McAfee Review

Hailey By: Hailey | Last updated June 2, 2017

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9.1 / 10

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PROS:

  • Unlimited devices
  • File shredder
  • Free support during your license

CONS:

  • No gaming mode
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SUMMARY:

McAfee offers a few unique opportunities you can’t find with any other software in our review. It allows you to add and connect as many of your devices as you want under one license. The Virus Protection Pledge guarantees 100% satisfaction or you’ll get your money back. Antivirus Plus includes a file shredder and it will protect your online transactions and identity. With many features and a multi-device subscription, McAfee Antivirus Plus is a great anti-malware solution for anyone.

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COMPLETE REVIEW

McAfee Antivirus Plus earned its place in our top ten anti-malware software review thanks to its many great features and near perfect testing results. It comes with some features other products reserve for their internet suites, and it protects all your computers under one license.

Features

McAfee is the only malware removal software in our review that offers to cover all your devices under one license. While most other products cover up to three computers, McAfee’s Antivirus Plus is a real bargain for just over $50. With customer satisfaction in mind, McAfee has a 100%satisfaction policy or they will give you your money back. No other anti-malware software company we reviewed offers this opportunity. Antivirus Plus will keep you safe from all new and newly emerging malware threats like Trojans, ransomware, worms etc. To maximize protection, McAfee employs the Real Protect behavioral engine that minimizes the possibility of a 0-day malware attack. As an additional security layer, your defenses are reinforced with an integrated Firewall.

Blurring the line between an entry level antivirus package and an internet suite, McAfee Antivirus Plus has a full functioning file shredder. This feature allows you to fully destroy any data you deem fit, instead of moving it to the recycle bin where it can still be recovered even after it’s been deleted. McAfee extends its protection to your browser as well by alerting you when you’re about to visit a site with a questionable reputation, or if you’re about to download something that might harm you PC. You can also be sure you’re fully protected while performing any type of financial transactions online. A vulnerability scan and a QuickClean feature also come in the package.

Pricing

Price: 54.99

Performance

McAfee showed great results in the latest (Nov/Dec 2016) test performed by the independent IT institute AV-Test. The 21 pre-selected anti-malware software was tested for protection, usability and performance. All tests were performed by experts on standard and high end PCs.

The initial, protection test done in December 2016, gave McAfee a perfect score against almost 14.000 newly discovered threats. The software was tested against 0-day attacks and recently discovered malware. With just two mistakes in identifying legitimate software as malware, McAfee did well above the industry average for usability. Its performance test results were somewhat mixed, oscillating around the industry average mark. The internet security specialists detected the lag mostly while they were downloading and installing frequently used apps. A small increase in the use of the test PCs resources was also logged during the installation process of certain programs. The detected lag was minimal and you shouldn’t be able to pick it up during everyday use. Despite the lower performance result, McAfee still did better than many in its category.

Help/Support

You can contact support in many ways on the McAfee website. To reach an agent, you can call or email, or for quicker assistance, you can use the live chat option. McAfee promises free support throughout your license in several different languages depending on the region. The site has a knowledgebase and a FAQ section. You can post questions or discuss issues with other users on the community page.

Email: You can contact customer support via email by filling out a form through this link service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/contact

Phone number: You can find a list of contact phone numbers for different regions through this link: service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/contact

Website: www.mcafee.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/McAfee/

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