The background: McAfee is another big name in the security suite world and a fine alternative to the might of Norton.
At its simplest, it scans for viruses and malware quickly, without any noticeable performance issues. It works for all your Mac, Android, and iOS devices too.
What it offers: Where McAfee Total Protection offers a more rounded experience is through its additional features. There’s anti spam protection that works with the most popular email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Netscape, IncrediMail, and Shuriken. Its ability to detect and block spam is unparalleled, proving to be a huge benefit to those of us with long standing email addresses that are prone to spam.
There are parental controls too that are a little more complicated to set up than Norton’s, but tough enough to keep your kids from breaking through. These allow for age-appropriate website filtering, a filter list, as well as online scheduling.
Most impressively is the True Key identity manager which allows you to set up a list of known devices, utilizing FingerPrint, Face, or multi-device authentication so only the right people get to your data. Five True Key licenses are available through McAfee Total Protection so you can easily share out such security features across your household members. There’s also Total Security, which adds file encryption vaults for storing particularly sensitive files.
The price: McAfee Total Protection is priced at $59.99 for one user license, $89.99 for five devices or $99.99 for 10 devices, with your mileage varying depending on the size of your household.