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I've been a 2009 and 2010 user but have periodically had crash problems, certificate errors, re-installs and more with Roxio. All my other software works fine with McAfee. I don't mind turning McAfee off during installation, but I don't want it off just to run Roxio products. My sense is that Roxio regularly gathers use data the way some manufacturers do with volunteer beta users (Roxio: hint!). My best guess is that McAfee sees this as a type of spyware. I didn't upgrade to 2011 because of those conflicts, and in checking the forum, it appears those issues continue. I'm tempted just to switch to other vendor products. If I've paid for a full-license version, I don't mind a vendor collecting error-crash reports, but I don't want/need them looking over my shoulder every time I use the product. And I certainly don't want to turn my anti-virus software off or have to switch to another AV product that doesn't seem to mind the intrusiveness. Am I on the right track here, Roxio? And if this remains an issue with the 2011 version, is there any hope things will improve or get resolved on this for 2012?

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I've been a 2009 and 2010 user but have periodically had crash problems, certificate errors, re-installs and more with Roxio. All my other software works fine with McAfee. I don't mind turning McAfee off during installation, but I don't want it off just to run Roxio products. My sense is that Roxio regularly gathers use data the way some manufacturers do with volunteer beta users (Roxio: hint!). My best guess is that McAfee sees this as a type of spyware. I didn't upgrade to 2011 because of those conflicts, and in checking the forum, it appears those issues continue. I'm tempted just to switch to other vendor products. If I've paid for a full-license version, I don't mind a vendor collecting error-crash reports, but I don't want/need them looking over my shoulder every time I use the product. And I certainly don't want to turn my anti-virus software off or have to switch to another AV product that doesn't seem to mind the intrusiveness. Am I on the right track here, Roxio? And if this remains an issue with the 2011 version, is there any hope things will improve or get resolved on this for 2012?

 

Keep runing the MCAfee software BUT turn off the Registry Cleaner part of it. That is probably causing the crashes.

 

Registry Cleaners are feel good type applications that make people feel good, make money for the registry cleaner sellers so that they feel good and do nothing to improve the performance of your computer. If you need a registry cleaner, you probably need to format/c: Google for registry cleaners and try to find one that is NOT recommended by a seller of registry cleaners. There may be a few but no many.

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Keep runing the MCAfee software BUT turn off the Registry Cleaner part of it. That is probably causing the crashes.

 

Registry Cleaners are feel good type applications that make people feel good, make money for the registry cleaner sellers so that they feel good and do nothing to improve the performance of your computer. If you need a registry cleaner, you probably need to format/c: Google for registry cleaners and try to find one that is NOT recommended by a seller of registry cleaners. There may be a few but no many.

 

Interesting -- I'll give that a try... after another re-install that I've been postponing. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Hi I'm New to using Roxio, and to this forum.

Installed 2011 pro with no problems, when I tried to launch it the program would start--- how ever when I tried to click on anything the program would just run like it was trying to start then freeze.

I uninstalled the McAfee A/V and no longer have any problems, I have not tried everything yet.

I have made a couple of DVDs with some editing with no problems.

Over the years I have had nothing but problems with software conflicts when ever McAfee was installed on any of my computers.

Not trying to start any flaming wars just sharing my experiences.

I have never had any problems with Norton A/V and will continue to use it, any computer I get that has McAfee installed on it will promptly be deleted.

 

Just my opinion your mileage may very.

 

Jeff M

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The problem the original poster was having was the registry cleaner part of the suite. Trust me, the 'cleaner' in Norton 360 is every bit as bad.

 

Moral is NOT to use ANY registry cleaner (anyway unless you are installing and uninstalling a lot of applications, you don't NEED one)

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