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Do I need McAfee or just stay with one anti virus software the built in on Windows?

I'm just worried about not getting a second anti virus software. Do I need McAfee antivirus software? Or do I just stay with Window's built in anti virus software?

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Re: Do I need McAfee or just stay with one anti virus software the built in on Windows?

Hi @amara25 

Greetings from McAfee.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

In the new versions of McAfee, we've included a new firewall implementation. Here, McAfee Firewall works with Windows Defender Firewall to provide your computer with comprehensive and effective protection of inbound and outbound threats. For complete protection, Windows Defender Firewall must now be enabled when using the McAfee Firewall. These two firewalls work as follows:

  • McAfee Firewall checks for outbound traffic
  • Microsoft Windows Defender Firewall checks for inbound traffic

For more information, kindly refer the below article.

McAfee firewall inbound rules aren't migrated after updating LiveSafe or Total Protection

Alternatively, you can always contact chat support using the link below for immediate assistance or call our helpline number 24/7 (866-622-3911) US.

McAfee Support

If this information was helpful in any way or answered your question, please mark it as the accepted solution and give Kudos if appropriate.


Edward Franso 

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