1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 16, 2010 9:45 AM by Peter M

    PC vulnerable during download/install?

      Hi

       

      It's always advised that you uninstall any existing AV or IS product prior to installing McAfee (or any other AV/IS for that matter).

       

      However, because the installation process uses a download manager (and must be on-line), isn't your unprotected system vulnerable to attack while the download/install takes place?

       

      Much better to be able to download the complete McAfee product, go off-line, uninstall the old AV/IS and then install McAfee (at least up the point of activation).

       

      Is it possible to download a McAfee product without using download manager?

       

      Can the download manager download to the hard drive for later installation off-line?

       

      I know McAfee are not the only company to use a download manager, but there seems to be a security loophole here.

       

      Any thoughts welcome.