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Home network defence

Network protection monitors who's on your Wi-Fi and protects your devices behind a firewall.

Social protection

Steer clear of unsafe posts, avoid spreading harmful content, block risky websites. Keep your social network safe.

Family safety

Parental controls protect what your children do and see online. Help them explore the web safely.

Work security

Shred sensitive documents, encrypt and lock files, securely store your login details. Keep your work life safe.

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The bulk of the interface is found by clicking on the gear icon. Here, you can change all of settings, from real-time scanning to web monitoring. We recommend going through these options as it's the main control you have over It makes sense, as is going through every file, registry entry and more to make sure there's nothing there that shouldn't be. Because of that, we recommend running scans at night. can shut down your machine once the scan is completed.

Multilayered Malware Protection products distinguish themselves by going beyond the basics of on-demand scanning and real-time malware protection. Some rate URLs that you visit or that show up in search results, using a red-yellow-green color-coding system. Some actively block processes on your system from connecting with known malware-hosting URLs or with fraudulent (phishing) pages. offers live chat and phone support, as well as a knowledge base and community forum. If you're having a technical problem, you can download the troubleshooting tool, too, which will scan your installation files and repair any corrupted ones. Total Protection is a great choice for houses that need antivirus on multiple machines. The discount and extras provided by it, over an option like other antiviruses, are large enough, as long as you have the machines to fill up the roster.

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The Suite is a well-known free antivirus tool. is a feature-packed antivirus that can quite contend on the best antivirus software list. It comes with a medium price tag. There's a separate extension called Safe Web. It's a surprisingly dense feature, bundling a tracker blocker, ad blocker and website health monitor into one extension. It offers a lot of features to speed up your browser experience while keeping you safe. This antivirus is best ordered a la carte, skipping the VPN and password manager for more powerful and user-friendly options.

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Utility features, including a file shredder, file encryptor and PC tune-up, are welcome additions. The tune-up can defrag your hard drives, free space by clearing temporary application files and manage your start-up files. It's only available to Complete subscribers, though, and we're not keen on spending money for functions Windows has built-in. It's a common feature among premium antiviruses that removes all data tied to a file when you delete it. Normally, when you remove a file, the data is left on your hard drive until you overwrite it, opening up the possibility of using forensic tools to reconstruct it.

The Intel McAfee Activate partner ecosystem approach to pricing is different from other antiviruses. Instead of charging more for a larger list of supported operating systems and number of devices, all plans support Windows, macOS and Android and come with support from one to unlimited devices. gets you basic protection with an antivirus, firewall and secure browsing for the same price as its completion. is a more versatile choice, though, as it comes with support for Android and macOS.

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