McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008: Product Review

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 protects your PC while you surf, download files, and send emails. It gives you the security you need from hackers and malicious viruses trying to penetrate your PC, by combining anti-virus, anti-virus, and firewall technologies to fight off intruders.

To increase your PC security while you surf, its new feature, McAfee SiteAdvisors provides safety ratings for each website you visit. So it will let you know if the site you're on is potentially unsafe.

Another great feature McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 has includes giving regular updates about the latest software from McAfees security service, so your protection also remains up-to-date and ready to hold off the multi-pronged attacks.

This new and improved McAfee can also verify links in IM messages, and can do this without distributing you. Meaning you can keep surfing, downloading, watching YouTube clips, or sharing pictures, while McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 does its job. On top of that, you can now add and manage security for more than one PC in your home with this new McAfee.

Although, McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 comes with variety of new features, it still has a few drawbacks. These drawbacks include not being novice-friendly when it comes to installation and failing to provide hourly updates for new software.

Out of approximately 400 product reviewers, McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 received an average rating of 3 out of 5 making this product satisfactory.

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