Windows 10: Be vary careful ... WIN uninstalls security systems.

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  1.    07 Nov 2015 #1

    Be vary careful ... WIN uninstalls security systems.


    I have been happy with my T400 laptop and Win 7. After being "bugged" by Win10 pop ups, yesterday I did the upgrade to Win 10. I have noticed that my McAffee Security Suiute, Malware Bytes and Adblock Pluse have been disconnected. I could reactivate the Malware Bytes and Adblock Plus. The McAfee Security Suite is missing in action. I can't find it anywhere.

    1st Be careful when you upgrade to Win 10. It doesn't ask permission.

    2nd If there is someone out there that knows how I might find my McAfee Security Suite, please let me know. Its been 24 hours and I'm certain it is hungry and afraid.

    Thanks!
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  2.    07 Nov 2015 #2

    jerrylshaw said: View Post
    I have been happy with my T400 laptop and Win 7. After being "bugged" by Win10 pop ups, yesterday I did the upgrade to Win 10. I have noticed that my McAffee Security Suiute, Malware Bytes and Adblock Pluse have been disconnected. I could reactivate the Malware Bytes and Adblock Plus. The McAfee Security Suite is missing in action. I can't find it anywhere.
    Chances are, the version of McAffee you had installed was not compatible with Windows 10, and rather than leaving your system in an unstable state, it simply did not migrate it to the new version.
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  3.    07 Nov 2015 #3

    jerrylshaw said: View Post
    I have been happy with my T400 laptop and Win 7. After being "bugged" by Win10 pop ups, yesterday I did the upgrade to Win 10. I have noticed that my McAffee Security Suiute, Malware Bytes and Adblock Pluse have been disconnected. I could reactivate the Malware Bytes and Adblock Plus. The McAfee Security Suite is missing in action. I can't find it anywhere.

    1st Be careful when you upgrade to Win 10. It doesn't ask permission.

    2nd If there is someone out there that knows how I might find my McAfee Security Suite, please let me know. Its been 24 hours and I'm certain it is hungry and afraid.

    Thanks!
    Haha....ok its not as bad as you think. When you did your upgrade, you should have removed McAfee 1st, I would also remove Malwarebytes and then re-install. To get back your McAfeee re-install, if you can find the dir its on now, I would remove it and do a clean install. Then your pals will run a lot better. Down the road, after you settle in with your new windows 10, you might want to think about doing a Clean install of the OS.
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  5.    10 Nov 2015 #5

    Re-install Malwarebytes Premium and use Windows Defender (already installed) and do not re-install McAfee. That's my unsolicited advice...
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       10 Nov 2015 #6

    McAfee is a resource hog, but it's much better than Defender. In fact, it's not bad at all (although I would switch to Kaspersky or Bitdefender - they have better scores). Test antivirus software for Windows 8 - June 2015 | AV-TEST
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  7.    11 Nov 2015 #7

    You said: View Post
    McAfee is a resource hog, but it's much better than Defender. In fact, it's not bad at all (although I would switch to Kaspersky or Bitdefender - they have better scores). Test antivirus software for Windows 8 - June 2015 | AV-TEST
    Don't believe everything you read. Kapersky was caught red handed gaming those tests. They were creating new malware that they of course caught, but nobody else could because they were trying to pump up their scores.

    Also, recent tests of Defender have been very different.

    Microsoft Security Essentials Scores Incredibly Well in New Antivirus - Windows 10 Forums
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       11 Nov 2015 #8

    Mystere said: View Post
    Don't believe everything you read. Kapersky was caught red handed gaming those tests. They were creating new malware that they of course caught, but nobody else could because they were trying to pump up their scores. Also, recent tests of Defender have been very different. Microsoft Security Essentials Scores Incredibly Well in New Antivirus - Windows 10 Forums
    Kaspersky was cheating, but they were cheating by causing their competitors to detect more false-positives. That doesn't affect the detection rate of them. Kaspersky is still a good antivirus, despite the allegations, anyway.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       11 Nov 2015 #9

    Both AV Comparatives and AV-TEST, reputable websites, rated Microsoft's technologies as bad. Here are the results from AV Comparatives: AV-Comparatives Comparatives Reviews - AV-Comparatives Microsoft Security Essentials (and Defender) didn't do so well.

    For example, they both have Wikipedia pages. Granted, they're short, and Wikipedia could be edited by anyone, but I haven't seen anything about Dennis Technology Labs.
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       11 Nov 2015 #10

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