McAfee Antivirus Review

October, 12 2023

McAfee has been in the field of antivirus for quite a while. It was founded in 1988 and is well-known for its firewalls, antispam products, encryption of files, and public key infrastructure. However, it is best known for its anti-virus program and is a major player in the market. Security suites provide complete protection against viruses and malware and are guaranteed by a $1 million identity theft guarantee.

All McAfee plans come with a fully equipped malware scanner that can stop the entry of malware into a system, and kill or deter any viruses already present. Its real-time security engine works to block malware files from downloading and also reroutes and encrypts data to ensure that your online activities is not hacked or used against you.

During our tests, McAfee regularly scored top marks in the Test of 0 days by AV-Test and our malware test. It also scored 100 percent in our privacy tests.

The interface of the suite is simple to use and clear. It’s a bit difficult to access features such as parental controls or identity theft protections. The dashboard is separated into separate menus. Support isn’t always easy to find. The McAfee Community Forum is active however Techmaster Concierge will be required to assist you with more complex issues.

The most disappointing thing was that McAfee’s system scanner did not clean up some junk files we had on our test systems. It also does not offer a way to drag and drop a directory or file into the suite for scanning like some of its competitors. This is a major flaw in a security suite of this price.

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