Reviews and Problems with McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013
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McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013
7 December 2012
Conclusion: McAfee's developers are serious about the "Plus" in McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013. In addition to basic antivirus functionality, it offers firewall protection, vulnerability scanning, system cleanup, and more. Its SiteAdvisor toolbar beat out all others in phishing protection.
Pros: Touch-friendly interface is ready for Windows 8. No-hassle firewall. SiteAdvisor earned best-ever antiphishing score. SiteAdvisor now marks dangerous links on social networking sites. QuickClean clears out useless files. Secure deletion. Vulnerability scan. Links to many useful security resources.
Cons: Installation on malware-infested systems required hours and hours of interaction with tech support. Firewall doesn't fully protect the product's essential services. So-so score in malware removal tests, both PCMag's and independent. Average score in malware blocking test.