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    Does McAfee still stuff Outlook? (2003)

    When uninstalling McAfee from Win98, for various reasons it caused Outlook Express to pause forever when opening, and when opening the first email.

    Does anyone know if this has been fixed in later releases? I now have Outlook 2003 (not OE) and want to know if it's safe installing McAfee 7. I don't want a repeat of those headaches waiting forever for Outlook to open.

    If you can help, thanks heaps!

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    Re: Does McAfee still stuff Outlook? (2003)

    I my opinion it will never be safe to install any McAfee product <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: Does McAfee still stuff Outlook? (2003)

    Dave - why? And in its place, what do you recommend? I got E-Trust packaged with my new computer running XP Home, so I'm all ears for opinions.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Does McAfee still stuff Outlook? (2003)

    Assuming nothing has changed... McAfee sets up a proxy on your computer that intercepts messages as you download them from your POP3 server. This provides greater protection than the normal file scanning that protects you when opening attachments, because it checks the message body for executable script. Since you should never allow executable scripts to run in Outlook (set Tools>Options...>Security to the Restricted Zone), this could be considered superfluous. Bottom line, if you prefer not to have all your mail scanned as it downloads, you can disable that feature with very little concern, as long as the "real time" file scan is fully operational.

    I feel as though I repeating myself... see <post#=327510>post 327510</post#> for a potentially more lucid explanation. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Does McAfee still stuff Outlook? (2003)

    I use Norton's AV and ZoneAlarm for for the firewall. I have been using NAV since the early DOS days and has never taken over my machine the way McAfee does. It (Norton's) can be removed without a LOT of clean up in the registry and other hidden folders.

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

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