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McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2010

Updated on February 5, 2015


McAfee Antivirus Plus 2010
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2010

The McAfee antivirus software has been overhauled for the 2010 release, complete with new and improved features and user interfaces. The changes have been heralded by many as breakthroughs in the security industry, but as with most things that will remain to be determined by those who purchase and utilize the software.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2010

If you're looking for rock-solid virus protection and you don't want to pay through the nose, then McAfee antivirus plus 2010 may be exactly what you're looking for in a software package. And the beautiful thing about McAfee products is the exact same thing I keep touting like a broken record and even mentioned in my Hub for Comcast virus protection... McAfee will not hinder the performance of your computer, plain and simple.

For a year and a half I was a technical troubleshooter for Comcast (that's an entirely different story, especially if you are a fan of the horror genre), and one of the common workarounds for being unable to get people online, when everything looked good with their computers and they had a good IP address, was to disable their security software. You can probably imagine how that went over, what with the average user thinking they can catch a virus just by visiting any site, as if it were like catching a cold on a flight from Baltimore to Dallas. LOL!

This was especially true of any customer that was running either Norton security suites from Symantec or for anybody using a Trend Micro product. I never ever had to disable a McAfee program in order to help a customer access the internet. EVER! It just works, and I've been using it ever since I realized just how powerful it is, and for the fact that it used to be a free download for any high-speed internet subscriber with Comcast.

Comcast, in its infinite wisdom, has officially made the switch to The Norton antivirus package, even after all the years they spent touting McAfee and dissing Norton publicly. When it comes to the almighty buck, Comcast's hypocrisy certainly knows no bounds.

Since I am still a Comcast subscriber, I too will be making the switch as soon as the deadline on my free McAfee runs out. Although this switch will be a regrettable one, I look forward to being able to compare the two software packages from a consumer's point of view. I'm waiting until the last possible moment though, because I've really enjoyed the McAfee package.

The few complaints I've had about my McAfee software has actually been addressed with the new Antivirus Plus software; Users are now able to readily see any lapses that may be occurring with the software, and then instantly take steps to correct the situation. There is also more granular control offered to the customer, which is to say that if you don't need or want a particular feature, then you can disable that feature without worrying about constant warnings flooding your screen. McAfee also keeps you very well covered when it comes to email, spyware, malware, and all the other major culprits that internet evildoers will send your way.

Also, scan times for viruses and other maladies are reportedly much faster than in the past with recent versions of the software. Anybody who knows what it's like to run manual scans, it can often seem like those scans take way too much time to complete, thus affecting the overall speed of your computer. McAfee has a feature built in that will also allow you to customize automated scans, which you can set to run at off-peak hours, thus making the process even more user-friendly!

In the end though, it doesn't really matter too much what I have to say; You'll still need to exercise due diligence when researching the virus protection that is available. I'm partial to McAfee, but I ultimately go with whatever my ISP is providing, because I know I get the whole package for free and free is ultimately where my current budget has set the bar for me.

A quick Google search for "Antivirus Plus" will yield several results, and you'd be surprised just how much literature exists on the subject. Virus protection is big business, so there are plenty of companies out there vying for your business. When it comes to virus protection, you definitely get what you pay for, and you'll certainly pay for any corners you choose to cut.

For some users it may not be a question of how to install Antivirus Plus software but rather how to remove Antivirus Plus software. If you are a user belonging to this category then there are some wonderful tutorials to help with Antivirus Plus removal. I won't necessarily go into those on this page, but if you run a quick Google query, then you will find exactly what you are looking for in that department. The Antivirus Plus removal tool is easy to use and easy to find.

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    • putukarya profile image


      8 years ago from Denpasar,Bali

      At home I use Avast free edition ... I'm quite happy, not many problems that arise ...but in the office ... I use the McAfee antivirus ...

    • pmccray profile image


      8 years ago from Utah

      At work, we rid ourselves of McAfee and switched to Est Nod2 Antivirus. I now use it on my personal computer because of the problems mentioned by writerdave.

      It's a must to have some protection now that my entire blasted life is on my hard drive. Informative hub.

    • Canklefish profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from East Coast

      There will always be viruses that get past the security software, and McAfee is certainly no exception. I ran into my fair share of Comcast customers who had some nasty stuff on their PC's that McAfee reps could do nothing about. Most of those customers had kids who had friends who knew a great way to download 'free music.' Unfortunately, free music means free viruses.

      I have never heard a review for Avira, I may check it out, as I'm not too excited about the switch to Norton thru Comcast. Thanks for the review and the comment.

      Great stuff, David!

    • Writer David profile image

      Writer David 

      8 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I'm a Comcastic customer also. I utilized McAfee for years since it was free. But, it never really seemed to catch the trojans that seemed destined for broadband users. I got the Google Redirect trojan about a year ago. McAfee could do nothing with it. I tried all the manual fixes online. Nothing worked. So, I took the advice of a friend in the IT world and downloaded the free version of Avira Antivirus. It got rid of the Google Redirect when nothing else would. I have used it ever since. Norton came free with my new HP computer. However, I have not used it and will not use it.


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