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Which is better McAfee or Avira? Why?.

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well i don't know much about this stuff...but i do know i don't mcafee it comes with my cox...i don't recall it ever catching anything at all...but it's disabled...and i use avg...and my first scan showed my computer was loaded with all kinds of malware

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It depends if you are buying the McAfee and putting it up against the free Avira! Like Mudmanc4 said its just a matter of opinion to which one is best. I'm using NOD32 on one machine and VIPRE on another. I have no complains about either and they do their jobs! :wink:

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i'm an avg fan when it comes to free antivirus. I like avira more than avg persay, but avira free has pop-ups asking you to buy it. But recently i got McAfee because bank of america is offering all of it's customers one year free of McAfee internet security

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The problem with the Anti-Virus(McAfee/Symantec) that is pre-installed on OEM systems, is that they wouldn't want to raise flags against the other pre-installed software crapware on OEM systems.    

So are they going to find everything or just ignore certain files? And then since most people don't know about free alternatives,  an instant paid subscription, after the free trial period, to the pre-installed programs.

Note that McAfee and Symantec were sued by NewYork for automatically renewing peoples subscriptions at the end of one year, since they kept the credit card details on file. McAfee and Symantec lost the case.

I have Avast.   http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html  .It's a Nice program.  Works with Windows 7 64 bit. No nag screen. You just have to enter a free key number thats good for a year. And no nagging emails either, from getting the key.

And disable the voice warnings so you don't get spooked all of a sudden if an infection comes to your local.

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now i know which is better ^^

AVIRA!!!

why? i scanned my system. ESPECIALLY AT THE WINDOWS

there are lots of VIRUS in there.

after finish scanning. there is a Repair button.

and POoF!!!!! i restart my PC

NOW, i can't open it to the desktop

because i guess there is no OS.

hahaha. files in the WINDOWS

are already DELETED. haha.

now my question is.

how can i reformat my computer?

huhu. :cry:

and i want to learn how, step by step.

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