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McAfee Mobile Security (PC/Android)

by McAfee
Windows 8 / 7 / Mobile / XP Tablet PC Edition, Android
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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  • Protects their personal data by backing it up online
  • offers unlimited storage and restores to same or new device
  • locates and tracks a lost or stolen device, even if the sim card is replaced
  • protects personal data-remotely locking the device and wiping sensitive content
  • trigger an audible alarm or send a display message with device return instructions
  • malware detection, malware cleaning, malware protection update
  • dialer protection,web protection, cloud-based app protection via mcafee global threat intelligence
  • app lock, multi-user app profiles. call and sms filtering, data backup, data restore
  • device lock and alarm, locate and track,wipe, remote factory reset

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 8 / 7 / Mobile / XP Tablet PC Edition, Android
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B00EJ84YS8
  • Release Date: 23 Sept. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,873 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Award winning McAfee Mobile Security protects your mobile phone or Android tablet and enables you to experience the freedom to connect from anywhere while keeping your personal life personal. Manage your device from the cloud, locate and lock your device. Never lose your data with backup, wipe and restore features. Safeguard your privacy with app protection and call and SMS filtering. Only solution to offer real-time protection from malware, risky sites and potentially unwanted programs. Protecting all your device has never been easier. It's comprehensive security that's as simple as it is powerful

Selectively share your apps Let's say your kids or your friends want to play a game or use an app on your phone or tablet. You can easily set up different profiles to share your stuff with others. Or, just, lock up any app with a 6-digit PIN

Know what your apps are up to Mobile apps are great. But they could also gather a great deal of information-personal things you may not want to share. Our proprietary technology taps into a global network of threat intelligence and generates a customized report detailing exactly what information your apps are collecting from you empowering you to remove the offending apps

Block obnoxious spam It's annoying, it infringes on your privacy, and now it's easy to eliminate. Our advanced filters stop spammers, incorrect numbers, and unwanted texts

Track It, Lock It, and Wipe It if Lost or Stolen

Lock it remotely Life happens. Things go missing. Now you can prevent any possible misuse of your smartphone, tablet, and personal data by remotely locking them-even the data on your removable memory card. Once you do, your device displays a hard-to-miss "contact me" message

Wipe it remotely If you think your device is gone for good, protect your privacy by remotely and permanently deleting the data on your phone and removable memory card. You can even back up data before a remote wipe so nothing is lost. Backup and restore your things A lot of people don't think to back up their mobile devices. We've made it easy to preserve irreplaceable personal information on demand, on a schedule, or before you wipe your missing smartphone or tablet. Once your valuables are backed up, it's simple to restore them to a new device

Locate and track it Sometimes you just need a little help finding things. Now you can locate your phone or tablet on a map using any browser. Go ahead and remotely lock it until you can retrieve it. Or, you can activate an alarm to make it "scream."

Stamp out Malware Guard against viruses and spyware It used to be that mobile devices were somewhat insulated from the bad guys. That's no longer the case. McAfee Active Protection technology constantly scans your devices to protect against the latest viruses, worms, botnets, spyware

McAfee technology scans deep into your apps, files, SD cards, and Internet downloads to root out malware. And while the protection is heavy, it's amazingly light on resources and battery life

Stay Away From Malicious Sites and Links Search and shop securely As you navigate the web, McAfee Mobile Security blocks malicious websites. It doesn't matter if you type a bad URL in directly or it comes up through a search engine

Stay safer while being social Most of today's threats are making their way through email, texts, and social networks sites. We block potentially risky links no matter how they present themselves. We'll even safeguard you against potential phishing sites, browser exploits, and malicious quick response (QR) codes.

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Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tablet/mobile protection 28 Jan. 2014
By Gordon D. Wotherspoon VINE VOICE
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Having used MacAfee and avg security for PC and laptops for many years thought I better get some protection for android tablet,this product fitted the bill,it comes as a card with an activation code to download the program,this led to a problem as the listed website takes you to the American.com site and not a .co.uk which means you get a site showing USA products and prices in dollars and nothing to do with the mobile version at all had to contact MacAfee customer service to get access to the download site as the listed one was currently down. Not the best of starts but that aside when loaded up it will run in the background with little or no input required from the user so far so good
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I've never been certain whether antivirus or internet security packages are essential for android phones and tablets until, while surfing, I received a suspicious pop-up stating my tablet had a virus, but it might have been a hoax or activated by clicking on the 'OK' button (which I didn't). It made me think there might be a potential risk so I ordered this as 'insurance'.

Installation took a while: first go to the address on the card inside the pack, set up an account, follow a link in the confirmation email to download the program, follow the link which directs to the Google Play store to download a program which looks very similar to the free version of McAfee, download, install, open then go back to my account, validate it with a code scribbled onto paper then, hey-ho, it's time to go. It wasn't a swift process and I wasn't encouraged initially - but this was soon to change.

Following installation I was first asked to create a 6-digit pin to locate, lock or wipe the tablet should it be lost or stolen.

