McAfee AntiVirus Plus by Intel Security is a popular solution for protecting your devices from malware and viruses. McAfee is one of the oldest (and largest) names in computer security and has been protecting computers since 1987.
The real-time antivirus protection software which McAfee offers has been optimized to be fast, easy on your computer and phone resources, and has the ability to detect the most recent virus's, spyware and trojans found online.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus offers protection for Windows and Mac computers along with iOS and Android phones and tablets. With one subscription you can protect all of the devices you and your family own. Besides scanning and protecting your device from being infected by viruses and other malware McAfee AntiVirus Plus includes a number of other security features:
A simple firewall (similar to the one which comes with Windows) that can block attacks on your computer from the internet. This traffic controller has 4 modes which are: Smart Access, Monitored Access, Stealth, and Lockdown. The default install of McAfee AntiVirus Plus enables the Simple Firewall in Smart Access mode which gives the firewall the decision making process to determine which programs are allowed incoming and/or outgoing internet access. This setting is fine for most users.
On most PC setups when you delete a file, it is actually sent to the Recycle Bin. When it is located here it can be undeleted if needed. The thing is even when you empty the Recycle Bin, the only thing which gets deleted is the location information of the file. The actual information of the file remains on the hard drive until the space is used up by some other file. This means that the file can be retrieved by someone who understands how files are stored. With McAfee's Shredder it lets you securely delete sensitive files by overwriting the files several times, preventing any kind of forensic recovery.
Anti-Theft Protection & Phone Tracking
For Android and iOS devices McAfee AntiVirus comes with anti-theft protection which includes remote locate, lock, and wipe, as well as the ability to sound a loud alarm. You can turn continuous tracking on at the expense of battery life which will map out the location of your missing device. You manage these features through McAfee's online portal where you manage your subscription.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus subscription costs $59.99 per year. The subscription automatically renews unless disabled. Since this anti-virus software supports Windows, Mac, iOS and Android with unlimited installs this makes it ideal for someone with a lot of devices. You can also install this software to protect all of your family devices which increases the savings.
Virus Removal Service
McAfee also offers Security experts which are available 24x7 to eliminate viruses, spyware, rootkits and other malware from your PC. This service costs $89.95 and is backed by a 30 day money back guarantee. This service is delivered remotely by your internet connection.
The customer support website of McAfee has lots of information on the latest viruses found including a global virus map showing a threat meter for each country. They also have a FAQ with common security related questions about the internet in general and their products. You will also find the McAfee Security Advice Center which has blog posts from leading security experts along with a community forum which allows you to post your own questions and help to find solutions for other peoples problems.
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