- Jan 8, 2011
McAfee Blog: Get Yourself AI-powered Scam Protection That Spots and Block Scams in Real Time | McAfee Blog
Published Sept 20, 2023
"Now, we’ve put AI to use in another powerful way—to put an end to scam texts on your phone.
Our new McAfee Scam Protection automatically identifies and alerts you if it detects a dangerous URL in your texts. No more wondering if a package delivery message or bank notification is real or not. Our patented AI technology instantaneously detects malicious links to stop you before you click by sending an alert. And as a second line of defense, it can block risky sites if you accidentally follow a scam link in a text, email, social media, and more. "
Here’s a closer look at how McAfee Scam Protection works:
- Proactive and automatic protection: Get notifications about a scam text before you even open the message. After you grant permission to scan the URLs in your texts, McAfee Scam Protection takes charge and will let you know which texts aren’t safe and shouldn’t be opened.
- Patented and powerful AI: McAfee’s AI runs in real-time and is constantly analyzing and processing millions of malicious links from around the world to provide better detection. This means McAfee Scam Protection can protect you from advanced threats including new zero-day threats that haven’t been seen before. McAfee’s AI continually gets smarter to stay ahead of cybercriminals to protect you even better.
- Simple and easy to use: When you’re set up, McAfee Scam Protection goes to work immediately. No copying or pasting or checking whether a text or email is a scam. We do the work for you and the feature will alert you if it detects a dangerous link and blocks risky sites in real time if you accidentally click.
- Customers currently with McAfee+, McAfee Total Protection, McAfee LiveSafe, and McAfee Mobile Security plans have McAfee Scam Protection included in their subscription.
- Scam text filtering is coming to iOS devices in October.
Enjoy Antivirus for Android, unlimited VPN, identity monitoring, and more!
McAfee Scam Protection is available in plans starting from $2.99 per month or $29.99 annually. Get McAfee Mobile Security in the App Store or Google Play.