McAfee Security Scanner

If you are looking for McAfee Security Scanner, you have come to the right place. We explain what McAfee Security Scanner is and point you to the official download.

What is McAfee Security Scanner?

Now known as the Security Scan Plus, the McAfee Security Scanner complements the anti-virus suite from the famed makers of security software and anti-virus, McAfee. This is a free tool that checks your computer’s capabilities to defend against external threats, malware, and other malicious code. Although it does not actually scan for viruses, much less remove them, this software complements your existing security suite (if any) and prompts you if it is outdated, none is installed, or if your firewall is open. These issues make it easy for malware and viruses to gain access to your system and damage your data.

The Security Scan Plus checks the three vital components of overall PC security – firewall status, anti-virus software, and web security (such as automatic email scanning, phishing filters, anti-spam, and the like) – and provide you recommendations on their state. For example, if the tool finds these three outdated, it will prompt you to manually update their databases to keep it up to date against attacks; the tool also automatically updates your security suite if you are using McAfee software. It also notifies you if it does not detect a security program installed, upon which it will suggest that you install one immediately.

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Last updated: : March 8, 2012