McAfee Free Antivirus beta 0.5.107.1

A simple lightweight antivirus tool

 
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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.

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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.

Specification: McAfee Free Antivirus beta 0.5.107.1:

Platforms:
Windows Vista (32 bit),Windows 7 (32 bit),Windows Vista (64 bit),Windows 7 (64 bit),Windows 8
Version:
0.5.107.1
Licence:
Free during beta-testing
Developer:
McAfee
Date Added:
August 20, 2015