McAfee Security Centre Spam

Let me ask you: would you buy security software (which protects you from spam) from this company?

That’s a grand total of 20 spam e-mails reminding me to renew my McAfee subscription, with the first in September of last year. 9 months later, I’m still recieving them at what seems to be an increasing rate. You can also see that “last chance to renew” and “offers end soon” don’t mean that.

For the curious, I uninstalled McAfee after a single day of having it on my system.

4 thoughts on “McAfee Security Centre Spam

  1. Yet another email.

    Reply-To: “McAfee”
    From: “McAfee”

    Subject: You’re Expired, SAVE 30% on New SecurityCenter – 2 Years
    Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:00:43 -0700

    YOU’LL FEEL BETTER KNOWING YOU’RE COVERED. You’ll also feel really smart, knowing that you renewed your out-of-date protection with new McAfee SecurityCenter and saved 30% off the regular price.

  2. And another

    From: McAfee UK
    Subject: PC Protection Savings: Up to 30% off New SecurityCenter
    Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 10:12:12 -0700

    Renew McAfee SecurityCenter and save up to 30%.
    YOUR MCAFEE PROTECTION EXPIRED 15/06/2008.

  3. And another…

    From: McAfee UK
    Subject: You’re Expired – SAVE UP TO 30% on SecurityCenter Renewal
    Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:18:29 -0700

    YOUR MCAFEE PROTECTION EXPIRED 15/06/2008.

    You may not be aware how risky your lapsed coverage can be.
    Over 8,300 new viruses and Trojans attack and infect PCs
    online each month (that’s one every five minutes).*
    With new SecurityCenter guarding your valuable computer,
    you get automatic daily updates to help keep your PC safe
    from these new threats.

    You simply can’t afford to remain unprotected, so renew
    your coverage with powerful new SecurityCenter and
    save up to 30%.

  4. And another…

    From: McAfee UK
    Subject: OFFER ENDS 30/9 – Save 50% on SecurityCenter Renewal
    Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:01:33 -0700

    Here’s a very exciting opportunity that truly deserves the spotlight. Right now, you can renew your out-of-date SecurityCenter coverage and save 50%.

    You may not be aware how risky your lapsed protection can be. Over 100,000 new viruses, Trojans and other threats attack online users each month (that’s one every 23 seconds).*

    With powerful McAfee SecurityCenter guarding your computer, you get automatic daily updates to help keep your valuable PC safe from these new threats.

    This deal will close before you know it, so act now to save on SecurityCenter. Don’t wait, because these special renewal offers expire 30 September 2008. Renew now.

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