McAfee is a reputable name in digital protection. Its software hits all the right buttons. Its Antivirus package is very effective in detecting malware on your computer or mobile device. Its iOS and Android apps are similarly highly rated by customers. You can enhance security by using Windows Hello or a finger print sensor, or setting up other devices to authenticate at the entrance to your home network and also encrypting data and files on your device.

All the features we tested worked. The speedy scans took only eight minutes to check for intrusions into areas where viruses are known to infect, such as registry or system files. The full scans took a bit longer, but they were still less than the average time in the field.

The antivirus itself is easy to navigate and uses a clean interface with all functions carefully grouped 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 ways to reach customer support. Phone or email is not accessible. There’s also a comprehensive FAQ library as well as a comprehensive set of troubleshooting guides that can assist you in solving common issues. If you’re looking for personalized tech help you can avail McAfee’s Techmaster concierge service to get a one-on-1 assistance with your device, computer and other technologies.