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Mac - McAfee Plus Protect not compatible

pgtips36
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Mac - McAfee Plus Protect not compatible

Hello
Sorry, I'm having a problem with the search results display so can't see if anything is already here about this -  I suspect it may be but would be grateful for any update/info.
Is there any campaign to get Plusnet to provide protection/security software for Mac Users as I've been advised the current Plus Protect software provided by McAfee isn't compatible with Macs?
Kind Regards
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MatthewWheeler
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Re: Mac - McAfee Plus Protect not compatible

Unfortunately as far as I'm aware there's no plans for this at present.
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ReedRichards
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Re: Mac - McAfee Plus Protect not compatible

I'd rather see a campaign to stop Plusnet from offering something as poor as McAfee to those who can use it and don't know any better.
acr
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Re: Mac - McAfee Plus Protect not compatible

You could try using Sophos Home Edition Antivirus for Mac. Its free and works for me.
https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx


Tara6
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Re: Mac - McAfee Plus Protect not compatible

I recently bought a broadband package which was advertised as coming with free McAfee virus protection. After spending 48 minutes on the phone to Plusnet, I’m told Mac users can’t have this. Plusnet shouldn’t advertise virus protection as coming with broadband when many customers can’t have it.
jab1
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Re: Mac - McAfee Plus Protect not compatible

@Tara6 Welcome to the forums. I can see your point, but McAfee only build the AV on the Windows platform, it doesn't work on Linux, either.

As has been said above, it is not the best package anyway and there are OS specific alternatives.

Plusnet offer this because the majority of people use Windows, so the majority can use it if they so wish, although it certainly wouldn't be my application of choice.

John