Since the advancement in the area of computer technology, the risk from computer viruses and external malicious attacks have increased exponentially. Due to this, newer versions of Operating Systems are continuously being updated with the latest security updates to ensure safety and data integrity but may not be able to serve the complete purpose. Thus, it becomes extremely important for the user to use the best quality anti-virus program in order to secure the computer from incoming threats which mostly come through internet and other networks. The 2010 update of McAfee Antivirus came with a major makeover of its interface but the latest in the series is McAfee Anti Virus Plus 2011 v.8 which comes with enhanced armor for providing almost complete security to the end user.
McAfee Anti Virus Plus 2011 comes with almost the same interface as that of 2010 but the real update in the program is invisible to a normal user. The all new updated firewall inside the program has now ability to track all the UDP connections and the real time shield of the program is lighter which ensures minimal interruptions in the regular functioning of the computer. For enhanced speed in functioning, the intelligent program automatically starts the essential functions of scanning the computer and updating the database when your computer is idle. The program has an easily interpretable interface where it offers all the important settings and functionalities and links to utilities such as hacker watch, McAfee Virus map and others in a single list. The program comes equipped with Active Protection Technology which analyzes and blocks fresh threats in fraction of a second.
McAfee Anti Virus Plus 2011 v.8 is overall, a nice anti-virus shield which ensures fast and complete protection and successful efforts have been made to keep it as light as possible, leading it to score four and a half rating points on the scale of five.