Every computer needs protection, and today’s a good day to tighten up security on a bunch of your PCs. Amazon’s selling McAfee’s superb Total Protection suite for $20 as one of its deeply discounted daily deals. The download code covers up to five devices for a year, and the sale price ends Thursday night just before midnight Pacific time. If you’d rather get your activation codes on paper, you can get a card via mail for the same price.
Buying McAfee Total Protection covering five devices directly from McAfee typically costs around $85 to $90, though Amazon usually sells this for about $30.
We reviewed McAfee Total Protection earlier this year as part of our round-up of the top antivirus suites for Windows in 2018. Total Protection didn’t come out on top, but it was still a highly rated suite with a lot to recommend it. The software has a fairly minimal impact on system resources, and the interface is pretty straightforward with some solid features beyond antivirus such as file encryption, file shredding, and the True Key password manager. At this price, it’s a steal.
[Today’s deal: McAfee Total Protection for 5 devices for $20 on Amazon.]