Anti-virus Programs

by Matt Belyus

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We wrote an article on various anti-virus software packages, but it didn’t do justice to those reviewed. This article will be the third in-depth of the series on one of the major anti-virus offerings.

This week we are discussing McAfee, one of the most widely used security software applications. McAfee was founded in 1987 by John McAfee. The company has been bought and sold several times since then, but has always been a solid performer.

When you visit their website, scroll down and you will see several packages ranging from 24.99 to 99.99 per year.

We recommend the Premium package. This system is comparable to the Norton package that we recently reviewed. This plan is currently priced (discounted) @ 99.99 for unlimited devices per year. For less than 100/yr, you will be able to protect ten devices which can be Windows, Mac, iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Android. So if you have ten devices to watch, that is 1.66/month/device.

– Real-time Threat Protection for your Device: protecting you from multiple avenues of attack
– Password Manager: An easy way to manage all of your passwords.
– Smart Firewall: Blocking outside access to your computer but also learning what you access to save you some headaches.
– Secure VPN (5 devices): Highly recommended to keep your data safe when using public wifi. Automatically turns on for public networks (i.e. coffee shop, hotel, etc)
– Parental Control: Control what people can access by blocking inappropriate sites.
– Identity theft coverage and restoration up to 1 million dollars.
– Smart Phone protection
– File shredder –deleted the files and overwrite them so the cannot be recovered by prying eyes.

There are many more features to this software, but these are the most important in our mind when it comes to securing your devices and information. Any of the packages reviewed so far, are great for home systems. If you are needing a package for your business, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with a selection.

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