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Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

petecov44
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Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

Vulnerability scanner just installed Flash player for IE and Utorrent 3.4.2
Utorrent... - where viruses are free.
My PC does not need an illegal virus ridden program on it.
Ave a word  Roll eyes
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

Plusnet protect installed uTorrent? That's the first time I've *ever* heard that. Plus uTorrent *isn't* illegal.
I'm confused?
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 Chris Parr
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

moved to Windows Software although from the tone Chit Chat may have been more appropriate  Roll eyes
From my experience Vulnerability Scanners only update programs which are already there and don't install new ones
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

Taken from McAfee Website
http://download.mcafee.com/products/webhelp/5/2057/index.html#GUID-C2DB8127-EF4D-42D3-9652-3882878A5...
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With Vulnerability Scanner, you no longer have to wait to be notified when a Windows or program update is available. Vulnerability Scanner finds them first and installs them.
Here's how it works:
1 Vulnerability Scanner first checks for potential security issues in your Windows files and installed programs.
2 It then scans for software updates to repair any vulnerable Windows files and programs, and provides a detailed scan report that shows the number of updates found, and a description of each update.
3 Depending on the type of scan you run, Vulnerability Scanner can automatically install all updates, or you can select the updates you want installed.
4 Finally, Vulnerability Scanner provides a summary of installed or incomplete updates, and lets you know if there are additional updates that you need to install yourself.

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Mike
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

I agree with OJ that there must of been original software on the machine
If you do not want to keep the Utorrent
Uninstall it using revo uninstaller free version, to remove all traces of it
Then reboot machine
Then run McAfee's (Vulnerability scanner) again
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

Thanks TORPC and Mike, I'd forgotten about that feature! But yes, the software needs to be there initially for it to be updated.
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petecov44
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

Well I thought it was illegal.
And no I've never had it before.
TORPC
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

It most likely came in on the backend of other software you have installed
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

To stop unwanted software installing on the  back of software you want, I would recommend giving Unchecky a try (it's free)
Unchecky.com
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

In an Ideal world a 3rd party software should not be required, as one should be able to Check / Uncheck any additional software as it is shown before clicking on (NEXT / CONTINUE)
The main things are common sense & eliminating distractions from pets / children / other adults, not rushing to install the software etc, so that one can pay attention to what they are installing.
Before installing any software especially if one has never used it before, Research it, read up on it & understand it before deploying it on the PC / Device etc
Also one needs to pay attention to where one downloads the software that they want to install, (ALWAYS OBTAIN it from the manufactures website (WHERE POSSIBLE), even then they may use mirror sites, & or software bundles, especially for free(ware) software.
Would you buy a car without checking under the hood ?Huh
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

The problem with computers is not vastly different to cars - what average driver has a clue about what happens under the bonnet of a modern all electronic car?  They turn the key, drive it and take it to the garage for a service when the warning light comes on.
The big problem with installing computer software is that many install processes are design to trap the unwary to installing something they did not want / need.  Java / Adobe / Flash are particularly bad at all too unobviously by default installing browser add-ins or in extreme cases unwanted deficient new browsers (Chrome).
On many download sites, the big DOWNLOAD button next to the software you've found / want does not download the software, but downloads a downloader containing God only knows what!
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

The last paragraph is why I NEVER use CNet as a download source. They used to be good but now never just let you install the software you want, instead downloading an 'installer package'.
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

... which they have wrapped around a perfectly good installer package already provided by the software author.
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petecov44
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

Yes I know what happens under the bonnet of a new car. No I didn't have it already.
You defend it all you want, it was shit back then it's shit now and I will just uninstall it - it's clearly Mccrappee and just a virus downloading viruses.
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Re: Plusnet Unprotect./Mcafee are on something.

Quote from: petecov44
Vulnerability scanner just installed Flash player for IE and Utorrent 3.4.2

FACT: It would not have done that unless you already had them on your PC, probably installed without your knowledge when installing some other piece of software.
You can believe what you like, but for the sake of others visiting these forums, incorrect information needs to be corrected.
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