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BT Netprotect v McAfee

I'm currently subscribing to McAfee and don't use BT Netprotect. As my McAfee subscription is up for renewal should I just rely on BT Netprotect ,abandon McAfee, and save some money???

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Re: BT Netprotect v McAfee

My advice and that of others on the forum would be not to use McAfee or BTNetprotect. BT Netprotect can cause problems on some computers although there are some people on the forum think it is a good product. Do a search of the forum to see the problems.

 

In my opinion there are far better free antivirus programs available such as Avast Free and AVG Free.


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Re: BT Netprotect v McAfee

BT Netprotect Plus is essentially McAfee with a BT badge stuck on it.  That said, the particular set of packages that come with it will have been customised for BT.  If you have a paid-for subscription, then you may not be getting exactly the same modules.

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@gg30340 wrote:

In my opinion there are far better free antivirus programs available such as Avast Free and AVG Free.


I would be wary of recommending an antivirus package (AVG) when they have just changed their T&Cs to say that they can gather information on your web browsing and sell it to advertisers. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/17/avg-privacy-policy-browser-search-data

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Re: BT Netprotect v McAfee


@Ectophile wrote:

 

I would be wary of recommending an antivirus package (AVG) when they have just changed their T&Cs to say that they can gather information on your web browsing and sell it to advertisers. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/17/avg-privacy-policy-browser-search-data


I don't see why I should be wary. It does not affect the usefulness of the product and it is up to the user to decide whether or not to read the T&Cs of any product they use.

 

Regarding gathering information do you mean in the same way as Google and other search providers do!

 

If you read through the AVG Privacy policy http://www.avg.com/gb-en/privacy-new#what-rights-do-i-have-over-my-data 

 

you can opt out once the new policy comes into force on Ocober 15th.

 

The person who has written the piece in the link you have provided has mis read the part about opting out. He has chosen to read it as, you can only opt out of emails etc instead of reading the paragraph above and the part in bold.

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