Kaspersky vs McAfee

Kaspersky v/s McAfee  

With the ascent of cybercrimes, everyone needs to guarantee that their security is very much ensured. So, here we will be comparing 2 popular antivirus software's that are very much efficient in ensuring your security


Kaspersky Lab develops and sells antivirus, internet security, password management, endpoint security, and other cybersecurity products and services. The Internet Security software adds privacy features, parental controls, anti-phishing tools. Total Security adds parental controls, adult website filters, diagnostic tools, a Password Manager application, and other features. Kaspersky's software is available for Mac's, PC's, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Symbian.

Kaspersky Security for Mail Servers provides a rock-solid frontline defense for corporate infrastructures by filtering out incoming spam and protecting users from malicious emails carrying malware, fraudulent requests and phishing URLs.


  •  Easy to set up and use

  •  Defends against viruses, ransomware & more

  •  Protects without slowing you down

  • Blocks phishing

Features of Kaspersky Endpoint Security:

  • Detects and patches vulnerabilities to reduce attack entry-points
  • Saves time by automating OS and software deployment tasks
  • Streamlines centralized security management with a web or cloud console
  • Encrypts data to prevent damage from data leakage on a lost device

  • No video chat
  • Lots of incremental ways to spend money
  • Geared more toward hookups than relationships

Features of Kaspersky Mail Security:

  • Multi-layered malware protection
  • Advanced anti-phishing
  • Automated anti-spam
  • Business Email Enterprise(BEC) protection.
  • Prevention of unwanted content transfer.
  • Sandboxing


Kaspersky AntivirusKaspersky Internet SecurityKaspersky Total Security
$39.99/year/pc$59.99/year/1 device$79.99/year/1 device


McAfee Total Protection stands tall with its combination of antivirus, privacy, and identify tools and features. Defend yourself against the latest virus, malware, ransomware, and spyware attacks, while keeping your identity and privacy close and personal. With all the Windows PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones that help power your family’s day-to-day, it’s hard enough to keep track of their devices, much less protect them. With a single McAfee Total Protection subscription, you can protect five or ten devices without skipping a beat and most importantly, without slowing the family down.


  • Two-way Firewall

  • File Encryption

  • Password Manager

  • Security Management Console

Features of McAfee Endpoint Security:

  • Dynamic Application Containment
  • Antimalware Protection
  • Proactive Web Security
  • Integrated EPP/EDR
  • File less Threat Defense
  • Automated Threat Hunting

Features of McAfee Email Security:

  • Protect Your Email Servers 24/7
  • Enforce Compliance
  • Implement Data Leak Prevention and Content Scanning
  • Centralize Management
  • Find Stealthy Threats


  • Web Protection
  • Network Manager Utility
  • Optimization Tools
  • File Lock Module
  • Configuration Assessment
  • Automated Policies & Updates
  • Proactive Actionable Intelligence
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • AI-Guided Investigations






$27.44/year/10 devices

$20.59/year/5 devices



Now let's compare both the antivirus and see which one is better to use.


McAfee’s interface has recently gone through significant improvements, and it’s now simple and bright – in colors of light blue, grey, and white. Home, PC Security, Identity, Privacy, and Account are the tabs that constitute the main menu, along with quick links to Settings, Alerts, and Tips.

Kaspersky’s interface is simple and intuitive, in shades of green and white. The home window – has a lot of information, buttons, and links.


McAfee offers more security-related features and utilities in its security suites.

Kaspersky offers a decent range of security products, but its firewall is reserved for higher-priced packages.

In our general overview, we would say that McAfee and Kaspersky are close in many areas. Kaspersky brings some great functionality to the table in the form of its VPN mode, backup utility, and parental controls. However, McAfee also offers top-of-the-line malware protection without putting a significant burden on system performance.

FAQs- Kaspersky

How to disable license auto-renewal for Kaspersky solutions for home?
  • If you purchased your license via My Kaspersky, use your My Kaspersky account to cancel auto-renewal.
  • If you made your purchase from a different online or offline store, you will need to contact them directly.
How to request a refund for a Kaspersky application?

  • In case you purchased the code via the Kaspersky website or My Kaspersky, contact Kaspersky technical support by choosing the topic and filling out the form.
  • If you made your purchase via a different Kaspersky partner, contact them directly.
How to renew the license for Kaspersky solutions for home?

