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2013-06-19 10:11:14 AM  
That was hysterical.
 
2013-06-19 10:37:39 AM  
haha Don't forget to read the credits

F*ck McAfee. Even my 78 yo Mom knows that the first thing you do is uninstall McAfee.
 
2013-06-19 10:42:12 AM  
+1
 
2013-06-19 10:57:07 AM  
That was great.
 
2013-06-19 11:08:51 AM  
so much crazy....
 
2013-06-19 12:31:55 PM  
Best crazy guy ever.
 
2013-06-19 12:55:23 PM  
That was about as funny as watching a urinary catheterization. Of myself.
 
2013-06-19 01:06:23 PM  

Shryke: That was about as funny as watching a urinary catheterization. Of myself.


i177.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-19 01:17:25 PM  
Wasn't he wanted for murder by the little country he'd legged it to with all his money?

Because if he is and considering the country he was in... just farking shoot the laptop.
 
2013-06-19 01:23:54 PM  
John McAfee = Charlie Sheen + Software Dev/Entrepreneur
 
2013-06-19 01:24:16 PM  

Vaneshi: Wasn't he wanted for murder by the little country he'd legged it to with all his money?

Because if he is and considering the country he was in... just farking shoot the laptop.


Yeah, it sounded like he was headed for PMITA prison. Bail seems unlikely given that he was on the lam.

But this video is fabulous.
 
2013-06-19 01:26:34 PM  
Oh, and I've never had this problem, because if it's installed, that means I just bought a laptop and I'm about to reformat it.
 
2013-06-19 01:27:29 PM  
Video won't work here at work....so I can't rtfa.

But the McAfee security center that came with one of my Dell purchases about 6 yrs ago was notoriously difficult to remove.  Running uninstall did *not* work completely, and a lot of command line code and registry hacks were required.  And even then it wasn't completely gone until I reinstalled.
 
2013-06-19 01:30:07 PM  
Should I just tell you guys what the command line swtiches are to use with the installer to remove the whole thing?

nah.....
 
2013-06-19 01:35:02 PM  
Hank Scorpio's kind of a laugh, isn't he?
 
2013-06-19 01:36:53 PM  
Some rules I always teach kids (and adults):

1. when you get a message saying you have a virus, unless it is verifiably from the antivirus software you've already installed, do not click OK, CANCEL, or anything on there. Not even the little red x in the upper left corner. Close the browser that you undoubtedly have open, and if you cannot alt-f4 it. If that doesn't work ctrl-alt-del and terminate the browser from task manager. proceed to not go to that porn site again in the future.

2. when you install flash, java, skype, or any other service that regularly says it needs to install updates, READ. some will ask you to click yes to install McAfee. Some will ask you to click in order to say no. don't install crapware along with your flash/java/skype.

3. do update your antivirus regularly. scan with malwarebytes every so often in addition to your antivirus.

4. finally, don't use your actual email (use a tosser email from yahoo) for anything except banks and other institutions where you really must be made aware of things right away. not even fark.
 
2013-06-19 01:41:40 PM  
About to work on a ticket with a user having issues connecting to the internet because of McAfee.  Then I saw this video.
 
2013-06-19 01:57:55 PM  
Willing to bet the farm McAfee still can't hold a proverbial candle when compared to attempting to uninstall a Symantec (aka "Norton") product. Might be better to simply replace the hard drive. Because DBAN'ing a drive that has been touched by a Symantec product is simply NOT... GOOD... ENOUGH.


/My farm: Let me show it to you.
 
2013-06-19 02:02:14 PM  

Wogus: Willing to bet the farm McAfee still can't hold a proverbial candle when compared to attempting to uninstall a Symantec (aka "Norton") product. Might be better to simply replace the hard drive. Because DBAN'ing a drive that has been touched by a Symantec product is simply NOT... GOOD... ENOUGH.


/My farm: Let me show it to you.


Which is too bad.  Norton used to be the gold standard back in the days of yore.
 
2013-06-19 02:04:04 PM  

Shryke: That was about as funny as watching a urinary catheterization. Of myself.


So, hilarious?
 
2013-06-19 02:17:17 PM  
I've had to uninstall both Norton and McAffee on various occasions. Norton is worse, by far. Which considering how stupid, annoying and system-grindingly awful McAffee is, makes Norton truly monumental.
 
2013-06-19 02:35:35 PM  
He is a hero! Wish he ran the place when I was there.
 
2013-06-19 02:42:53 PM  

Sandwyrm: Wogus: Willing to bet the farm McAfee still can't hold a proverbial candle when compared to attempting to uninstall a Symantec (aka "Norton") product. Might be better to simply replace the hard drive. Because DBAN'ing a drive that has been touched by a Symantec product is simply NOT... GOOD... ENOUGH.


Yeah. Even though, like McAfee, he's not responsible I still want to kick this guy's ass:

www.collezionedatiffany.com
 
2013-06-19 02:46:28 PM  

bluenovaman: He is a hero! Wish he ran the place when I was there.


Since you have inside experience in the market, a question for you: Is the reason why anti-virus software is so difficult to uninstall because if it were easy, it'd be the first thing most viruses did when they infected a system? Or is it purely incompetence and/or a desire to keep customers from switching to another product?
 
