McAfee Security Scan Plus 3.11.717.1 Review


McAfee Security Scan Plus is free diagnostic software suite developed by McAfee Inc. It actively checks your computer to ensure that system is protected from threats. The software is designed to support Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 editions. The system requires at least 256 MB of RAM to run and operate the software for scanning and detection of viruses, along with their protection. Its flexibility and simplicity make it a recommended choice for beginners.

Threats Scanning:
McAfee Security Scan Plus is facilitated with active protection technology which is used for scanning all kind of threats such as viruses, Trojans, spywares, adware and unwanted programs. After complete detection of threats in your system, it generates a report containing all the possible presence of threats, status of computer protection and possible recommendations for its prevention and removal. Its ability to automatically scan on weekly basis makes it beneficial for ensuring system protection and keeping it up to date.

Malware Protection:
After downloading this application, it provides a few alert options including immediate scan, cancellation of prescheduled scan and a reminder for the scheduling of scans. It offers security against harmful malware through Microsoft Security Essential, which is available with Windows by default. It is capable of scanning active processes to repel hacking attacks. It not only co-exists with other existing anti-virus and security software, but also monitors their performance.

Firewall Protection:
McAfee Security Scan Plus offers a tool of Firewall protection that is associated with the provision of protection through Windows Firewall. Windows Firewall is a network security system that provides real time protection by keeping an eye on your online activities. If any hacker attempts to send you a malware or a virus by manipulating vulnerability of any tool, then it instantly disables that attack.

Web Protection:
It provides security from online threats through McAfee WebAdvisor. It acts as your own personal advisor whenever you perform online browsing. It ensures secure browsing and gives out a signal to block inappropriate sites. It allows you to freely socialize, as it is also compatible with social media like Facebook and Google+. It confirms validity of each file before downloading so that you can stay safe from potential malware.

McAfee Scan Free Features:
It is a collection of reliable tools essential for enhancing the security level of PC. When systems are connected to internet, they are open to attacks from spies and hackers. It runs scans and performs real time monitoring to immediately counter such attacks. It is a high speed application which comes with a simple user interface. The scans can be scheduled for process automation and saving your time.

For systems requiring fast scanning, detection and control of unwanted viruses, worms and Trojans, McAfee Security Scan Plus is the preferable choice. It is a security product that scans the data stored in system memory or hard disk and protects it against various kinds of malware. It is capable of scanning a computer within couple of seconds and allows you to send suspicious files to McAfee lab for future references.



  • antivirus
  • anti-spyware


  • Firewall not fully protected.


Security Scan Software - 9.6
Web protection Software - 8