McAfee is one of the first antivirus products that launched and was founded by John McAfee in 1987. If you don’t already know, he’s the guy that went crazy and resigned from the company in 1994. Despite John’s story, their product has continued to live on as one of the strongest security brands to this day and was acquired in 2011 by Intel Security for $7.68 Billion. Now with 30 years’ experience in the industry, you can be sure they are a product to trust.
The McAfee app is a feature rich antivirus product that includes some outstanding tools. Even with their most basic plans you will have protection for your PC, Smartphone & Tablet.
Their main protection plan will include both Antivirus & Internet security, which will keep you protected for all angles. They do offer the Antivirus only plan for $24.99 and the Internet only plan for £39.99, or you can purchase both together for $44.95.
Testing from some of the most established AV testing websites show that their Antivirus feature itself offers bulletproof protection for all devices.
McAfee keep their features stripped back, but keep their product focused on great security every consumer can trust.
Real-time security acts quick when a threat is detected, it instantly blocks the software and alerts you. With some Antivirus products, this can be delayed.
You don’t pay any extra for support and it’s available 24/7, which McAfee boast about on their website, some products charge extra for telephone support.
Internet security checks all sites before you click on them to prevent fishing attacks and makes you aware of bad reputation websites.
Software looks dated and not super easy to use. However, if you are an advanced PC user this shouldn’t affect you. Can take some getting used to at first.
Popups can get frustrating when they try to upsell you or if your account expire, although these can easily be turned off.