New features in the 2016 version of McAfee AntiVirus include the vulnerability scanner, high speed scanning engine, Malicious Ad Protection and a redesigned home screen. The Digital Data Shredder and anti-bot protection have been improved.
The new vulnerability scanner looks for unpatched Windows vulnerabilities and outdated applications. If updates are available, an automatic installation is offered. The scanning engine has been improved to lower scan times and minimize CPU usage to conserve battery life on laptops. Malicious ads are blocked from infecting your computer with the new Malicious Ad Protection. A new feature that blocks hidden botnet software has been added to the Digital Ad Shredder.