Update McAfee Cloud AV - Have you tried it?

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  1. Wordward

    Wordward Level 2

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  2. ExoGen CyberSecurity

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    Installed it, it uses ~10-15 MB ram.

    Big downside, you can't add to exception if something is detected, files are detected on access (that's really bad because of the security risk).
     
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  3. JakeXPMan

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    Good question, is McAfee free AV still being updated or is it stagnating in beta ?
     
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  4. Wordward

    Wordward Level 2

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    Sorry for putting my post in the wrong area earlier. But thanks for info about not being able to add exceptions ExoGen. That is bad.
     
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  5. woodrowbone

    woodrowbone Level 8

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    A file that is NOT executed is hardly dangerous...

    /W
     
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  6. Spawn

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  7. Wordward

    Wordward Level 2

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    So it's a good thing Spawn? I wonder if there is an "ask" setting?
     
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  8. 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.
     
  9. ttto

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    Very interesting free product from McAfee!, waiting for tests!!
     
  10. JakeXPMan

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  11. hjlbx

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    When I tried it, it turned out to be a system resource hog with a large install. Plus, the features are quite limited.

    Crystal Security is a better free cloud solution...
     
  12. JakeXPMan

    JakeXPMan Level 15

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    #12 JakeXPMan, Oct 4, 2016
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    That says a lot because Crystal Security is much lighter then McAfee and thats impressive solution without even being an Antivirus.

    Would you suggest using an AV and CS both in real time?
     
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  15. JHomes

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    Only thing I need to know...

     
  16. Spawn

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    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.

    I say it's intentional to limit available features, just as Bitdefender Free Antivirus vs Bitdefender Total Security.

    upload_2016-10-10_17-41-48.png

    My only issue is the UI size is tiny.
     
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  17. woodrowbone

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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
     
  18. Spawn

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    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.
     
  19. rosendalek

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    interface is too small. and there is no right click scanning
     
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  20. Yash Khan

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    What are the mentioned "Premium" protections in the GUI compared to the free version?
     
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