McAfee is a long-time player in the world of antivirus. It was founded in 1988. It is well-known for its firewalls, antispam solutions, file encryption, and public key infrastructure. However, it is most well known for its anti-virus program and is a major player on the market. Security suites that it offers provide comprehensive protection against malware and viruses and are supported by a one-million dollar identity theft guarantee.

All plans from McAfee include a full-featured malware scanner that can block the entry of malware into a computer system, and kill or deter the malware that have already penetrated it. Its real-time engine blocks malware from being downloaded and redirects, encrypts and reroutes data to ensure that your online activities aren't able to be spied on.

McAfee consistently scored high in our tests for both the AV-Test test for 0-day as well as our malware protection test. It also passed our privacy tests, scoring 100% in all of the categories.

The suite's interface is simple and clean. It's not easy to access features such as parental controls or identity theft protections. The dashboard is divided into separate menus. Support is also a bit difficult to obtain. The McAfee Community Forum is active, but Techmaster Concierge will be required to assist you with more complex issues.

The most disappointing thing was that McAfee's system scanner failed to remove unwanted files on our test systems. It does not allow users to drag and drop files or folder into the suite to scan it like many of its competitors. This is a huge no-no for a security suite that costs this much.