Talk:McAfee VirusScan

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This looks suspiciously like an advert.--Anthony.bradbury 17:33, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

No, an advert would actually be well written. I have started rewriting it. Dread Lord CyberSkull ✎☠ 09:03, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
The criticism section is very poorly done —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:12, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually the way it is brought to market (pre-installed and very difficult to uninstall, and with obnoxious alerts everyday) allows to call it McAfee VirusScam... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:35, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

At least it does list the fact that there are definite failings to the product. Ched (talk) 13:30, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 18:42, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Proposed Generic!Artemis merge[edit]

  • Comment - Not sure whether this is a good idea. I installed McAfee a few weeks ago and picked up this during a scan, I then wrote the article. There's not a great deal of information about it, but then it's a fairly new virus. I guess the two important questions here are: a) Does it have any relevance to McAfee? and b) Is McAfee the only scanner which picks this up? If the answer to these is yes then I would support a merge. If no then I would oppose it.
"Generic!Artemis" is not the name of a specific virus. It is a McAfee-specific technology. Some links:

--HamburgerRadio (talk) 20:07, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Interesting that it's picking something up as a virus if Artemis is their virus detection software. I've just checked my quarantine folder and there are two related names - Generic.pup and Artemis!OAEDB8DDF876. As I said before, I've no problems with the merger if this is a McAfee related topic. In fact, I'll create a couple of redirects that could be useful. Thanks TheRetroGuy (talk) 20:20, 1 August 2009 (UTC)


This article is in desperate need of more up-to-date information on the subject as most of the article is dating back to as far as 2007. It also lacks any information on the other versions of the software which is now available such as McAfee All Access, Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Protection. There are now also other smaller releases which work for mobiles/tablet devices as as well as McAfee LiveSafe and Family Protection which need to be added so that it is of the same quality as other antivirus software article such as AVG (software).

I will try to add as much as I can now myself. What we could really do with is a team of people who know more about this subject and are more experienced editors on Wikipedia than I.

Thanks! -James Pleasant (talk) 11:40, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Additionally, why is this called VirusScan and not McAfee (software) like the AVG article I listed above? Is VirusScan Plus just one product of McAfee (software) which is no longer used (it isn't being actively developed from my knowledge)? -James Pleasant (talk) 11:53, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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