McAfee Central App Receives Update for Windows 10, Windows 8

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

McAfee is one of the most trusted antivirus solutions and for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 users it has released the McAfee Central app. Now, it has received an important update, read to find out more

mcafee windows 8

A few days ago, we shared an important safety tip with McAfee users. According to some posts on McAfee‘s support forums, users were requested to uninstall or disable McAfee before updating to Windows 8.1. Of course, that measure wasn’t affecting users of the McAfee Central app, which is specially designed for Windows 8 touch-enabled device.

And today I’ve discovered that McAfee has released an important updated that all the users out there should download and install as soon as possible. If you have been having Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 incompatibility issues with the McAfee Central app, well, not anymore, as the release note says that the update brings Windows 8 compatibility updates.

McAfee Central provides users with one, central location to manage their subscription, receive protection status updates, and have quick access to McAfee software features

Among the most important features the Windows 8 McAfee Central app comes with are risks and threats alerts, quick access to support, SafeKey tile and a wide range of languages supported. Use the links from below to download McAfee Central app on your Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT devices. By the way, if you are using any ZoneAlarm products, you should know that they are now compatible with Windows 8.1.

Download McAfee Central app for Windows 8

McAfee Central app for Windows 10 [2018 Update]

The app has also received support for Windows 10 users so they can use it whithout any problems after upgrading from Windows 8, 8.1 to 10. The only problem that occurred after the update is that McAfee Central does not work as a standalone app. You might need to have McAfee LiveSafe and this might be a problem if you want another antivirus as the main antivirus.

You can always choose to use this app only as a system monitor for some of your system activities but it is not sure that it will work without McAfee LiveSafe.

You can also check the list with the best antiviruses for 2018 in order to get yourself the best protection for your personal data from your PC.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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