I have McAfee Total Protection
I love my computer - but - in the past 12 months I have had several Virus. I am on my own and just happy to e-mail, buy off internet, banking, search for things that interest me, et and NEVER go into un-secure sites only those approved by McAfee. (Do not even use Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Now McAfee make me feel I am totally protected -
1. My machine goes on everyday so regularly updates.
2. My machine is set to do Full Scans.
3. I set system restore points every so often - why - don't really know but just think I am doing good.
4. I delete temp files, I defrag, not sure if there is anthing else I should do.
So just before Christmas I got a Virus so spent £59, to McAfee, after not being able to follow suggestions on here to get rid of it in the community although very grateful for people trying to help.
Two weeks ago I get a warning that my hard drive is crashing - so I phone DELL as it is under warranty. No - a virus - so completly stressed out I pay them £129 for a 12month cover. (This includes calling them another 4 times in that period for software issues.) I decide this must be cheaper than £59 a go and it was within months the last one.
Monday - I get XP Antivirus 2012!!!!!! Stops me doing anything but with the pop up boxes on the screen I am even able to run McAfee Full Scan. The report comes back that I have no probelms.
This time I decided to try and get rid of it myself and I start my machine in Safe Mode and go to the Malwarebytes Icon left on my machine by the DELL remote techs. I download updates and run a full scan. It detects a Trojan.FakeAlert and it was quarantined and deleted successfully.
My question is -
This is all too time consuming for me and I do not have the knowledge required for these virus that seem to come from no-where and now so frequently. I am really wondering if it is best to use my local library machine all though I would rather not as I enjoy the freedom my computer gives me.
So as I am not TOTALLY PROTECTED - why can't McAfee tell me what else I should have running with their program? (Or are they waiting with for their £59s from people like me and cashing in on lack of software/virus knowledge.
Message was edited by: grandmagilly on 22/06/11 14:50:13 CDT