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6.5 out of 10

McAfee VirusScan Plus

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McAfee VirusScan Plus 2010

2 December 2009
  • Summary: McAfee VirusScan Plus 2010 does well with traditional, signature-based malware detection, but it delivered a large number of false positives and fumbled on essentials such as proactive protection and scan speed.
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Overall 6

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008

13 January 2008
  • Summary: McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008's protection keeps up with the changing threats on the Internet, but the product itself doesn't excel.
  • Pros: McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 offers more than three user licenses at $10 per seat, the ability to scan links in IM messages, and the ability to watch movies or play games uninterrupted.
  • Cons: McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 uses the same interface as last year, lacks hourly updates, and remains somewhere in the middle of pack in our 2008 testing results.
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Overall 6

Mcafee Security 2007

12 January 2008
  • Summary: Despite a face-lift, the redesigned McAfee VirusScan Plus continues to consume system resources and leaves its customer support lacking.
  • Pros: McAfee VirusScan Plus includes system performance tools; antispyware protection; and a personal firewall.
  • Cons: McAfee VirusScan Plus consumes more system resources than Norton, and lacks a consistent and thorough technical support offering.
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Overall 7

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008

12 November 2007
  • Summary: McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008's protection keeps up with the changing threats on the Internet, but the product doesn't excel, burdened by a user experience that's basically unchanged from last year.
  • Pros: Scans links in IM messages, Watch movies or play games uninterrupted
  • Cons: Same interface as last year, Lacks hourly updates
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Overall 5

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007

PC Pro
20 July 2007
  • Conclusion: A professional product, but it's a poor performer for the price.
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Overall 6

PC-Sicherheit: McAfee Virusscan Plus 2007

16 October 2006
  • Summary: Obwohl McAfee die Oberfläche von Virusscan überarbeitet hat, ist das Programm in der Anwendung nicht erheblich besser als die Version des vergangenen Jahres. Trotz einiger Verbesserungen in der Scan-Leistung könnte McAfee mit den zahlreichen Diensten und Prozessen, die beim Scanvorgang verwendet werden, ältere PCs überfordern.
  • Pros: enthält Werkzeuge zur Steigerung der Systemleistung
  • Cons: benötigt viel Systemressourcen, Kundendienst könnte besser sein
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