Samsung announces McAfee security software comes pre-installed on Galaxy S8 smartphones
by Cosmin Vasile / May 10, 2017, 5:27 PM
It looks like Samsung and McAfee get along together very well, as the South Korean company has just announced a massive partnership that will see the latter's security solutions get pre-installed on smartphones, smart TVs, as well as PCs.
According to Samsung, McAfee VirusScan anti-malware technology will be pre-installed on the Galaxy S8 smartphones starting April. Basically, this means that all Samsung Galaxy S8 flagships will come with McAfee's security software right out of the box.
In addition, McAfee VirusScan will be available for Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note 5 free of charge.
A similar anti-malware technology will be available in the United States and Korea for Samsung Smart TV customers, whereas additional countries will be added throughout the first half of 2017.
Last but not least, the McAfee LiveSafe cross-device security solution is now being shipped as pre-installed software on all Samsung PCs manufactured, starting in 2017.
However, it's worth pointing out that Samsung PC users will only be able to enjoy 60-day free trials after which they will receive a special offer.
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makes me want to puke
posted on May 10, 2017, 5:30 PM 12
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The fact that it's going to be baked-in or that it's trash McAfee? Both can cause violent barfing.
posted on May 10, 2017, 5:53 PM 8
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The main reason why I stop buying Samsung phone. They not only develop duplicated services and bloatware but also bundle third parties bloat into their flagship phone. The little precious phone space that i bought from them are filled with their agenda and junk.
posted on May 11, 2017, 4:53 AM 1
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Don't they know that John McAfee is bats**t crazy?
posted on May 10, 2017, 5:39 PM 0
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McAfee was the best software. I like it because it doesn't tax the system resources like Norton always did. Much easier to uninstall too. T-Mo phones come with Lookout. Is good enough for me. I don't sideload.
posted on May 10, 2017, 6:06 PM 0
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It's the best of the worst. Prevention is better than cure. These AVs for phones are useless piece of **ap. They're better left disabled or uninstalled.
posted on May 11, 2017, 1:18 AM 3
I thought Samsung is slowly removing bloatware?
posted on May 10, 2017, 6:59 PM 0
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No thanks. Not going to install this even if it's free. Windows defender is fine on my HTPC and no virus scanner works just fine in my phone. This is good for people who watch a lot of porn on their phones though. Lol For me it's useless.
posted on May 10, 2017, 10:24 PM 1
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