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

    PC vulnerable during download/install?



      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.