The next step was to enable 'Administrator mode' after which it became much more user-friendly with a security scan screen just like on a PC along with update, privacy (set privacy settings for apps to ensure not accidentally sharing too much data such as email address, phone number and your location) and a web security feature.

Having worked through the tedious installation process, Mobile Security now appears to be quite a functional and worthwhile package - scans for viruses and threats, scans apps and has a backup feature - which backs up data onto a secure McAfee site. It very quickly backed up my 208 contacts in 20 seconds via wifi followed by my stored photos and video - this feature is excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Roger Sharp VINE VOICE
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McAfee Mobile Security PC/Android (not sure what the"PC" functions are - I couldn't find any) installed easily and when it was running consumed little power. The interface was very clunky and poorly designed and it took me a while to get the hang of it.

There is an ongoing debate as the whether any form of security like this is necessary at all. Google think not and say it's just the vendors trying to drum up business.

There are at least 8 other well known companies that offer the functionality of this software for free, and I just can't see a single reason for buying it. I will be removing from my tablet and going back to Avast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Essential? Plus installation issues 15 Feb. 2014
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I guess first I should say that I'm not sure how much of a problem virus and other security risks are to Android. If the risk is extreme then one more star should be added.

On other issues, installation was a real pain. I must have had a McAfee account in the distant past and the software was determined that I use this and would not let me set up a new one despite using a variety of e-mail addresses! Eventually I managed to get a new password for my old account but the process was opaque to say the least. Then the product needs to be registered and the website you are directed to seems to bear no relation to registration but focusses on selling you other products. The fact that you have purchased this product already and wish to use it seems of lesser concern to McAfee!

After much frustration my registration was finally accepted and the software appears to run OK. Note it, as you'd expect, is always on so will use system resources. On scanning, then or since, no actual risks were found, which may speak to my first point about how necessary the software is. The only alert I've had is for Evernote which is software that most tablet or phone users will use. McAfee's database seems not to realise this.

It is important to remember that you get a 2014 version of the software for one device - hardly generous and what happens in 2015... I'm not sure I could face a new installation anyway.

Overall you're buying peace of mind but I struggle to recommend the software.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well but slow to downlaod and connect 7 May 2014
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McAfee Mobile Security (PC/Android)

What is it.
This is a comprehensive anti-virus and Malware solution suite for Android phones and tablets.

The pack I have was just an information pack with a login key to download the product. I needed this on my Kindle Fire HD as I do use it a lot on the web and have always worried about security.
To install this I had to go to the McAfee site via my Kindle and log in using the supplied code on the pack. It did take a long time to recognise it but when it did the software was downloaded in one go and was scanning my system within 20 minutes of logging into McAfee.

In use.
I have run a scan and it found 7 Malware items and since running this my Kindle seems a little faster and stable. The Malware was advertising stuff which is generally harmless but can clog up a system with repeated requests.You can basically set and forget it but it does offer reassurance that if something tries to get in and mess up my files I now have a defence system in place.

As far as I can see Android does not seem to be attacked too much by viruses and Malware but give them time and I am sure it will happen so this software is necessary. It works well and offers some reassurance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
arrived on time great price for a much needed item good reliable name too,thanks
Published 7 months ago by me and my missus
4.0 out of 5 stars the install process has been easy enough and I feel safer doing my...
As always, a top level product from macafee. We're now in a worls of technology which is increasingly based around our "m8bile" life. Read more
Published 7 months ago by E. Ramshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to install and won't gum up the works
I have to admit, I am something of a novice when it comes to this sort of thing, but I was determined I was going to do load it myself, despite my teenage son telling me it was... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dr. J. S. Bray
5.0 out of 5 stars Installation. Was a bit long because you have to ...
Installation. Was a bit long because you have to get the link from a piece of paper than download the software,
Published 8 months ago by anas atlas
2.0 out of 5 stars Would not install......gave up in frustration.
I ordered this to put on my daughters netbook, but I found it very difficult to install because you had to fiddle around with creating accounts and downloading an App and then it... Read more
Published 9 months ago by FLB
3.0 out of 5 stars mcaffee mobile security
never been that keen on mcaffee as a rule as I find it slows down my computers, etc. this doesnt seem to be any exception to what I have found previously. Read more
Published 9 months ago by S. Hammond
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm not convinced it does any more than free products available
Having installed this I found that this was quite a laborious process for little real effect - the mobile security has not thrown up any issues since install and I am doubtful that... Read more
Published 9 months ago by K. Z. Sobol
2.0 out of 5 stars if at first you don't succeed try try try try.....again
OK well this is not really a review of the product as despite several emails and live chats neither myself of McAfee support have been able to get this product actively working on... Read more
Published 9 months ago by TMUK
4.0 out of 5 stars Good But One Feature Does My Head In !
This is a great product than on install found 14 problems and solved them. My only issue with it is that everytime I connect to a wireless cloud it slows it down hugely while it... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, solid offering.
I'm slightly disappointed that the browser protection only works with the stock browser and Chrome, but this is a failing with every Android security product out there. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Adamski
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