As one of the leading names when it comes to Internet security and antivirus software, McAfee has a great reputation in the marketplace. They have recently released the new 2014 version of their popular McAfee AntiVirus Plus product which helps to offer protection against a multitude of online threats including worms, rootkits, Trojan horses, viruses, phishing scams, hacking attempts, and nasty scripts. The reason that it does this so well is because it uses a two direction firewall, unlike many comparative products.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus is very simple to get started with and installed. What it does is locate and delete threats as it’s actually installing on your PC or laptop. For the end user this means that you will get a swift installation without being blocked out by any existing malware that might already been infecting the operating system.
Once the McAfee software is installed it’s very straight-forward to setup scheduled scans as the settings are intuitive and user-friendly. Everything that needs to be set-up is accessed via the main console screen and once set-up you can simply leave it to run and take care of itself – and most of the work is done in real-time… so if you are browsing the web McAfee AntiVirus Plus will continually scan and check for online threats, nullifying them where needed.
Unlike other Internet security and antivirus software on the market, this McAfee product won’t continually pop-up onto your screen and hog operating system resources. It’s small in file size, and once installed you would hardly even know that it’s there. It certainly should not slow down your working performance which is a great asset for software of this ilk. Of course, if you want constant notification on what it is doing, then you can set those up – otherwise just leave it to get on with its job in the background.
In terms keeping itself up to date, the program will update automatically from the McAfee cloud database and will update often enough so that you are always protected against the latest online threats. Oh, and the clever part is that it waits until your PC is non-active before updating just to further ensure that you don’t experience any lags in CPU performance. Clever stuff indeed.
When it comes to browsing the web McAfee AntiVirus Plus uses something called SiteAdvisor – this is basically a link scanner plugin. So before you click a link it will check to make sure that the destination is safe so you can shop online, surf, and do you daily online tasks sage in the knowledge that you have full protection. All of this can be set-up and adjusted via a toolbar that sits on the top of your browser – works on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, with more browsers to come with the next iteration of the software.
Overall, McAfee AntiVirus Plus is a great solution for both home and business users. If you are in the market for a product to protect your PC or laptop then it cannot be recommended enough so try it out. Currently Coupon Chili are running a promotion on McAfee Promo Codes and deals – meaning that you can buy the software at a discount – sometimes as much as 50% off so go take a look if you want a bargain.