Preinstalled security software

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by BSAM, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. BSAM


    Which is a greater threat to your general welfare?

    1. Al-Qaeda

    2. Barack Obama

    3. Preinstalled internet security software


    Last time you bought a computer, what did you do to get rid of the preinstalled security software? (Norton and McAfee aren't allowed in my house.)

    Will Windows 7 do a sufficient job of removing this junk from Control Panel>Uninstall A Program?

    If you have done this, please reply. Thanks.
  2. vikana

    vikana Moderator

    Somewhat to my surprise McAfee and Norton have come off clean on two Windows 7 systems.

    For my core trading systems, I now use Microsoft Security Essentials with weekly scans. It's fast and take nominal resources during the day. My core trading systems only have broker software and data feed on it.

    I have Norton 2012 (was 2011 until a few days ago) for my main system. Also light with lots of good benefits, such as the file/download community validation. Combined with IE9 and the new aggressive privacy settings, that seems like a good combo (even though I like FF better).
  3. Bob111


    fuck all of them..i prefer to build my own. and keep all trading Pc's on separate network..
  4. +1