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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.3 stars

    out of 708 votes

    • 5 star: 197
    • 4 star: 185
    • 3 star: 112
    • 2 star: 71
    • 1 star: 143
  • Current version:

    2.1 stars

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 5.0 stars

    "I always use Mcafee.. why? its best"

    September 17, 2012  |   By archi1989

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    it is best antivirus, good interface, easy too use, exlent protection againts trojans, spyware and others, best firewall.. its beter then

    Cons

    if you dont have pc 512 mb ram.. its not for you

    Summary

    download it its beter then Nod32, kaspersky,symantec and other softwares

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Complete worthless crap"

    August 21, 2012  |   By CassusVastus

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    None whatsoever

    Cons

    Lags computer, causes windows explorer to freeze up. Internet explorers freezing up and lagging.

    Summary

    Everything was fine for the past two months until the recent update a few days ago. Since the version update my computer has been freezing up and lagging. I couldn't even open the windows explorer to view documents or pics without it freezing up. IE was freezing up. Mozilla took forever to open. Even Google chrome was laggy.

    I spent the last few days trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. Finally I uninstalled Mcafee and my computer went back to normal. Installed Avast and everything is running smoothly.

    Worst thing is that I just purchased Mcafee only two months ago. Worthless crap. Thank you Mcafee for ripping me off. If I could give this software zero stars I would.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Okay when working, fails badly, very slow tech support"

    August 20, 2012  |   By griswolf

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    It appears to do a good job when it is working

    Cons

    When something goes wrong, it goes so far wrong that there doesn't seem to be any way back; and tech support is 45 minutes to an hour waiting, 24/7

    Summary

    There must be something better. I'll be getting that "something" ASAP

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  • 1.0 stars

    "UNINSTALLING"

    August 19, 2012  |   By Joe2496

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    Decent amount of features.

    Cons

    I have had a plethora of issues with McAfee. It has made it a hassle to connect to the internet, wasted an enormous amount of CPU (slowing performance and corrupting my computer's hardware, effectively shortening the operating life), and is just not a very good program.

    Summary

    McAfee is often given out for free with new computers or as a cheap way for AT&T to attract customers (they offer a "security suite" complementary of using their less than desirable services). I am finally uninstalling this bloatware and trying the FREE Avast Antivirus which I hear is an exceptional security program.

    Updated on Aug 19, 2012

    Well, it catches what it can find...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crap! Crap! Crap! Crap!"

    August 9, 2012  |   By OnewxMarie

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    None. If you trust this program then you're stupid.

    Cons

    Useless; no in real-time protection.
    Installing this antivirus is like saying to a virus
    "Hey virus, come here! McAfee won't know you're here".

    Summary

    Never download it. Never trust it. Uninstall it now!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Got a trojan on Monday and McCafee was all but useless."

    July 17, 2012  |   By Derty_Ernie

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    I've had this two years on two computers and no problems except: it can't tell time. I set my daily scan time for 8:30 am and it will scan whenever, 9 10 8:50, who knows. I gave up caring, it will scan but not on your time.

    Cons

    1. Company automatically registers you for auto renewal. Thus they charge your credit card automatically, 30 days before the licence expires. Thus the real costs your paying if a 11 month costs not a year protection like they advertise.
    2. I understand the virus protection is only gauranteed for 30 days. My relattives just got hosed by McCafee and spent a fortune getting rid of a virus because McCafee basically told them too bad. It costs more to get a virus removed after 30 days. Might as well get a free version of something and save the dough.

    Summary

    My license expires Aug 10,2012. I'm dumping them and going elsewhere. They jacked the price up double from last year, did the auto renewal which I never do and then said they would mail a refund check to me in 6 weeks. Took one second to charge my card, get my money and 6 weeks to refund me.
    PS, the trojan horse I got on Monday, went around McCaffee like it wasn't there. My icon was gone, the program couldn't be opened and it was up to me to get rid of the virus which I did and it wasn't easy.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "bad,waste of money,no support"

    May 27, 2012  |   By like_opensource

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    i got this antivirus 3-year subscription..my windows 7 crashed..i reinstalled it in new windows now it says mcafee is already installed in another pc. first remove it.how am i supposed to do that..i contacted support service they have no response.no reply to email.so i just uninstalled it and get free avast antivirus..

    Cons

    any free antivirus like avg or avast can do better than this..

    Summary

    just don't waste money on this ****!!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Makes internet crawl and disables Windows Firewall"

    May 19, 2012  |   By mchristianclark

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    Aside from firewall issues, the program is spectacular.

    Cons

    A bug has existed for over two months and support refuses to provide a workaround. Simply search for "McAfee firewall slow internet" and extensive forum posts will pop up. The bug makes connecting to the internet a hassle while extensively using system resources. The only workaround is to disable net guard to access the internet, but system resources are still used and connection is severely limited (e.g., frequent timeouts, unable to stream video, etc.). Even worse, McAfee Firewall prevents turning on windows firewall even when McAfee is disabled!

    Summary

    POS avoid until actual solution is provided.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Wouldn't install"

    May 17, 2012  |   By DanielsPhotography

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    good reputation

    Cons

    Couldn't install because I had Norton. Wasn't going to remove Norton just to try McAfee

    Summary

    Never got to try it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not just bad but dangerous!"

    May 13, 2012  |   By curthoop

    Version: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

    Pros

    Absolutely none!

    Cons

    Ruined my Operation System. It knocked out a piece of my Windows OS and when I called support, not only would they NOT HELP, but were downright rude! I would advise strongly against getting involved with this company.

    Summary

    STAY AWAY!

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