With Mcfee, you can secure your computers, endpoints, networks, and cloud from viruses, malware, and other security threats.
McAfee provides highly respected and affordable anti-virus solutions to all kinds of users, ranging from individuals to large businesses. They offer a variety of different packages to suit different needs, all of which use the same anti-virus engine that scores very highly in independent testing. The software is extremely user-friendly and comes with a number of tools to help users keep their devices running as smoothly as possible.
McAfee Total Protection – McAfee Total Protection includes local-backup software and file encryption. You can purchase licenses for one, five or ten devices, making it a great choice for families.
McAfee Virus Removal Service – A McAfee Security expert takes control of users’ computers remotely. They will scan the PC, identify any unwanted applications or malware and remove them to keep your PC clean and secure.
McAfee LiveSafe – This gives you 1GB of encrypted online storage on McAfee’s servers so that you can keep your sensitive documents as safe as possible. However, it does not include the file encryption that comes with the Total Protection software.
McAfee Safe Family – Parents can stay on top of their kids’ device usage and monitor each child’s daily activity. Moreover, restrictions on the number of hours their kids use the device can be applied, and specific apps can be blocked.
|Package||Old Price (per year)||Save ($ OFF)||New Price (per year)|
|McAfee Total Protection||$99.99||$55 OFF||$44.99|
|McAfee Virus Removal Service||$89.95||$5||$84.95|
|McAfee Safe Family||$99.99|
Thanks to the wide range of packages and their flexible licensing options, McAfee’s software is suitable for all kinds of users. If you are looking for a simple yet effective anti-virus solution for a standalone computer at home then they have an affordable and effective option. Alternatively, if you are looking for a solution that will protect your entire family, including mobile devices, smart watches, and so on, then you can purchase a ten-device subscription to McAfee Total Protection and it will more than cover your needs. Furthermore, they have a number of tools for business users as well.
|Easy to install and configure||No opt-out of data collection|
|Money back guarantee on virus detection||Slightly heavier system load than some rival software|
|Numerous packages for maximum flexibility|
|Helpful PC optimization tools|
McAfee’s anti-virus software is possibly the most user-friendly available. The main dashboard is extremely simple and clearly displays the current state of the system and the level of protection. Starting a quick or full scan takes just a couple of clicks, and even a complete beginner will be able to schedule scans with ease.
After installing the software, it will have all its features enabled and correctly configured without the need to reboot your computer. Thanks to this, you do not need to worry about ensuring all of the settings are correct for your system and you can start using the software straight away. It differs from most other anti-virus software which requires a system restart before it can be used.
The user interface makes it extremely easy to configure settings such as parental controls, the firewall, email spam filters, schedule virus scans, and so on. Similarly, you can configure how frequently the software updates its virus definitions with just a few clicks. In short, all aspects of McAfee have been carefully designed to ensure that it is as user-friendly as possible.
McAfee checks suspect programs found on your computer against a database of known malware signatures that is updated numerous times each day. It also uses behavioral monitoring and reputation analysis to detect previously unknown malware. It sends suspect software to McAfee’s Threat Center where it is analyzed and if necessary, added to the database.
Clearly, this system works. The independent German lab AV-TEST gave McAfee Internet Security a nearly perfect score. It stopped 100% of well-known malware and previously unseen, zero-day malware in two rounds of tests carried out at the end of 2017. The tests returned just one false positive, a safe piece of software that is flagged as malicious, a result bettered by very few other anti-virus protection tools.
This is a massive improvement for McAfee. In May 2017, they introduced a new malware-scanning engine, replacing an earlier less efficient engine. Before this upgrade, McAfee’s scores were consistently lower, around 95.6%.
McAfee has an excellent support section on its website with a huge knowledge base where you will find help with a massive range of issues. If you don’t find the answers you need in the knowledge base or the FAQ section, then you can try their virtual assistant. They also offer a service whereby they will remotely connect to your device to help you remove viruses.
If you still need to contact customer support then you can do so at any time via live online chat. Alternatively, you can telephone them on 0800 028 7581 or write to them at:
McAfee, 6th Floor, 3-9 Albert Street, Slough, SL1 2BE, United Kingdom
If you are not based in the UK then you will find localized contact information on their website.
McAfee has been developing anti-virus and computer security tools since 1987. They are one of the leading anti-virus companies, and over the last three decades have conducted invaluable research and released numerous tools to aid in computer virus detection and prevention. Intel Corporation bought McAfee in 2011 and now they carry out their research at a special security center in Santa Clara, California.