What is McAfee AntiVirus Plus?

McAfee AntiVirus Plus is an essential Antivirus developed by Intel Security, mainly offering protection against viruses and malware on multiple devices. Thanks to a partnership with Intel, a large number of computers and laptops now come with a free or trial version of McAfee pre-installed, making it perhaps the world’s most popular antivirus software. More than 300 millions users trust McAfee. You can get award-winning protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets while using this McAfee AntiVirus Plus because this tool includes a firewall, encryption and monitoring services, alongside a few unexpected features like a password manager and update checker. Just one subscription covers all your security needs. With it, you can access your data securely anytime, wherever you are in the world. McAfee AntiVirus Plus also allows you to lock and encrypt your important files, even lock or delete your personal files remotely in case of theft. More importantly it can be used to block cyber crime networks and their malicious code from infecting your PC. McAfee AntiVirus Plus ensures you a safe browsing because it warns you about risky websites and helps prevents dangerous downloads and phishing attacks. In addition to spotting malware, spyware, spam and phishing attempts, McAfee AntiVirus Plus even can find dangerous software in emails for you.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus is very easy to install and use. Its requirements and specifications are listed below:

  • Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (32- and 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.11 or later
Google Android smartphones and tablets 4.1 or higher
Apple iOS 9 or later

  • Supported Browsers

Internet Explorer 10.0 or later
Google Chrome
Safari (Mac and iOS OS Only)

  • Internet Connection Required

High-speed connection recommended

  • Supported Email Programs for Anti-SPAM

POP3—Windows Mail, Outlook, Netscape, IncrediMail, Thunderbird, Becky, Shuriken
Web—MSN/Hotmail or email account with IMAP/POP3 access

  • Required for Anti-Spam Toolbar

Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2013, 2016
Thunderbird 38.0+
McAfee Anti-Spam also supports other POP3 email clients (without SSL) and web accounts

  • Hardware

2 GB RAM for Windows 7 and above
500 MB free drive space
1 GHz Processor

Once you install McAfee AntiVirus Plus on your computer, you will find its interface has an overall gray look, and its main screen is dominated by the illustration of a computer display with a green checkmark when everything is safe and sound. If things go bad, that changes to a red exclamation mark. Links and tabs to each tool and function on this software are clearly labeled, and the most important features, such as real-time scanning and automatic updates from the global virus database will be automatically enabled as soon as you install McAfee AntiVirus Plus. You can adjust these settings and schedule quick and in-depth scans for when they are most convenient for you. When you first start McAfee, you can choose to go through a quick tour of the program, just in case it has a function or feature you’re not entirely sure how to use. McAfee AntiVirus Plus comes with a great customer support. It offers 24-7 technical support via the Web, email and telephone, also there is a knowledge-base, a FAQs page and community forums on its support site. If you have any problem using McAfee AntiVirus Plus, don’t hesitate to contact their customer representative.

The price for McAfee AntiVirus Plus is $59.99/year. For that price, you can load it on up to 10 devices you have, whether you are on Macs, Androids and iOS systems. Once your first term is expired, your subscription will be automatically renewed on an annual basis and you will be charged the renewal term subscription price in effect at the time of your renewal, until you cancel. McAfee AntiVirus Plus is a trusted Anti-virus for every device you own.

Published on June 15, 2018 Deshawn S. Denham