McAfee Anti-Virus Software Review

#4 in Anti-Virus Software

McAfee offers a wide range of anti-virus products that are designed to target the needs of multiple platforms (mobile, personal computers) for personal and business needs. Features now include protection for today’s growing and projected threats.

Pricing

30 Day Free trial

Plans

  • Total Protection $29.99/yr ($89.99)
  • Internet Security $79.99/yr
  • Antivirus Plus $59.99/yr

Performance Test AV Comparative 

  • AV comparative score 76
  • PC Mark score 96.3
  • Total 172.3
  • Impact score 17.7

Features

  • Real-time scanner
  • On-access scanner
  • On-demand scanner
  • Compressed file scanner
  • Scheduled scans
  • Quarantine infected files
  • Auto-clean infected files
  • Script blocking
  • Webmail scanning
  • Instant messaging protection
  • Automatic updates
  • Bootable rescue 
  • External storage devices scanning
  • Registry protection
  • Parental control

Advance Features

McAfee starts protecting your computer immediately during installation. This ensures that no viruses could compromise the integrity of the anti-virus software. Aside from safeguarding your computer against harmful files that may contain viruses, most of the focus is keeping how you exchange and receive information over the internet.

McAfee’s anti-virus is constantly updated automatically and scans information that is traded to and from your computer. Everything is done quietly in the background to minimize its footprint and reduce its drain on computing speed. Two way firewall features boost the effectiveness of your operating system’s own security system.

The file shredder feature as well as improved online security provides protection against identity theft and unauthorized use of sensitive files. Immediate access to its scanning features ensures that all information downloaded does not contain harmful information or viruses. You also enjoy worry-free browsing and social media protection, a must for all users who go online.

There is also a plug-in such as SiteAdvisor that provides a quick overview of a site’s ratings. With this information you are now able to exchange information, download and log-in to your social media accounts with confidence. 

  • Quick clean
  • File Shredder
  • Network Intrusion Security
  • Two Way Firewall
  • Social Media Protection
  • Folder and File Protection

Operating System Compatibility

Windows 

Support Services

  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Phone support
  • Knowledge Base

Summary

McAfee’s anti-virus software reflects how today’s anti-virus tools have evolved in terms of how it deals with threats. More emphasis has been given not only into basic anti-virus services are provided but how it reacts to information traded online. Personal identity theft has also been a big issue making some of its features such as online identity protection and file shredding an essential part of any service. Always a good buy, McAfee’s anti-virus software will find a home among mobile or personal computer users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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