McAfee AntiVirus Plus

McAfee AntiVirus Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 709 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2011
  • Total Downloads:
    7,463,646
  • Date Added:
    April 09, 2011
  • File Size:
    130.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,250
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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McAfee has gone and done something drastic for the 2010 version of its basic security program, and we're not talking about the new name. McAfee AntiVirus Plus, which last year was known as McAfee VirusScan Plus, has a new interface that redefines how to streamline the complex and varied tools currently available in A-list security programs.

The the new and unusual top-down design is surprisingly easy to use, with clear delineations between features. Potentially confusing names have been jettisoned. For example, firewall settings control how you access the Web, so they're listed under Web and E-mail Protection. Also, McAfee stands out for not only color-coding what your status is, but also adding in what that means. The "Your computer is secure" message is bolstered by "No action required," a helpful tip. Click on any of the four categories just below the status bar and the pane just to the right reveals links to drill deeper into your security status. Mouse over the big subcategories at the bottom and a general status message appears next to the name. Click on one to for more configuration settings.

The biggest feature update comes to McAfee's real-time defense engine, called Artemis. In the 2010 version, it works in conjunction with McAfee's SiteAdvisor to scan downloads as they occur. The scans include using real-time URL, IP address, and domain name data in conjunction with a blend of blacklists, whitelists, and cloud analysis to evaluate downloads for threats before they land on your hard drive. According to McAfee, its 2010 suite has huge leaps in performance, due in part to selective process loading when you boot, and in part to flagging already-examined files as safe. Overall, we found McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2010 to be a much-needed and long-overdue improvement to McAfee's consumer protection line.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    out of 709 votes

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    • 2 star 71
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1 stars

"Good at detecting, but way too intrusive."

August 08, 2014

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014

Pros

Good at detecting. (and deleting without my permission.)

Cons

Simply took over my computer and did things without my permission. First it deleted some of my programs I knew were safe without my permission and it wouldn't even let me redownload them, then it went as far as deleting the same programs on my other computers connected to the network without my permission, and I finally had it when it disabled my internet connection without permission when I connected my new phone to the network. The only way I had to get my internet back was delet Mcafee.Good at detecting, but never asked for permission to do anything, just deleted, and way to intrusive. Practically took control of my computer without my consent. AVG is much better. Also good at detecting and even detects malicous stuff mid-download, but asks you if you want to remove it, or any other possible virus.

Summary

Good at detecting, but never asked for permission to do anything, just deleted, and way to intrusive. Practically took control of my computer without my consent. AVG is much better. Also good at detecting and even detects malicous stuff mid-download, but asks you if you want to remove it, or any other possible virus.

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4 stars

"Good anti virus"

February 09, 2014  |  By grey_phillip

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014

Pros

Blocks viruses; provides reports on warnings.

Cons

Unable to schedule a weekly scan. Must do it manually.

Summary

I've had no problem with it. It has worked well

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1 stars

"Heavy and bogs down my computer.."

October 14, 2013  |  By ThatGuy90

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014

Pros

None.........

Cons

This program is very heavy, i noticed a slowdown and legginess the moment it finished installing...

Summary

McAfee needs to make this program much lighter... its too heavy lol

Updated on Oct 14, 2013

i uninstalled it and my computer is running normal again :)

now i have to re-download MSE again :/

stay away from this program...

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5 stars

"I am time user Mcafee and no Problem"

September 10, 2013  |  By archi1989

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014

Pros

one of the best and fast detection, best antipshishing, and does,not slow down your pc

Cons

nothing i say nothing

Summary

i am using Mcafee for more than 5 years and dont have any problems, mvafee becomes better and better for years and it best antivirus software like kaspersky and BitDefender

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1 stars

"Don't Trust!"

September 09, 2013  |  By medumb47

 |  Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014

Pros

Kinda does its job but not as well as AVG

Cons

Bogged my computer down and made it freeze. Computer could not shut down. I checked event manager and there were like a billion errors all with mcafee's name on them.

Summary

Thanks heavens it was easy to uninstall.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2011
Version 2011 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://home.mcafee.com/
Release Date January 01, 2011
Date Added April 09, 2011
Version 2011
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 130.67MB
File Name offer.aspx
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,463,646
Downloads Last Week 1,250
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.99

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