2013-06-19 03:03:37 PM  
Now, Peter Norton needs to make a video with hookers and blow.
 
2013-06-19 03:07:41 PM  

EngineerAU: bluenovaman: He is a hero! Wish he ran the place when I was there.

Since you have inside experience in the market, a question for you: Is the reason why anti-virus software is so difficult to uninstall because if it were easy, it'd be the first thing most viruses did when they infected a system? Or is it purely incompetence and/or a desire to keep customers from switching to another product?


s.thewiiu.com
 
2013-06-19 03:10:23 PM  

EngineerAU: Since you have inside experience in the market, a question for you: Is the reason why anti-virus software is so difficult to uninstall because if it were easy, it'd be the first thing most viruses did when they infected a system? Or is it purely incompetence and/or a desire to keep customers from switching to another product?


Little column A, little column B
 
2013-06-19 03:38:23 PM  
I love McAfee products.

I wouldn't let that shiat anywhere near my computer, but I've made a decent amount removing it when it decides to just totally fark up people's network stack.
 
2013-06-19 03:52:00 PM  

SoCalChris: I love McAfee products.

I wouldn't let that shiat anywhere near my computer, but I've made a decent amount removing it when it decides to just totally fark up people's network stack.


that and Norton, my top money makers!     It's great, particularly the win 7 home edition where they modify a line in the reg to cause it to automatically re-install at every reboot.  It locks a number of other reg keys and if you don't have an in depth understanding of how windows works, it cannot be removed without a format.
 
2013-06-19 04:08:16 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-19 04:11:22 PM  
Cycle of life.

Start small and efficient.
Gain Market share
Add enhancements
Add "Features" to indicate faux progress
Enter Bloat
Expand Scope of product reach
Add enhancements
Add "Features" to indicate faux progress
Enter Bloat
Generate User Hate
Survive on Gov. install base and macro level pricing discounts
Survive on subsidies to PC manufactures (install stipend =/< user enrollment income generated)
 
2013-06-19 04:16:47 PM  
"noone should have to use xHamster"
 
2013-06-19 04:43:28 PM  

LiberalWeenie: Oh, and I've never had this problem, because if it's installed, that means I just bought a laptop and I'm about to reformat it.


I've considered that, but computers do not come with windows install discs any more, or even the serials for one. Any solution for that? I'm not interested in Linux or pirates.

Bought a net book this weekend and spent 3 hours decrapping it. Still need to remove some stuff I think.

If my macafee uninstall hung for an hour and I aborted it, then used the uninstalled tool, is there going to be anything left on my system? Normally I'd assume no, but it's macafee.
 
2013-06-19 04:55:05 PM  
He's the funniest murderer I've seen in quite a while.
 
2013-06-19 05:02:27 PM  

kroonermanblack: LiberalWeenie: Oh, and I've never had this problem, because if it's installed, that means I just bought a laptop and I'm about to reformat it.

I've considered that, but computers do not come with windows install discs any more, or even the serials for one. Any solution for that? I'm not interested in Linux or pirates.

Bought a net book this weekend and spent 3 hours decrapping it. Still need to remove some stuff I think.

If my macafee uninstall hung for an hour and I aborted it, then used the uninstalled tool, is there going to be anything left on my system? Normally I'd assume no, but it's macafee.


Every legit Windows box has the serial number stuck on the outside. There are also several tools that can extract it for you from your existing install.

/You're welcome.
 
2013-06-19 05:18:43 PM  

serial_crusher: "noone should have to use xHamster"


I hope xHamster has a sense of humor about it and posts a "No one should have to use McAfee" banner on their site.
 
2013-06-19 05:24:01 PM  
BHShaman

At least this is just anti virus software, for regular software, you need a few extra steps.

1) Become de-facto standard

2) Change file format every few versions (forced to upgrade because some of your clients will be using the latest/greatest version)

3 Profit) Don't publish any file format or API details (otherwise a half dozen guys will write a better version of your software (which took you hundreds of developers, several years and hundreds of millions of dollars to make) from scratch over several Mountain Dew fueled coding weekends)

And you know that if their version could easily open/import/export your file format perfectly or interface with your API perfectly, then nobody would need your bloated ass POS software.
 
2013-06-19 05:31:41 PM  

duenor: Some rules I always teach kids (and adults):

1. when you get a message saying you have a virus, unless it is verifiably from the antivirus software you've already installed, do not click OK, CANCEL, or anything on there. Not even the little red x in the upper left corner. Close the browser that you undoubtedly have open, and if you cannot alt-f4 it. If that doesn't work ctrl-alt-del and terminate the browser from task manager. proceed to not go to that porn site again in the future.

2. when you install flash, java, skype, or any other service that regularly says it needs to install updates, READ. some will ask you to click yes to install McAfee. Some will ask you to click in order to say no. don't install crapware along with your flash/java/skype.

3. do update your antivirus regularly. scan with malwarebytes every so often in addition to your antivirus.

4. finally, don't use your actual email (use a tosser email from yahoo) for anything except banks and other institutions where you really must be made aware of things right away. not even fark.


