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abredt
Level 7

Security Center or Total Protection

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My new Dell laptop ,running W7 Home Premium, came with 30 days of McAfee Security Center that expires in 5 days.

I also have a 3-user disk for McAfee Total Protection 2011.

Is it better to renew Security Center or uninstall it and  install Total Protection?

I'm not concerned with the cost.  Is it a big hassle?

Thanks, cb

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Security Center or Total Protection

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I would go with your disc as the software is upgraded much more slowly when it comes via 3rd parties.  If you choose that route, uninstall the old one, and then use the MCPR cleanup tool under Useful Links above, reboot and install using the online option if offered during the installation.   (It creates an online account).

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Security Center or Total Protection

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I would go with your disc as the software is upgraded much more slowly when it comes via 3rd parties.  If you choose that route, uninstall the old one, and then use the MCPR cleanup tool under Useful Links above, reboot and install using the online option if offered during the installation.   (It creates an online account).

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abredt
Level 7

Re: Security Center or Total Protection

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I don't understand what is "MCPR cleanup tool under Useful Links above?"

Thanks, cb

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Security Center or Total Protection

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Useful Links is a clickable link at the top of this page and included therein is the Removal Tool (MCPR) - it cleans traces of old McAfee files.

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abredt
Level 7

Re: Security Center or Total Protection

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I didn't see that at the top of the page.

I can't thank you enough for your help.

I uninstalled Dell's version and installed Total Protection 2011 - mainly because of your prompt replies to my posts.

I am so glad to know of a place where I can get help if it is needed.

I am not sure how to mark this as complete.

cb

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Security Center or Total Protection

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You're very welcome and I've marked the thread as solved.  All the best ;-)

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