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Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

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Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

I currently have Microsoft Live One Care and it rules! Very well done. Too bad there stopping it in 6 months. Is att macafee or norton or what? I know those programs eat up space, memory, and speed. Please let me know what I should do. Thank you.
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Teacher

Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

UV promotes McAfee internet security suite and it's free by the way as long as you are subscribed to the internet package. Just log on to either uverse.att.com or att.my.yahoo.com to download the software.

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Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

Yeah.. McAfee. Its free for a year.

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Scholar

Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

There is a Microsoft Security Essential (MSE).  It is free.  If you like Live One Care, then you might want to try that.

 

I am using the AT&T provided McAfee, and it is doing fine too.

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Scholar

Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I've used OneCare in the past, and MSE is similar to it (and free).
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ACE - Master

Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

I ran the free McAfee Suite on my 8 yo desktop but it's a resource hog and that machine ran slow anyway.  Firefox crashed constantly.

 

I got a new laptop for X-mas which came w/Norton free for 6 months.  I was told by someone in the know (UV customer) to dump the Norton, DO NOT download the free McAfee and go with MSE, which I will eventually do.  

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Professor

Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

I'm also using MSE and it seems to work just fine for me.
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Guru

Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

Another vote for MSE. I was also a OneCare user but switched to MSE upon upgrading to W7 (which does not support OneCare). I tried the free McAfee suite but removed it for performance reasons. 
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Guru

Re: Should I use ATT virus protection? What do they use? Is it included in the internet package?

Thanks guys! I recently found out through a live one care tech that they are extended for free 6 mos. of live one svc. and then transitioning to Microsoft security essentials. There doing this because of Windows 7 and had to change the app. thanks again.
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