Good rules, I'd add:
- install some js-blocking software/plugin like noScript to your browser, it's going to be a pain to manage the first week or so but it's worth it and also: adblock.

Haven't had a virus in 5 years.
 
2013-06-19 05:34:10 PM  

EngineerAU: bluenovaman: He is a hero! Wish he ran the place when I was there.

Since you have inside experience in the market, a question for you: Is the reason why anti-virus software is so difficult to uninstall because if it were easy, it'd be the first thing most viruses did when they infected a system? Or is it purely incompetence and/or a desire to keep customers from switching to another product?


As these other guys said, I'm sure it is a good helping of both.  When I did uninstalls, I had to walk folks through the registry...got to where I could sit back and close my eyes while talking through the damn thing.

The software has changed a lot since I was there over 10 years ago.
 
2013-06-19 05:38:03 PM  
Had to shut it off due to kids running around and scantily clad women on-screen, but quite hilarious.  Makes me wonder if it doesn't put a wire up his ass to make a new anti-virus program.

/I prefer McAfee over Norton
//Norton destroyed at least two computers
///but I presently use MS Security Essentials
 
2013-06-19 05:47:32 PM  
I'll just leave this here:

McAfee software removal tool (freeware)

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/mcafee_consumer_product_remo va l_tool.html

Be sure to uninstall the program in Windows add/remove programs before running this tool.

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331
 
2013-06-19 05:49:33 PM  

flaminio: Sandwyrm: Wogus: Willing to bet the farm McAfee still can't hold a proverbial candle when compared to attempting to uninstall a Symantec (aka "Norton") product. Might be better to simply replace the hard drive. Because DBAN'ing a drive that has been touched by a Symantec product is simply NOT... GOOD... ENOUGH.

Yeah. Even though, like McAfee, he's not responsible I still want to kick this guy's ass:

[www.collezionedatiffany.com image 250x318]


What was it with that guy and having his crossed-arm mug on every Symantec box out there?  Did the unwashed masses of PC owning America feel safer buying a box of recovery software with safe nerdy tie guy on the front looking all no-nonsense but approachable, ready to do battle with a corrupted filesystem?

I may be overanalyzing this just a smidge.
 
2013-06-19 06:35:52 PM  
If you've never heard of McAfee you wouldn't click this link. And if you had, you'd know damn well it's NSFW.
 
2013-06-19 06:37:19 PM  

theurge14: flaminio: Sandwyrm: Wogus: Willing to bet the farm McAfee still can't hold a proverbial candle when compared to attempting to uninstall a Symantec (aka "Norton") product. Might be better to simply replace the hard drive. Because DBAN'ing a drive that has been touched by a Symantec product is simply NOT... GOOD... ENOUGH.

Yeah. Even though, like McAfee, he's not responsible I still want to kick this guy's ass:

[www.collezionedatiffany.com image 250x318]

What was it with that guy and having his crossed-arm mug on every Symantec box out there?  Did the unwashed masses of PC owning America feel safer buying a box of recovery software with safe nerdy tie guy on the front looking all no-nonsense but approachable, ready to do battle with a corrupted filesystem?

I may be overanalyzing this just a smidge.


That was Peter Norton who, back in the early days of MS DOS, repackaged a bunch of public domain programs, slapped on his own copyright notice, and got rich.  He's one of the reasons that public domain programs disappeared and were replaced by shareware and open source license agreements.
 
2013-06-19 06:38:23 PM  
That dude is my kind of weird
 
2013-06-19 07:09:45 PM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: kroonermanblack: LiberalWeenie: Oh, and I've never had this problem, because if it's installed, that means I just bought a laptop and I'm about to reformat it.

I've considered that, but computers do not come with windows install discs any more, or even the serials for one. Any solution for that? I'm not interested in Linux or pirates.

Bought a net book this weekend and spent 3 hours decrapping it. Still need to remove some stuff I think.

If my macafee uninstall hung for an hour and I aborted it, then used the uninstalled tool, is there going to be anything left on my system? Normally I'd assume no, but it's macafee.

Every legit Windows box has the serial number stuck on the outside. There are also several tools that can extract it for you from your existing install.

/You're welcome.


He's going to need an OEM version of whatever install he is doing, otherwise the serial will get rejected by the O/S.

I'm assuming there is a recovery partition on his machine, but that would probably put the machine back into the state he received it shipped.
 
2013-06-19 07:41:54 PM  
Of course. Everyone should have a copy of the OEM Windows media.
 
2013-06-19 09:10:04 PM  
"It's like that time I hired a Bangkok prostitute to do my taxes while I farked my accountant!"
 
2013-06-19 09:34:55 PM  

EngineerAU: serial_crusher: "noone should have to use xHamster"

I hope xHamster has a sense of humor about it and posts a "No one should have to use McAfee" banner on their site.


Why are they ragging on xHamster?
 
2013-06-19 10:11:05 PM  

Shryke: That was about as funny as watching a urinary catheterization. Of myself.


Then you laugh at some really messed up stuff, buddy. Whatever floats your boat. Try snorting some bath salts.
 
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