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McAfee Total Protection Antivirus Software

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Protection

Protection

Shows how well the product protected against live exploits from websites.

 /  5
On access

On access

Shows how well the product protected automatically against live exploits from websites and local drives.

 /  5
On demand

On demand

Measures effectiveness scanning "on demand" for malware, both online and offline.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Ease of use covers installation, changing settings, interacting with the software.

 /  5
Messages, interface

Messages, interface

Provides easy to access, clear and concise messages.

 /  5
Help

Help

Provides clear, useful instructions on a particular setting or activity in the software.

 /  5
Advertising

Advertising

A measure of its service provider upselling products in the user interface.

 /  5
Data privacy

Data privacy

A measure of how its service provider collects, shares, and uses your data, and the user’s ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on evaluation of publicly-available material.

 /  5
Use of resources

Use of resources

Measures the software's use of memory, boot-up time impact and tendency to slow computer operation during a scan.

 /  5

About

The McAfee Total Protection is part of the Antivirus Software test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Antivirus for Windows models like the Total Protection are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Protection Shows how well the product protected against live exploits from websites.

On access Shows how well the product protected automatically against live exploits from websites and local drives.

On demand Measures effectiveness scanning "on demand" for malware, both online and offline.

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