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By DominikAT, Junior Member on 1st September 2014, 11:16 PM
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I just got my brand new LG G3.
I am absolute love this Device. But there is one think, i can't stand off.

Why does McAfee come Preloaded?

OK, i know (now) LG has a cooperation with McAfee - especially for the Kill Switch in case of my Phone got stolen.
But rly - They just simply could include this Function into the the ROM, totally without any 3rd Party Application.

Don't get me be Wrong. But a App with total Access to the Phone, an something serous like a Security Software should probably not be preinstalled on a Smartphone.

What if someone bought another Security App (or Solution) before. Or just simply don't want to have McAfee?


So the only solution to get rid of it, is to Root it - which i did.


Am I the only one, who has a Problem with this?
2nd September 2014, 12:35 AM |#2  
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I'm on Sprint and don't remember it being one of the apps I froze. We had some other crap like it though. Just like when I buy a new laptop. Re install Windows first thing. Haha.
2nd September 2014, 01:22 AM |#3  
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T-Mobile had lookout instead of McAfee. Froze it day one.
3rd September 2014, 07:19 PM |#4  
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Yes. OFC i froze it.

But i think it is a bad Sign, when Security Solutions are preloaded on Phones...

I may be wrong (according to my Computer roots) - but if someone is not able to root and freeze it, he'll probably may have trouble with another security app (eg ESET).

And i think it's totally wrong, to force customers to use these kind of Apps.
In this special case I think, all the Securitysystems (lock phone down to the Recovery with the KillSwitch) in the G3 are nice. But i can't understand why they are all enabeled thrue a 3rd Party App.


you may not be able to use the Security-Features of the McAfee-LG cooperation

Read about it

i cant post links right now, sry
just google "mcafee newsroom lg g3"
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