Norton Sucks, now McAfee?!! ARGHH!
So my parents computer had Norton Internet Security 2005 on it for about 10 months and it was running fine up until 2 months ago. It would stop updating all the definitions and whatnot. Then it started giving errors that made no sense. I had to re-install it countless times and it got to the point where it was jeopardizing the computer. Get that, a program like that that's now screwing with the computer? Doesn't make sense. So I just un-installed it several weeks ago.
Then I had my dad go buy McAfee Internet Suite 7.0 at Staples. It's been (or was) running on their computer for about 2 weeks and then it just started to rob my mom's email. I had all the settings set-up properly, including the Spam Filters and all that stuff. I spent quite a bit of time setting it up originially. My mom started complaining to me that she wasn't recieving her e-mail from friends and family. I couldn't figure out why McAfee was robbing her e-mail. It was showing up in the Spam Filter part of the program on my dad's XP Profile, but not hers!!? This was really pissing me off by now. So fast forward to an hour ago. My mom was attempting to view her stolen e-mail from the Spam part of McAfee on my Dad's XP Profile! She couldn't view whole e-mails and it was sketchy. It showed 101 e-mails that were filtered (stolen IMO) into McAfee Spam!
I decided to just un-install the whole program and say F*** IT! I will be going through the return process to get my dad's money back through McAfee. I've already printed out the forms from their website and they have a 30-day return policy. Has anyone else had problems with McAfee like this? What pisses me off is the fact that it robbed my mom's e-mail. The rest of the software worked fine, as far as I could see.
As far as an alternative, I think I will be taking a recommendation from a friend, he said to install several FREE small programs to protect the computer. I'll be looking into those. Any recommendations?
And lastly, I thought I'd mention that on my desktop PC, I'm running Norton Internet Security 2004, and I have had no problems, over a year running and everything is fine! Norton updates and runs flawlessly.
I'm done my rant. Thanks for reading. All input, suggestions, recommendations are welcome, thanks!
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