Antivirus Guide & User Reviews.

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
^^avast is not that easy to penetrate otherwise it would be scoring poorly in various tests.also a good malware can disable any AV services as it acquires the same kernel privileges as AV through means of an exploit.
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
^^ what i could find form google is that avast service can't be killed from task manager. may be, he has done it with very older version of it. dont you think it is easy to penetrate when the service can be simply suspended/terminated by using easy killing process from task manager?
 

ariftwister

Truth Seeker
Re: Antivirus Guide & User Reviews.

have you tried the safe mode? if it fails, then the easiest way is to boot to ubuntu and delete mcafee files on windows folder including folders created by mcafee on system32.

How to boot into in Safe mode in Win 8.1 (I forgot actually).

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1. open task manager -> processes tab
2. right click on any process that may relate to McAfee. click open file location.
3. go back to task manager, right click on that same process -> click Go to service(s)
4. stop that service from right click menu
5. repeat for all other McAfee services
6. delete all the files from file location

Alternate method:
1. install Iobit Unlocker
2. drag and drop mcafee folder into unlocker window
3. check Forced Mode
4. click on down arrow -> Unlock & delete

I already tried 1st Method, when right clicking McAfee's services there's no option clickable..

gonna try alternate method though

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i stopped avast's services using this method 2-3 times,

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Edit: I had also removed Trusted Installer as the owner and one of the administrators of C drive and gave full permissions to my user account and made it the owner, prior to using this method.

Also tried taking ownership of the mcafee folder. Access Denied. Cant take ownership
 

Vignesh B

Youngling
Re: Antivirus Guide & User Reviews.

How to boot into in Safe mode in Win 8.1 (I forgot actually).
If you are on a non-UEFi based system, then its by pressing F8 while booting up. Otherwise click on the power button at the Settings charm. Then, press and hold the SHIFT key and click on Restart.
Troubleshoot>Advanced options>Startup settings
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
Re: Antivirus Guide & User Reviews.

How to boot into in Safe mode in Win 8.1 (I forgot actually).

> press windows+R and type msconfig.
> go to boot option
> click on safe boot save and restart.
you are done. now after completing what ever required in safe mode, open msconfig again and choose normal boot ,again save and restart.
 
There is a way to bring back the old boot menu in Windows 8.x.

Type this in command prompt with admin privileges- bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member

Vignesh B

Youngling
many services depend on drivers & any AV installs at least some drivers in windows folder which needs a special procedure to remove.for future reference almost all major AV companies provide an official removal tool(like the one below from mcafee) which is the best way to uninstall their AV(no need to even use add/remove programs feature of windows).
How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
What's the difference between the stand-alone uninstaller and the one in the add/remove programs. Doesn't the add/remove program's uninstaller use the uninstaller provided by the vendor?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
no.the windows add/remove program feature uses program's in built uninstaller which is supposed to work perfectly in an ideal situation but when it comes to pc & windows real situation is usually different from ideal situation.that is why the stand-alone uninstaller assumes a non-ideal situation & works more aggressively which is why it is always better than using program's in built uninstaller.
 

ariftwister

Truth Seeker
no.the windows add/remove program feature uses program's in built uninstaller which is supposed to work perfectly in an ideal situation but when it comes to pc & windows real situation is usually different from ideal situation.that is why the stand-alone uninstaller assumes a non-ideal situation & works more aggressively which is why it is always better than using program's in built uninstaller.

The default un install manager didn't work for in, at least in the case of McAfee. When I clicked un install, it showed webpage not available in a window similar to McAfee client. I got no other option.
 

TheMost

Simply.. Evolution !!
I used to be a big fan of Kaspersky since the times when it made a screeching sound of virus detection :p, but over time, it has gone bit resource taxing.

ESET, avast, Avira are all easy on system, but Avast often lets viruses escape, faced quite a few times. Using ESET since 2009, and very very much satisfied.

+1 for ESET ;)
 

heamer

Right off the assembly line
AntiVirus Name: Net Protector Antivirus
Free or Paid: Paid
Price in INR [If Paid]:1PC – Rs. 650 (1 Year), 1PC – Rs. 1300 (3 Year)
Protection Type: Total Security (Antivirus + Internet Security)

Ratings out of 5.
User Friendly: 5
Detection Rate:5
Price:5
Overall:5

Recommend to Use: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!
Comments: Its easy to user & user friendly. Due to its Pune based company its technical support is too good. In the range of Rs. 650/- you get Total Security which sounds interesting.

You can also go for a 15 days trial pack
 

TheMost

Simply.. Evolution !!
AntiVirus Name: Net Protector Antivirus
Free or Paid: Paid
Price in INR [If Paid]:1PC – Rs. 650 (1 Year), 1PC – Rs. 1300 (3 Year)
Protection Type: Total Security (Antivirus + Internet Security)

Ratings out of 5.
User Friendly: 5
Detection Rate:5
Price:5
Overall:5

Recommend to Use: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!
Comments: Its easy to user & user friendly. Due to its Pune based company its technical support is too good. In the range of Rs. 650/- you get Total Security which sounds interesting.

You can also go for a 15 days trial pack

God ! :shock:
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SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
AntiVirus Name: Net Protector Antivirus
Free or Paid: Paid
Price in INR [If Paid]:1PC – Rs. 650 (1 Year), 1PC – Rs. 1300 (3 Year)
Protection Type: Total Security (Antivirus + Internet Security)

Ratings out of 100.
User Friendly: 5
Detection Rate:5
Price:5
Overall:5

Recommend to Use: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!
Comments: Its easy to user & user friendly. Due to its Pune based company its technical support is too good. In the range of Rs. 650/- you get Total Security which sounds interesting.

You can also go for a 15 days trial pack

Corrected :wink:
 
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Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
AntiVirus Name: Net Protector Antivirus
Free or Paid: Paid
Price in INR [If Paid]:1PC – Rs. 650 (1 Year), 1PC – Rs. 1300 (3 Year)
Protection Type: Total Security (Antivirus + Internet Security)

Ratings out of 5.
User Friendly: 5
Detection Rate:5
Price:5
Overall:5

Recommend to Use: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!
Comments: Its easy to user & user friendly. Due to its Pune based company its technical support is too good. In the range of Rs. 650/- you get Total Security which sounds interesting.

You can also go for a 15 days trial pack
Brother of Quick Heal
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
AntiVirus Name: Net Protector Antivirus
Free or Paid: Paid
Price in INR [If Paid]:1PC – Rs. 650 (1 Year), 1PC – Rs. 1300 (3 Year)
Protection Type: Total Security (Antivirus + Internet Security)

Ratings out of 5.
User Friendly: 5
Detection Rate:5
Price:5
Overall:5

Recommend to Use: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!
Comments: Its easy to user & user friendly. Due to its Pune based company its technical support is too good. In the range of Rs. 650/- you get Total Security which sounds interesting.

You can also go for a 15 days trial pack

hiii Net Protector Antivirus REP. welcome to TDF ;) ;)
 

reddick

Mobile Freak
Re: Antivirus Guide & User Reviews.

Hmmm ... As I also want to buy an AV for my laptop , so I want to ask that should I go for Net Protector for Rs. 700/yr. or for Quick Heal which is for Rs. 1K/yr.
I'm a casual internet user and wants to protect my system. No need of heavy and costly AVs :cool:

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AnyOne :?:
 
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