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McAfee LiveSafe

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 15, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription (30-day trial); $89.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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Editors' Review


McAfee LiveSafe 2016 is Intel Security Group's most comprehensive antimalware suite, and it can now be used with an unlimited number of devices.


High-quality malware detection: AV-Test and AV-Comparatives score McAfee's virus-detection engine nearly as highly as the engines of Bitdefender, Kaspersky, and Avira. It's fast, smart, and light -- not the sluggish resource hog of old.

Unlimited device support: The license for your McAfee antimalware suite (AntiVirus Plus, Internet Security, Total Protection, and LiveSafe) can now be an used on an unlimited number of devices, including iOS and Android phones and tablets. Note, however, that the iOS version does not have the same feature set, due to parts of the OS being tightly locked down by Apple.

Nested, descriptive interface: The LiveSafe UI unfolds to give you levels of information about what it's doing and what tools it can provide, so it can appeal to users who prefer to set and forget, as well as people who like to dig in and tweak. Almost every setting is explained in plain English, and there's usually a link to a page on McAfee's website that gives supplementary details.

Modular installation: The LiveSafe tier offers a boatload of features, but you don't have to install all of them. This helps reduce conflicts with third-party software that you intend to keep using.


Interface could still use a few tweaks: While nested menus are an improvement, the Navigation button in the upper right of the management console lists some tools that are not reachable in the icon-based section of the UI. So some users may not realize of the full range of the suite's capabilities, such as the network traffic monitor.

No encrypted folder: It's not necessarily critical for an antimalware suite to provide a password-protected folder on your desktop, but its absence at the top tier of McAfee's product line is unexpected.

Bottom Line

In the past, McAfee security products received a lot of well-deserved criticism, but Intel's acquisition appears to have improved McAfee's offerings dramatically. And being able to install the suite on an unlimited number of devices at no additional cost is a big plus.

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5 stars

"brilliant product"

September 24, 2015  |  By Acle_2012

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 2016


protects all my devices fully
protects network email antivirus malware
scans all documents as they are opened
has a good rage of other features such as parental control, network protection and shredder


can sometimes interfere with the wifi


a great all round product and would really recommend it

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2016
McAfee LiveSafe 2016 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site
Release Date September 15, 2015
Date Added September 15, 2015
Version 2016
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.8, Google Android smartphones and tablets 4.0, Apple iOS 8
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 9,362
Downloads Last Week 216
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $89.99

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