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Old 18-09-2022, 19:51   #1
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Norton, McAfee, Malwarebytes

Norton 360 stopped providing updates when it launched 8.8 for Mac last week - the security log stopped showing anti-virus or vulnerability updates and did not do the post-update scan - so i have been forced to remove it and am currently trialling McAfee Total Protection. Consequently, I need to decide what security programme(s) I need.

Previously I ran Norton 360 with a daily scan with Malwarebytes. However McAfee and Malwarebytes clash, presumably because McAfee seems to be more focussed on malware rather than viruses.

In about three weeks I will see is Norton 360 is now working and if so I would go back to Norton with Malwarebytes free. If not then it's either McAfee or Malwarebytes paid-for because I like to have a real time scanner operating. However the Malwarebytes scans are a lot less comprehensive than the McAfee or Norton scans and I am told that Malwarebytes looks for fewer issues that the other two programmes. If Malwarebytes also offered anti-virus and firewall then I'd go with Malwarebytes but it doesn't.

What do people think I should do - advice/thoughts would be most welcome.
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Old 18-09-2022, 20:36   #2
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Malwarebytes

Wouldn't touch McAfee with a barge pole.

Try Bitdefender Total Security 2022 3 month trial, after trial ends sign-up again for another 3 months, I've used this method for years with the same email address just moving the . as it's seen as a new email, e.g snoopz.12345@email then after 3 months snoopz1.2345@email.
https://www.bitdefender.com/media/ht...opt/index.html

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Just use Windows Defender.
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I ran Mcafee for awhile and had no problems (Other than a tad of a slow down (Bogginess))

I used 8.0 for a couple years anyway.........

Im sorry Norton did this Rillington,I hope it starts working again!!
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Malwarebytes

In recent times I have heard that people now just use Windows Defender but as I use a Mac it's no good to me. However thank you for mentioning Bitdefender but I presume this is just for Window users?

Thank you for your kind sentiments Dude111. What security programme do you now use?
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Malwarebytes

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In recent times I have heard that people now just use Windows Defender but as I use a Mac it's no good to me. However thank you for mentioning Bitdefender but I presume this is just for Window users?

Thank you for your kind sentiments Dude111. What security programme do you now use?
Careful he's still on Windows 98se..... Not joking
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Ya I just run my firewall (Blackice) and have for years......

Mcafee was bogging stuff down so I just got rid of it........

Blackice also slows stuff very slightly down as its a filter of course but I dont wanna run w/o it...
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Try Eset.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESET
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