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McAfee MOVE AntiVirus is #3 ranked solution in top Anti-Malware Tools. IT Central Station users give McAfee MOVE AntiVirus an average rating of 8 out of 10. McAfee MOVE AntiVirus is most commonly compared to Trend Micro Deep Security:McAfee MOVE AntiVirus vs Trend Micro Deep Security. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
What is McAfee MOVE AntiVirus?

McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments AntiVirus (McAfee MOVE AntiVirus) optimizes anti-malware protection for virtualized deployments, freeing hypervisor resources while ensuring up-to-date security scans are run according to policy.

McAfee MOVE AntiVirus was previously known as McAfee MOVE, McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments AntiVirus, McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments.

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McAfee MOVE AntiVirus Customers

Kleberg Bank, Sicredi, Seagate, Loop Technology, Vidant Health, Xcel Energy, Cook County, Berkshire Health Systems, Mauser, China Pacific Insurance, Cologne-Bonn Airport, Bank Central Asia, Boston Medical Center, Boston Scientific

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What users are saying about McAfee MOVE AntiVirus pricing:
  • "For McAfee, I think it's already paid until 2023 because it's added on with the Windows 10 license pricing from Dell. I had to pay it on the Dell website, which includes the licensing cost of Windows 10 and McAfee."

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CISO at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Detects and deletes known malware and the DLP

Pros and Cons

  • "The features that I have found most valuable are its ability to detect and delete known malware and the DLP in particular."
  • "They could improve the monitoring and classification of the data features."

What is our primary use case?

We use McAfee MOVE AntiVirus for a number of things - the normal endpoint firewall, DLP, solidcore, and more. We have a solution that is at the server. Then we have super agents at the branches, because we are a bank. We use McAfee Data Exchange Layer. We use also use McAfee Endpoint Security. We have all the models that come under McAfee Endpoint Security.

What is most valuable?

The features that I have found most valuable are its ability to detect and delete known malware and the DLP in particular - that's to protect data loss to USB devices.

What needs improvement?

We are currently doing a project where we need assistance on the File Integrity Monitoring feature for McAfee as well as the ability to do classification of data. That feature is there for data protection. We need help to implement it properly.

They could improve the monitoring and classification of the data features.

Additionally, I want to experience the EDR of McAfee. Basically, EDR is the most potent threat now, that's the major concern for a lot of people. This is what is called the file-less attacks. Processes that run in memory, traditional antivirus software are not able to detect that. So the EDR feature has been made to provide the defense mechanism for the endpoint. Those processes can be stopped from running in memory once they are seen as malicious. That's what I understand EDR does. So I want to experience the EDR feature for McAfee to see how that compares with what we are currently using.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using McAfee for more than 10 years. 

We have a local vendor that supports us.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable. It has worked for us over the years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

As I mentioned, we have this architecture of super agents across network branches. That's what we have done to ensure that, with respect to boundary constraints, only super agents pick up updates from the head office and distribute to the branches.

As a matter of fact, we've only done the deployment to a Microsoft environment. None for Linux or Unix. We haven't done any McAfee for Linux or Unix.

We can still improve on scalability. In fact, some of these things, also depend on other factors and not necessarily on the product. It's very important to put this thing in perspective. The operating environment challenges can also affect how scalable things can be. It's not necessary on the product.

I don't blame the scalability on the product, I am also looking at the operating environment.

I would rate the scalability a six or seven.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are quite satisfied with customer support. We had a challenge about two years ago when we were not getting enough support. But the partner has been able to resolve that now.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We do have other anti-malware tools. That's because of the decision we made some time ago for file-less attack scenarios. Because we didn't have McAfee's EDR feature at the time we had to go for another product, specifically for EDR. We are thinking of evaluating EDR for McAfee sometime in the future to see whether we can consolidate our endpoint protection with only McAfee. So there's room for McAfee to evaluate EDR. That's the only feature that we don't have. 

In the past we tried ESET. I will say that McAfee happens to be a better product for us. Based on experience, if I'm comparing McAfee to ESET, I prefer McAfee. 

