Friday, 18 February 2011

McAfee Anyone? No, thank you.

I have received a message from HSBC stating that they are giving out free McAfee antivirus for their customers for a period of 12 months. I was indeed very happy because I have a free antivirus programme to use! Moreoever, it is McAfee and not some cheap-and-not-good-for-nothing antivirus programmes out there.

After downloading the software and installation of the programme later, I was asked to update the virus definition file. It is a normal procedure which I was happy to do so.

The programme ran fine until two reboots later...

Windows was playing up at one time and the screen was frozen. At the moment, I panicked as I was in the middle of writing an e-mail. I have written quite a long e-mail and if I were to reboot the laptop, I will lose all the information which I have typed. I did try to look for the culprit and it was McAfee. It was stated that the programme was not responding and will be shut down.

I then tried to shut down McAfee and guess what it did to all my internet browsing? It has shut all my windows including my e-mails. I was so unhappy as I have to type all over again! In addition to that, I had to do a few more reboots until I could not take it anymore. It is damaging the hard drive as I had to press on the on/off button to switch off the laptop.

In the end, I have decided to uninstall the antivirus and use my normal antivirus programme instead. The good news is that my laptop did not encounter any freeze anymore.

I will not be able to McAfee anymore as it crashed my laptop many times. Adios.


Joshua Lopez said...

It's fit for Trash! Hardly Does it's job!

ぜるもう said...

It's unfortunate that McAfee is not doing its job though. Pity...