McAfee AntiVirus Plus

McAfee AntiVirus Plus

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    Sep. 24, 2014
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2 stars

"McAfee is a crazy anti-virus"

February 01, 2015  |  By kaycey

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015


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.


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

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015


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


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.


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

What's new in version 2015
Improved malware protection and an optimized user experience.
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site
Release Date September 24, 2014
Date Added September 24, 2014
Version 2015
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 130.67MB
File Name offer.aspx
Total Downloads 7,501,828
Downloads Last Week 1,361
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.99

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