McAfee antivirus "virus"

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by AntAltMike, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    Assuming that I did get Defender with this computer, is it likely a trial or is it now standard fare for Windows 10? If it is mine to keep, with no recurring charges, then I might as well notify McAfee right now that I want to end my subscription, because otherwise, they will surely auto-ding my credit card this November.

    I just moved into a new apartment a few days ago that has Fios for all the tenants. Do they have something to offer that I might be interested in?
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Defender is FREE. It works but it is slow to me.
    I use Comcast Cable and they offer Norton Internet Security FREE with the service.
    It works very well for me.

    Call Fios provider or search their website for Support and see if a FREE virus protection is offered by them.

    Search the web for how to permanently remove McAfee. I read that it is not a simple remove.
  3. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I have been using Windows Defender for several years with no apparent slowdown in my computers. It's free and updated regularly. Frontier FiOS charges a monthly fee for antivirus. Spectrum does not.
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  4. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Altice/Optimum gives us McAfee at no extra cost. Seem to work well.


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