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Top Rated
98 Ratings
Top Rated
98 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
71 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

The McAfee suite of internet security products has been my go-to source for internet security for over 7 years. Featuring a snappy interface, frequent updates, and an amazing customer service and support system, McAfee delivers a high quality enterprise level security product at a significant cost saving value to the user. It has been frequently recommended to my staff and my clients to provide their cyber security needs.
Samuel Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Malwarebytes

  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
Kenji C | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

  • Integration - McAfee builds their products to ensure integration with pre-existing products is seamless.
  • Customizability - Granular management of policies and security controls, able to tune and mold solutions to individual organizations.
  • Reliability - When configured properly, McAfee solutions rarely have issues. In the case they do, support is phenomenal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Malwarebytes

  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

  • Updates while always current and valuable occur very often and need to be administered constantly if your systems administrators do not schedule them on a regular basis.
  • Depending on your system it can be a resource burden when running in the background.
  • Interface can be difficult to navigate at times for non-experienced users.
Samuel Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

McAfee Total Protection 10.0
Based on 1 answer
McAfee has consistently delivered on its stated goals of providing comprehensive protection for our networks and systems. Due to their excellent work and follow through I have been, and will continue to be a loyal customer.
Samuel Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 2 answers
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

No score
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Support Rating

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 8.7
Based on 11 answers
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
Jennifer Stirling | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Malwarebytes

Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
Pritesh Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

McAfee ultimately gives you the most bang for your buck so to speak, enabling you to have essential protection at a reasonable cost.
Samuel Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Malwarebytes

  • One of the positive impacts it has had was that it offers another layer of protection against threats in an organization. It almost seems like there is never an all-in-one solution when it comes to AV and protecting/removing threats, and that there is a benefit to running more than one product on endpoints.
  • Another positive impact it has had was it really hasn't hurt user productivity when the program runs on the end-user's system. It could scan, or even be left open, and the end-user should not experience any slowdowns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Total Protection

  • McAfee briefings have alerted us to threats BEFORE they happen allowing us to shore up networks and security.
  • Frequent updates keep our system protected and provide valuable usage and system data that lets us determine the overall efficiency of our network and systems in one suite of products.
  • McAfee's constant 24/7 protection has saved money by assuring our systems are protected and therefore have saved us time by avoiding costly reconstiution of compromised systems.
Samuel Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Malwarebytes

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

McAfee Total Protection

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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