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NWDude
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How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

I've been getting reminders from McAfee that my free subscription is about to end but nothing about how much they charge for it afterwards. I'd rather get rid off it if only they didn't make it so hard to do it. So, if they don't charge too much, I just might go with them.

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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

hi NWDude,

 

If you have:

 

A McAfee® Internet Security, this is good for 30days.

A McAfee® AntiVirus Plus, this is good for 60 days of virus defiinitions.

 

If ever you decide to install another variety of antivirus, you may remove mcafee by running the Mcafee Removal Tool to completely remove mcafee and all its contents.

 

 

 

Hope this helps



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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

Avast Free is one of the best anti-virus/spyware

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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?


@neokenchi wrote:

hi NWDude,

 

If you have:

 

A McAfee® Internet Security, this is good for 30days.

A McAfee® AntiVirus Plus, this is good for 60 days of virus defiinitions.

 

If ever you decide to install another variety of antivirus, you may remove mcafee by running the Mcafee Removal Tool to completely remove mcafee and all its contents.

 

 

 

Hope this helps


Only partially, but thanks nevertheless. I still want to know what Internet Security subscription costs.

 

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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

hi NWDude,

 

Check this McAfee Internet Security 2013 for 1 PC.

 

Once the Mcafee trial expires, it will bring up a pop-up notification regarding the expiration of the product and you have an option to renew your subscription

 

 

Hope this helps



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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

Hi NWDude,

I moved this topic to this board so we can discuss security software options for your McAfee.

I do not have information on the price of renewal. You probably should contact McAfee regarding that.

 

You did not mention your operating system. If it is Windows 8, Windows Defender is part of Windows 8 and can be activated after McAfee is removed. Windows Defender on Win 8 is a full FREE anti-VIRUS product as opposed to Windows Defender on Win 7/Vista/XP where it is simply a free anti-spyware program.  If you are using Windows 7, you can install another AV such as Avast! or Microsoft Security Essentials yourself.

 

If you are using Windows 8 here are the steps for removing McAfee:

* Open the McAfee Control Center, and DISABLE  all of McAfee’s components that you see enabled and running.
* Next, via the Control Panel, locate the section to uninstall programs, and use this to UNinstall McAfee.  Note:  As mentioned above, there is a McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool (MCPR) tool. Version 6.5.101 is compatible with Windows 8.
http://mcafee-consumer-product-removal-tool.soft32.com/  

(Note: Some people have had problems using the tool and have suggested to simply use the Control Panel to remove McAfee.)

After McAfee removal and reboot if Defender is successfully running you should be okay.
* Reboot your system.   Confirm that Windows Defender is now running as your anti-virus. 

If you are using Windows 7, following your McAfee removal, you would install your choice of free products if that is what you have decided to use.

 

There is a list of free products HERE in Lenovo's KB Articles.

 

I use Microsoft Security Essentials along with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and have been very happy with the way they work together to protect 2 of my computers. I use ESET NOD32, a paid product, along with Malwarebytes on another computer. I've been happy with that as well.

 

Let us know if you have more questions. The helpers on this forum are always glad to offer suggestions on the products they like best.

 

 

 

 












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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

Bugbatter,

thanks for the detaied response. I run Windows 8, so Defender looks like my choice. The only thing that worries me that during removal of McAfee and before Defender is on, the PC is pretty much unprotected, except for the firewall in my router.

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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

Once McAfee is removed, Windows should notice that and enable Defender. If not it's just a matter of checking to make sure, and enabling it yourself by searching for Defender in Windows 8 Help & Support and finding a page that says "Tap here to turn Defender ON/OFF. (I wouldn't worry about being unprotected for those few minutes. You can probably uninstall McAfee offline. Defender should turn on right away after the reboot.)

 

** As you are disabling McAfee's components via McAfee's Control Center/Security Center, before removing the software, make sure you disable McAfee's NetGuard!
     In McAfee's Security Center...
    Click on Web and Email Protection
    Click on Firewall
    Click Net Guard
    Uncheck the box beside Turn on Net Guard

 Once Defender is running, it will update automatically, and run scans as a scheduled task. If you don't want those scans to run regularly, there is a way to turn that off, so post back here and I'll give you directions.

 

I also recommend Malwarebytes. (Scroll down that page to find the free version on the left.) I use the paid Pro version, however, so that it updates automatically and does realtime scanning with IP Blocking to protect me from malware online . With the free version all that has to be done manually, but the virus definitions are the same for both versions. That and Defender work together well for me so far.

 

Good luck. It will take you only a few minutes, but I included all the details I can think of so it goes smoothly for you.

 












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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

Bugbatter,

I did remove McAfee per your instructions and it seems to have worked without running McAfee's own removal utility. Windows defender also activated itself after the reboot and I only had to manually set some check boxes to set its full protection. I don't see any leftover from McAfee, except still having an Icon for notification left on the right side of the task bar. Though it's just a place holder now, I wonder if there was a way to remove it.

 

Though the Defender's interface is somewhat similar to Win7's MS Security Essential UI, however the Defender does not have an icon on the task bar as Security Essential has. Is that normal?

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Re: How much is McAfee subscription once the free time is up?

If you still have that icon, it's a remnant. In that case, I'd go ahead and run the McAfee removal tool. MCPR : http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

 

There is no Defender icon on the taskbar. 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/desktop/windows-defender-should-be-displayed-in/55c...
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/d17e2c21-4e30-4477-bbb9-a35ab...












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