I just recently downloaded the trial for Webroot Secure Anywhere because McAfee kept on turning off my firewall and virus scanner (caused by a trojan), so I installed Webroot trial, and it worked flawlessly on taking out 4 trojans in my computer.
My question is, should I leave McAfee installed or should I uninstall it?
By experience, I knew that installing another antivirus should disable your previous one, but McAfee is still running.
McAfee Suite was free from ATT, and it was a pretty horrible antivirus. It did great at first, but later on, it started turning off firewall / virus scanner on its own.
I can do justice by removing it?
Best answer by RetiredTripleHelixView original
Thanks for everything.
In my Opinion remove McAfee as WSA will protect you much better here is a list of AV removal tools just use the one to remove McAfee and if you have any other questions feel free to ask! Also you must use Windows Firewall or a Third Party Firewall along with WSA please see here: http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C4_Firewall/CH4a_ManagingFirewall.htm
Your post actually transitioned my next question flawlessly.
WSA firewall is on, but my Windows firewall is off. I've been trying to turn it on, but I keep on getting the error 0x80070422. Any experience on that by any chance?
Not sure what you are apologising for? Cannot see any reason for you to have to? :D
If you are still running MSE whilst running WSA then I would humbly suggest that yo deactivate MSE...it will not really be helping and may give you false positives. IMHO you only really need WSA.
It's little voice sorry but I agree McAfee is like a virus it fights against the Microsoft products. I had it 2 yrs. ago then I went to Microsoft Essentials that is free firewall/virus protection. But of course we all want Webroot instead.