McAfee 2017/15.1

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  1. Ibrad

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    So I went to go download a fresh copy of McAfee on my machine and what do you know I got a whole new version of McAfee that has not been pushed out to any of my other machines yet.

    McAfee 15.1 R0

    Gone is the old heavy 100MB scanner process replaced with a new process called McAfee Cloud AV using only 15 MB. It looks like McAfee is now fully in the cloud with their suite of protection.

    UI is similar to previous releases but I am very interested in how the detection starts to improve with their cloud analysis
     
  2. clocks

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    There was a McAfee Cloud AV beta a while back. I used it for a while and generally liked it. I don't recall if I did much malware testing with it, but operationally it seemed solid.

    EDIT: think this was it
    http://beta.mcafee.com/betamcafee/nextgenavlp.aspx
     
  3. jjc225

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    Is Livesafe supposed to update to the 2017 version? I have Livesafe on one of my computers and don't see any evidence of a version update.
     
  4. Ibrad

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    I don't believe they have started rolling out the update but I'd you grab a fresh installer of the website you may get it. Honestly I have not seen McAfee advertising this anywhere online which surprised me when I installed it.

    I did find website that seemed to be in Portuguese talking about it and all I could gather was the offical launch date was not suppose to be until October 3rd so maybe they are waiting for then to roll out the update? Im excited to see it pushed out this new version with cloud support is much lighter than previous versions.
     
  5. atomomega

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    Haven't installed it yet, but this is in the top results on google when you look for McAffee Cloud AV:

    https://home.mcafee.com/Secure/CloudAV/HowItWorks.html

    I didn't find any other way to access to that particular landing page. Their main home page just features the standard Antivirus Plus/LiveSafe/Internet Security

    Looks interesting tho, I guess they are following Bitdefender
     
  6. solitarios

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    It has web protection?
    Edit: Yes
     
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    Any screenshots of McAfee's 2017/15.1 version? I'm currently running the 2016 version and it's great.
     
  8. gery

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    2016 is as heavy as an elephant . It is ok in protection. Lets see if they have reduced its ram and capacity
     
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    this Silverlight won't install on my pc as it detects another av and want's it uninstalled before proceeding.
     
  11. atomomega

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    I believe we are discussing two different products, no?

    Sorry Ibrad :ninja:
     
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  13. Ibrad

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    No not the free cloud I have a subscription to McAfee. I'll post some screen shots later when I get a chance
     
  14. Ibrad

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  16. Ibrad

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    If you have an active subscription you will automatically get the 2017 version with a fresh download.. I am sure they will push out the new version to users due to the increase of cloud reach but I am unsure when the push will start.
     
  17. gery

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    I tried to install but but it refused
     
  18. Sir Pixelot

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    I guess I'll wait, they'll probably start upgrading people later on in the year.
     
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    How is Mcafee doing these days?
    In the past it was heavy on resources, and had a low detection.

    If you like to answer, please differ full version and free cloud version.
    Please differ malware, adware and pups.
     
  20. gery

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    Seems like i can install the 2016 version but not the 2017 . Anyone has any idea about this ? I am still waiting answer from the support . The first answer was that i needed a cleaning session which would cost me almost 100 bucks and i dont think i am going to do that because i know i am very sure the computer is clean . Scaned twice with MBAM Avast pro and also Avira and all seems ok
     
  21. jjc225

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    Seems like the roll out for version 15 is slow. Haven't seen a peep yet.
     
  22. Ibrad

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    Sorry guys have been busy going through hurricane Matthew. I sent McAfee support an email asking for a time frame that the new version will be pushed out. Based on the fact this version is heavily cloud dependent i figure they will want it pushed sooner rather than later to help grow their cloud reach
     
  23. Ibrad

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    I received a response from McAfee informing me that the 2017 version was not supposed to have been released yet o_O so it is kinda surprising that I got it. I will let you know when I receive more information.
     
  24. sm1

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    Mcafee antivirus plus 2017 review by PCMag. Title says 2016 version but review is for 2017.

    -http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2469309,00.asp-

    I am using this new version. I chose to install only the antivirus part. But in task manager I see firewall components loaded:confused:. I think it may be for wifi monitor. Applications launch a little slower when compared with windows defender but overall runs light. I hope the cloud av component eases the load on SSD writes.
     
  25. sm1

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    Did you try mcafee uninstall tool after uninstalling 2016 version?

    https://service.mcafee.com/webcente...&articleId=TS101331&fromSearch=true&platform=
     
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