McAfee Antivirus Guide

McAfee Antivirus

McAfee Antivirus is a program that can search for, detect, and clean,  virus’ on your PC/Macintosh.  I personally like the fact the McAfee antivirus is particulary good at finding spy/adware and removing it.  McAfee Antivirus is only recommended for single computers or simple networks of four computers or smaller.  McAfee antivirus is a good product, there are better and worse but Ido not think that you need to change it.  I’ve found that Mcafee Antivirus is the easiest to install and configure.  McAfee Antivirus has always been my personal favorite.

Mcafee

McAfee SpamKiller is spitting out about another 40% as spam.  McAfee VirusScan simply rises above the other antivirus programs in so many other areas that I have no choice but to rate McAfee as the best of the bunch.  McAfee is easy to install, activate and upgrade.  McAfee Antivirus has always been my personal favorite.

Virus

Virus security alerts notify users of potential threats and provides information to avoid infection.  Viruses and trojans may be sent as zipped attachmentsto email messages.  It is the center to configuring McAfee AntiVirus software.  If a virus attacks your computer before McAfee releases new instructions for the program to remove the virus, a computer may be infected.  If it doesn’t know that something is a virus, it will not alert you.  Updates are the key to virus protection.

Antivirus

AntiVirus Protection is critical for anyone connected to a network.  The best option is to uninstall any other AntiVirus application and install McAfee.  Select your current AntiVirus program from the list, and follow the instructions to remove it.

Failure to remove other antivirus products prior to installing the McAfee Security Software will cause problems with computer system.  McAfee AntiVirus Enterprise has a perpetual license, which means that it is good for as long as it is installed on your computer.

Update

Without updates, McAfee cannot find the latest viruses.  AutoUpdate helps to ensure that you are not without updates.  McAfee is configured to: Update every two hours, daily.  If a computer is off when the update is scheduled, the update will start five minutes after the computer is turned on.  When the update is complete, McAfee will scan the computer for viruses.  And it doesn’t hurt to just manually update every few days, “just in case”.  Click Update now to start the update of the virus database and antivirus software manually.  To check that your McAfee is fully up-to-date, check the Updates button on the McAfee main window.  For more than four years now the manual update option has worked for this version of McAfee.  I actually prefer manual updates on all software to automatic.  I want to know exactly what is updated and when.

McAfee Antivirus is effective because it is built on the legendary Dr Solomon engine.  McAfee Antivirus is not quite as good as F-Secure and Kaspersky at finding non viral macro malware.  If your McAfee antivirus is expired, it would behoove you to download a free antivirus like AVG, then remove all McAfee products as best you can and install AVG, update it and scan.  McAfee Antivirus is pretty efficient and fast.  While McAfee Antivirus is my favorite Antivirus Program and probably the best, try to browse to their site and find it.