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Topic # 57320 9-Feb-2010 18:02
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does anyone use the free McAfee provided by Telecom Broadband? would you say its a lot better and faster than AVG free?

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  Reply # 297587 10-Feb-2010 09:25
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Yeah I have used it for a couple of years, its a solid product. It's the real McAfee product with some Teleocm logos slammed into the interface. Runs qu8ietly in the background and updates itself regularly, its install and forget.

If you want to playa roudn with the settings etc the full power of the GUI is available in the background. I'd reccomend it.

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  Reply # 297612 10-Feb-2010 11:39
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Yeah agree with uktuatara as well. The in-laws have it on their computer and it does what it's supposed to do, it's free so may as well use it!

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  Reply # 297614 10-Feb-2010 11:45
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It is ok -- provided free -- usually it costs $99 per year.........
not as good as others like Kaspersky or Bitdefender.........

Can't complain if it is free from Telecom :)

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  Reply # 298119 11-Feb-2010 21:32
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The McAfee is working for me. I load it for every new Telecom broadband install. Causes less user issues than Free AVG. Only issue with McAfee was it saying subscription had expired when PC hadn't been on line for 2 weeks, but it fixed itself. Another tick for Telecom?

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  Reply # 298145 11-Feb-2010 22:20
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hang on what? FREE? Im on Telecom broadband, and only just recently signed up. where dod I get it?





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  Reply # 298148 11-Feb-2010 22:26
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freitasm: http://www.telecom.co.nz/broadband/premiumservices

All Telecom broadband users get:

McAfee
Flickr Pro Account
Ten email accounts

You didn't know that? *sigh*



Haha shhhh!


I just found the mcafee download link.


I knew about the flickr account, I use that often. but just didnt know about the mcafee suite.




Thanks for the info.





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  Reply # 298161 11-Feb-2010 23:00
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Sadly Telecom Premium Products i.e. Security Suite and Flickr don't seem to be soemthing they market that much. The amount of times my family send me photos as attachments, and they are Telecom users ... USE FLICKR! ... sheesh :)

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  Reply # 298178 11-Feb-2010 23:45
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does it more resource hog (sorry for the grammar) than avg9free (i dont use linkscanner)?

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  Reply # 298292 12-Feb-2010 10:46
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IMHO: McAfee probably uses slightly more resources, but it is better at detecting threats. How precious are you about your resources? If you have plenty i.e. at least 1GB of RAM and a decent CPU I don;t think you'll notice much difference.

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