McAfee is among the best internet security suites out there. It has a top-notch malware scanner and loads of features, including password manager, VPN, and file shredder at a affordable price. It can also cover a huge number of devices on a single subscription.

McAfee’s performance has been exemplary but it does occasionally slow down a PC. In tests by AV Comparatives an analysis of 366,872 of our test computer’s files took an hour, and required 3.20 percent of the processor’s memory. This was in the middle. A quick scan was quicker, taking eight minutes to check the areas that viruses are likely to infect, such as registry files and system files.

The tech support offered by the company is excellent, with a community forum that is available 24/7, chat and telephone support, and a massive knowledge base. It also has virtual assistants as well as a risk assessment tool that scans your device for potential security issues. To contact a customer service agent, complete a lengthy application that includes your name and last name, as well as your phone number and email address. It is also necessary to confirm both of these.

The only issue with McAfee is that it siloes its different features into different apps. For instance, the Windows version of McAfee Total Security has an in-app help page; however the Mac application simply redirects you to the website, and isn’t able to seek answers. This makes it much more difficult to navigate the parental controls and the identity theft protections compared to competitors’ total packages.