McAfee Total Protection 2014 review

Posted on 26/03/2014 by | Comments Off on McAfee Total Protection 2014 review

The market currently has three types of anti Malware software’s. First type is a simple anti-virus that protects your system just from the virus-affected files and repair them. The second type has the functions of the first type added with online security. The third type is the ultimate class amongst virus protection software’s and it protects your system completely from any kind of Malware entering from any source be it through files or the internet in any form.

The McAfee total protection software belongs to the third category. The software developers believed in Malware protection more than Malware removal. Therefore the software emphasises more on blocking the malwares from entering your system than the removal of entered malwares.


The only way to distinguish this virus protection suite from other low level products from McAfee was the title name on the window. Rest of the appearance is similar to the McAfee anti-virus and anti-virus plus. The software Window consisted of the familiar large buttons and panels for accessing the basic protection features. You can switch to the navigation view in order to access the high-level security features of the security suite. The navigation view requires a bit of time for getting used to. You need to spend time in order to access the special features but with the investment of some time.

The McAfee total protection does the job of blocking malwares very efficiently. It scores an awesome 9.2 by blocking almost 92 percent of the incoming malwares.

As stated earlier, the McAfee total protection is unable to remove the pre-existing malwares from your system as efficiently as it does the job of protecting your system from the intruding malwares. It manages to score a disappointing figure of 5.9 thereby placing it under its competition products. Though the software score places it below its competitors, it manages to keep the software in the top half of the list.

The my home network feature helps you to stay in touch with the other systems in your locality using the same protection suite and thereby get and provide notifications to them.

The software provides you with various other features for the system protection. These include various features like file lock vault encrypter which scans your delicate files meticulously and repairs them without loss of any important data. It also has an extremely efficient spam filter, which protects your system from spam files and links. It also includes a file shredder utility, which is used for secure deletion of the files. Quick clean is yet another feature which further adds up to the security of the bundle. This feature deletes the useless files and also cleans any location links with the browser and other included files thereby reducing your vulnerability to disclose the location of your system.

Overall the McAfee total protection is an efficient security bundle, which performs its tasks quite well but is just let down by its heavy price tag as compared to the competition.