McAfee Antivirus Review

McAfee has a good reputation for digital security, with software that hits the majority of the important buttons. Its basic Antivirus package, Internet Security, and Total Protection packages are very effective in detecting viruses and malware on your PC as well as mobile devices. Its iOS and Android apps are equally highly rated with customers. You can increase security by using Windows Hello or a finger print sensor, setting up different devices to authenticate at the door of your home network and also encrypting files and data on your device.

All the features we tested worked. The scans that were quick took just eight minutes to check for intrusions into areas where viruses are known to infest such as the system files or registries. The full scans took a little longer however they were shorter than the average in the field.

The antivirus itself is easy to navigate and uses a clean interface with all functions carefully grouped into their own tabs for convenience. The Tracker Remover feature is especially helpful, deleting cookies and temporary files that can eat up space and potentially provide hackers with sensitive information. Unfortunately, accessing some of the most important features, such as parental controls and identity theft protections, requires you to log into a separate online dashboard.

Support is available on Twitter and Facebook however, not via telephone or email. There’s also a robust FAQ library as well as a comprehensive set of troubleshooting manuals which can help you find solutions to common problems. If you’re looking for personal tech assistance you can use McAfee’s Techmaster concierge service to receive one-on-one support for your computer, smart devices and other devices.

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