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McAfee antivirus will be pre-installed on Galaxy S8 devices

McAfee says  that 44 percent of consumers are concerned about their financial information being stolen, while 38 percent of consumers are concerned about identity theft. (Source: Digital Trends)
McAfee says that 44 percent of consumers are concerned about their financial information being stolen, while 38 percent of consumers are concerned about identity theft. (Source: Digital Trends)
McAfee VirusScan software is now coming pre-installed on Galaxy S8 devices as part of a partnership between the two companies. Will it have a noticeable impact on users, or is this just more bloatware?

Malware and viruses will increasingly target smartphone users in the coming years, making it all the more important that companies find ways to protect users from harmful software. Or at the very least, offer them peace of mind. McAfee is now extending their partnership with Samsung so that their security software can come preinstalled on Samsung devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung PCs, and Samsung smart TVs.

John Giamatteo, executive vice president of McAfee’s consumer business group, said that the partnership would help consumers defend against malicious attacks in an increasingly interconnected world.

“Protecting every connected device in your home is absolutely essential today. That’s because if one device is attacked, it puts your entire home network at risk. While that level of protection might sound like a lot of effort, McAfee makes sure that it’s easy. We believe there is power in working with partners like Samsung to build world-class security into devices like smart TVs, PCs, and smartphones so that these devices are protected right out of the box,” Giamatteo said.

This McAfee software isn’t free. Instead, users will get a 60-day free trial and receive the opportunity to continue their subscription through a special offer.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-05-10 (Update: 2017-05-11)
Isaac Brown
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.