Should I renew McAfee on my computer?

Episode 1472 (47:50)

Kathy from Santa Ana, CA
Windows 10

Kathy says she bought a new computer with McAfee antivirus, and it wants her to activate it. Should she? Leo says no way. McAfee is commonly referred to as bloatware and it's essentially advertising on her PC. Kathy will want to go into Control Panel > Apps and Features, and uninstall any program she doesn't want. The problem, though, is that many AVS programs like McAfee are difficult to uninstall completely. She may need to get an uninstaller from McAfee to get rid of it all. There already is an antivirus program built into Windows called Defender, and it's a solid program. But once she gets rid of it, she'll want to make sure she turns on Windows Defender and keeps it updated.