www.mcafee.com/mls/retailcard : McAfee LiveSafe is the best product in McAfee’s sizable security portfolio. McAfee’s LiveSafe is a great deal for a multi-device individual or family, as it allows an unlimited number of devices per subscription. Its antivirus performance is pretty good, but its protected cloud storage and password manager really make it stand out from the competition.
Its suite offers protection for an unlimited number of Windows PCs, Macs and Android and iOS devices, along with a Web dashboard. A tool called My Home Network sounds great in theory. It’s designed for those who want to keep an eye on the devices connected to their network. It lists each device it finds, along with information such as the device’s operating system, whether it’s protected by McAfee live safe software, its IP and MAC addresses, and whether file and/or printer sharing is turned on.
Click the Virus and Spyware icon to scan your PC, turn real-time scanning on or off, and schedule scans. Similarly, click Web and Email protection to enable or disable your firewall, anti-spam functionality and SiteAdvisor – a feature that tells you which sites are safe or unsafe before you visit. SiteAdvisor also lets you know if a site is safe when you do a search.
The interface is straightforward, with big icons representing each of its modules. I found the design to be clear and simple, letting me easily drill down to customize any feature. Modules include Virus and Spyware Protection, Web and Email Protection, Data Protection, PC and Home Network Tools, and Parental Controls. There are also icons that you can click to update the software or see the status of your subscription.
PC and Home Network Tools is where to go for tune-up and miscellaneous tools. I found the tune-up tools to be fairly rudimentary: A Quick Clean feature that deletes unnecessary files, a defragmenter and a file shredder. You may not find yourself using them much — for instance, automatic defragging is built into Windows. However, if you want to securely get rid of files, you may find the file shredder useful.
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On my network, though, it was only partially useful. It found my router, two Windows PCs and my network printer, but was unable to identify my Mac or iPhone and I was never able to figure out why.
The suite also has a Windows 8 app, McAfee Central, that wasn’t very useful. It’s supposed to give details about your PC’s security state, but it didn’t work for me — for example, it reported that my Windows PC didn’t have McAfee LiveSafe installed on it, even though it did.
All in all, when it comes to basic protection, the Windows component of McAfee LiveSafe does a fine job. But when it comes to extras, such as tune-up tools and learning more about your network, I found it to be not that helpful.
McAfee LiveSafe’s Mac version has anti-malware, a firewall and protection against malicious websites, but nothing beyond that. There are no parental controls, tune-up utilities or similar tools. This isn’t particularly surprising. Most other Mac-based security suites I’ve seen lack them as well.
To customize how the application works, you have to click the McAfee Live Safe – Internet Security menu item on the top menu bar and then select Preferences. From there you can configure how each security module works — for example, you can turn the firewall on and off or select what rules the firewall should apply, depending on which network you’re currently connected to.
Down the left side of the main screen are buttons for performing, scheduling and updating scans. There are also links to the history of your scans and to any quarantined items, as well as a link to the Web dashboard.
Unlike the limited capabilities of McAfee’s iOS tool, the Android version is a fully featured security app. It protects your device against malware; scans apps to find privacy invaders; locates, locks and wipes lost or stolen devices; protects you against malicious websites and backs up personal information.
The left side of the app’s main screen lists each security module, such as for scanning for malware, while the right side lets you perform actions related to that module and see the results of its actions. It’s quite simple to use and lets you quickly get to the task you want done.
I found the privacy scanner to be the most useful tool. It warns you about any apps that might be privacy invaders, lets you lock apps that might contain sensitive data, and lets you block specific phone numbers from sending you texts or calls. You can also create profiles to hide or display apps according to whoever is using the device.
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LiveSafe has optimized its interface for Windows 8 users, which essentially means you get large buttons for features and navigation instead of small, difficult-to-press links. The optimization peters out quickly, though: I noticed a few link-heavy menus (such as the Navigation Center).
LiveSafe displays the most important information in its main window. A color-coded bar along the top indicates whether your computer is secure or vulnerable. From here, you can also quickly access protection for viruses, spyware, Web content, and email—as well as check that your software updates are current and your subscription is still active.
LiveSafe’s most distinctive feature is McAfee Personal Locker, a secure cloud storage space (1GB) designed specifically for highly sensitive documents. Personal Locker uses biometric protection—facial and voice authentication—along with a PIN. Facial recognition is fairly simple: You take a photo of yourself on the device you’re using, and Personal Locker compares it to a photo of you it has on file.
Voice recognition is a little more complicated, featuring two sentences that you must read aloud to the machine. The first sentence is the same every time. The second sentence is randomly generated from Personal Locker’s archives, to check for “alive-ness.” This way, nobody can crack your Personal Locker with a photo and a voice recording.
Personal Locker also lets you set different levels of security for different files: a PIN only for less-sensitive documents, and full facial and voice authentication for more valuable assets. Best of all, even if your subscription lapses, you’ll still have access to your account for three months afterward.
Another interesting feature is McAfee SafeKey, which creates and stores unique, secure passwords and syncs them across all your devices. You can install it as an add-on to your Web browser or as an app on your devices.
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LiveSafe offers antivirus, antimalware, and hardware-enhanced antitheft protection. The antitheft protection is similar to Apple’s Find My iPhone feature and other device-tracking software: It lets you locate and remotely lock lost or stolen devices, remotely secure data, and protect data against uninstalls.
We consulted independent data from AV-Test’s July/August 2013 antivirus tests. AV-Test ran 26 consumer products and nine business products on a computer running Windows 7 (SP1). The test used the free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) as the baseline, which offered 91 percent protection against zero-day malware attacks in a real-world testing environment.
By comparison, McAfee LiveSafe offered 97 percent protection against zero-day malware attacks in real-world tests, which is better than MSE but not as good as other products on the market. LiveSafe detected false positives and false warning messages, flagging only one case of legitimate software as dangerous.
AV-Test did not test the mobile (phone and tablet) segments of LiveSafe. The Android version of LiveSafe offers a security scan, as well as privacy tests (the app can check other apps for exposure), automatic Web monitoring, backup, and device tracking.
McAfee’s LiveSafe is a great deal for a multi-device individual or family, as it allows an unlimited number of devices per subscription. Its antivirus performance is pretty good, but its protected cloud storage and password manager really make it stand out from the competition.
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