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Kudos0

Why should I remove McAfee?

Recently I have begun getting a box, maybe once a day, telling me McAfee is incompatible with Norton and I should remove McAfee, or something like that. When I decline, it tells me I have declined to start up Norton, or something like that.

What is going on? Why should I remove McAfee?

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Kudos0

Re: Why should I remove McAfee?

Hi Wilf Day,

Here is what Norton has to say about your situation:

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080520095244EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

As a rule of thumb, never run two security programs in real-time at the same time - it does not double your protection, but detract from it and can cause conflicts.

Kudos0

Re: Why should I remove McAfee?

Why did this pop-up start only recently? As far as I can recall, I have always had both programs installed. 

Kudos0

Re: Why should I remove McAfee?

Wilf Day, I do not have a definite answer for why it just recently started.  Did you recently update (maybe even auto update) either of the programs?  Either one could have changed and thus triggered something on Norton to start displaying this box.  It seems like I remember others in the past saying Norton warned to remove other security programs - MSE is one that comes to mind.

Sorry I can't provide a more definite answer.

Kudos0

Re: Why should I remove McAfee?

Having 2 security programs at the same time is just asking for trouble. They would often conflict with each other trying to scan the same file at the same time killing your performance or in rare cases, not protecting you well! Choose on security solution and be done with it! Too many cooks on one meal can ruin it.

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