McAfee Antivirus Review

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McAfee is a long-standing player in the world of antivirus. The company was established in 1988. is also well-known for its firewall, antispam, file encryption and public key infrastructure product lines. It is best known for its anti-virus software and is a major player in the market. Its security suites provide comprehensive protection against malware and viruses, and are backed up by a guarantee of $1,000,000 against identity theft.

All McAfee plans include a full comprehensive malware scanner that can prevent the entry of malware into your system and kill or quarantine any viruses that are already present. Its real-time security engine helps to prevent malware files from downloading and additionally, it reroutes and secures data to ensure that your online activity isn’t hacked and used against you.

During our tests, McAfee consistently scored top marks in the tests of AV Test’s 0-day test as well as our malware protection test. It also scored 100% in our privacy tests.

The interface of the suite is simple to use and clear. Accessing features such as parental controls and identity theft protections can be quite a hassle, though. They’re separated into distinct menus on the dashboard. The process of getting support is a little difficult. The McAfee Community Forum is in operation however Techmaster Concierge will be required to assist you with more difficult issues.

McAfee’s system scan could not eliminate some junk files from our test systems. It also does not offer an option to drag and drop a folder or a file into the suite for scanning like some of its competitors. This is a major no-no in a security suite at this price.