McAfee antivirus is surely the reputed antivirus in the digitized world which was founded in the late eighties. The company boasts about having stayed on the top of the market since its release. But in recent years it has loosened its grip due to the release of some other antiviruses. To make this even, McAfee has upgraded its features and is now ready to take on the market with its wide range of features and of course a personal firewall.
System Requirements for Installing McAfee on your machine
- 1 GHz processor
- Space Requirement is a minimum of 500 MB.
Once you purchased the Mcafee Antivirus, you will get the CD along with product code. You need to install the program and afterward enter the product key as and when asked. After that, you need to register the program online through your e-mail.
The Umbrella of Protection
McAfee provides protection against a wide range of viruses, spyware, malicious programs, Trojans etc. You can easily rely on one of the largest virus database’s.
It is an additional feature of this antivirus, to secure user from harmful websites. It will tell you every time to close the particular website which is considered as a harmful and malicious. Its formidable inbuilt tools continuously analyze and locate the sites for spam or spyware.
While other antivirus programs are depended on the firewall inbuilt in the operating system, McAfee has its own personal firewall. Not every antivirus program offers the same feature.
McAfee removes the viruses without prejudice without leaving behind the traces of executable files. McAfee is certified by West Coast Labs for virus detection and virus cleaning, and also for picking up malware, Trojans, and spyware.
Scans & updates
The complete scan of your system will take approximately thirty minutes which is quite close to standard time. Its update time depends on the internet connectivity and also user may be required to restart the system once the full scan is complete.
Ease of use
This version of McAfee AntiVirus uses a different kind of layout to other antivirus software. The windows to navigate through are narrow and tall, with horizontal “drawer” tabs rather than tabs across the top or down the left-hand side of the screen.
This set-up makes it look distinctive but at times it is a little difficult to navigate. We missed the standard layout sometimes as it is generally easier to keep on track of where you are going and not get lost. However, the software is otherwise easy to use and you can use autopilot scan modes as well as set up your own scans.
Help & support
There are technical support and customer service options for you to make use of, and we found it was generally easy to get answers to any questions you may have. We noticed that the technical support was basically a troubleshooting checklist online but the customer service was more extensive.
You can read answers to FAQs and look through video tutorials, as well as chat with customer service advisers or send an email. Both are free and the internet chat is available through office hours, Monday to Friday. You can call daily, during business hours.
In simpler terms, McAfee antivirus is quite easy to use. It cleans up your system without taking a heavy toll on your system resources. Its biggest advantage is its personal firewall provide free with the antivirus.