McAfee is a long-time player in the field of antivirus. The company was founded in 1988 and is also famous for its firewalls antispam solutions, file encryption and public key infrastructure. It is best known for its anti-virus products and is a major player in the market. Security suites that it offers provide complete protection against malware and viruses, and are backed up with a $1,000,000 guarantee against identity theft.
All McAfee plans come with a fully comprehensive malware scanner that can block the entry of malware into a system and kill or remove any viruses that are already present. Its real-time protection engine helps to prevent malware files from downloading. It also redirects data and encrypts it to ensure that your online activities can’t be accessed and used against you.
In our tests, McAfee always 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 is clear and simple to navigate. Accessing features like parental controls and identity theft protections can be a bit of a hassle, though. The dashboard is split into separate menus. Getting support is also a bit difficult. The McAfee community forum is active, but you’ll need Techmaster Concierge to get help for more complex issues.
McAfee’s system scan was unable to remove a few junk files from our test systems. It doesn’t permit users ipv4 vs ipv6 to drag and drop files or folder into the suite to be scanned as does many competitors. This is a major omission for a security suite of this price.