Renew your license using the activation code:

  • Connect the application to My Kaspersky to save your license information. 
  • Buy the renewal activation code. 
  • Add the new activation code to the application.

If you are using automatic renewal or have a subscription the license will be renewed automatically within 24 hours.
    How to uninstall Kaspersky application from Windows?

    • Open the Control Panel
    • Go to Programs and Features.
    • Select your Kaspersky application and click Uninstall.
    • If the application is password-protected, enter the password. Click Yes.
    • Click Next.
    • Select the checkboxes beside the data you want to save. Click Next.
    • Click Remove.
    • Click Yes to reboot the computer.
    What should I do, if Kaspersky blocks my website?

    • Make sure your website was not hacked and does not contain malicious code or phishing links.
    • Check the link to your website using Opentip: copy the link to the corresponding line and click Look up.
    • If the link was identified as safe, report a false detection to Kaspersky technical support by choosing the topic and filling out the form.
    What to do if the Kaspersky does not accept your activation code?

    • Make sure you enter the correct characters. Try entering the code again. 
    • Quit the applications that may switch your keyboard layout. Try entering the code again. 
    • Type the code in the text editor, e.g. Notepad. Copy the code into the field. 
    Where to find information about prices, payment options and order details in Kaspersky?
    • To view the prices, visit their online store. To view payment options, click Buy Now on a product of your choice.
    • To get information about your order or subscription, go to Contact Support page. Select the "Purchase and payment help" option to find answers to frequently asked questions.
    How to change your payment details or email you specified when buying a license for a Kaspersky application?

    To update this information, go to Contact Support page. Select the "Purchase and payment help" option to identify your partner and contact Kaspersky technical support.

    How to renew the Kaspersky license if it has already expired?

    1. In the Licensing window, click Enter activation code.
    2. Enter the activation code for renewing the license and click Activate.
    3. Wait until the Wizard completes, and then click Done.
    What to do if the license for your Kaspersky application did not renew automatically?

    1. In the application window, click License: expired.
    2. Click Update status.
    3. If the status update did not help, prepare an activation code from the email you received after purchasing your license.
    4. Click Show details.
    5. Click Dustbin icon.
    6. Click Yes.
    7. Click Enter activation code.
    8. Enter the activation code from the message which was sent to your email when you purchased the license.
    9. Click Activate.

    FAQs- McAfee

    How can I renew my McAfee subscription?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Renew my subscription.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • Find the subscription you want renew on your My Account page, and then click Renew.
    How can I buy more licenses for my installed McAfee product?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Buy more licenses.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to buy more licenses.
    How can I retrieve my McAfee password?
    • Go to the McAfee website and click Log in.
    • Click Forgot your password?
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to retrieve your password.
    How can I change my McAfee password?

    • On your Subscription Information page, click Edit my profile.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • In the left pane, click My Profile.
    • In the Account Information table, click Update.
    • Type your password in the Password Field, and type it again in the Re-Enter Password field.
    • In the Current Password field type your password. Remember to type your existing password, not your new one.
    • Click Save.
    How can I deactivate my McAfee software?

    • On your Subscription Information page, click Deactivate this software.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • Click Deactivate to confirm deactivation.
    How can I reactivate my McAfee software?

    • On your Subscription Information page, click Reactivate.
    • Log in to your McAfee account. After your software is reactivated, you'll see a confirmation message on your subscription details page.
    How can I update my McAfee billing information?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Edit billing information.
    • Login to you McAfee account.
    • In the left pane, click My Profile.
    • In the billing information table, click Updates.
    • Update your billing information, and then click Save.
    How can I update my email address in McAfee?
    • On your Subscription Information page, click Edit my profile.
    • Log in to your McAfee account.
    • On the left menu click My Profile.
    • Click Update in the Account Information table.
    • Type your new email address in the Email Address field, and type it again in the Re-enter Email Address field.
    • In the Current Password field, type your password, then click Save.
    How can I check for Protection updates in McAfee?
    • In the notification area of the taskbar, right-click your McAfee product icon.
    • Select Check for updates. An alert informs you that the updates are complete or your software is up to date.
    • Click OK.
    How to change or cancel Auto-Renewal of McAfee subscriptions?

    You can log into My Account on home.mcafee.com and change your Auto-Renewal settings at any time.

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