I added on a pop up utility to Firefox to stop the Mc Afee ads and have updated Windows Defender.Coincidentally, my computer has malware when I uninstalled Mc Afee.I went to their website and used the uninstaller and the same thing occurred.
I have had Mc Afee and Norton and I would say they both work fine.
Mc Afee seemed less expensive at the time I switched from Norton to Mc Afee. I have never had any issues and I am online a lot and sometimes to sites that may well contain viruses.
I hate to write this because now I will have a problem but I haven't yet.
I have Mc Afee and I contacted them with a problem.
I have not used their service since 2008 because it's terrible and conflicts with everything. I purchased Mc Afee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMB for my business and they never sent a download to me. Usually you purchase something for download and it is available immediately. I still need this antivirus for my software to work on my computer.
Mcafee started auto-renewing their "service" in 2011.
They told me to call Microsoft Support and I googled it after I let them take over my computer and try to charge me with more virus protection. Their product obviously didn't work since I had to call them so many times over the problems their antivirus software didn't provide. I decided to give into the hype and buy their antivirus protection. It creates a new window every time I try to open up a website.
I found out the number they had given me was for a Microsoft scam phone number and they also gave me more scam numbers to try. Every site is either dangerous page or an ad pops up.
I'd changed card details twice during this time, still manages to update whatever insidious payment method they have and take the money. It is also extremely difficult to actually remove the software entirely from your system. While a friendly customer service, refused to refund full amount, even with evidence of no use of service.