2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2014 1:34 PM by catdaddy

    McAfee Security Scan Plus

    jimxyz001

      I ran McAfee security, which said I had no firewall or antivirus software. In fact I have Avast, which is perfectly good.

      This looks like a scam, unworthy of McAfee's reputation.

        • 1. Re: McAfee Security Scan Plus
          Peter M

          Branched to a new thread as it has nothing to do with that 2 years old thread you posted to.

          You have inadvertently installed McAfee Security Scan Plus which is not a scam by any means, simply as tool to check what security software you might need.  It is offered optionally with such things as any Adobe product (Flash, reader etc.), so all you have to do is go to your Programs list in Control Panel and uninstall it.

          • 2. Re: McAfee Security Scan Plus
            catdaddy

            jimxyz001,

                             As Ex_Brit stated, one has to pay close attention to the (Optional Offers) included with Downloads. Especially With Adobe Flash Player, which includes Norton/Google Chrome and others. So it is not McAfee alone...

             

                              You may find the following article most informative : How you get tricked into installing Potentially Unwanted Programs

             

            Regards,

            Catdaddy

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