Help please Mcafee and Windows XP

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  1. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    Hi Folks

    I have mcafee free with my internet.

    Its just flashed up a message saying Mcafee no longer supports Windows XP service pack 2

    apparently I need to upgrade.

    What am I supposed to upgrade to and does it cost.

    All advice appreciated. Im having a bad day today. This is the first of two posts for help xxxx
     
  2. Castaway

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    You need to install Service Pack 3 for XP. Either do a Windows update or search on the Microsoft website for it. Download and install it and that 'should' sort your problem!
     
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  3. Gooney

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    TBH I dont know why your using Mcafee unless like a lot of people it came installed on your PC and you found it just too difficult to get shut of, do yourself a favour and load Microsoft Essentials, excellent anti virus and its FREE, recommended on this forum many times in the past by lots of users:thumb:
     
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    Another for essentials - don't know why I wasted so much money for gizmo studded anti viruses, when this freebe works fine - and comp runs faster!
     
  5. GJH

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    We've been using Microsoft Essentials for a while, since having some problems with AVG, and find it works fine.

    It would be worth upgrading to XP Service Pack 3 anyway because of vulnerabilities it fixed and to keep up to date until XP support finishes next April.
     
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  6. Gromett

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    MS essentials also recommended here. A full run of windows updater should also be done as SP2 is not up to date and your machine will therefore be susceptible to a lot of vulnerabilities.
     
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    We have McAfee as well - free with BT broadband so we are with Gail on this. My son doesn't like it either but we don't have a reason to change. On the Mac in my home office we use Avast which seems to work pretty well - keeps giving me warnings of dodgy websites like this one......... Used to have avast on the PC before BT provided the integrated service.

    Question: why is McAfee so unpopular? Non technical replies please....
     
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    Probably because, like Norton who do deals with PC manufacturers, the temporary packages are installed on new machines to tempt the unwary/unknowledgeable to buy into long term subscriptions.

    Such tools are great in a business situation with qualified people who know how to get the best from them but over the top for the typical private installation.
     
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    It's bloated, resource intensive, slows the computer down and is basically crap...
     
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