McAfee 2017 - I KNOW But This is Different.

Discussion in 'McAfee' started by Rodney74, Oct 29, 2016.

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Have you tried any McAfee 2017 products?

  1. Yes

    9 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. No, but I will

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. No

    27 vote(s)
    62.8%
  1. Rodney74

    Rodney74 Guest

    Official Website:
    http://www.mcafee.com/us/index.html
    Release Notes:
    2017
    Build version:
    I haven't used Mcafee in years, but thought I'd try out their new 2017 version for fun. It's fast, and much different than previous editions.

    We should have some of you guys who are skilled at testing, give it a shake.
     
  2. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    Yes i have heard good things about it too,so i think it is a splendid request:)
     
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  3. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    For few years now McAfee been quite ok, at least in the Endpoint side of things.
    It is just that whenever someone mention McAfee, every biased user jumps on it to put it down without trying.

    I have used 2015 and 2016 home versions without any issues, and been a long time user of endpoint solution.
     
  4. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Yeah, Intel now owns it and that's making a big difference ;)
    There is a thread around here too for requesting tests
     
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  5. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    McAfee gets a big respect to the other competitors however still long way to improve from capabilities.
     
  6. Rodney74

    Rodney74 Guest

    Well the latest AV "LAB" Tests were all with the older version.

    Supposedly the 2017 version, with some new features, and cloud work, according to McAfee would have rocked the AV Labs results...
     
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  7. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    For average user, McAfee is perfectly viable.

    Improvements room is present in all solutions from any vendor.
     
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  8. rosendalek

    rosendalek Level 3

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    using a trial version now, a lot lighter then in prior times, still uses about 140mb of ram, but less then 5% cpu and very good cloud detection
     
  9. Rodney74

    Rodney74 Guest


    NICE!!!!
     
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  10. ouyangx

    ouyangx Level 11

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    I`ve used the newest version, with security center marching to 15.1 for like a week, and the detection pattern and detection rate have been changed dramatically.

    The behavioral detection module called RealProtect have been applied to the latest version, so there are some surprises when you do some tests of running malware, but sadly one ransomware still bypassed it on my 2nd computer and I had to reinstall the whole system.

    Threats can only be detected as "suspect" or "JTI/Suspect!101076"

    No more Artimis's presence in the protection.

    And the file extension the new product can handle have greatly reduce as well.

    Still waiting for Mcafee to improve the cloud detection and Realprotect, for their capability right now are far worse than what it was in old versions.
     
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  11. rosendalek

    rosendalek Level 3

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    Artemis is still bundled in, Its part of the web protection component now
     
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  12. ouyangx

    ouyangx Level 11

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    Can't see the evidence... Is the related files in folders of SA?
     
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  13. Maziar Ansari

    Maziar Ansari Level 1

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    is it possible to change proxy setting for update ?
     
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  14. rosendalek

    rosendalek Level 3

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    no, it uses the proxy settings that you currently use for your internet connection
     
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  15. Fritz

    Fritz Level 11

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    Well, it probably did get better, considering the fact it could hardly get worse. :p

    Nah, I dunno. McAfee's been a mess for the better part of its existence, so I'll pass. ;)
     
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  16. vemn

    vemn Level 6
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    What will be an acceptable (if any) of RAM usage for an endpoint AV actually?
    Is there any benchmarking for this?
     
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  17. gery79

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    there is only one thing that keeps me away from it..... autodelete is a bad bad idea
     
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  18. Pearl96

    Pearl96 Level 5

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    I have purchased Mcafee Antivirus Plus 1 year unlimited devices. Honestly, one week and Mcafee was removed from the system. It does not matter how much resources it uses but, believe me, it is very heavy on the system! For me the most important part is the performace I will never ever sacrifice performace for the sake of security!
     
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