I believe this is their aim. I haven't got a compatible PC to test the Beta, so cannot comment on the details of how it runs.So it will probably be another basic and light alternative to Windows Defender?
I've been changing antiviruses almost everyday lol. I'm trying to stay with one for at least a bit. I'm a bit worried to even try it out cause it looks so basic and probably sucks up resources like the full version. Are you trying to tell me you're also Canadian and your ISP is Bell?If you do, let me know how it GOES. lol.
I also can get the full version from my ISP too... and why would we torture our hardware with it?!
The free version I'd be much more likely to use. (If light or effective?) at least free wouldn't be covered in Pro molasses.
This would explain the lack of scanning option. It is meant to be McAfee's next generation machine learning/behavioral cloud AV engine, which necessarily means it can't scan stuff since it does not use signatures. The previous McAfee Raptor Beta had an interface that isn't exactly eyecandy, and this version seems to have given it a cosmetic lift if it really is McAfee Raptor. Also, it adds extras like a firewall etc.McAfee Raptor is a real-time behavior detection technology that monitors suspicious activity on an endpoint. Raptor leverages machine learning and automated, behavioral-based classification in the cloud to detect zero-day malware in real time.
Thats quite a few number of processes there...I dont like software with many processes.
This is the memory usage, its pretty light..so far. Although Process Validation Service has constant CPU usage.
I did try the EICAR virus test, it detected the file in the zip drive and deleted it. After that, I couldn't close the folder no longer,
I had to restart Windows Explorer. I'm sure that'll get worked out.
Nice post, I'm actually far from Canada. Living in Florida, but born raised mid-west US. We have bell-south down here, and it magically turned into ATT in this area anyway. It was or is still a "Bell" so the ISP offers McAfee still, and AOL did with my email account. I tried it once or twice but second time in 2013... I tossed it away, too heavy firewall. lol.I've been changing antiviruses almost everyday lol. I'm trying to stay with one for at least a bit. I'm a bit worried to even try it out cause it looks so basic and probably sucks up resources like the full version. Are you trying to tell me you're also Canadian and your ISP is Bell?
Our other ISP (Rogers) isn't much better and offers Norton instead.
I question when anything is FREE cause there always seems to be some kind of catch to it. Still looking for the Windows 10 catch.
The product looks interesting. Using McAfee and fast in the same sentence without negation is something I haven't seen in a long time. I think it's a smart move by Intel.Detection powered by cloud (good for detection and resource usage)