McAfee has been in the antivirus business for a while. The company was established in 1988. It is famous for its firewalls antispam software, file encryption and public key infrastructure. However, it is best known for its anti-virus program 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 include a fully equipped malware scanner that can stop the entry of malware into a system and kill or eliminate any viruses already inside. Its real-time engine prevents malware files from being downloaded and redirects, encrypts and reroutes data so that your internet activity can’t be intercepted.

In our tests, McAfee regularly scored top marks in the test of AV-Test’s 0-day and our malware protection test. It also scored 100 percent on our privacy tests.

The interface of the suite is easy to navigate and clean. It’s a little hard to access features like parental controls or identity theft protections. They’re siloed into separate menus on the dashboard. Support is also a bit difficult to find. There is a McAfee community forum is active, but you’ll need to purchase Techmaster Concierge to get help with more complex issues.

McAfee’s system scan could not take out some junk files from our test systems. It also doesn’t provide the option to drag and drop a folder or a file into the suite for scanning like some of its competitors. This is a major flaw in a security product of this price.

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