How was the initial setup?

McAfee is not that easy, you need to be trained. But because we have an agreement with the vendor that supports us, they provide technical support and assistance to us anytime we need help for any kind of deployment. That's the arrangement that we have.

Deployment took about a month or so.

What about the implementation team?

Going forward, we are trying to convince the vendor to give our in-house staff training to build some level of competence, which hasn't happened yet. That will be one of our medium-term or short-term goals.

We had different experiences. We have other challenges that affect our ability to deploy, which are internal challenges. Typically, deploying the solution should not be that difficult. It's all about getting the right resources to get a deployment done. It's not much of a big deal. It's all about our own internal challenges that we have to overcome.

What other advice do I have?

McAfee is known to be one of the best anti-malware products out there. We are aware of what's happening in the industry.

The only advice I would give is to ensure there's a proper business arrangement in terms of the support. If there is no support from the vendor deploying the solution, then they must enforce training and knowledge transfer during the project implementation period so that there can be in-house support. Otherwise, they should have a kind of agreement that can confirm that the vendors can support them after deploying the solution.

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate McAfee MOVE AntiVirus an eight. 

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Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, easy to work with, and offers good performance

Pros and Cons

  • "Overall, the policies are good. They are easy to implement."
  • "I found that the interface is a little bit confusing. It's over-stuffed. If a new IT person comes in, it is difficult to understand how the McAfee console works."

What is most valuable?

The solution is stable. In comparison, when I used Trend Micro, I recall having multiple issues. 

Trend Micro was tedious to install and the implementation of its policy organization-wide was a challenge. Often file codes wouldn't work or the performance was off. With McAfee, I'm not seeing these same issues, although, to be fair, I've only worked with it for a month. The performance seems to be better, and it's less challenging to work with.

Overall, the policies are good. They are easy to implement.

What needs improvement?

I found that the interface is a little bit confusing. It's over-stuffed. If a new IT person comes in, it is difficult to understand how the McAfee console works. It needs to be more user-friendly and not as complicated.

It would be nice if the solution could add in some ransomware features. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I haven't been using the solution for too long. It's something we use at my new company. However, the license is about to expire, and we may be looking into other options. I've only really used it for a month.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have about 30 or so people that are using the solution.

We do not plan on increasing usage and may discontinue usage in general. We are currently considering alternatives.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never had a chance to reach out to technical support. I've only been using the solution for a month and the license s coming to an end. Therefore, there's never been a reason for me to reach out. I can't speak to how helpful or responsive they are in general.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

In my previous organization, I used Trend Micro.

How was the initial setup?

I wasn't involved in the installation of the solution. The product was already installed when I began at the company. Therefore, I wasn't a part of the process.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I cannot speak to the actual cost of the solution. It's not an aspect of the product I deal with.

It's a little bit tough to manage the license. I have to purchase separate licenses for 30 users that cover ransomware protection.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In the present company, we are using McAfee, however, it's about to end license duration. We are looking for a good alternative to it.

What other advice do I have?

We are customers and end-users.

I cannot recall the exact version number of our current solution.

We are doing R&D right now. I'm new to this organization and I have to manage it all. I find that right now, with McAfee, we're trying to figure out what to do with it. It's up for renewal. We're working to decide if it should stay or if we should switch to something new. 

The console is not user-friendly and that's a bit of a turn-off. It's making us reconsider the product.

That said, I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. It's good. It's just that, if I appointed a new trainee and I asked him to set the policy for the security on a user's laptop he would just get annoyed. If it was more user-friendly I wouldn't have to worry about the onboarding process so much. New team members would just be able to handle the tasks and not be confused by the technology itself.

I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

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Program Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Good for protection but causes lag in the system

Pros and Cons

  • "It's valuable for protection and internet safety."
  • "One problem is that when you switch on the system, Windows 10 takes almost two to three minutes to get initiated and then McAfee adds on to it because it starts scanning automatically."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for protection of personal information and internet safety. This is an individual system, so I'm the only one who uses it.

