Wednesday, February 26, 2014

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 for Windows 8, 7

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 for Windows 8, 7
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 provides essential anti-virus protection for your PC, with its powerful privacy and optimization tools. The web browsing protection feature called McAfee SiteAdvisor tells you about a website, whether it is dangerous with the help of safety ratings. The new next generation defense protection safeguards your computer against basic and emerging viruses and other malware-related threats. McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 doesn’t offer premium security features, but definitely supplies effective elements.

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 includes firewall, web, and email protection tools with some extra tools like file shredder and defragmenter. It offers real-time and scheduled scans with the assistance of good anti-virus database. The built-in firewall and web protection are the main modules in this antivirus software.

The user interface is completely different from others which has an uncluttered design, although, the users find it difficult to use it the first time. The UI includes three main links on the right-side – Home, Navigation and Help. The “Home” section shows your computer protection which includes Virus and Spyware Protection, Web and Email Protection, McAfee Updates and Your Subscription. All the links for Features, Settings, Reports and History, and McAfee Resources are comprised in “Navigation” center.

Key Features:

  • Real-time antivirus defense protection from Trojans, spyware, viruses, rootkits, and more threats.
  • Advanced Scanning engine – Scans for threats faster without compromising your computer performance and battery consumption.
  • McAfee ActiveProtection and NetGuard Technology – Keeps away from zero-day threats and botnets.
  • McAfee Vulnerability Scanner – Fix security issues in Windows OS and its applications.
  • McAfee Shredder – Removes your sensitive files securely with no chance of restoration.
  • McAfee SiteAdvisor - Displays safety ratings (red, yellow and green) of the websites you visit.
  • Two-way Firewall – Prevent hackers and malicious software from accessing or stealing your private data.
  • Network Intrusion Security – “My Home Network” shows all connected devices of your internet connection, so that you can find out who else is accessing your connection.
  • Protects your Family i.e. monitors your kids’ online activity easily.
  • Anti-spam - Block spam and dangerous email effectively.
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 - User Interface

Another special feature in McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 is “CleanBoot Rescue CD”, a Windows-based bootable antivirus which scans for malware without relying on Windows, so that Windows-based malware threats cannot fight back.

The program prevents potentially unwanted program from running i.e. allowing programs only you can trust. There are three scan types – Quick, Full, Customd and Real-time scan running in the background to detect viruses, spyware and other threats. Sometimes, the system needs a reboot to completely remove malware that’s alive in memory. It alerts you the phishing or fraudulent websites that attempts to steal your login information.

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 - Navigation Center

Traffic Controller” is a two-way firewall feature that takes its own decisions about which programs are allowed to access internet connections. Traffic Controller has four accessibility options – Smart Access (Recommended), Monitored Access, Stealth, and Lockdown.

Finally, McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 has interesting security features, but it has a confusing and unattractive interface which users may find it hard to use and moreover, it doesn’t have no password protection options. The PC users who are willing to have a basic PC protection with effective optimization and privacy tools, then McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 could be the right choice.

Download Link: McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014