McAfee Review

One of the top brands in the antivirus market since it’s inception, Mcafee Antivirus (named after the company founded by the product’s famed creator ­ John McAfee, who resigned from the company in 1994) quickly rose to heights in the late 90’s as the most proficient antivirus software available. Now owned by Intel Security Group (purchased in 2010 for a cool $7.68 billion), the Mcafee antivirus products are still a powerhouse in the market, banking on almost 30 years of experience offering PC protection products. Now a 30 ­strong arsenal of products, McAfee have a lot to offer in the cyber protection world, from protecting your mobile phone to safeguarding large organization server bases, but what can they do for you in protecting your computer, and are they worth trying?



Windows Compatible

Apple Mac Compatible

Android Compatible

iPad/iPod Compatible

Reliability and Security

As mentioned in the features section, Mcafee antivirus software is generally very reliable and, in the most recent test, above industry standard. According to usage tests, it’s the same story for the product’s usability… With no false detection's of legitimate software as malware, McAfee antivirus is miles ahead of the industry average (5, out of a possible 1,328,235). This makes for a great user experience and a refreshing lack of mistaken flagging up of harmless software which is all too common in antivirus products. The user interface of the product is very simple and easy to navigate, unlike other antivirus software with good feature sets.

Removes Malware
Removes Malware

Detects and removes malicous software on your computer like viruses, adware or spyware.

Removes Spyware
Removes Spyware

Spyware secretly monitors what you do on your computer. Its aim is usually to capture passwords, banking credentials and credit card details.

Web Protection
Web Protection

Detect which websites are safe and can be trusted. Block malware websites and downloads.

Real-Time Protection
Real-Time Protection

Real-Time protection runs in the background and monitors your system continuously, blocking malware before it gets on your hard-drive.

Removes Adware
Removes Adware

Adware is malicous software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups.

AV-Test Top Product
AV-Test Top Product

AV Test Top Product Award


VPN Internet Security
VPN Internet Security

Browse anonymously and securly online. Encrypt your connection to the Internet to block hackers from intercepting your data.

Scheduled Scans
Scheduled Scans

Set your own scheduled for system antivirus scans including what locations to scan.


Remote managment of Windows firewall or built-in advanced firewall tools.


Includes tools which will help with the speed and optimization of your computer.

Support and Customer Service

If you need support it is relatively easy to get, you can choose between chat support, email support and phone support, all available around the clock. During a period of high volume, we only had to wait 2 minutes to connect with a representative at McAfee via chat support, so we can vouch for their availability. Their support avenues aren’t just good for helping with the product, they are also a great way to brush up on your linguistics as they offer phone support in 10 different countries and 5 different languages, as well as chat support in over 20 languages.

Phone Support
Phone Support

24/7 phone support for billing and technical questions.

Live Chat Support
Live Chat Support

Customer service includes live chat for a quick respsonse to any issues.

Customer Reviews For McAfee

Gail Allison - 1 month ago

This is the worse customer service and company could ever provide. The phone numbers isn't even in the US. None of the agents speak English clearly. I spoke to several or I thought I did but I believe it was the same agent pretending she was transferring me to a supervisor. They have charged my account for at least 2 years now for a McCafee virus protector when I didn't even have a computer. When I noticed this and asked to be reimbursed they say they can't reimburse. This company is a complete fraud!! DO NOT use this product they charge a hundred more than what was advertised on the website. They are over charging because they think they can get away with it. You should all get a lawyer like I did.

Ed dickerson - 2 months ago

I bought this software and it did what it said except it said it could be used on 5 computers. It cleaned up problems on my computer and worked great until I tried to add it to my wife's computer. I contacted customer service for help on it and sat there for 30 minutes while the rep tried to set it up. He finally told me I would have to go to my wife's computer. I did this and after a while I grew weary with the ineptness of the tech and asked to talk to his supervisor. I finally got a response and after some back and forth arguing (HE did not speak English well enough) he informed me all computers had to be with the same operating system. This was not mentioned when I bought it. Bottom line was I would have to buy more copies to cover my need. If I have to buy additional copies it will be another brand. When you do business with me tell me the truth up front and it will go easier. I resent being a victim of a bunch of BS artists.

Jerry - 2 months ago

I also was billed 109.00 on my credit card for Mcafee. Did not realize that 4 years ago when computer was purchased that I allowed McAfee to bill my credit card company and receive payment continuously. We thought we were approving a one year deal at a low fee instead of year after year billing my credit card company and receiving payment for something that I do not need. I was reminded multiple times that my coverage was expiring but I never once clicked on that I approved continuous service from McAfee but Citibank was billed and paid McAfee. Now I hear I am losing 109.00 because I failed to cancel in time. Does anyone know a number for McAfee in order to cancel?

roland kopke - 2 months ago

getting to expensive goes up in price every year thinking of leaving to expensive.

Dill - 3 months ago

I think it is a great software

[-] - 3 months ago

I find it useful for protecting my PC, but it protects it from every thing including online servers with my friends. Please make it easier to sort this out.

John Malin - 3 months ago

I've been a customer and am satisfied with McAfee. I've received notice that I will be billed #$109. for the coming year. At 75 and on a limited income that is way too much, so I will be leaving McAfee for another product. Seniors deserve consideration, something big corporations seem to forget.

R.C. - 3 months ago

Years of all good experiences. Had only one occasion to contact support and it was highly satisfactory.

C.G - 3 months ago

It is worse antivirus I used last year and because of this I lost all my pictures and files

Delta - 3 months ago

I have used McAfee for so many years I can't remember how long. It has worked great for me with absolutely no problems. I have it on all of my devices. I highly recommend it.

Prince - 3 months ago

I have had it for several years and my computer has stayed protected with no issues

chuck - 4 months ago

when you purchase you agree to auto renewal. after a year went by, while using a competitor , McAfee charged my bank a fee of over $100. it was a major hassle getting a refund.

D B - 4 months ago

McAfee was recommended when I purchased my brand new computer. It made everything SO slow it took forever to get to a page. It might have kept the viruses and malware away but I was SO aggrevated at the speed at which it worked I returned it. They would not take it back even with a receipt. I then had to contact the company MANY times and almost a YEAR later I finally got my money and only after being persistent on returning their protection. I do not recommend it. It has left a bad taste in my mouth and customer service is not good....just like the product for me.

DR. GW - 4 months ago

Has performed well on all platforms and operating systems

Margaret K. - 4 months ago

It has always worked for me, for the last 5 years. Will continue my subscription again this year.

McAfee Features

  • Removes Malware
  • Removes Spyware
  • Web Protection
  • Real-Time Protection
  • Removes Adware
  • VPN Internet Security
  • Scheduled Scans
  • Firewall
  • Tune-Up
  • Phone Support
  • Live Chat Support
  • Windows Compatible
  • Apple Mac Compatible
  • Android Compatible
  • iPad/iPod Compatible
  • AV-Test Top Product

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