McAfee AntiVirus Plus Review


PROS:

  • Free tech support is comprehensive and online  chat, video tutorials and email support 24/7
  • Improved performance and proactive protection in real-time.
  • Real time detecting malicious URLs
  • 30-day money back guarantee

CONS:

  • Paid tech support  cost $89.95 for a one-time session $299.95 for unlimited tech assistance 24/7.
  • Complicated Antivirus settings
  • Weak against rootkits
  • Poor detection rates


Introduction

If you are looking for an antivirus application that can cover unlimited number of devices that belong to different platforms, you can think of getting McAfee Antivirus Plus. You don’t need to pay a higher subscription fee to download it. In other words, you will be able to get access to an unlimited number of devices for just $60. The Windows version of McAfee Antivirus Plus comes along with some impressive extras such as a file shredder and a protective firewall.

Protection

McAfee Antivirus Plus can create three different layers of security around your computer. The first layer would match the digital signatures of your computer files with identified threats. Then it monitors the behavior of all the unrecognized applications that are installed on the computer. The last security layer would connect you to the Global Threat Intelligence Network that is powered by McAfee. It consists of 100 million computers across the world and all those computers are using McAfee Antivirus Plus. You can share files with this network and receive the latest updates to keep your computer protected against threats.

Performance

McAfee Antivirus Plus is a well reputed antivirus application and there’s nothing much to complain about its performance. It can effectively identify the threats that are there in your system and take necessary measures to eliminate them. From the studies, it has been identified that McAfee Antivirus Plus is associated with a very high success rate of 99.9%.

Features

The McAfee Antivirus Plus will give you the opportunity to set your own manual rules. There is a built in file shredder, which has the ability to make your sensitive files disappear forever. The McAfee Antivirus Plus can also look for network vulnerabilities as it has the ability to access other devices that are connected to the local network. The quick clean performance optimizer that comes along with McAfee Antivirus Plus is impressive and it can be used to upgrade your slow performing computer.

Easy To Use

The interface of McAfee Antivirus Plus consists of a grey colored look. The illustration of computer display dominates the main screen. You can see a green colored checkmark on the main screen, if everything with your computer is all right. Otherwise, you will be able to see a red colored exclamation mark. You can find dedicated links that can be used to access email protection, web protection and spyware protection. Therefore, you will not have to face any hassle when accessing the features that you want.

PC Load

The developers of McAfee Antivirus Plus have optimized the application and you don’t need to think twice before installing it on a low end computer. You will not be able to recognize a major system impact once you run it on the background. However, you need to expect a slight performance lag once you run it in the background and open a high end application that consumes a lot of RAM.

 

McAfee®
Total Protection

$44.99
$89.99
per year

 

 

McAfee®
Internet Security

$79.99
per year

 

McAfee®
AntiVirus Plus

$59.99
per year

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Requirements
Windows 7/Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Service Pack
Service Pack 1 and above
Service Pack 4 and above
Processor
800 MHz or higher

500 MHz or higher

500 MHz or higher

RAM
512 MB
256 MB
256 MB
Hard Disk Space
200 MB
200 MB
200 MB

Internet Explorer

7.0 and above

6.0 and above

6.0 and above

Operation System

  • Microsoft Windows 10**, 8.1, 8, and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • Google Android smartphones and tablets 4.0 or higher
  • Apple iOS 8 or later
  • **Windows Enterprise not supported

Browsers Support

  • Internet Explorer 11.0 or later
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari (Mac OS only)

Language Support
Chinese Simplified Yes
Chinese Traditional Yes
Danish Yes
Dutch Yes
English (US)/UK Yes
French Yes
Italian Yes
German Yes
Japanese Yes
Korean Yes
Mexico Yes
Polish Yes
Portuguese/Brazilian Yes
Russian Yes
Spanish Yes
Swedish Yes

Supported Email Programs

  • POP3-Windows Mail, Outlook, Netscape, IncrediMail, Thunderbird, Becky, Shuriken
  • MAPI-Outlook
  • Web-MSN/Hotmail or email account with IMAP/POP3 access[/wpsm_tab]

Required for Anti-Spam Toolbar

  • Windows Mail or Outlook Express 7.0+
  • Thunderbird 5.0+
  • McAfee Anti-Spam also supports other POP3 email clients (without SSL) and web accounts

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