McAfee is a long-standing participant in the antivirus industry. The company was established in 1988, and is famous for its firewalls antispam solutions, file encryption, and public key infrastructure. However, it is best known for its anti-virus software, and is a dominant player on the market. Security suites offer complete protection against malware and viruses and are backed by a guarantee of $1,000,000 against identity theft.
Every McAfee plan comes with an advanced malware scanner that can stop the entry of malware into your computer system and kill or eliminate the viruses that have already infiltrated it. Its real-time security engine blocks malware-related files from downloading. It additionally, it reroutes and secures data to ensure that your online activity isn’t hacked and used against you.
In our tests, McAfee regularly scored top marks in the AV-Test’s 0-day test and in our malware test. It also scored 100% on our privacy tests.
The interface of the suite is simple to use and clean. It’s a little difficult to access features such as parental controls or identity theft protections. The dashboard is divided into separate menus. Support isn’t always easy to find. There is a McAfee community forum is active, but you’ll have to pay for Techmaster Concierge to get help with more complicated issues.
McAfee’s system scanner did not take out some junk files from our test systems. It also doesn’t provide the ability to drag and drop a file or folder into the suite for scanning like a lot of competitors do. This is a major omission for a security software that costs this much.