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Founded in 1987, McAfee is one of the leading antivirus software providers on the market, with 30 years experience when it comes to protecting your devices. In addition to their award-winning antivirus software, McAfee also offers a selection of scans, system tune-ups, encryption and a firewall to ensure your devices are running at their best and are free of any viruses or threats. McAfee is a complete security package that goes beyond basic virus protection.
In fact, McAfee has been rated favorably by almost all independent labs including ICSA Labs and West Coast Labs. In an antivirus comparison test run by West Coast Labs, McAfee was tested against other leading antivirus programs, with malware files provided by both WCL and McAfee. McAfee proved its technological capabilities and was able to detect 96% of harmful files provided by WCL and 99% of files in the McAfee collection. Only Avira surpassed McAfee’s detection rate. This strong file-detection rate was also awarded an Advanced+, the highest possible rating, by AV-Comparatives, an independent antivirus testing platform.
Another advantage of McAfee is that it is extremely easy to install and configure. The important features such as real-time scanning and automatic updates are enabled automatically. There are also longer, scheduled scans which, by default, are performed at 4:00 AM, once a week. These scheduled scans are a necessary part of ensuring the continued health of your device and will thoroughly check your PC for viruses and other threats.
|Total Protection||McAfee AntiVirus Plus||Internet Security|
|Price per year||$19.99||$24.99||$39.99|
|License duration||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|Blocks 250,000,000+ daily threats|
|Mobile security (for both Android and iOS)|
|PC Optimization Tools|
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