Will my McAfee antimalware products still work if I upgrade to Windows 8?
Yes. As long as you have an active subscription, your McAfee product will work automatically on your Windows 8 PC.
Does Windows 8 have Internet security features?
Yes. Windows 8 includes a few security features that offer basic protection. Those who care about their data, privacy, friends, and family will choose McAfee.
Will my Windows 8 tablet or PC be protected completely out of the box?
Today, you need more than basic antivirus and antimalware for two reasons. First, malware is getting harder to detect. A recent independent test comparing McAfee effectiveness to Microsoft's effectiveness shows that a lot of malware got past Microsoft, see test. In addition, most threats employ tactics beyond viruses, like social media scams and botnets. You need much more than basic antivirus to be protected.
How is McAfee protection different?
McAfee security covers the full range of threat targets—popular browsers (not just Internet Explorer), plug-ins, networks, databases, mobile devices, web, email, and more—and protects completely, extending security from beyond the operating system up to the cool app you grab from a file sharing site. Our products are more effective at fighting threats because we see every kind of threat coming from every direction, on every device. Each feature within each McAfee antivirus suite excels in its class, and multiple features working together become close to unbeatable.
Why is McAfee different?
Security isn't something we add into products. It is our product. McAfee lives and breathes digital security. We have been protecting you, your family, and your devices since 1989. We get what it takes to keep one step ahead of the bad guys, without slowing down your digital life. Our layered protections work as a single system to guard your PC and data from all sorts of emerging threats—not just the ones that break Windows.