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McAfee AntiVirus Plus

$24.99
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  • Version:
    2015
  • Total Downloads:
    7,593,277
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    130.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,125
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Works as promised"

February 18, 2016  |  By Daniel Hayes

2016-02-18 03:19:51  |  By Daniel Hayes

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros

Provides full protection without impacting system resources

Cons

Difficult to choose which AV product was best for me

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5 stars

"Installed on Windows 2010 works great"

December 26, 2015  |  By downloader987321

2015-12-26 10:23:06  |  By downloader987321

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros

Works as it should

Cons

Installing wasn't easy, I had the 2014 version installed but you need to make sure that all of the old version is uninstalled before you can install the new version. Look to see what programs you have going in startup. If this "$mcreboot" is running you will not be able to install the antivirus. It will tell you need to restart computer before installing. I used advanced uninstaller to see what was in startup. Here is the link I found to help me. https://community.mcafee.com/thread/19314?tstart=0

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1 stars

"DO NOT install this on your computer"

October 23, 2015  |  By Neal Bashine

2015-10-23 11:21:04  |  By Neal Bashine

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros

I couldnt find any pros to using this software

Cons

Everything, refer to summary below for a more in depth analysis of this software.

Summary

McAfee software will not protect your computer from viruses. I have purchased the top dog complete virus protection software for $100/yr. that is supposed to be completely and 100% comprehensive protection. Here in lies the problem?

Once you install the software on your machines you WILL notice a small slow down. According to the professionals I had to hire to fix my computer and get rid of McAfee, the software uses a large amount of system resources. This slows down your machine NOTICEABLY and will also prevent you from running multiple programs at once. I am not exactly sure how this works, but my advisor suggest installing and changing the hardware configuration to properly run McAfee along with my other programs. No one has time or money for that.

Even worse than that: over the course of 2 years of utilizing this service on 3 different machines, I contracted two different viruses on two separate machines. Each time I did have to hire a separate company to repair the viruses. Calling McAfee won't help you because an overseas company named iYogi answers the phone and tries to sell you their remote repair services. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS. It is not McAfee, it's a scam company named iYogi that will try and repair your computer for a fee. I repeat: mcafee will not help you fix your computer if you get a virus using their software.

I did some research and came up with a Safepcfix which specializes in fixing malware remotely. They were similar to iYogi, except based in the Un

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1 stars

"It Sucks Crap"

May 23, 2015  |  By The Dark Phantom

2015-05-23 10:42:41  |  By The Dark Phantom

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros

It is Cheap and Easy to Download

Cons

This is one of the worst Anti-Virus softwares ever, my friend made a virus that bypassed it. ***

Summary

Horrible, Don't Get It.

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5 stars

"Easy to install"

April 17, 2015  |  By protegent

2015-04-17 00:35:33  |  By protegent

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros

Easy to download

Cons

no issues at all

Summary



Updated on Apr 17, 2015

No Slow Down at all

Thanx & Best Regards by
Protegent.ir

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2 stars

"McAfee is a crazy anti-virus"

February 01, 2015  |  By kaycey

2015-02-01 09:27:58  |  By kaycey

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros

Nothing that I know of. No matter how good it is at blocking viruses the first impression of it resource-guzzling nature is already too much of a threat, let alone an asset in a PC.

Cons

Windows 8 comes with McAfee pre-loaded and it runs like crazy gobbling up to 70% - 80% of the PC resources reminding me of how anti-virus software used to behave 20 years ago. Just launch your Task Manager and you can see McAfee working non-stop in a very erratic manner. Nowadays most anti-virus software run quietly in the background some just taking up 25 to 30 Mb of memory.

One would do well to uninstall this anti-virus "virus". That Microsoft finds it appropriate to pre-load this junk software with Windows 8 is odd but some top laptop brands like Toshiba would rather have it removed in the first place. Their engineers know better.

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5 stars

"A current review not based on the past"

October 27, 2014  |  By BigDsPC

2014-10-27 19:27:18  |  By BigDsPC

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros

Easy to install.
Does not slow down my computer.
Does not cause lock-ups or random restarts.
Good detection and removal.

Cons

I did some downloads of known viruses and felt it could have detected them sooner. It finally detected them so all is well that ends well I suppose.

Summary

I have been running a small PC repair business out of my home and felt the need to test different Security programs. Found some great deals on Newegg and decided to buy a few different programs and give them a try. Here is what I discovered. Test system: Windows 8.1 PRO. i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, SSD boot drive, mechanical back-up drive. First I tried Vipre Antivirus 2014. I felt it was a bit intrusive and it slowed down my PC a tad bit. Decided to keep and install on my daughters PC. I then tried Webroot SecureAnywhere 2015. This one was fast, not very intrusive but, it caused blue screen of death restarts. Happened several times over several days. Didn't feel like finding the reason and removed. BSOD issues stopped once it was removed. Next was BitDefender Internet Security. Great detection rate but felt intrusive and my PC became sluggish at times. Plus, kind of expensive unless you find a screaming deal as I did. I then tried Qihoo 360 Total Security. This seemed awesome at first. No slow downs, fast install, detection rate seemed good but then came my research. All of the bad press I found on Google turned me off quickly. Felt secure from viruses but got the impression I installed a doorway for Qihoo to spy or steal from me. Paranoid? Perhaps. Bottom line, I ended up being very comfortable with this version of McAfee. The bad reviews from the past may have been warranted, but, this version felt like a much improved product. I'm going to keep this version for the 12 months I paid for and see what happens. I may renew it. All I can say is, don't let all the bad reviews from the past turn you off of McAfee. I'm starting to believe that Intel is finally getting their act together with this. NO, I do not work for Intel, McAfee or any other software company. Just my opinion and I thought it might be helpful to others. Thank you

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015
Improved malware protection and an optimized user experience.
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://home.mcafee.com/
Release Date September 24, 2014
Date Added September 24, 2014
Version 2015
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 130.67MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,593,277
Downloads Last Week 1,125
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.99

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