McAFee Vs Avira

July 18, 2019

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Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: McAFee is a better antivirus than Avira.

In this review, McAFee is better because it is easy to install, has above average level of protection and rate of virus detection, removes 100% viruses from the device and has 30 days money back guarantee.


Security is the number one priority when it comes to choosing a better antivirus and there are two areas an antivirus has to prove it is worth. These two areas include regular virus scanning and real-time protection when data is being copied to your OS. According to lab tests carried, McAFee did well in traditional virus detection tests but it did not do well in real-time scanning as it falls behind the leaders as it achieved an average result.

Avira on the other hand is a very strong antivirus which has demonstrated good lab results in regard to the safety and confidentiality of your information on the PC. In good in protecting your PC against ransomware, repairs damaged files and cloud protection. It is also able to protect your PC from phishing, malware and it is easy to use.

Below is a break down review of McAFee and Avira in terms of security;

Real-time antivirus; McAFee and Avira have this feature

Manual virus scanning; both McAFee and Avira have manual virus scanning.

USB virus scan; the two products have USB virus scan.

Registry start-up scan; McAFee and Avira have registry start-up scan.

Auto virus scanning; both McAFee and Avira have auto virus scanning.

Scheduled scan; McAFee and Avira have scheduled scan.

Email protection; McAFee has email protection

Personal firewall; the two products have personal firewall.

Safe browser; McAFee and Avira have safe browser.

Bottom line: McAFee is better in terms of security as it has better security features.


McAFee is one of the best trusted brands across the globe that is capable of protecting your devices from unwanted threats. It has a 30 day money back guarantee and 24/7 support and has competitive prices. In addition, it has anti-spam, parental control and true key app.

Avira on the other hand has better security features, performs better in defining and stopping malware compared to free antivirus software and has protection cloud technology that makes it possible to scan unwanted files in real time. The downside of this antivirus is that the free version has many pop-up ads which in return affect the computer speed. It is also hard to operate another tool when you are still on another one. Below is the breakdown of the features of McAFee and Avira;

Anti-spyware; McAFee and Avira have Anti-spyware.

Anti-worm; both McAFee and Avira have Anti-worm.

Anti-Trojan; both McAFee and Avira have Anti-Trojan.

Anti-rootkit; McAFee and Avira have Anti-rootkit

Anti-phishing; both McAFee and Avira have Anti-phishing.

Anti-spam; McAFee has Anti-spam.

Ease of use; McAFee and Avira have 5/5.

Parental control; both McAFee and Avira have parental control.

Game mode; both McAFee and Avira have game mode.

VPN service; Avira has VPN service.

Smartphone optimizer; Avira has smartphone optimizer.

Device tune-up; McAFee and Avira have device tune-up.

Live help; McAFee has live help.

Phone support; both Avira and McAFee have phone support.

Email support; both McAFee and Avira have email support.

Ticket support; Avira has ticket support.

Bottom line: McAFee is a better antivirus in terms of features.


The compatibility features of McAFee and Avira are as per the following comparisons;

Compatible with Windows; both McAFee and Avira are compatible with windows.

Compatible with android; both McAFee and Avira are compatible with android

Compatible with IOS; both McAFee and Avira are compatible with IOS.

Compatible with Mac; the two products are compatible with Mac.

Bottom line: both McAFee and Avira are similar in terms of compatibility.

McAFee Vs Avira: PRICING

Starting price; McAFee has $34.99 whereas Avira has $44.99

Discount available; McAFee has 59% whereas Avira has 25%

Money back guarantee; the two products have 30 days.

Bottom line: McAFee is better as it is cheap and has the highest percentage discount.


In this review of MacAfee vs Avira, MacAfee is a better antivirus as it has quality features in terms of security, features and pricing.