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A Comparison of McAfee vs Trend Micro by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of McAfee vs Trend Micro by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of October 22, 2014).


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Versions:

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 - This is the entry level McAfee product. It comes jam packed with a lot of useful features including the standard antivirus scanning, a firewall, a digital file shredder, PC tuneup, and portable USB scanning.

McAfee Internet Security 2014 - Internet Security includes the same features of Antivirus Plus with additional features like anti-spam, online backup, and parental monitoring.

McAfee Total Protection 2014 - Total Protection includes the same funtionality as Internet Security but it comes with even more features like wireless network protection, encrypted storage, and anti-phishing technology.
Versions:

Trend Micro Antivirus 2015 - Trend Micro Antivirus 2015 is definitely focused on protecting your social media. It does the typical things like scanning for viruses and malware. It also boosts the Windows Firewall and validates WiFi networks and hotspots. Trend Micro Antivirus will monitor search engine results to make sure any link you click on is safe. It highlights suspicious links in your social media profiles to warn you before you click on something dangerous.

Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 - The Internet Security version improves PC performance by cleaning up temporary files, registries, browser history, cookies and the start-up manager using a feature called the System Tuner. It also provides parental controls and online backup. All of the features of Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus can also be found in this version.

Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 - The Maximum Security version includes a password manager, file locking, tablet security and mobile device security on top of everything offered in Titanium Internet Security.
Strengths:

McAfee comes loaded with features in all versions that other competitors require upgrades for or do not include at all. These include features like the digital data shredder (which permanently deletes files so they cannot be recovered), a firewall, a PC tuneup and a USB and removable drive scan.
The wireless network protection is an interesting option which is often overlooked by most antivirus competitors.
Active Protection technology provides immediate protection against malicious threats to your PC. A new threat can be analyzed and blocked in a split second rather than waiting hours for traditional techniques.
Strengths:

Trend Micro is heavy on social media protection so if that is important to you then consider this antivirus. It has a cool Facebook Privacy checker which helps enlighten your Facebook privacy settings (showing you things that you might not want to share on Facebook but may currently be opened to sharing).
Trend Micro scores very well on accurate virus detection. It ranks #3 out of 21 in flagging false positives in an independent AV Comparatives study.
There are versions for both Windows and Mac.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. We do not see a virtual sandbox option in McAfee
Virtual Sandbox:

No. We don't see a virtual sandbox option with Trend Micro.
PC Optimization:

Yes. McAfee addresses unused applications, temporary internet files, and other items slowing down your PC. McAfee QuickClean™ removes these problems to enhance PC performance.
PC Optimization:

Yes. The Trend Micro System Tuner improves PC performance by cleaning up browser history, cookies, temporary files, and the registry.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. McAfee Total Protection 2014 offers online backup protection (up to 2GB).
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Trend Micro SafeSync backs up files online up to 5 GB. It can also lock down files if your computer is stolen!
Parental Control:

Yes. McAfee restricts inappropriate websites from children and it can limit online time as well.
Parental Control:

Yes. Restrict internet content and set a schedule for kids to browse with the Parental Controls.
Chat / IM Protection:

No. We can't find any specific chat / IM monitoring with McAfee.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. Trend Micro Titanium protects against malicious links in IM messages. Actually, there is a really cool feature which monitors Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter for malicious links on your page.
Customer Support:

McAfee offers a "Virtual Techician" to troubleshoot common problems, and if necessary online chat, email, and phone support are available.
Customer Support:

Support includes online troubleshooting and a discussion board.
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