3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Essential? Plus installation issues,
This review is from: McAfee Mobile Security (PC/Android) (CD-ROM)
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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.