McAfee Question

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  1. surferrosa

    surferrosa New Member

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    In December I bought and installed McAfee on my laptop. Since then, I haven't used it at my school. Today when I turned on my laptop, then McAfee window popped up, with a warning that says "The detection signature file is more than 30 days old." I've clicked the Fix button, and nothing changes. So I really have two questions. What is a detection signature file, and how can I get it up to date?!? Thanks!
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    uninstall it before it does worse
     
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    surferrosa New Member

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    The CD to reinstall it isn't with me, so I really don't want to do that...
     
  4. Reclaimer

    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    it probably came with your computer and now, the free trial has ran out and its not protecting you anymore...so you should probably unistall that biotch...


    a nice alternative to McAfee is AVG antivirus...absolutely free and updates almost everyday. you should probably get some kind of protection for your computer espically if youre bringing around places and loging on to different networks.
     
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    is your system's date/time correct in the first place?
     
  6. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I said UNinstall, not REinstall. McAfee is BAD. Its worse than a virus. Use it long enough and it will break something.
     
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    surferrosa New Member

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    In response to everyone:
    It didn't come with my computer, and the subscription doesn't expire until December.
    I don't have access to the internet right now on that computer because the whole McAfee thing.
    My system's date and time are correct.
    I don't want to uninstall it, as I don't want to buy another anti-virus program.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Then enjoy the misery of crappy software.
     
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    get AVG because it's FREE
     
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    surferrosa New Member

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    But I'm assuming you need internet access to get AVG, and I don't have access.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    How are you posting this then? Download it and throw it on a flash drive.
     
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    surferrosa New Member

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    I'm on a school computer. I can't download anything.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    if you are so sheltered that you cannot find a way to download a small file and get it on disk or cd then you fail at life.
     
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    ImDrunkAgain Resident Mental Health Counselor

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    I thought this wasn't off-topic. you don't have to be an asshole
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    o rly? Check your address bar:

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3096668
     
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    surferrosa New Member

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    :)
     
  17. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    1. That's why the virus definition file is out of date. McAfee is blocking its own attempts to download updates.

    2. This pretty clearly demonstrates that McAfee isn't doing you a hell of a lot of good.

    1. AVG is free.

    2. Get on a friend's computer and download it. Surely you can figure this stuff out on your own.
     
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    ImDrunkAgain Resident Mental Health Counselor

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    I meant the off-topic subsection:eek3:
     
  19. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    If you don't have internet access, you reasonably should not have to worry about any virus protection.
     
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    surferrosa New Member

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    Thanks deusexaethera :)

    I want internet access, but in order to get connected to my school's network I have to have an anti-virus program installed and updated.
     

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