Mcafee Antivirus (named after the company founded by renowned product creator John McAfee, who left the company in 1994) is one of the leading brands in the antivirus market since its inception and quickly became the most competent antivirus software in the late 1990s. Now owned by the Intel Security Group (acquired for $7.68 billion in 2010), McAfee’s antivirus products continue to be a powerful force in the market, drawing on nearly 30 years of experience in PC protection. With an arsenal of 30 products, McAfee has a lot to offer in the world of cyber security – from protecting your mobile phone to protecting server farms of large organizations. But what can they do for you to protect your computer, and is it worth trying?
Reliability and Security
As already mentioned in the features section, Mcafee’s anti-virus software is generally very reliable and in the last test exceeds the industry standard. According to the usage tests, the same applies to product usability… Without misidentifying legitimate software as malicious, McAfee Anti-Virus is well above the industry average (5 out of a possible 1,328,235). This provides excellent usability and error-free detection of harmless software, which is very common in anti-virus products. The product’s user interface is very simple and easy to navigate, unlike other antivirus products with good features.
Detects and removes malicious programs on your computer, such as viruses, adware and spyware.
Spyware secretly keeps track of what you do on your computer. Its purpose is usually to collect passwords, bank details and credit card information.
Identify sites that are safe and secure. Block websites and malware downloads.
Real-time protection runs in the background, constantly monitoring the system and blocking malware before it reaches the hard drive.
Advertising programs are malicious programs that automatically display or download adware, such as banners or pop-ups.
Define your own scanning schedule for system viruses, including the locations to be scanned.
Remotely manage the Windows Firewall or advanced integrated firewall tools
It contains tools that help speed up and optimize your computer.
24-hour telephone support for technical and billing issues.
Mcafee is full of great features, from securely storing passwords to permanently removing sensitive files. The product feels and behaves as if McAfee hasn’t neglected any of the features that protect users from online threats, and has even created a feature that prevents malware and spam from spreading. In terms of core functionality, McAfee’s antivirus products continue to perform well in peer companies. In a recent test conducted by the reputable antivirus organization AVTEST, McAfee’s latest product collected 98.1% new and 99.9% existing malware samples. (industry average 97% and 99%, respectively)
Includes tools to help speed up and optimize your computer.
24/7 phone support for billing and technical questions.
Live Chat Support
Customer service includes live chat for quick response to any problem.
Value For Money
The core of McAfee’s anti-virus protection, McAfee Total Protection, costs $49.99. McAfee Total Protection is worth $49.99 per year and has won a number of awards, which is an excellent value for money. This initial assumption is supported by a robust set of features that offer much more than just removing different types of malware. The core product appears to be the culmination of a number of other products in the McAfee portfolio that take the functionality of many different security solutions from other packages. The iced icing on the cake is the ability to protect all your devices with the same subscription at no extra cost. It goes beyond what other antivirus companies offer as a “multi-license,” and we think it’s a great addition to the service. Overall, McAfee proves that it costs $50.
Support and Customer Service
If you need help, it’s relatively easy to get, you can choose between chat, email and phone support, which is available 24 hours a day. During our hard work, we had to wait only 2 minutes to contact a McAfee employee through the support chat so that we could confirm their availability. Your support channels are not only good for helping with the product, but also a great way to refresh your language skills. They provide phone support in 10 different countries and 5 different languages, and support chat in more than 20 languages.