McAfee internet security - keep or not

  collinsc 14:04 26 May 2014


I have McAfee internet security installed on my new Acer laptop. I assume for a years free trial?

I have heard mixed things about McAfee, do i keep it or uninstall and download another free internet security. I have installed: AVG SuperAntiSpyware Malwarebytes - antimalware


  Menzie 14:30 26 May 2014

Usually the version that comes with new computers preinstalled are for 1-3 months. If it is a full year you can just leave it in place. McAfee gets a bad rep but it still does well in reviews I've read. Of course there will be those with a different opinion.

Have a look and see exactly what length of time they have given you.

  spuds 15:12 26 May 2014

If you have McAfee and other pre-installed 'trial-ware' on your new Acer machine, then check for expiry dates, because some of this type of trial-ware can be very limited, and only fully paid-up versions offer the full longer term protection.

  collinsc 15:55 26 May 2014

many thanks everyone

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