McAfee Antivirus Review

McAfee has been in the business of antivirus for quite a while. The company was established in 1988 and is also famous for its firewalls antispam software, file encryption, and public key infrastructure. But, it is best known for its anti-virus software, and is a major player on the market. Security suites that it offers provide comprehensive protection against malware and viruses and are backed by a $1 million identity theft guarantee.

All of McAfee's plans include a fully-featured malware scanner that can block the entry of malware into your computer system and kill or eliminate those viruses that have already infiltrated it. Its real-time engine prevents malware files from being downloaded and redirects, encrypts and reroutes information so that your online activities cannot be tracked.

McAfee consistently scored highly in our tests for both the AV-Test 0-day test as well as our malware protection test. Also, it passed our privacy tests, scoring 100% in all of the categories.

The interface of the suite is clear and simple to navigate. Accessing features like parental controls and identity theft protections is quite a hassle however. The dashboard is divided into distinct menus. Getting support is also somewhat difficult. There is a McAfee community forum is active, however you'll need to pay for Techmaster Concierge to get help with more complex issues.

McAfee’s system scan did not take out some junk files from our test systems. It also does not offer 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 no-no for a security software that costs this much.



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