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Re: Avast Home vs McAfee Home Edition
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2007, 05:32:28 AM »
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Re: Avast Home vs McAfee Home Edition
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2007, 03:07:26 PM »
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Re: Avast Home vs McAfee Home Edition
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2007, 07:40:58 AM »
I also have the option to use McAfee for free through my ISP. Needless to say, I'm still with Avast.
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Re: Avast Home vs McAfee Home Edition
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2007, 09:39:30 PM »
Yes, I'm tweaking Vista as a crazy guy  ;D
Borders, size of the windows in task bar, IE and Windows Mail... as well installing tons of freewares  8)
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Re: Avast Home vs McAfee Home Edition
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2007, 02:05:27 AM »
I'm new to forums and probably have this in the wrong place but installed Avast Home version on my 3 month old E-Machine because the complimentary McAfee was expiring and am fed up with them and Symantec. Seem to install OK but won't allow the web page to come up or e-mail thru. Terminate Avast and all is ok. Should I totally uninstall McAfee and if so what about firewall issues ??? Open for suggestions...

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Re: Avast Home vs McAfee Home Edition
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2007, 03:20:37 AM »
You have to get rid of the anti-virus element of McAfee if you are using the suite including firewall. That would normally mean complete uninstall (add remove programs) reboot and custom install excluding the anti-virus element.

Or you could uninstall completely and choose another firewall, comodo (however you don't say what your OS is and I don't know if comodo firewall is vista compatible).

There is also a tool to remove McAfee which you should probably run after uninstalling. McAfee uninstall tool that you could run to ensure any possible remnants are removed.
http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/VSCleanupTool.exe

With regard to the email make sure your firewall allows ashMaiSv.exe internet access.
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Re: Avast Home vs McAfee Home Edition
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2007, 03:48:24 AM »
Should I totally uninstall McAfee
McAfee firewall is compatible with avast. You need to allow ashWebSv.exe to connect.
Also, avast.setup and ashMaiSv.exe should be allowed to connect for you to update and get email.

and if so what about firewall issues ??? Open for suggestions...
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