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Antivirus Essentials vs McAfee

I just decided to try out the McAfee package, which requires the removal of AV Essentials (understandable). But I'm scratching my head, as it appears to be literally the same application, but with a subscription. Everything else about the UI is identical, down to the same quarantined files. Hunting the web for clues as to what the differences are is a fruitless endeavor

Can someone enlighten me what (if) the actual differences are between these two? Because right now I'm seeing a 1:1 copy with a price tag added on. Or is the point simply for users who 'need' (policy, etc) to be running a well-known AV solution...?


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Re: Antivirus Essentials vs McAfee

Hi @zaerth ,

Greetings from McAfee.

Mcafee provides an advanced level of virus and firewall protection with inbuilt feature of VPN, Identity Protection, Web protection, App-Boost and Web-boost feature. Mcafee is an all around solution for the protection of not only the computer but also for your Mobile, tablet and the MAC.

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