Yosemite does not work with BT NetProtect Plus (McAfee free for BT Broadband)

mannylondon57

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 23, 2012
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Just to let all know, as reported on osxdaily, I had similar problem...a weekend nightmare of trying to install Yosemite. After 2 clean installs, I figured out Yosemite just doesn't work (get beach ball on restart/login) with BT Net Protect Plus (McAfee free for BT Broadband customers). I thought Yoesmite was a pile of c**p...turns out it's the mcAfee. Wish someone told us!.

So, if you have installed Yosemite or are trying to, uninstall McAfree using the uninstaller and you will be fine. Horrible nightmare.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Just to let all know, as reported on osxdaily, I had similar problem...a weekend nightmare of trying to install Yosemite. After 2 clean installs, I figured out Yosemite just doesn't work (get beach ball on restart/login) with BT Net Protect Plus (McAfee free for BT Broadband customers). I thought Yoesmite was a pile of c**p...turns out it's the mcAfee. Wish someone told us!.

So, if you have installed Yosemite or are trying to, uninstall McAfree using the uninstaller and you will be fine. Horrible nightmare.
It's not uncommon for some apps not to work well with a newly released OS version. Developers need some time to update their apps and work out bugs before it's reasonable to expect them to work well with a new OS.

Having said that, you don't need apps like McAfee as long as you practice safe computing.
 

mannylondon57

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 23, 2012
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It's not uncommon for some apps not to work well with a newly released OS version. Developers need some time to update their apps and work out bugs before it's reasonable to expect them to work well with a new OS.

Having said that, you don't need apps like McAfee as long as you practice safe computing.
Thanks. Never going to install McAfee again as I don't actually need it. Though surely they should be testing it when OS was in beta to warn customers
 

CASLondon

macrumors 6502a
Apr 18, 2011
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London
Never ever ever load McAfree on your mac. Piece of bloatware

If you feel you must have anti-virus, maybe look at ClamAV or something. More important to use things like no script and disconnect on browsers, really, for security
 

cjmillsnun

macrumors 68020
Aug 28, 2009
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Just to let all know, as reported on osxdaily, I had similar problem...a weekend nightmare of trying to install Yosemite. After 2 clean installs, I figured out Yosemite just doesn't work (get beach ball on restart/login) with BT Net Protect Plus (McAfee free for BT Broadband customers). I thought Yoesmite was a pile of c**p...turns out it's the mcAfee. Wish someone told us!.

So, if you have installed Yosemite or are trying to, uninstall McAfree using the uninstaller and you will be fine. Horrible nightmare.
McAfee is totally unnecessary on a Mac anyway.

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Never ever ever load McAfree on your mac. Piece of bloatware

If you feel you must have anti-virus, maybe look at ClamAV or something. More important to use things like no script and disconnect on browsers, really, for security
Agreed. Personally I don't have an AV on my Mac.