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Samsung will pre-install McAfee’s security software on Galaxy S8, smart TVs, and PCs

McAfee has announced that its security software will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S8 as well as on Samsung’s smart TVs and PCs worldwide. The McAfee LiveSafe security software is shipping on all Samsung PCs shipping this year, and users get a 60-day free trial, after which they will receive special offers if they wish to continue with the product.

McAfee Security for TV is currently available only in the US and South Korea for Samsung’s Smart TV customers, but it will be expanded to other markets later this year. McAfee VirusScan for smartphones will come pre-installed with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, starting in April 2017. It will also be available free of cost for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S7 edge.

As the connected world of devices continues to expand into consumers’ homes, Samsung users can feel comfortable knowing that their devices are protected with the latest security solutions. We understand the importance of building security into devices from the start and are proud to offer solutions that provide convenience while keeping our customers safe,” said Henry Lee, VP of Mobile Security Technologies, and the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

This new agreement is one of the first to be announced by McAfee after it became a separate company. Founded in 1987, McAfee was acquired by Intel in 2011. However, Intel announced last month that McAfee would become a standalone business. Intel still owns 49 percent of McAfee.

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friss
friss

Another bloatware waiting for users to uninstall or disable. Just do your job properly Samsung, send the monthly security patch on time worldwide not by region. Learn how to rollout update globally!

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Same as Sony on their Vaio computers back in the day, disabling this crap from the start

stondec
stondec

This is one of the first softwares I’ll be disabling if it comes pre-installed on my Note 8. Like AKIRA74 said, timely security updates wound be much more beneficial and appreciated.

PJaya
PJaya

I will disable this if bring this with software update for older phone.

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

This is all because I paid Mark Caffe security pre-installed ever since the S6 so this is not new at least for the UK.

yash92duster
yash92duster

great

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The device security is powered by Intel, which I am assuming is the same thing, but the two links to Anti-malware are both McAfee. I have always had and will continue to use LookOut

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

Yes you are correct it is Intel Intel is McAfee they took them all over a few years ago so technically speaking it’s Intel

Akira74
Akira74

Would be greater to send latest android security updates in time. Have a nice day…