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McAfee LiveSafe

$89.99

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.6120
  • Total Downloads:
    14,329
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 06, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription (30-day trial); $89.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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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4 stars

"Defends all my devices"

February 12, 2016  |  By samrat.chitta

2016-02-12 00:23:29  |  By samrat.chitta

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 14.0.6120

Pros

Multi device support
unlimited licenses

Cons

takes little time to download on pc

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5 stars

"Smart Security Product"

February 10, 2016  |  By search_sharad

2016-02-10 20:14:33  |  By search_sharad

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 14.0.6120

Pros

- smartly detecting malware.
- price is cheaper than other antivirus software.

Cons

user interface is not so eye-catching compare to other software.

Summary

This software is protecting my Laptop from last 1 year. I am really happy with this antivirus software. I feel it is worth buying product.

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5 stars

"Best AntiVirus SW"

February 10, 2016  |  By Kabali123

2016-02-10 18:59:33  |  By Kabali123

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 14.0.6120

Pros

Protect all my devices.
100% efficient in scanning the documents and attachments,
Economical.

Cons

None that I saw so far.

Summary

Overall a best AV product, I would definitely recommend it to my peers and friends

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5 stars

"Best Security Product"

February 10, 2016  |  By ankurstarware

2016-02-10 10:26:45  |  By ankurstarware

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 14.0.6120

Pros

Protects multiple devices
Faster Scanning and no performance impact.
Working awesome for my laptop and comes under my budget..

Cons

Not so user friendly...

Summary

Worth buying product, recommended for everyone...!!

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5 stars

"Over all a good product"

February 10, 2016  |  By Manoj G

2016-02-10 00:42:48  |  By Manoj G

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 14.0.6120

Pros

1. Effective in keeping laptop free from viruses
2. Additional free software for password management

Cons

1. Slows down reboot
2. System becomes slow during it scans

Summary

So far so good.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

February 09, 2016  |  By Sahil Chhabra

2016-02-09 23:38:51  |  By Sahil Chhabra

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 14.0.6120

Pros

gives protection to all my devices
scan faster
cost efficient

Cons

UI is not that promising

Summary

Overall great security product to spend your money

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1 stars

"Had to cancel subscription after 48 hours"

January 01, 2016  |  By SCShermie

2016-01-01 22:47:55  |  By SCShermie

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 2016

Pros

Cheap price for all devices "protection"

Cons

Couldn't and didn't get rid of viruses found by other malware programs
Both Internet Explorer and Chrome still show signs of malware even after 2 full scans
After 2 scans had McAfee tell me my computer was at risk ***?

Summary

I ended up with a bunch of malware and viruses stupidly downloading an ebook from a torrent service. It "bundled" lots of malware infecting my new HP 2-for-1 notebook. It included redirect virus from Springfiles and www.my-search.com. I cleaned up what I could manually but paid for a subscription to McAfee hoping it would clean things up. It only found and quarantined four threats then McAfee said "Your computer is at risk!" Check your settings to fix things. The four threats where never described nor indicated where they came from. I took my notebook to my work IT guy and with him using malwarebytes and spyhunter alone in the first few minutes, he found over 40 threats, 36 more than McAfee after two full scans. I said that was it, I immediately got a refund less than 48 hours of buying it. My IT guy also said that McAfee is a memory hog and after checking out my Task Manager I have to agree.

McAfee came with my laptop and it came with the Toshiba that my nephews just got for Christmas from OfficeMax, as soon as they turned on their laptop McAfee told them that their newly turned on computer was loaded with viruses and they haven't been able to use it. They were upset about not being able to use their new Christmas present.

I'm checking out other antivirus software to replace McAfee.

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1 stars

"Worst Security Suite Possible"

December 19, 2015  |  By jtomcoburn

2015-12-19 16:00:39  |  By jtomcoburn

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 2016

Pros

Works most of the time except the Password login utility SafeKey

Cons

Have had to reinstall the program several times as it stops working. SafeKey does not log into many sites, doesn't work with Firefox without making changes that are not recommended by Firefox and doesn't always "remember" login names and passwords for new sites. Online chat and email support generally is not working due to technical problems. When I run the scan by the free program Malwarebytes, it always finds issues that McAfee has missed.

Summary

Don't let the Intel brand fool you. This is a poor bit of software trying to do an important task. The joke is they are charging $89.99 for this piece of junk. I got a trial on my new computer and extended it for a year at $39.99 and still got ripped off. For newer computers I think using Windows Defender and Firewall plus a few free programs like Malwarebytes and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Real Time Scanner is better than buying some all-in-one security suite, especially McAfee.

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5 stars

"brilliant product"

September 24, 2015  |  By Acle_2012

2015-09-24 08:56:23  |  By Acle_2012

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 2016

Pros

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

Cons

can sometimes interfere with the wifi

Summary

a great all round product and would really recommend it

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5 stars

"Excellent security suite!"

September 25, 2014  |  By captkirkrm1

2014-09-25 08:44:38  |  By captkirkrm1

 |  Version: McAfee LiveSafe 2015

Pros

Protected my new Dell, plus several smart phones & tablets. Light on processor load too.

Cons

None that I saw for the past year.

Summary

If I could find a deal online to purchase it again it would be on all of my devices.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0.6120
McAfee LiveSafe 2016 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://home.mcafee.com/
Release Date January 06, 2016
Date Added January 06, 2016
Version 14.0.6120
Category
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 3.35MB
File Name mcafee_trial_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,329
Downloads Last Week 618
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $89.99

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