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Manufacturer: McAfee
Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“ I got a free trial of Mcafee when I bought my laptop...”

Written on: 04/11/2010

I got a free trial of Mcafee when I bought my laptop and decided to buy the year package. All was well until I got a virus. I tried scan after scan which failed to remove the virus. I then contacted the support service- which was totally useless. I contacted the service centre, managed to figure out what how to contact- incomprehensible instructions.I sent email after email -no response. I then phoned up the service and again incomprehensible and no use.Through my own efforts, I got rid of… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“Annoying, gets in the way and still misses baddies.”

Written on: 25/09/2010 by naroomatechedu (26 reviews written)

Annoying, gets in the way and still misses baddies… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“MCAFEE ANTI VIRUS ”

Written on: 08/08/2010

MCAFEE ANTI VIRUS

I have had Mcafee virus protection since 2007, the reason I bought it was my 2 computers were riddled with bugs and pop-ups. I had tried all the other virus protections and nothing worked properly, so I just rang Mcafee and explained that I was the dumbest person on the planet and what could they do. A great Canadian person rang me back and they installed the McAfee software on my computer from their desk, this software is so simple: green ticks on the websites which are… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“I made the mistake of buying McAfee Virus Scan Plus as...”

Written on: 23/05/2009

I made the mistake of buying McAfee Virus Scan Plus as a download in March 2009.
It didn't install but did remove existing protection.
Their help desk is next to useless and their customer service is so bad as to be laughable!
I had to take time off work to deal with the problems McAfee caused.
When I wanted to get my money back, I was told that it was not McAfee's problem & would need to contact a sister company.
When I asked for details of thier complaints department, I was told there was no… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“I installed this McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0...”

Written on: 17/04/2009

I installed this McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0 software and it gave me a virus!! I called the tech support and they said they would fix it for either $69.95 or $89.95 depending on which option I wanted… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“McAfee VirusScan Home Edition is dreadful, repeatedly...”

Written on: 18/03/2009 by cikha (1 review written)

McAfee VirusScan Home Edition is dreadful, repeatedly failed and had to be reinstalled. Help service next to useless they just do not seem to get it?!! do not recommend unless you like a hard time… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“Slows down PC quite a lot. Look also at the reviews of...”

Written on: 01/09/2007 by joomlathug (2 reviews written)

Slows down PC quite a lot. Look also at the reviews of this on AV-Bulletin. Scary! It misses lots of viruses.

This is the market leader? Must spend all their R&D money on advertising!… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0 used to be OK, but...”

Written on: 22/07/2007 by alovick (1 review written)

McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0 used to be OK, but the last year has been a nightmare, I have spent hours reinstalling perhaps a dozen times.
Then to make matters worse there is a thing in the small print which they use to recharge your credit card each year to get the next subscription. They do this without asking, and even do it after your card has expired even when you refuse to give them new card details, a matter I have taken up with my cards financial fraud unit… Read Full Review

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“For details on the problems with McAfee VirusScan Home...”

Written on: 10/09/2005 by deecon (6 reviews written)

For details on the problems with McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0, please look at the following link...
http://www.reviewcentre.com/review169529.html… Read Full Review

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Ed2's Response to deecon's Review

Written on: 10/07/2006

I agree - i think this is a poor product - many other better products e.g. Trend Micro Interney Security, Kaspersky etc. see the following link for an independent product review: http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/?ttreng=1&ttrkey=anti+virus+reviews

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McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0

“McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0 is as sharp as...”

Written on: 29/08/2004 by sfpb (1 review written)

McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 8.0 is as sharp as anti-virus software can be. It is 100% effective at detecting and it completes the task of scanning detecting very quickly, and it does block 6 ports of the PC as well… Read Full Review

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Joomlathug's Response to sfpb's Review

Written on: 01/09/2007

I guess this review was written by McAffee themselves! How can this deserve a 10? I had a horrible experience with a virus McAfee failed to detect. It kept coming back clean. Eventually I double-checked with some on-line scanners and the NOD32 one was the only one that saw the virus (it was a new virus). I've changed to NOD32 and will stick with it.

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Andylawed's Response to sfpb's Review

Written on: 07/10/2009

I found this review not helpful because I feel it was a biased comment. From my opinion the only good thing about McAfee was its BOX nothing else. I used this product before and it only gave me headaches.
<br/>If you will let me choose between Norton and McAfee.. I'd rather choose the sluggish Norton than McAfee (that's how bad it is).
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<br/>There are many free antivirus software available that is way way better than McAfee (Avast, Avira). Check them out.

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