McAfee Antivirus Plus 2017

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Category: Antivirus Software for PC
Product Rank: #10 in Antivirus for PC
Price: $34.99
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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According to AV-TEST McAfee Antivirus Plus detects 100% of widespread and prevalent malware.

McAfee Antivirus Plus lacks essential features like anti-phishing and social network protection.

The Verdict:

Even Though McAafee Antivirus Plus does not support advanced features like anti-phishing and silent gaming, it has all the basic tools to safeguard your computer from malware and other dangerous online threats.

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Being one of the old players in the field, McAfee is the largest security firm in the world. Yet there is a high competition to face in the firm where there is so much of advancement and evolution.

McAfee is the first among all to have a two-way firewall. It has been applauded for its capability to provide a strong protection against the malware, spyware, rootkits, trojans and worms. It gives completely reliable protection from hackers, spam, infected mails and files. Flagging the links that are potential fronts for ransomware or spyware is a crucial feature.

The new of edition McAfee Antivirus Plus has provisions for vulnerability scan, actionable reporting, comprehensive website and system scans, and phishing scams scan. With the boom in the mobile Internet, McAfee too has picked the speed to be up to the mark by revamping its user-interface. This antivirus can isolate the damage caused by any application by closing the ports and blocking the infected files and directories. McAfee safe-guards Windows against buffer-overflow exploits that are aimed at Microsoft applications in specific.

McAfee Antivirus Plus emerged seems to be a makeover to the McAfee Antivirus attributes. There have been complains in the past regarding the installation speed. The earlier versions of McAfee have been accused of playing a downer, slowing down the other running applications and preventing to open others. Few experts also remarked that McAfee is unable to detect or remove the malware that is already resident inside the system before its installation, thereby omitting a crack in the security.

There is a good help and support given by the application. Also, there is 24/7 technical support given through email and online chat.


McAfee is a good choice for its fit security methods, and a simple and hassle-free way to implement it. People who see security to be their crucial requirement would find the value for their money. Spam blocker is an added advantage.

Features & Specifications:
  • Offers complete protection against viruses and other malware.
  • Safeguards your computer from botnets, data thieves and latest threats.
  • Manage and monitor the online time usage of your kids to help them surf safely.
  • Blocks spam and other potentially dangerous emails.

System Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM for Windows XP
  • 2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista/7/8
  • 500 MB free drive space
  • Supported OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher/Vista SP1 or higher/7/8

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