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McaFee Antivirus Review

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🏆 The Dependable McAfee

McAfee was founded more than 30 years ago and has expanded into a number of consumer and enterprise-level solutions. For consumers, McAfee has the Total Protection Package along with Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and LifveSafe.

All your devices- laptops, computers and phones are covered under a single subscription, so there’s no need to pay extra. So does McAfee really turn out to be a promising antivirus? Let’s find out!


  • Offers a wide range of features
  • One license covers endless devices
  • Guarantee of virus removal
  • Email and live chat support
  • Good antiphishing guard


  • A bit pricey
  • Too many products with same type of features
  • User interface is not easily navigable


Ransom Guard

8.5 out of 10

McAfee uses cloud-based threat analysis which doesn’t slow down your computer yet offers optimum protection. The new Ransom Guard prevents ransomware attacks and keeps your data out of bounds from cyber criminals.

McAfee tracks every suspicious material and assesses its risks. Extra security also doesn’t let your information reach to cyber criminals.


9.0 out of 10

McAfee monitors spam messages in your inbox that can be a phishing attack. The anti-spam filters keep your inbox risk-free, and keep data thieves from accessing your inbox.

Web Protection

9.8 out of 10

The McAfee Web Advisor browser extension keeps you safe on the internet. The extensions detect any signs of malicious content, malware or phishing sites efficiently and works with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Edge.

The chrome extension called Web Boost prevents videos from annoyingly auto playing on many websites like Skype, Netflix and Youtube. You can also block ads and unwanted pop-ups from ruining your browsing experience.

McAfee also offers anti-malware protection to save you from getting caught unaware of attacks.

 Encrypted Storage

9.0 out of 10

Want to store your sensitive data that no can decode?

McAfee stores your data and uses 128-bit encryption so that no one can know what’s inside. The files can only be unlocked by providing the correct password.

Identity Theft Protection

8.5 out of 10

Identity theft can cause financial damages by using your details without authorization. Identity Theft Protection keeps your private information safe and prevents them from falling in the wrong hands.

PC Performance

9.0 out of 10

You can use many performance tools to boost PC performance, clean junk files and temporary internet files. You also have a file shredder to permanently delete files beyond recovery.

Update My Apps

9.5 out of 10

Outdated apps and missed patches are top vulnerabilities that attract cyber attacks and hackings. The Update My Apps is a neat future which checks for updates of key elements and offers to install them.

You don’t need to check each software to see if there are any new patches.

The antivirus is also automatically updated with the latest virus definitions and malware updates to keep your device protected.

Personal Firewall

9.0 out of 10

McAfee personal firewall acts as a second layer of security to prevent intrusions and unauthorized connections. You can whitelist your trusted apps and sites to stop receiving warnings.

Secure Banking

8.8 out of 10

You will get extra protection for sensitive tasks like banking, bill payments and online shopping. All your credit card information and bank details will stay safe under the watch of McAfee.

Money Back Guarantee

10 out of 10

McAfee offers a full refund within 30 days if you are not satisfied with the product. That means you have nothing to lose in case you don’t get satisfying results.


The best selling product of McAfee is Total Protection which comes at $54.99 for a single device and for 10 devices, you have to pay $44.99. McAfee store also sells McAfee Internet Security for $46, McAfee AntiVirus Plus for $33, McAfee AntiVirus for $28.99 and McAfee LiveSafe for $118.

All subscriptions are valid for one year and renewed at plan-based rates.

If you are not ready to buy McAfee, you can get a free trial of the McAfee Total Protection for 30 days.

Devices, Operating Systems and Support

You can protect your PC laptop, smartphone and tablet all with a single plan. You can get coverage for 10 devices even in the free trial.

McAfee supports Windows and Mac and Android and iOS versions.

McAfee really cares for their customers and you can contact them in many ways. You can start by browsing the community or talk to a virtual assistant for step-to-step guidance to resolve problems.

A virtual technician can look into your problems through remote monitoring to help with your issue. You can also place a call to contact the support team and talk directly to them.

Interface, User Friendliness

The McAfee user interface is bulky and doesn’t give you otipns to quickly launch a scan. The left menu tells you if your system is protected and lists the devices registered with the software.

The product features are placed in five categories- Home, PC Security, PC Performance, My Privacy and My Info. Each section leads to settings about the topic, for example, in the Home section you can run scans, update apps and remove cookies and trackers.

The interface is not very user-friendly, and you may need some time to get used to it. Instead of functions at the click of a button, you have to scout a bit to find your target.


How to Download and Install

First, you will need to choose the solution you want to buy. Look at the features and compare them against your needs to find the right match. Then click the buy button the website which downloads the launcher file.

Next, run the file and allow it to make changes to Windows. Follow on-screen instructions and accept the terms and conditions. Now the antivirus will be downloaded, and you can use the time by grabbing some popcorns.

After the process, your antivirus will be ready to go starting with a system scan.


Free Software

McAfee is not a free software, but you can get a free trial for 30 days. That way you can see if things work out for you and if the solution meets your needs. It’s better to pay for your security and sleep with a tension-free mind knowing your data and device is secured.

Exclusive Features

Cross-Platform Management

You don’t need to use separate interfaces to manage your devices. The McAfee window enables you to protect all devices irrespective of their OS from a single place.

Safe Family

Kids are more vulnerable to online threats and cyber attacks. The Safe Family feature lets you control who does what on the internet and make it a safer place.

Password Manager

No need to remember all those passwords with McAfee password manager. The multi-factor password manager app lets you unlock your apps by remembering all your passwords.

Theft Management

You can remotely lock your device to prevent access in case it gets lost or stolen. The software also lets you wipe all personal information to keep your data safe.


McAfee is a solid investment when you need superior security. You also get added bonuses and one license for various devices.


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  1. johny

    Solid product and easy to use.

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