McAfee AntiVirus Plus

McAfee AntiVirus Plus

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 710 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2012
  • Total Downloads:
    7,478,596
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 31, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $34.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    130.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,664
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    2.1

    out of 15 votes

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    3.3

    out of 710 votes

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    • 4 star 185
    • 3 star 112
    • 2 star 71
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5 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 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 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 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 stars

"Crap! Crap! Crap! Crap!"

August 09, 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 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 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 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 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 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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General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://home.mcafee.com/
Release Date October 31, 2011
Date Added October 31, 2011
Version 2012
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 130.67MB
File Name offer.aspx
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,478,596
Downloads Last Week 1,664
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.99

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