the virus would have to be removed before McAfee could be repaired and they would be happy to do that for an additional $120 minimum. So lets get this straight--I am supposed to pay extra because McAfee is incapable of protecting my computer from viruses? If this is their business model than they have no motivation to make a good product.

As opposed to spending an extra $120 on the recovery of a poor product I bought Kaspersky antivirus which immediately removed the virus. The bad news is that because the virus damaged McAfee, I am not able to unistall it (which McAfee tech support is also unable to assist with) so I am stuck with the disabled corpse of McAfee, which I refer to as McAfee Total Infection. Kaspersky is much less taxing on system resources than McAfee also.

*A note about McAfee Tech support: you can get a good idea of what their support is like by reading the moderators comments in the forums on the McAfee website. You will quickly notice a trend where every problem without a easy solution is blamed on windows---but windows is working fine, its McAfee that does not work. A quick google search will show how common this uninstall problem is, and there is no solution.
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By Sam on January 14, 2013
McAfee would not install on Windows XP.
I tried all the means to install it, but no luck.
Even McAfee Tech support tried it 10-12 times, but couldn't figure out, whey its not installing.
It more then a month and McAfee Tech support don't have answer.

For Windows 7, it did install, but I used to get "Real Time Scanning - Off" message.
After couple of sessions with McAfee Tech Support, they were able to resolve it.
Again here, there was no way for me to know, what causing "Real Time Scanning" to go Off.

Don't waste your time & money...Go for OTHER antivirus program.
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Product would not install properly on pretty new laptop. I don't think it was debugged for distribution. Would recommend waiting until stabilized. Hope it can be removed without damaging pc.
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I have worked in the IT industry for over 14 years. I have spend roughly 12 of those years as a network analyst working on routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion prevention amongst other technologies. This is quite possibly the worst product I have ever seen. For starters, Microsoft SMB (tcp 139 and 445) ports are left open. These are the most sought after ports by hackers on the internet and they allow inbound access by default out of the box. In addition, SQL and Microsoft access, database link, ports are left open inbound. NetBios ports by default are left open. To top it all off, if you change these settings they will mysteriously return to the default configuration (which includes have the IPS turned off) rendering the firewall and IPS totally useless. There is simply no excuse for this type of carelessness in a product made by a reputable manufacturer. If you want an antivirus, check out Avast or AVG for free. The security portion of this......firewall will simply make you more vulnerable to hackers than if you simply ran the windows firewall by itself, which this product disables by the way.
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