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McAfee’s comprehensive security is award-winning and covers 600 million+ devices worldwide.

McAfee vs. Free Antivirus

Free security products might provide the basics, but only a comprehensive solution like McAfee can help protect you from many of the risks you encounter online.

SERVICES MCAFEE AVAST AVG MS DEFENDER
VPN offering for PC, Mac, iOS and
Android
yes yes yes No
File Shredder yes yes yes No
Parental controls yes yes No yes
Gaming Antivirus Security yes yes No No
Cross-platform password
manager
yes yes No No
Unlimited security for all devices yes No yes No
Encrypted Storage yes No yes No
Supports PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and
Android Wear
yes No No No
This table compares features offered with a paid McAfee subscription and competitor free products from Q4 2020.

McAfee vs. Paid Competitors

When it comes to the competition, we let our feature-rich security do the talking.

SERVICES MCAFEE NORTON KASPERSKY TREND MICRO
Parental controls Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross-platform password
manager
Yes Yes Yes Yes
VPN offering for PC, Mac, iOS
and Android
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited security for all
devices
Yes Yes Yes No
Identity protection service &
reimbursement
Yes Yes Yes No
Gaming Antivirus Security Yes Yes Yes No
Battery optimizer for Android
devices
Yes No No Yes
Supports PC, Mac, iOS, Android,
and Android Wear
Yes No No No
Encrypted Storage Yes No No No
File Shredder Yes No No No
Disclaimer: Comparison of feature availability across each company’s entire product portfolio.

Protection customized for your needs

MCAFEE® SAFE FAMILY
 
Monitor your family’s activity Yes
Limit screen time &
time-out devices
Yes
Block apps & filter websites Yes
Flexible rules so settings
can be changed any time
Yes
Track location so you always know
where your family members are
Yes
MCAFEE® SAFE CONNECT
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wi-Fi privacy with bank-grade
encryption
Yes
Privacy protection that hides your IP
address, location and information
Yes
Safeguard your personal and
financial data against prying eyes
Yes
Private browsing Yes
Phone tech support Yes

More McAfee protection for your life online

Windows®  |  macOS®  |  Chrome OS™

 

MCAFEE® TOTAL PROTECTION

  • Premium antivirus, identity and privacy protection
  • Safe Web Browsing
  • Cross-platform password manager

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MCAFEE® TOTAL PROTECTION

  • Premium antivirus, identity and privacy protection
  • Safe Web Browsing
  • Cross-platform password manager
  • File Lock
  • Multi-device support
  • Secure VPN
  • Encrypted Storage

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MCAFEE® LIVESAFE

  • Premium antivirus, identity and privacy protection
  • Safe Web Browsing
  • Cross-platform password manager

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MCAFEE® LIVESAFE

  • Premium antivirus, identity and privacy protection
  • Safe Web Browsing
  • Cross-platform password manager
  • Encrypted Storage
  • Multi-device support
  • Quick Clean
  • App Boost

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MCAFEE® MOBILE FOR ANDROID

  • Antivirus against viruses, spyware and malicious websites
  • Wi-Fi Scanning
  • Safe Browsing

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MCAFEE® MOBILE FOR ANDROID

  • Antivirus against viruses, spyware and malicious websites
  • Wi-Fi Scanning
  • Safe Browsing
  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Secure VPN
  • Password Manager
  • Protection Score
  • 24/7 Phone Support

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MCAFEE® MOBILE FOR iOS

  • System Scan
  • Wi-Fi Scanning
  • Safe Browsing

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MCAFEE® MOBILE FOR iOS

  • System Scan
  • Wi-Fi Scanning
  • Safe Browsing
  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Secure VPN
  • Password Manager
  • Protection Score
  • 24/7 Phone Support

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MCAFEE® IDENTITY PROTECTION SERVICE 

  • SSN trace
  • Cyber monitoring to alert you if your info is found at risk
  • $10K stolen funds reimbursement**

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MCAFEE® IDENTITY PROTECTION SERVICE

  • SSN trace
  • Cyber monitoring to alert you if your info is found at risk
  • $10K stolen funds reimbursement**
  • $1M identity fraud reimbursement**
  • 1-bureau credit report, score & monitoring**
  • 24/7/365 dedicated agent support

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Awards and Accolades

By setting the bar for innovation and hiring the best talent for over 30 years, we've had plenty of opportunities to shine. Here are a few of the awards we've been given for our work.

For more information about our awards please visit mcafee.com

Identity Protection Service

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