McAfee Antivirus Review

McAfee is a long-standing player in the field of antivirus. The company was founded in 1988. is also well-known for its firewall antispam, file encryption, and public key infrastructure product lines. However, it is most well known for its anti-virus program and holds a strong position on the market. Security suites offer complete protection against malware and viruses, and are backed up with a $1,000,000 guarantee against identity theft.

All McAfee plans include a fully featured malware scanner which can stop the entry of malware into your system and kill or eliminate any viruses already in the system. Its real-time engine prevents malware files from downloading and redirects, encrypts and decrypts data so that your internet activities aren’t able to be spied on.

McAfee consistently scored high in our tests for both the AV-Test 0-day test, as well as our malware protection test. It also scored 100 percent in our privacy tests.

The suite’s interface is clear and simple to navigate. Accessing features such as parental controls and identity theft protections is somewhat of a challenge however. The dashboard is divided into separate menus. Support is also a bit difficult to access. The McAfee Community Forum is in operation, but Techmaster Concierge will be required to assist you with more complex issues.

McAfee’s system scanner did not eliminate some junk files from our test systems. It doesn’t permit users to drag and drop a file or folder into the suite to be scanned like many of its competitors. This is a major flaw in a security product of this price.

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