McAfee is one of the top security suites for online use available. It comes with top-quality antivirus and a lot of features like a password manager, VPN and file shredder at a price that is incredibly low. It can cover an enormous amount of devices with the use of a single subscription.
McAfee is a great performer but it can slow down your computer at times. Tests conducted by AV-Comparatives revealed that the full scan of our test computer’s 366872 files took about an hour and used 3.20 percent of the processor memory; this was a middle of the pack. A quick scan was quicker and took just 8 minutes to scan the areas where viruses are known to attack, including the system files and registries.
The tech support of the company is excellent, with a community forum with 24/7 chat and phone support, and a massive knowledge base. It also has an online assistant as well as a risk assessment tool that checks your device for security issues. To reach a customer support agent, you have to fill out a lengthy form that includes your name and last name, as well as your phone number and email address. It is also necessary to confirm both of these.
McAfee’s separating of its features into separate applications is frustrating. For example, the Windows version of McAfee Total Protection has an in-app help page; however, the Mac application just redirects you to the website and does not allow you to search for answers. This makes it more difficult to navigate the parental controls as well as the identity theft protections compared to the other comprehensive packages.