McAfee Antivirus Plus is one of the top rated security suits that provides complete protection against malware, fraud sites, and cyber criminals. The interface has been left untouched for the last couple of years, and this year too, the developers have decided to stick with the same ancient interface.
The main window displays the status of the primary modules: virus and spyware protection, web and e-mail protection, updates and subscription on large square tiles. You can change the default settings of these modules by clicking on the links provided under each tile.
In addition to the above big four, McAfee bundles some handy tools such as, the ‘Shredder’ tool to securely delete your sensitive data, ‘Network Monitor’ tool to scan for devices attached to your local area network, ‘QuickClean’ to get rid of junk files, and ‘Vulnerability Scanner’ to check critical windows settings.
SiteAdvisor in web browser has been replaced with WebAdvisor, which does more than just show ratings of websites and URLs. WebAdvisor performs a complete analysis of the current website or URL for threats. If there is any active phishing attempt on that page, WebAdvisor will instantly notify you, even if that URL has not been blacklisted on the database.
Firewall protection is somewhat unheard of in Antivirus suits, but this is where McAfee and a few other security companies stand out. The firewall protection provides adequate protection for home users. You have the option to shield all your open ports from incoming connections.
Surprise! You also get Web Spam filter with McAfee Antivirus Plus. Is that why they call it Antivirus plus? The short answer is no. McAfee Antivirus Plus actually protects multiple devices compared to the Antivirus edition without the ‘Plus’ that protects only a single PC.
With McAfee Antivirus Plus, you will be able to protect all of your PCs, Macs, Smartphones and Tablets (Android and iOS) with the same license.
McAfee is hosting a special offer for Facebook users, similar to the one we saw couple of years back on the Facebook marketplace. The offer provides new users of McAfee Antivirus Plus with six months (180 days) of free subscription. The following steps will guide you through the registration process (No Facebook account needed).
- Register for a McAfee account (Do not use your existing account for this promotion).
- Visit the Offer Page
- Select ‘6 Month Subscription’ and hit ‘Download Now’
- On the checkout page, hit ‘Place My Order’
- Accept the terms and conditions of McAfee’s end user license agreement
- Scroll down, you will find your free serial number and download link