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When buying antivirus software, think about what your real needs and budget are. Obviously you want the strongest protection possible but you also need to avoid paying for features you will never use: don't forget you will need to renew your subscription from year to year, in most cases, so you have to be confortable about pricing with the initial purchase but also in the long term. Read on to see that McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 is a very strong product at its price point and will satisfy most users interested in protecting their Windows-based machine for daily Web surfing.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 is a standalone antivirus software program suitable for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. According to CNET’s editors, “it provides state-of-the art antivirus and antispyware protection for your computer”.
Indeed, with features such as comprehensive malware protection (against viruses, worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, etc.), a powerful two-way firewall, McAfee's SiteAdvisor® technology warning you about dangerous websites in the result pages of many popular search engines and even some tune-up capabilities to increase your PC's performance, McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 offers a lot for an entry-level, affordable computer security product. Most competitors offer firewall protection and PC tune-up features only with their mid-level or top-of-the-line, expensive security suites.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 has an easy-to-use interface, completely revamped in 2010 and which gives access to important configuration options, status messages and various tasks through a single pane. The product's installation is rather straightforward; should you run into trouble during or after that step, just know that McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 comes with free phone support for 30 days, as well as unlimited live chat and email support.
Also, for the duration of your yearly subscription you will receive automatic updates for your product; they will include latest virus definitions, any new features as well as bug fixes. It's important to note that these updates are small in size and therefore will never disrupt your system as they are being downloaded and installed.
To sum up, if what you need is a very affordable and robust antivirus solution with some advanced features such as firewall protection and PC tune-up capabilities, then McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 makes good security sense. However, if you are seeking a more comprehensive security solution, including protection against spam and automatic online backup to further secure your data, then you might want to consider McAfee Internet Security 2013. If you also need file protection and strong antiphishing technology on top of these extra features, McAfee Total Protection 2013 may be an ideal solution.