McAfee has a strong reputation for protecting your digital data, and has software that hits most of the important buttons. Its Antivirus program is highly effective in detaching malware from your device, whether it’s a PC or mobile. Its iOS and Android apps are similarly highly rated by its customers. For additional security, you can utilize Windows Hello or a fingerprint sensor, set up alternative devices to authenticate on the door of your home network as well as encrypt your files and data stored on your device using McAfee’s password manager.

All the features that we tested were functional. The scans that were quick took just 8 minutes to find the presence of viruses in areas that are known to infest like the system files or registries. The full scans took a little longer but they were shorter than the average in the field.

The antivirus itself is easy to navigate and uses a clean interface with all functions carefully grouped ipv4 vs ipv6 into their own tabs for convenience. The Tracker Remover feature is especially helpful, deleting cookies and temporary files that can eat up space and potentially provide hackers with sensitive information. Unfortunately, accessing some of the most important features, such as parental controls and identity theft protections, requires you to log into a separate online dashboard.

Twitter and Facebook are the only options to contact customer support. Email or phone are not an option. You can also get solutions to common problems using the extensive troubleshooting guide and an extensive FAQ library. McAfee’s Techmaster concierge is the best method to receive personalized tech support.