What is most valuable?

It's valuable for protection and internet safety.

What needs improvement?

The system could perform better and faster. The latest Windows, like 10 and 11, have the internal defenders available in the setup itself. It was pre-installed and it was available with the package itself. I didn't have to pay anything separately for that, so that's why I'm just keeping it as it is. Another problem is I can't delete it or I can only disable it, so when the self protective system is already in place, I don't think an additional antivirus is needed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using McAfee MOVE AntiVirus since 2020. It was pre-installed, so it was with the package of Windows 10. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

One problem is that when you switch on the system, Windows 10 takes almost two to three minutes to get initiated and then McAfee adds on to it because it starts scanning automatically. You need to manually pause it because it slows down the system drastically. As a combination with Windows 10, McAfee makes the system a lot slower.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

With our company laptops, everything is pre-installed, and I think they are using Quick Heal in office. It's better because I don't get any popups or scanning messages. It sends the details to the respective department and they take the call, so I don't need to intervene in anything. Every two weeks or twice in a month, all the upgrades get notified. As upgrades get notified, I keep doing the updates for the office. It automatically gets updated for Windows 10.

How was the initial setup?

I didn't have to do any installation. It came with a package, so everything was pre-installed in the system.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For McAfee, I think it's already paid until 2023 because it's added on with the Windows 10 license pricing from Dell. I had to pay for it on the Dell website, which includes the licensing cost of Windows 10 and McAfee.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution 5 out of 10 because of the lag that it produces in the system. As soon as you switch it on, it takes four to five minutes in addition to the lag Windows 10 causes due to the size of the operating system. With respect to protection it's fine, but with respect to the delay of speed, it's much slower.

I wouldn't recommend McAfee Move Antivirus for Windows 10. It has a self-defense mechanism available in the processor itself. In that case, why would you need a separate antivirus? It's not required. The Windows Defender is already available and it's more than capable for just browsing through applications and websites. It's more capable of defending the system from any malware or any virus from the net. So in that case, I feel that McAfee is not required.

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Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Protects the systems from malware, but might have an issue related to updates

Pros and Cons

  • "The good part of this solution is that it protects the systems from malware etc. It also has a good user interface."
  • "Sometimes, the updates don't happen successfully. The updates start, but they are not completed. Let's say there is a process that runs on the server-side every night, and it pushes the updates. Sometimes, these updates fail. I'm not sure whether it is a McAfee's problem or an internal problem with our systems. If this is really an issue with McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, McAfee can work on it and improve it in the next release. If it is an internal issue, I need to figure out why it is happening within the organization. We may need to take some technical support from McAfee to see what the problem is and then we need to get it fixed. At this point in time, all I know is that it happens sometimes."

What is our primary use case?

We run it across the organization for protecting the individual work locations and workstations. It could be a laptop, desktop, or server. A client version of McAfee End Point Security is installed on each and every desktop or laptop.

It completely monitors all the traffic and downloads. It also scans the files that are configured to be scanned. For example, any audio files, MOV files, or large files that we download. All such files will go through the McAfee MOVE AntiVirus to ensure that the virus is not getting into our network and systems.

What is most valuable?

The good part of this solution is that it protects the systems from malware etc. It also has a good user interface.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, the updates don't happen successfully. The updates start, but they are not completed. Let's say there is a process that runs on the server-side every night, and it pushes the updates. Sometimes, these updates fail. I'm not sure whether it is a McAfee's problem or an internal problem with our systems. 

If this is really an issue with McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, McAfee can work on it and improve it in the next release. If it is an internal issue, I need to figure out why it is happening within the organization. We may need to take some technical support from McAfee to see what the problem is and then we need to get it fixed. At this point in time, all I know is that it happens sometimes.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution in our organization for the last two years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable for now. Currently, around 200 users are using it. Our organization is growing, and we're not getting any scalability issues at this point in time. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never heard of any issues with technical support. That means technical support is good. If something comes to my notice or I have to get involved, then there is a problem.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It is good.

What about the implementation team?

