About McAfee

McAfee Antivirus Plus is provided by the Intel Security group (which originally was McAfee). They are considered to be the biggest dedicated security technology provider. Their latest antivirus release is the McAfee Antivirus Plus.

Description

This latest product is offering the type of antivirus protection that most users would expect. It is offered as a download under a yearly subscription. It has already received some impressive awards such as PC Mag. Editors Choice Oct. 2015. AV Test Certified 2016, Advanced for performance 2016.

Benefits

You can forget about the worries of online transactions when you have fired up this antivirus.

Protection against viruses, malware, ransomware plus additional threats.

Provides the same level of protection for all your devices with just one subscription. This means your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone will all be covered with the one application. No extra costs per device.

Deletion of permanent files that are of a sensitive nature is quickly and easily done.

Acts as a preventative by stopping risky downloads.

Pros

It is easy to use with a simple download and reports are showing it is getting a good response for its ability to block malware and malicious Urls. It is considered average for its anti-phishing protection.

Cons

While the MacAfee has lot to offer and one subscription covers all your devices, all the features may not be available for all operating systems.

Cost

The cost for the subscription is $59.99 per year. It comes with a money back guarantee if it does not remove a virus.

Summary

While the McAfee AntiVirus Plus (2017) may not have scored as high across all testing categories compared to some of the others, it has integrated some good security features in with its antivirus software such as firewall protection. It is priced higher than many of the others but the flip side to this is that it can be used on multiple devices. Finally McAfee is a well-known and trusted name.

9.5

Our score

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