McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012

When it comes to protecting your computer against cyber threats, McAfee is one of the biggest and most trusted names in the virus protections industry.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus continues to uphold their coveted position as one of the best virus protection packages available as with their previous editions wherein you can expect to receive protection against viruses, worms, spyware, Trojans and rootkits.

In addition to the above you can also rely on McAfee AntiVirus Plus to sufficiently detect and avoid attacks from hackers, phishing scams, dialers, adware and malicious scripts. This software package also has bragging rights as one of only a handful of virus protection packages designed to include a two-way firewall.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus is equipped to protect your computer from threats regardless of where they come from, including network threats, online scams, malicious websites, risky downloads and files shared through email or IM.

Ease of Use & Installation:

McAfee AntiVirus Plus scores well when it comes to ease of installation wherein even the most novice user will be able to install and setup this package, and if that was not enough the engineers at McAfee also designed the software to eliminate threats while in the process of installing itself.

This function is useful because it allows you, the user, the opportunity of detecting and eliminating infections already on your computer without the risk of getting blocked by malware already on your computer.

Package Functions:

As with previous editions of McAfee AntiVirus Plus  the user has the ability to schedule scans manually and or have the system schedule automatic scans without your input. As far as control goes, McAfee AntiVirus Plus  has one of the easiest to understand and operate control panels available on the market.

As an added bonus, McAfee AntiVirus Plus doesn’t require you to consistently assist with regular maintenance because it is designed to to protect your computer in real time, as you access files or browse online.

When it comes to updates McAfee AntiVirus Plus doesn’t leave you wanting wherein the system will update itself without your assistance.

One obvious plus is its ability to run quietly and unobtrusively in the background while you perform your normal routine without a noticeable drain on computer resources.

Of course there is no perfect virus protection suite available and McAffee AntiVirus Plus is no exception to the rule but the positive side of the package is not overshadowed by the negative  as popups are concerned.

You the user can easily turn off the nonessential notifications as they occur or keep them running so as to notify you of every event to hit your computer. As briefly mentioned above, you can schedule scans manually and to have them occur when you won’t be using your computer.

If you happen to be operating a laptop or netbook, you can adjust the antivirus software to not scan unless you’re plugged in. This antivirus software includes a digital file shredder that safely and permanently removes sensitive files.

SiteAdvisor, a link scanner plugin, provides security ratings on individual websites to protect you from online threats. SiteAdvisor makes it easier to shop, download and surf safely. The utility includes a toolbar that shows the security status of the site you’re currently on and adds unobtrusive security rating icons to each result from a search.


When it comes to updates McAfee AntiVirus Plus doesn’t leave you wanting wherein the system will update itself without your assistance.

It also is sophisticated enough to maintain the highest levels of security without any input from you by automatically updating all security threats in a timely manner thus keeping your system up to date with the latest library of threat elimination

Help & Support:

McAfee offers a number of resources for additional help, as well as outlets for personal assistance. Online, their antivirus software support center includes technical support and customer support with a searchable knowledgebase and FAQs section.

You can get more personalized help through online chat, email or phone. Or you can peruse the product-specific user forums. One unique self-help tool that all users can take advantage of is the McAfee Virtual Technician. This downloadable utility is a simple program that installs, checks your computer and walks you through the fixing process.


So in summary, there is not much wrong with McAfee AntiVirus Plus that we can honestly note within this review, though it is not the best software we have reviewed it is by no means anything to shy away from.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus will definitely help maintain your peace of mind when it comes to protecting your personal computers from malicious attacks while on the Internet and with a virtual library of extremely useful functions we have no issues with recommending McAfee AntiVirus Plus as your source for computer protection.

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