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McAfee VirusScan Plus
6.1 out of 10

McAfee VirusScan Plus

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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Good Software

Anonymous, Newegg
19 July 2007
  • Summary: i have been using McAfee for years now and i havent had a problem with them that would cause me to switch products. Despite the cons, it does what it's supposed to which is to protect ur pc. Isnt that what we want?
  • Pros: does its job extremely well
  • Cons: it is very bulky and like the other guy said, its a resource hog
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Overall 8
8.0

Resorce hog

Rhonda L., Newegg
30 June 2007
  • Pros: The adds of you geting a virus or any thing wile running this program is slim to none
  • Cons: Resorce HOG you better have a lot of ram and a good CPU, 2gig's ram and 2.4GHZ cpu.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so good...

Cynthia A., Newegg
1 February 2007
  • Summary: The firewall is hard to configure at moments when you have to update a game or something similar. Just updating world of warcraft took more effort than it should have. I had to turn off the firewall, even after granting it internet access.
  • Pros: Combines firewall,anti spy-ware and anti virus protection.....
  • Cons: Updates are not as "automatic" as you would expect.The updates which sometimes start when booting up your the computer cause major lag. Sometimes it says that its not fully protected, and makes you have to go into its control panel and "fix" the issue. Its overall protection is not worth the mone...
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Overall 2
2.0

bad

Harrison G., Newegg
29 January 2007
  • Pros: McAfee and Pro should never belong in the same sentence.
  • Cons: This thing uses so much memory it makes my games choppy when they usually are silky smooth, the menu takes forever to load, you have to restart your computer after updates, in process tree (ctrl+alt+del in windows) McAfee is host to 11 (yes, eleven) processes when other security products take up ...
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Overall 2
2.0

JUNK!!!

Aaron J., Newegg
15 January 2007
  • Summary: GO SYMANTEC/NORTON, don't waste money on this, McAfee products always need something whether it be updates, some type of registration, or just to tell you it isn't doing its job. IT uses A LOT OF memory usage makes my 1 gig. of memory feel like 256mb
  • Pros: It TRIES to protect your computer
  • Cons: Always needs updates every 5 seconds, it says your computer is not protected because of some ignorant reason, Scans take forever, & when you set it for automatic(should mean I don't need to know about it) updates, the stupid thing asks you to install them
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Overall 4
4.0

I would look around and compare

pnpsuknet, Dooyoo
28 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Mcafee have been out and about now for years, the package it's self is a very good one compared to most of the market. However although it does it's job, its very expensive compared to the mass of other packages available on the market and slows your machine down that much that you have to consider...
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Overall 10
10

The best option for using with Vista

LisaW82, Dooyoo
24 February 2009
  • Excerpt: As a long time user of ZoneAlarm I was reluctant to try anything else as I had never had any problems with ZoneAlarm until Vista came along and then the clashes started. So, having had McAfee Virus Scan Plus 2008 recommended to me I decided to give it a try and I am fairly happy that I did.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 6
6.0

A decent suite suitable for all bar the most discerning users

Nigel1, Dooyoo
22 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Mcafee Virusscan Plus 2008 is a good improvement on earlier versions of the product.It continues to use "the bootstrap method" of downloading code to your pc and then installing it module by module.The security centre is the first thing that is downloaded and modules are added to it depending on...
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Overall 10
10

nice software

bajigur, Dooyoo
14 December 2008
  • Excerpt: First excuse me for writing a lengthy review, but there are a lot of ground to cover. For those who like the short version, with less information is here: Norton slowed my DSL connection by a third party.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 8
8.0

reliable product

kjuwwa, Dooyoo
14 March 2008
  • Excerpt: A really good product. McAfee excels in the antivirus market. This product offers six in one solution, not only will it look after the PC's security needs. It will do things like defrag your hard disk. Which is required I do it once every three months to keep the hard disk in tip top shape.
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