Pros NONE!! unless you like to see 100% CPU usage
Cons wont work!! consumes 100% CPU, slows everything down, no internet
Summary I really hate to bad mouth anyone but I have wasted at least 80 hours since jul 30,when they FORCED a horrible "upgrade" on their customers. Since then,I have wasted so much time installing, tweaking settings, uninstalling it. DO NOT BUY THIS ONE!! It used 100% of your resources, you cant get on the internet, you cant open email. NOTHING!! I am a longtime customer and have just given up with almost a year of active subscriptions with Mcafee and went to another security suite instead. I am SO UPSET!! Save your money and time, try something else before Mcafee. Trust me, you'll be happier without the mess they forced down my throat. They can have my money if they want it hat bad. I'll consider a lesson learned.
Pros ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
Cons SLOWS COMPUTER TO A CRAWL
Summary Do not, I repeat do not buy this product. After months of trying to get it to work I am giving up. I am now looking elsewhere. Just go to McAfee site and go to their forum to see all the trouble everyone is having. Their moderators will not tell you but I did get them to kinda admit what the problem is, I posted the following generic statement and asked if this sums it up and no one would answer me:
McAfee will not let us tell users how to switch back to 10. They also will not allow us to allow it to be posted here.
It can be done, but McAfee does not admit any culpability in disabling millions of computers across the U.S. by unleashing 11 before it was ready.
If this post is deleted, I will take that as apparently you weren't allowed to do that either. I would have e-mailed this to you, but you dont' have an email address
"An incompatible Pig"on by yanikgr
Pros Attempts to be comprehensive
Cons Slow, Incompatible with other programs, poor configurability
Summary I have used McAfee VirusScan for several years. My previous version was 6 months out of date and there was not an upgrade available. I had been using ZoneAlarm firewall for years along with McAfee with no problem. I upgraded to VirusScan Plus even though I didn't need or want the Plus. It seemed to install OK and recognized that I had ZoneAlarm as my firewall; it took along time to load when you wanted to modify the configuration and configuring it not to pester you when you turned things off was not very straight forward. My boot up time went way up to about 5-6 minutes, and periodically my machine would slow down to a creep. I mean creep as in 30 seconds to move a window from point A to point B. McAfee would also crash regularly. I had upgraded ZoneAlarm, switched to IE 7 and gotten a satellite dish for my internet connection within the same week. I suspect that McAfee was conflicting with something else. I uninstalled and reinstalled the other new software and with McAfee installed my machine ran miserably, no matter what else I did. McAfee had 7 or 8 Processes running all the time, it used a huge percentage of CPU time, and memory all the time. I finally gave up and bought ZoneAlarms Virus package and my machine is running well. Maybe there was something else I could have done to get it to run well but I feel I should not have to jump through hoops just to get the product to work. I just called about my refund I they were good about it, but I will check my credit card to confirm it is processed. It was only after I ran into these issues that I started looking at online line reviews of the product. I found many others with these issues. Amazon reviews had this product at 1 star until they purged the reviews. Even now the reviews are poor but there are only 4 of them listed, last weekend there were many more than that.
Pros Not much.... like Site Advisor Part
Cons Pretty much everything.
Summary I ditto everything acurban said with a couple of additions. I also spent 40-60 hours trying to get this thing to run. Every time I powere off PC when I turned it back on.. McAfee all Virus Scan, Firewall, Spyware, Site advisor, etc.. said problems occured. Try to fix said to reload software. Does nothing... so you try to remove program through control panel but wont let you.. freezes up.. try again.. and again... finally try to go into files (do search and delete) I am novice at this stuff. Wont let you delete system files. Finally got hold of a chat technician who sent me a program that deleted Mcafee from PC so I could reload software... but here is the kicker... he said my problem was that I had Internet Explorer 7.0 intstalled... there 2007 doesnt support that version.. gave me instructions in how to go in and remove it... and go down to IE version 6... only problem is that when you get ready to remove IE 7.2 it says are you sure?? you loaded all the following programs with using IE 7.2 and by downgrading to IE Version 6 good chance they wont work and you will have to reload them.... no fricking way. I got the free AVG..like others I got a 8 months left on first purchase of Mcafee virus scan.. and 11 months left on VS Plus 2007 (was cheaper buying whole bundle then paying for firewall and spyware addition) Anyway I guess I am just out the money.. because a Virus Scan business that keep up with IE changes with update patches scares the heck out of me. Hope this helps.
"What a flop."on by jsanders4484
Pros Well it's mcafee, so hopefully it's decent at detecting viruses. That has yet to be seen.
Cons Very slow loading, slows down computer, not worth the hassle
Summary Ok I'll start off with the specs of my system. It's a laptop running a 1.5ghz pentium m, 1.2gb of ram, and windows xp professional. I was previously running mcafee's antivirus 10 and firewall 7. It ran remarkably well, it was also easy on the system resources. Well I figured hey since it worked well VirusScan Plus 2007 would probably be even better. Bad idea. The installation was ok, it removed my previously installed software without any major hassle. However, once installed and the machine was rebooted, I opened mcafee's security center. It took ages to load, not to mention it caused my system to run extremely slow, and once it finally loaded, the user interface was very poorly designed. While the security center was loaded, the software then began to update itself...this basically brought everything I was doing on my laptop to a stand still. I'm sorry mcafee, I used to swear by your software, but I've got to give you the boot.