McAfee, who became a well-known name in the field of security software, is getting acknowledgment from all over the globe, not only for their services but for their products. Although the McAfee products may look similar in appearances, but the features and functions are completely different from one another.
Some of the few mentioned McAfee Activate products who also delivers total protection shield from the malware, trojan or new viruses that are coming up every alternate day. They are as follows-
- Advanced Threat Defenses.
- Application Control.
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- Device Control.
- Endpoint Threat Defense
- MOVE Antivirus.
- SiteAdvisor Enterprise.
- VirusScan Enterprise.
- Web Gateway
- Web Protection.
If the situation prevails that McAfee discontinues certain security software and the software moving towards the End of Life (EOL) status. You may face issues related to this, feel free to Visit McAfee.com/activate but before that checkout the solution options as mentioned below:
- You need to upgrade the new versions of the software.
This option is applicable when a specific version of McAfee is moving or entering to End of Life (EOL) status. So upgrading the new version is always considered to be the best options to choose.
Upgrading to the newer version makes it clear that you’re protected and safe. Above all, it makes it clear that you’re eligible to get technical support from the McAfee. Discontinued or unsupported versions of McAfee products might no longer be able to perform important functions like downloading updates to protect from the viruses or the new viruses that are coming up in the market.
Please note- An outdated antivirus scanner is only one step better than no scanning at all. In 2015, a version like 11.6 of the windows antivirus went EOL, the software on the regular basics prompted the customer for upgrading into the new versions.
- Shifting to the replacement software product.
This option is applicable when one security software product is discontinued by the McAfee and got replaced with the McAfee’s different security software product. For example- On March 2016, McAfee Safe Key got replaced with McAfee True Key.
This replacement software may offer new, compelling, or different features and functions. For example- McAfee True Key provides the unique biometric login capabilities, along with the authentication through the second device. With the McAfee Safe Key, this feature is missing.
Make sure you check your registered email on a daily basis as McAfee may contact their users through the registered email id about the particular antivirus that gets discontinued. The email from McAfee may contain the details of EOL, including the information about the replacement software along with the steps that are necessary for complete shifting.
Please note- Usually the shifting is done with free of cost but sometimes, there must be changes in pricing, licensing, or subscription tenure. This all changes will be mentioned clearly in the email that will contain EOL details.
- Go for purchasing the different McAfee security products.
This option is applicable when the McAfee software product got discontinued and no equivalent product was offered to the customers.
This purchasing option comes up when the old McAfee security software reaches to the state of EOL that means you’re no longer protected from the viruses, malware and threats. This is happening because your McAfee security software no longer is capable to download the latest updates and perform other important functions.
Please note- Might be the direct McAfee product replacement wouldn’t available, so alternate McAfee products are offered, that functions almost same.
Keep eyes on your registered email as McAfee may contact the users with email containing EOL details along with the recommendation of using the alternate McAfee Software products with the details of purchasing them.
McAfee may introduce incentives like special subscription rates, whe4n you go for the purchasing the replacement McAfee products.
- If you choose not to upgrade, shifting or purchasing.
This option is available when you accept the EOL of your McAfee software products and don’t wish to upgrade, shift, nor purchase the new McAfee software.
Please note- McAfee never recommends its users in choosing this option. If you choose these options then be prepared as your system may be left out with an unprotected state because your McAfee software may any time stop working and supporting your system.
If you choose these options then there are certain things you need to do-
- Restore, export, or recover your data.
You need to first go for accessing the backup any important information that was managed by the particular McAfee software before you try anything else.
For example- If you have previously tried McAfee Safe Key to save the passwords and other important files then migrate the data out of McAfee Safe Key. Due to EOL, your data may later inaccessible or unrecoverable.
- Remove the EOL product.
You should go for removing the EOL software as per the terms and conditions of your McAfee licence or subscription. Look for the correct steps as recommended by McAfee.