Spawn

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#6

jamescv7

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For sure McAfee Cloud AV integrates Artemis Technology which included in other editions as well.

An aggressive behavior/heuristic detection that can determine the early detection basis while signatures are not yet arrive.
 

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I looked through the forum, but I can't find if McAfee Cloud Free AV is out of beta now? I would like to try it, but I also don't know if it's worth it, even if it is no longer beta.
McAfee NextGen AV - Nothing that mentions Beta software, and good news that McAfee WebAdvisor is optional, you can opt-out. Installed into C:\Program Files\ on Windows 64-bit.

When I tried it, it turned out to be a system resource hog with a large install. Plus, the features are quite limited.
I say it's intentional to limit available features, just as Bitdefender Free Antivirus vs Bitdefender Total Security.

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My only issue is the UI size is tiny.
 

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Second that on the GUI, trying it in a VM right now with some malware.
I do not know the quality of the malware, but so far so good.
Hope to see a test here at MT soon.

/W
I lightly tried McAfee Free under VM and upon executing samples from MH, all 7 were quarantined. Unfortunately you can't scan on-demand, so I didn't post the results for 05-10-2016 #7.