who still buys anti-virus software? especially mcaffee
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I'm just surprised they didn't buy Symantec, as Norton AV seems to be the single highest consumer of CPU cycles on the planet.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
HA, waste of money
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A Waste Of Money it is not. Hey guys, This is Intel !!
Think about it, McAfee is already included in the form of "Included In Price", Trials and Yearly subscription options on two of the major PC vendors, Dell and Lenovo. And believe it or not, people that buy those PCs actually choose to buy the security software from them instead of opting for something free because they trust the Brand( Dell , Lenovo, Ect) and it comes pre-loaded, avoiding the hassle of downloading or installing it themselves. Not everybody is tech savvy, and every year, millions of new , first time pc owners are buying pre-built machines from the name brands they know and trust, so Its wise to know that they want that protection and who else to give it to em, but they.
I'm sure Intel will persuade and use their "Influence" and to get more PC vendors to have McAfee on their systems, no doubt about it. Also, Intel will offer them great incentives for sure. Think of it also, like "Bloatware" , a lot of the crap that comes preloaded in your Laptop or Desktop, is paid by those software companies to be included, so people can try them out, its like "Advertising".
Note: Something to think about ,Apple PC sales are rising, soon their OS will be heavily targeted by hackers , just as Windows, and I see Intel and McAfee leading the way for protection (Unless Apple buys or creates an Anti-virus software company of their own)
Well. that's how I understand it or see it, please correct me or enlighten me if I'm wrong or I'm not making sense,I'm a half geek.
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