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McAfee is McAfee again, promises security with kum ba yah

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Together Is Power

Slogan Is Nonsense

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Nonsense Is Power

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More corporate mumbojumbo bullshit bingo speak...

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Anonymous Coward

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"Nonsense Is Power"

...and power leads to the dark side.

-Yoda

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"power to the dark side leads", surely?

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Words Is Here

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War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength. Larger Attack Surfaces Are More Secure. McAfee Isn't A CPU Hog.

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Re: Together Is Power

"Einigkeit macht Quark!"

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Anonymous Coward

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Power = energy

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It makes one wish that corporates would put as much energy and creativity into their products and make them work as they do for the corporate logo and "vision".... <sigh>

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McAfee, again!

I was indeed spammed by McAfee yesterday, some PR BS; TLDR anyway.

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McAfee the man is far more interesting. Bring him back please

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Trollface

Can't - he locked himself in his nuclear bunker and is on high alert for aliens.

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Windows

Personally, I think of an extremely high man with a gun when I think of McAfee. I also know which I'd prefer to keep my data centre safe.

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McAfee protection is so crippled now it needs a HIPS replacement.

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Headmaster

Repeat after me: there is no such verb as "to pen"

" there's also some interesting nuggets"

There ARE also some interesting nuggets

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Repeat after me: there is no such verb as "to pen"

I'd beg to differ with you re: title..."pen" is a verb, although not one I'd choose to use.

(SLOGO should absolutely *not* be a word)

Totally agree with you on "is"/"are"

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“The new design reflects our belief that Together is power, a concept so central to the new McAfee brand that we have adopted it as our tagline. To depict our pledge to help customers defend all that matters, you'll see us use the shield to surround images that convey the connected world and the need to protect all aspects of it. A refreshed shade of red, a color strongly associated with both the McAfee brand and power itself, offers a timeless reminder of our enduring commitment to a cybersecurity marketplace we've served for more than two decades.”

I think I just felt a little bit of sick come up

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Meh

I notice no mention of something along the lines of "we're going to start building stuff people actually want to buy again, rather than just getting foisted upon them by corporate suits whose bonus depends entirely on their ability to cut a deal to save 50 cents per seat for the whole company"

Is it me, or am I starting to get cynical these days?

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Anonymous Coward

Speaking as a foistee...

A while ago I bought a new machine from PC Dixon's Curry World (I know, I know...I should have known better) and it came with McAfee pre-installed on a 30-day trial.

I know that the software is allegedly a bit of a b****r to completely uninstall/eradicate, and that A/V software works at a fairly low level. I did briefly consider paying the subscription just to avoid f***ing up my new PC....then I felt a bit dirty for thinking that and went through the rather tortuous uninstall process.

Made me wonder how many subscriptions there are to McAfee by people who see paying a few quid as just being the path of least resistance.

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Re: Speaking as a foistee...

"Made me wonder how many subscriptions there are to McAfee by people who see paying a few quid as just being the path of least resistance."

ALL of them.

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Perhaps someone with Photoshop skills could paste John McAfee's picture in the middle of that logo

He would look like he had horns.

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Hmm, I think a face inside a book would be a logo for a different company but what would you call it?

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Re: Perhaps someone with Photoshop skills...

Here ya go!

http://imgur.com/je29Nfz

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Perhaps someone with Photoshop skills...

Nice, definitely has the superhero look to it.

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Re: Perhaps someone with Photoshop skills...

Uhm, Magneto?

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Paris Hilton

"features two interlocking frames that form an open and unified sh*t, an element long associated with the McAfee brand.”

ftfh.

Paris, knows all about interlocking frames...

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WTF?

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"use the shield to surround images that convey the connected world and the need to protect all aspects of it. A refreshed shade of red, a color strongly associated with both the McAfee brand and power itself, offers a timeless reminder of our enduring commitment"

It takes a man very confident in his sexuality and determined to get every cent out of his spending on brand consultants to read this script that he was handed. It's like Martha Stewart or Vivienne Westwood decided to switch careers to cybersecurity.

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"It's like Martha Stewart or Vivienne Westwood decided to switch careers to cybersecurity."

Well, Martha Stewart should know a thing or two about secure environments by now. And Vivienne Westwood could design a better logo and a superhero costume for McAfeeMan.

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Funny, I look at it and see "Nowhere but DOWN"...

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“A refreshed shade of red, a color strongly associated with both the McAfee brand and power itself, offers a timeless reminder of our enduring commitment to a cybersecurity marketplace we've served for more than two decades.”

A statement full of buzz words and marketing drivel. What are you actually going to do to improve your products?

Just because you've been in the game for over 20 years doesn't mean that your products are any good.

EPO *shudders*

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Rubbish support - look elsewhere

A few weeks ago one of their updates screwed up my Windows 10 laptop. Luckily I had access to another PC to download the Windows 10 s/w to repair it. No help from McAfee support for 10 days probably because they were coping with all the other users with the same problem. No response to online chat despite promise that the queue was only 10 minutes long.

No apologies, no decent support so no more subscriptions from me.

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Holmes

McAfee 3.0???

McAfee -> Network Associates -> McAfee -> Intel Security -> McAfee

That would be version 5.0 which is really just a rebranded version of the 1.0 product.

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Pint

ShineyHappyCorpSpeak:

Rebranded as:

BrilliantlyUncommunicativeLiteraryLingoSlosshedIntoTypography.

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Let's just keep it simple.... "ShitStuff".

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ShineyHappyCorpSpeak

Unfortunately everything sounds really good when spoken and doesn't make sense when decoded. Expect to see some concerning news stories about ShinyHappy and just because you use a Security Product, doesn't mean they aren't violating privacy in the same way the 3rd parties do, which they are "flagging". This is all publicly available news. Read the Privacy Policy closely.

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