McAfee releases first McAfee Free Antivirus beta

McAfee logoMcAfee has released the first public beta of McAfee Free Antivirus.

The package is very basic, and just includes real-time protection, and -- optionally -- McAfee WebAdvisor to keep you safe online. There’s not even on-demand scanning, although a grayed-out "Scan Now" button suggests it’s on the way.

McAfee releases first McAfee Free Antivirus beta

This lack of functionality could be a problem, as McAfee Free Antivirus doesn’t run happily alongside other security software (it refused to install until we removed our existing suite). We wouldn’t want to rely on it as our main source of protection for very long.

Still, the program is at least easy to use. 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.

Right now McAfee Free Antivirus is for McAfee fans and the curious, then. But if that sounds like you, the beta is available now for -- we think -- Windows Vista and later.

Source: Betanews

Tags: antiviruses

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)