Question McAfee Real Protect. Worth it?

SeriousHoax

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I checked it out and I have found no evidence of any sort of behavior blocker, nothing in its settings or user interface, nothing in its files, maybe its intentional, but I find it confusing.
I just installed it. Real protect is not in the same folder as Stinger. After opening stinger it creates directory in "C:\Program Files\McAfee\Real Protect" and runs in the background and there's a icon in system tray which lets you check log, quarantine, etc.
 

SeriousHoax

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Here's Real Protect in action. It detected the exe of Brave portable of portapps but this is a false positive. It couldn't stop the program from running though. Brave working fine before clicking on Clean so not sure how effective it is.
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ChoiceVoice

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it removes itself. i installed it a couple weeks ago and yesterday it disappeared. winpatrol notified me its startup was removed. so i ran stinger again to get it back.

It doesn't stop the malware from running. It does only notifies the user.

i don't think this is correct. it has a quarantine.
 

fabiobr

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I just installed it. Real protect is not in the same folder as Stinger. After opening stinger it creates directory in "C:\Program Files\McAfee\Real Protect" and runs in the background and there's a icon in system tray which lets you check log, quarantine, etc.
Have you test it with ESET?

I'm worried about any conflicts.
 
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