McAfee Antivirus is an antivirus program that has been created and maintained by McAfee Inc. its 2010 version includes antivirus, firewall and antispyware. More specifically, it contains on-access file scanner, Inbound and outbound firewall protection, spyware protection, daily definition updates, x-ray root kit detection, site advisor which tells you whether the site can be trusted or not, active protection which monitors whether your system is infected by any virus by looking for any unusual activity in real time and contacts McAfee labs to check whether the file is a threat.

You can run VirusScan Plus 2010 on Microsoft Windows 2000m Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 only.

An enterprise-level product named VirusScan Enterprise has also been developed by McAfee labs for using on larger networks. Obviously, it has features to make it suitable for using on multiple computers. It works on client-server model. The client application is loaded on all networked computers. The server application installs signature, application updates and configures settings for all client programs.

Mcafee has also developed its VirusScan for Mac 8.6. It has Leopard Compatibility; it will run on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers natively, it can scan every file being accessed from or written to the machine and will blocks the file if it is infectious. This scanner can be configured to scan on Read Only, Write only or both. You can also configure it to scan files on network volumes. It can scan Apple Mail messages for any infections. You can access this feature either through On Demand Scanner or On Access Scanner.

Mcafee new version for Mac 8.6.1 has support for updating virus signatures and scanning engine, support for proxy server authentication and it had added the Minimum Escalation Requirements tool.

To use all McAfee products and security services on your computer, you will have to acquire a 1-year subscription that renews automatically on if you instruct Mcafee to do so by paying the cost. However if for some reason you do not wish to use Mcafee, you  can cancel it and you will get a full refund within 30 days of a subscription purchase or within 60 days of a renewal by contacting McAfee. If more than 60 days have passed, you will not get any refund even if you cancel Mcafee, so be prompt! You can cancel Mcafee by choosing any of the methods.

You can cancel your Mcafee product during an online chat with a McAfee representative on the company’s website, linked herein. To chat, click on the Customer Service button.  Locate Chat and E-mail on the left side and select Free Internet Chat from the drop-down menu.

You can cancel by email by going to company’s website. For this you need to click Customer Service button. Locate Chat and E-mail on the left side and select Free E-mail Support from the drop-down menu. You can fill out a form and can get a response from a service representative within 48 hours confirming your cancellation and possible refund.