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[CNN] Intel renames its McAfee security brand  

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Intel (INTC, Fortune 500), which bought McAfee in 2010, will rebrand its subsidiary as Intel Security. But Intel will keep the logo we all know well -- that red shield that lives on many of our computers' toolbars.


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http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/07/technology/security/intel-mcafee/




no AV no pain
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1457374/neowin-intel-dropping-the-mcafee-brand-for-consumer-products/0_30

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would this even matter if the NSA (might) have hardware level backdoors?rolleyes.gif
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Intel Security...makes it sound like rent a cops with flash lights and pepper spray.
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would this even matter if the NSA (might) have hardware level backdoors?rolleyes.gif

You people just can't seem to leave this issue alone can you? It's primary objective is to be an Anti-Virus and Internet Security tool, not an Anti Government tool.
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You people just can't seem to leave this issue alone can you? It's primary objective is to be an Anti-Virus and Internet Security tool, not an Anti Government tool.

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In other news, AMD users with McAfee have started getting massive slowdowns and BSODs.
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To be fair, I would rather eat a live frog than use McAffe security tools, and a good number of people share that sentiment, so a change of brand-image is probably a good move.
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To be fair, I would rather eat a live frog than use McAffe security tools, and a good number of people share that sentiment, so a change of brand-image is probably a good move.

Why is that? I've had Mcafee on a PC before. It didn't seem so bad. Though honestly, keeping your PC clean of spyware and viruses is mostly up to the user. There's only so much Internet security suites can do.
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I'm glad I wasted a few minutes of your time. I'd report you as well, but I think I'll let you dwell on the pointlessness of your action.
Why is that? I've had Mcafee on a PC before. It didn't seem so bad. Though honestly, keeping your PC clean of spyware and viruses is mostly up to the user. There's only so much Internet security suites can do.

In my experience, it is an obstinate-interfaced resource hog which isn't very good at keeping out malware anyways.
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