Went shopping at my local Home Depot the other day. Browsing through
the kitchen cabinet section I see one of the computers that the HD
people use to write your order. It has a big warning on the screen
from Mcafee Anti Virus Software that the system is infected with
spyware. Told one of the HD customer service reps about it, they
looked at me like I tried to have sexual relations with their dog.
Went out to the car to get my cell phone and take a picture and when I
came back the offending system was turned off. Just makes you wonder
how those computers are tied into the computers up front that take
your money when you buy something. Very scary!
You worry too much. You better go home and check the radon output of your
granite kitchen counters. Careful now don't stand too close to the microwave
oven it will make you sterile and give you breast cancer. You have a cell
phone? Hell don't hold it too close to your head you'll get brain cancer.
<HD Shopper> wrote in message
Got you beat...
Did you know the teller line at your local TD Banknorth has internet access?
they do and they surf with IE too..
makes me want to pull my accounts.
these are the same computers they are using for your accounts...
Don\'t you have Google in your part of the world?
Well, I also have had that same exact warning on my screen. IT'S A
SCAM. I'd be willing to bet a paycheck that the warning and scanning
of your computer by McAfee is all a scam just so you'll renew your
subscription. I bought their subscription when I first bought my PC
almost 1.5 years ago. When it ran out and I didn't renew their
subscription I got daily virus warnings, "do you want to resubscribe"
etc., etc., etc., etc., unending attempts to get me to subscribe
I got so sick of their warnings (which is exactly what they intended
to do ) I re-subscribed for one year for $75.00. Just to get their
daily warnings off my screen!!!!
So I go through all that, McAfee rescans my computer and notices that
my firewall is no longer up to date. So I go to download the latest
and what do you know??? The upgrade is no longer available, in order
to get it, I have to spend another $67 to get this updated firewall. I
didn't pay it. I got so sick I just left the computer.
What you saw in Home Depot was just a daily fake, scam, annoyance, by
McAfee to get the user of that computer to spend money.
Did you notice that McAfee is one of the few things you CAN'T DELETE
You can delete it but it is a PITA. I had it for a few months on new
computer then subscribed to Comcast where it is free. When the old
copy expired, I had problem you described as old did not realize there
was new. Went on line with McAfee to find how to correct and had to
delete everything and start from scratch.
I put free Avast on wife's computer as it is far less a memory hog
re: Did you notice that McAfee is one of the few things you CAN'T
DELETE from Windows?
Since you put that in all caps, I'm going to assume that you really
I'll avoid all the possible things I could say and just say this:
DAGS remove mcafee
DAGS delete mcafee
DAGS uninstall mcafee
or...I could go on all day.
Also if you are running Windows XP you can get a free version of
Spyware Doctor that is even better than SAS.
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