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Essential, award-winning PC protection for carefree computing

With thousands of new viruses created every day, relying on traditional security updates isn't enough anymore. McAfee AntiVirus Plus instantly detects and blocks viruses--and stops web threats before they are downloaded to your PC. Reengineered to be faster than ever before, the software's innovative design simplifies your security experience while offering you essential protection.

2011 Features and Highlights

Award-winning anti-virus, firewall, spyware, and online protection

Exclusive McAfee Active Protection technology

Unlike the competition, McAfee Active Protection analyzes and blocks new and emerging threats in milliseconds, so you don't have to wait for regular updates to arrive. The result: virtually no gap in your protection.


Detects, blocks, and removes viruses, spyware, adware, even rootkits, insidious programs designed to tamper with your PC.

(Improved) Two-way firewall

Enterprise-grade firewall blocks outsiders from hacking into your PC.

Easier to use

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 is all about ease of use. The completely redesigned home screen gives you all the information you need at a glance.

Home screen with an easy-to-understand security bar and status area.

(New) Home screen

Completely redesigned to streamline your security experience. Easily check the status of your protection, monitor how many threats have been blocked, and manage your security--all from the home screen.

(New) Idle timer and scheduler

Reserve security scans and updates for when you are not using your PC, minimizing disruptions.

My home network

Manage security settings within your home network.

(Improved) Alert system

Alerts are less intrusive and easier to understand.

(Improved) Help center

Smarter and more intuitive--get accurate answers specifically related to the tasks you're trying to accomplish with contextual help.

(New) Easy account management settings

Create machine aliases, and easily activate, deactivate, or upgrade PC subscriptions.

(New) Advanced firewall integration

Settings made in Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows Vista Network Manager will automatically update the McAfee firewall settings.

(Improved) Microsoft Outlook 2010 integration

For added convenience, the McAfee anti-spam tool will now be shown in a separate tab rather than within the toolbar.

Faster than ever

This year McAfee AntiVirus Plus has been completely re-engineered so it's faster than ever.

Subsequent scan time of 327% faster.

(Improved) Scan time

Full system scan speed is faster so you won't be slowed down.

(Improved) Installation

Efficient download enables you to get up and running in a snap.

(New) Scheduled activity throttling

Updates initiate or resume when your PC is idle, minimizing interruptions.

Better protection against dangerous websites

(Improved) McAfee SiteAdvisor

Helps you know whether a website is safe before you click to stop malware threats. Advanced “phishing” protection alerts you to websites that may try to steal your identity or gain access to your financial information.