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McAfee Free Antivirus beta 0.5.107.1

A simple lightweight antivirus tool

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista
License:
Free during beta-testing
Developer:
McAfee
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Security
Date Updated:
20 August 2015
Downloads To Date:
1799
Languages:
English
Download Size:
1.13 MB

McAfee Free Antivirus is an early version of a very simple antivirus tool.

Installing the package equips your PC with real-time antivirus protection, and - optionally - McAfee WebAdvisor for basic web browsing protection.

There's no on-demand scanning at all, although a greyed-out "Scan Now" button suggests we'll get that soon.

The interface is extremely basic. Right-clicking an icon in your system displays a "disable real-time scanning" option, an "Open" option displays your system status, and apart from a few small extras - a log, a self-protect option - that's it.

Verdict:

McAfee Free Antivirus has very few features, and it doesn't like to run alongside other security tools (it wouldn't install until we removed our existing suite). But a good free product may help to get the company more attention, and we'll be interested to see how it develops.

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