I have used McAfee products for 20+ years. I have never had problems with spam from having an account with them. Products work well enough but I have had some issues with support. I don't like that they try to include their software with other downloads or have it come pre-installed on new systems. Overall I plan to continue using their software.
Over 2014 and into 2015 (Jan) I have tried several security software packages to protect my computers and phones. During the course I have picked up 5 viruses, trojan horses and other malware. Much to my surprise one well known security company even had malware on it's own site and the others though they alerted me to a trojan horse could not remove it. McAfee is the only company that I have found advanced enough to do it all. WARNING!!! Sites saying they will remove or fix your infected computer For FREE are where I picked up 4 of the infections! Beware of Fix for Free sites or downloads.
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Behaviour appears similar to most rogue anti-virus software: installs itself without confirmation alongside a wide variety of completely unrelated software, and then advertises a paid version of itself which supposedly unlocks additional features. While it may be easy to remove, it shouldn't have been installed in the first place!
I would not trust this company with any security operations on my system! They foist their software on users by way of "opt out" piggybacks do downloads of other software.
A company that would stoop to this kind of skulduggery cannot be trusted to guard your system. They are up to no good.
I bought a new Asus Laptop where Mcafee was preinstalled and because of Mcafee it refused to accept free Wifi but there was no hint that the Problem was caused by this program, only when deinstalled free wifi worked. As antivirus i would recommend antivir by avira
Importunate company that wants to push you their product "McAfee security scan plus" through the throat, when installing Adobe Flash Player updates. During installation of that there isn't a screen that offers you the choice to yes or no install the additional Mcafee program.
It's unethical to add a PUP like this ! And even more if you can't choose NOT to install ( no opt out available ). "
See the article of May 1 - 2014 called "Stinking methods" on : http://peterswebsafety.com/spams-scams-news