We have only one team member who takes care of the implementation, which is kind of a scheduled job. Whenever we set up the environment for a particular user, this is a mandatory software that we install. This is the protocol that we follow across the organization for new configurations. 

After this software is set up, it is updated with push updates via servers. It's all automatic. So, we don't need too many resources to take care of the implementation, unless there is a problem that needs to be looked into.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend McAfee MOVE AntiVirus to others. As of now, I don't see any problem. I haven't got a complete hold of what is happening over here. Maybe the updates are finding that we don't have any virus in the system. So, it's definitely satisfactory.

I would rate McAfee MOVE AntiVirus a seven out of ten. 

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Equity research analyst at a consultancy with self employed
Real User
Secure, scalable, and stable

Pros and Cons

  • "It's my understanding that the initial setup isn't too difficult."
  • "The solution could be more secure."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution in order to protect my personal information.

Every once in a while, I get a message saying that the solution has completed a scan and no threats have been found. I'm not sure if it's my Microsoft antivirus or if it is McAfee, however, sometimes when I try to access a website, there's a message that says it's not safe to view the website and attackers might be trying to view the data. I'm not sure which one is doing it. McAfee or Microsoft, however, I do get these messages sometimes.

What is most valuable?

The solution is scalable.

The stability is good.

It's my understanding that the initial setup isn't too difficult.

Overall, the security is pretty good and I've been kept safe from viruses and dangerous websites.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution since I got my laptop, which was about four years ago now. It's been a while.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product has been very stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. Its performance is reliable so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

While it's my understanding that the solution can scale, I only use it for myself at this time. I don't have plans to expand it beyond personal use.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never had a need to reach out to technical support. There haven't been any issues with the product. Therefore, I can't speak to how helpful or responsive they are.

How was the initial setup?

I can't speak to the process surrounding the initial implementation and deployment. It was already there. It just came with the laptop. I don't remember the setup process, however, it must have been fairly easy to do it if I have it on the laptop.

What about the implementation team?

I can't speak to if there was a vendor team used to deploy the product as it was just on my laptop when I received it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You do have to pay for a license. You need to renew it yearly.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn't evaluate any other antivirus options. This is the only product I really know.

What other advice do I have?

I am still using the solution. I get messages saying I have to reactivate it, however, I have not done that.

I'm not sure which version of the solution I'm using. Currently, I just use it myself, for personal protection. I'm an end-user and customer.

I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten at this time. It's been very good in terms of its capabilities so far. 

I would recommend it to other users and companies.

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Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable and easy to install but ends up slowing down machines

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution offers good stability."
  • "The performance is poor."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the product as an antivirus. It's for security. We use it specifically for PC protection. We primarily use the product within our enterprise. 

What is most valuable?

The solution offers good stability.

The installation process is easy.

What needs improvement?

The performance is poor. It slows down my PC when it starts running. It takes up a lot of energy on the system.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using the solution for a long time. It's likely been years at this point. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

While the solution is stable, in that there are no bugs or glitches, it does tend to make my PC run very slowly when it initiates scans. It takes up a lot of energy on the system and slows everything down. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution doesn't scale within the parameters of my PC. I just use it for my personal computer. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never directly dealt with McAfee. In the two instances I have had issues, I contacted my own internal technical support team. I'm not sure who they would reach out to if they had issues they couldn't solve. However, from my perspective, I cannot speak to how helpful or responsive the McAfee team is, as I've never talked with them. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've never been provided with any other antivirus. This is the only antivirus that my company has offered to me. 

How was the initial setup?

The solution is very easy to install and deploy. A company shouldn't have any issues with handling the setup process. It's not complex. It's quite straightforward. 

My understanding is that setup only takes a few minutes and normally when we get the laptop with it pre-installed. As users, we only experience the update process. The update doesn't take that much time.

What about the implementation team?

The product comes pre-installed on our machines. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have an enterprise license, however, I do not handle the details. I cannot speak to the exact cost. That's handled by someone else in the company. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution tends to automatically update itself, and therefore, we are always on the latest version. However, I cannot speak to the exact version number. I'm not sure if it's on the cloud or on-premises. It just seems to work in the background and take care of itself. 

