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Great Product, Great Price, Crappy Shipping
on October 14, 2013
Ive always liked McAfee so when I bought a new laptop I decided to use them for my computer's protection versus Viper which came with my last desktop computer. I started with the 30 Day free trial of McAfee Total Protection downloaded from their official website, & when the 30 days was almost up I bought this from Amazon. I chose to go with Amazon because of the HUGE price difference. Here I paid $12.32 for the actual product & with shipping, since I was purchasing under $25 worth of Amazon stuff, the total was a little under $17 versus $45 with a discount or $99 without from McAfee, & this is for 3 computers or, I think, 3 years worth of virus protection.
Since I already had a McAfee account, & this specific software was already installed via the trial, I just needed to go to a certain page on the McAfee website, enter the code that comes with the CD (CD isnt necessary), verified my subscription, & was good to go. Back when I had to install it the guidelines were easy to follow so no worries there. It did take a bit, like most larger programs, but its not like it was inconvenient or anything, & the installation ran smoothly. The whole system is easy to navigate & manage, & even though im not very techy I love the features I understand, especially the online stuff like how it shows which websites have good ratings, bad ratings, or no ratings for viruses, malicious software, etc & it blocks suspicious ads that can sometimes show up in forums & stuff.
The only thing I have to say im extremely disappointed with is the shipping on Amazon's part so nothing to do with the actual product. Below is my packaging review that I left for them.
The package arrived on time & in an envelope with built in bubble wrap. When the parcel arrived the outside of the envelop was torn, & even though the bubble wrap was still intact you could see what was inside. What if someone decided to steal it to illegally resell it or something else? To top it off the bubble wrap wasnt enough padding& the box that my McAfee stuff was packaged in had clearly been squished at some point, & the box was flattened/crumpled. Upon opening the box the CD was 1/2 way out of the envelope & was scratched. Thankfully the CD isnt necessary, but im still highly disappointed in how this was product was packaged & handled.
I give the product 5 stars but the packaging a 1. Ill defintely keep using McAfee to keep my computer safe. Like I said the CD isnt necessary so it wasnt a huge loss, but if I decide to order this from Amazon again in the future I really hope that they do a better job with their packaging.