Walt, A Suggestion Or Two About McAfee's Wireless Security..
by Grif Thomas - 12/26/05 11:50 AM
In Reply to: Versions of Mcafee by Walt H
First, the special McAfee Wireless Home Network Security Suite DOES NOT support many of the most recent firmware versions for many common routers and I would NOT recommend it at this time.. On the McAfee forums, many users are having problems with it and as such, I think twice before installing it.
Second, there is NO "wireless only" version of Virus Scan..Virus Scan 10, the most recent version, is indeed supported on your new computer, but I'm not sure that I would install it at this time..Here's why..
Much like you, I prefer sticking to just their Virus Scan program alone. Every new computer I set up, I uninstall the Security Center program. It's not necessary. Likewise, depending on the previous versions of Virus Scan, you may actually decide to keep that older one..Currently, I take care of a lot of computers with corporate versions of Virus Scan installed and they are a great tool. (If you happen to have the option to install the newest "corporate" Virus Scan 8.0i Enterprise, do so.) Since I'm not really happy with the most recent "online" Virus Scan versions (Versions 8, 9, and 10) because they don't log scans and they allow very few options for excluding files, etc, I give advice for users of Virus Scan 7 retail to STAY with that version..Although the automatic update ability is no longer available because the program as a whole is not supported, the virus definitions are still available for download and will continue to be for a long time.
My personal Windows XP HOME SP2 is still using Virus Scan 7.03 and I like it. All our office machines use the corporate versions.
My point..if you've got a version of Virus Scan that you like and the license is good for the new computer, install it..
Hope this helps.
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