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Powerful anti-virus software that helps keep your PC safe while browsing the Web

Powerful anti-virus software that helps keep your PC safe while browsing the Web

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Program license: Trial version

Program by: Mcafee

Version: 2017

Works under: Windows

Also available for Mac


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Trial version

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McAfee Antivirus Plus is a paid software that helps protect your system against viruses, spyware, phishing attempts, and other security problems.

Compared to other security softwares, McAfee is retrofitted with award-winning anti-virus software that protects against ransomeware threats. The software uses cloud-based multi-level threat analysis in order to target threats without slowing down your system.

Additionally, McAfee helps you browse the web safely through providing simple warnings for risky websites, download links, and files.

McAfee may help improve your system through providing configurable ways to optimize computer performance. The software helps you to block auto-play videos and minimize unintended bandwidth usage.

Best of all, McAfee features a user friendly interface that makes it simple to configure security settings how you like. Consumers appreciate the optional inclusion of an anti-spam toolbar that helps to block suspicious adware, malware, and viruses.

The McAfee download file requires 2 gigabytes of RAM and is only available on Windows systems later than 7.0. It also requires at least 500 megabytes of free drive space and 1 GHz Processor, which is ubiquitous among all modern day operating systems.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus is a great way to stay on top of any viruses or bugs that are hidden on the internet. Users can feel secure no matter how much browsing they do. McAfee Antivirus Plus is easy to download and even easier to use. There is no confusing technical jargon and it is as easy as a simple change from green to red icons to let users know they are not secure.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus checks over websites, emails, and even downloads in order to keep users secure. It even allows for them to put their files through a digital shredder and erase their footprint. McAfee AntiVirus Plus also includes a defragmenter in order to keep everything running smooth. All this happens while the McAfee AntiVirus Plus firewall is fighting to keep users continuously safe.

The paid version is a bit expensive but definitely worth the extra money. McAfee ensures a level of quality protection that can be hard to get these days.

Unlike some other antivirus tools, the time needed to run a scan is fairly quick. McAfee AntiVirus Plus offers many different levels of scans, including a custom scan. If there are any threats found during the scan they will clearly appear on the screen and show what steps have been taken to eradicate them. If for whatever reason the problem cannot be fixed it will also appear on the screen down below.

If users want to turn off a certain portion of McAfee AntiVirus Plus, they can do so with a simple switch. While this does put the computer at risk, it does allow for the user to be in total control of their computer at all times.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus is best used on a Windows operating system. The free trial is available for Windows Xp, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating systems. It is currently offered in fifteen different languages.


  • Great quality antivirus protection
  • Easy to understand
  • Quickly scans devices
  • Great tools, including a digital file shredder
  • Scans email and webpages


  • Expensive compared to other antivirus systems
  • Trial version does not last a very long time