Features and Add-ons
McAfee is one of the most feature-rich antivirus software programs around, even on the entry-level package. Antivirus Plus comes with a suite of premium features, including a firewall, a network manager that allows you to control which devices can connect to your WiFi network and a document shredder that makes sure any documents you delete don’t leave traces on your system.
The more expensive packages have even more features. As you might expect, there are parental controls, a secure password manager and a tool called file lock, which allows you to encrypt and store sensitive documents securely.
However, McAfee’s standout feature is probably the unlimited licence, which means you can install it on as many devices as you’d like — great if you’re super-connected, have a network or want protection for all the family.
On the other hand, it’s hard to tell the difference between the LiveSafe package — which is the most expensive package McAfee offers — and the flagship Total Protection.
While LiveSafe has the added benefit of 1GB of secure cloud storage, it’s missing the file lock feature available on Total Protection. It’s difficult to justify paying more a year for a product that lacks a feature which is available on a cheaper package.