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    XP and McAfee 6.0

    I have 5 user accounts in my XP home setup, mine has administrator rights, all the others are restricted. I installed McAfee antivirus 6.0 on my account, but it seems to cause problems on all the other accounts (Dat files aren't up to date, and cannot be updated) yet on my account it works perfectly.

    Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. <img src=/S/brainwash.gif border=0 alt=brainwash width=15 height=15>

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    Ok, I'll reply to my own message after trying dozens of things to try to fix this, all my problems on XP went away when I ditched McAfee. Now I guess I have to get Norton, unless there's another choice that works and plays well with XP

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    Why not give F-Prot a try. I have heard good things about it with XP. I had to give up McAfee when I switched to Win2K. F-Prot can be found here <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.complex.is/cgi-bin/home_pager>http://www.complex.is/cgi-bin/home_pager</A>

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    Have you ensured you had the XP-McAfee upload and configured your browser according to their instructions? It is working fine for me as far as I can tell.

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    I didn't spend much time looking to reconfigure my brower to suit the needs of McAfee, and I guess I was a little less than impressed with the "dumbed down" interface in version 6.0 that didn't seem to offer much at all in the way of configuration tools. Maybe it's worth another try, however.

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    I ALWAYS get an RULaunch error when McAfee 6.0 tries to check automatically for updates. I had to disable the Firewall software and uninstall it - using BlackIce Defender - a patched XP version instead - and the damn McAfee box states BUILT FOR WINDOWS XP. This is built for XP like the Detroit Lions play a football game...IT SUCKS! I will be doing some MAJOR bitching to McAfee about their product. <img src=/S/wartgun.gif border=0 alt=wartgun width=73 height=24>
    -kev

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    Beware of the "XP Compatible" claims. I purchased Panda AV Titanium after reading rave reviews. It worked fine under W2K, and Panda claimed it would do so under XP Pro. Despite using the latest versions, I continue to get random e-mail transmission failures in Outlook 2002 due to offending Panda background checking file. I have to disable fulltime AV checking (the whole point of the purchase!) in order to send and receive e-mail.

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    Another "<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.intelligentx.com/newsletters/technology/articles/story_tech4_112801.html>benefit</A>" of AOL.

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    AOL - you don't even want me to say what I think that stands for....
    -kev

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    "MAJOR bitching to McAfee "
    Forget it and get a real AV, McAfee is the biggest virus I ever found next to AOL <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    AMEN, DAVE!

    If you need a nudge, note that <A target="_blank" HREF=http://slashdot.org/yro/01/11/24/2324241.shtml>McAfee has decided to freely allow goverment spyware to bypass their so-called security software</A>. Hello? Isn't it a matter of time until some enterprising hacker figures out how to use this GAPING hole to their advantage?
    -Mark

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    Hi
    AVG is a decent Vscanner - all the more so since it's free. It updated to take care of I-Worm/Badtrans on 27th Nov. It works on both Win 2k and XP. My NAV only worked on 2k - and as I'd only just upgraded to it, I wasn't about to pay for NAV2002 as well.
    Read about AVG and download from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.html>here</A>

    Rgds

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    This isn't as free as you make it out to be - you have to 1) prove you are a school or a non-profit organization and 2) complete the free download before Nov 30 - tomorrow. I just use Blackice Defender (the patched XP version) in place of McAfee Firewall, and I only have problems with the RULaunch portion of Mcafee. I still have to do my virus updates manually. <img src=/S/electric.gif border=0 alt=electric width=15 height=15>
    -kev

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    Let me put this as clearly as I can : AVG, which I have been using and recommending for longer than I care to remember, was downloaded on to my system, and upgraded with the patch file to make it compatible with XP. Although you are required to register, I supplied no 'proof' of who I said I was, paid no cash, and yet get free automatic updates. The Badtrans virus was the last, a day after the latest variant was found in the wild.

    I just wonder what part of 'free' I am not making clear. It is standard practice for firms to make a 'light' version of their software free to non-commercial enterprises, and the full blown program for businesses to buy. This is true of AVG, Zone Alarm, InoculateIt and many, many others. Suits me just fine.

    The AVG offer DOES NOT expire tomorrow, nor do you have to prove you're a school etc. You are mixing it up with the AVG Donation Offer : a totally different thing. My URL did not send you there.

    For your perusal, here is the story :

    ************************************************** ****************************************
    Get Your AVG For Free !

    Now, you can get your free copy of the AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus System - AVG 6.0 Free Edition and you will be able to use it for an unlimited period of time. With AVG, you will get the high-end software solution for reliable protection against the threat of computer viruses. This software product is equipped with revolutionary technologies like Virus Stalker and Active Modular Core.

    Download, install and use AVG 6.0 Free Edition and get :

    AVG Resident Protection
    AVG Email Scanner
    AVG On-Demand Scanner
    Scheduled Tests
    Free Updates on monthly basis
    Automatic Update feature
    Easy-To-Use Interface
    Automatic Healing of infected files
    AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files
    Are you interested ?
    If you are interested in our offer and you would like to get your free copy of AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus System, you will need to :

    agree to the AVG Free Edition license agreement
    fill in the simple questionaire form
    download the program distribution package
    check your email - you will get your private AVG serial number via email.
    install the program

    NO TECHNICAL SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE WITH AVG 6.0 Free Edition.

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    This is what you are referring to, which is NOT what I recommend :
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    AVG Anti-Virus Donation Program
    The AVG Anti-Virus Donation Program is a special, no charge, Anti Virus Solution Program designed for the Educational, Non-Profit & Charitable Organizations offered by Grisoft Inc.

    We would like to provide unlimited number of licenses of AVG 6.0 Professional Edition free of charge. It is the full Professional version of AVG 6.0 with unlimited features.

    Please note, that this unique offer expires on November 30, 2001."

    </font color=ff9999>
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    Nevertheless, no-one is twisting your arm. If you don't want it, don't get it. The same goes for Zone Alarm: testing has shown it blocks more inward and outward attempts than Black Ice (which costs) and McAfee, in the efficiency charts is very close to rock-bottom. With your defensive weapons, I just hope you're running OE in Restricted Zone, and have your IE settings carefully thought out.

    Surf Safe

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    Re: XP and McAfee 6.0

    What you say is true, however, noone can get hold of the Free version just now!!

    <img src=/w3timages/blackline.gif width=33% height=2>
    AVG 6.0 Free Edition

    AVG Free Edition download is due to overwhelming interest in AVG antivirus not available now. AVG Free distribution will be open again at the latest on 1st December 2001. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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