I'd rate the solution at a six out of ten. It's an okay security solution, however, it really affects the performance of my machine. 

I'm not sure if I would be able to recommend the solution, as I have no sense of what else is on the market.

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Information Management Specialist at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable and easy to set up but needs to add more filtering capabilities

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is very stable and reliable."
  • "The solution needs to be more secure."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for the security features on offer. I use it to protect my Windows system.

What is most valuable?

The solution is very stable and reliable. 

The installation is very easy and the deployment is very fast. It doesn't take a lot of time to get up and running. 

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to be more secure. If they can continue to improve the level of protection it offers, it would be a better product.

They need to offer more spam filters or integrate more features for controlling junk. They need to be able to filter during browsing. That would help make the solution more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using the solution for about four or five years at this point. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. I haven't had any issues with it. There are no bugs or glitches. it doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I cannot speak to how scalable the solution is. I haven't used it in a way that would require scaling and therefore have never experimented with expanding it beyond what I need right now. 

I just use the solution myself, for personal use.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never had to contact technical support. Therefore, I cannot speak to how helpful or responsive they would be. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I tend to use McAfee and Symantec for my security solutions. I use them both to protect my systems. 

A long time ago, I used Norton Antivirus.

How was the initial setup?

The initial implementation is straightforward and simple. It's not overly complex or difficult.

The deployment itself takes maybe five to ten minutes. It's very fast. You are up and running in no time.

What about the implementation team?

I am able to handle the setup and deployment myself. I don't need to rely on an integrator or consultant. The process is easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You do need to pay a license fee in order to use the product.

What other advice do I have?

I have the solution on my personal laptop. The solution automatically updates and therefore I never need to check what version I'm on to make sure it's the latest.

I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. If it offered better protection, I would rate it higher. 

I might recommend this solution to other users and organizations.

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IT Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Provides a flexible and user-friendly console

Pros and Cons

  • "McAfee provides a console which is very flexible, usable and user-friendly."
  • "McAfee drive encryption does not work very smoothly."

What is our primary use case?

I use McAfee antivirus, DLP, drive encryption. I use it for its anti-malware features. 

What is most valuable?

The solution works fine. Its processing of the hardware resources on my clients' computers do not take long. McAfee provides a console which is very flexible, usable and user-friendly. Sophos, too, is user-friendly. The solution has deep learning threat-hunting-like ransomware protection. This is why I like both of these products. 

What needs improvement?

McAfee drive encryption does not work very smoothly. While I make use of it, I have found that it does not work properly on the machine. Along the way it tends to get corrupted and this can happen on certain drives. I know there are many issues worth mentioning, although I am hard pressed to come up with specific ones at the moment. In respect of hardware resources such as RAM, there is also a need to improve the antivirus features. 

Deep learning, machine learning should be added as a feature. Ransomware protection should be updated for the latest ransomware extension. By comparison, Sophos has many new features, such as deep learning in XDR. McAfee needs to be improved so that its features can compete with those of Sophos, such as threat hunting, threat analysis and an additional lockdown feature for the server. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using McAfee MOVE AntiVirus for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution has good scalability. 

How are customer service and technical support?

VMcAfee technical support is very good. The first thing which must be done is to log a case, at which point we must wait one to two hours at times, something I find time consuming. 

Overall, though, the support is very good, although Sophos' is comparatively better. 

How was the initial setup?

Installation is definitely very easy. At the moment, we are making use of the cloud consoles, so there is only a need to register one's email ID and password, which will provide access to the console. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As my role is technical in nature, I am not in a position to comment on pricing. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution is both cloud-based and on-premises. 

McAfee is the way to go for someone who only is interested in using DLP and antivirus. It will also allow a person to use the device controller. Sophos makes available the use of full DLP. However, one must use Symantec for drive encryption, which is very good. 

I rate McAfee MOVE AntiVirus as an eight out of ten. 

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