Option to download McAfee with VMware Fusion 6: yes or no?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Broadus, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Leaving PC's after 25-plus years for a refurbished rMBP, I bought and started to download VMware Fusion 6. Right off the bat is an option to download Fusion with or without McAfee antivirus, a 12-month complimentary subscription.

    Would you download McAfee, use something else, or nothing at all?

  2. parapup macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    No. Avoid that crap at all costs. Most Windows versions can now use Microsoft Security Essentials which is a free, decent AntiVirus. (Windows 8 has it built in - free download for other Windows versions.) That, and if you are a bit careful you will not need anything more.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"

    I upgraded to Fusion 6 and didn't take the bait
  4. Broadus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Thanks, guys. I didn't know that about Windows 8. That's what I'll be using.

    Besides, a fellow Dawgs fan wouldn't steer me wrong. ;)
  5. Quackers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2013
    Manchester, UK
  6. OnceYouGoMac macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2012
    In front of my Mac
    No. McAfee is a pile of crap. Even John McAfee himself doesn't use it. Type in "how to uninstall mcafee antivirus" into Youtube and you'll see what I mean ;)
  7. badaz06 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    Yeah....trust the guys that write the software code that's vulnerable to infection, to write the software code that prevents you from being infected.
  8. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Why would you invent something if you're never going to use it. And if its's crap then make it better.
  9. OnceYouGoMac macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2012
    In front of my Mac
    You haven't seen this Youtube video, have you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgf5PaBzyg

    It explains all :D
  10. tigo132 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2013
    Not sure why you would go for McAfee.
    But if you need a anti-virus program, i would recommend AVG. It´s free and does the job. :cool:
  11. Broadus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    The only reason I raised the question was because it was an option in the VMWare Fusion installation. Having researched some, I don't think I will need an antivirus app for the way I will use Windows.
  12. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    I do download that version because it holds all the VMware Tools for the various operating systems. I simply do not use the "Install McAffee" option at all. You can also delete the .iso from the VMware Fusion package. Locate Fusion in /Applications, rightclick and select "Show pkg contents", go to Contents/Library/isoimages and delete antivirus.iso (or insert your own .iso..no idea if that works).

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