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MacKeeper vs PC Matic: Which antivirus is better in 2020?

Overall Score:
6.2
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$14.95
Overall Score:
9.2
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$50
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Pricing
Price$9.95$50
Money back Guarantee
Scanning
Real-time Antivirus
Manual Virus Scanning
USB Virus Scan
Registry Startup Scan
Auto Virus Scanning
Scheduled scan
Threat type
Anti-Spyware
Anti-Worm
Anti-Trojan
Anti-Rootkit
Anti-Phishing
Anti-Spam
Chat/IM Protection
Adware Prevention
Compatibility
Windows
Mac
Android
IOS
Usage
Ease of use
Extra features
Personal Firewall
Parental Controls
Gamer Mode
VPN Service
Smartphone Optimizer
Device Tune-up
Safe browser
Support
Live Help
Phone support
Ticket support

MacKeeper highlights:

  • Offers an impressive list of utilities for Mac users
  • Above-average customer support
  • Comes with a flexible pricing policy

PCMatic highlights:

  • A unique approach to detecting and eliminating malware
  • Whitelisting, Fileless Script Block and RDP Port Controls
  • Compatible with every single Windows OS, starting with XP
  • Available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese
  • Full support of Android devices
  • Automated PC Maintenance
  • Low system Impact, works with decades-old computers
  • Built-in AdBlocker
  • Very user-friendly, easy to install

Last Customer Reviews: MacKeeper vs PCMatic

Dragan Ruzic
I've had loads of problems using and uninstalling MacKeeper couple of years ago and I was running fast as hell when anybody mentioned MacKeeper after that. It hurts just to write that name.. Thank you Jude, you really gave it a second chance. What I find disturbing is that MK is teaming up with other software companies in their search for the new market share, I've just got the newsletter from Skylum (Luminar app) where they list MacKeeper with a fantastic deal... I mean, a photo editing software affiliated with MK?! Where's the connection? OK if they offer deals with other photography businesses or educators and what not, but I guess they want to earn money, and MK is maybe giving them a great deal there. Oh well, they're both companies from Eastern Europe, even Clean My Mac is originating from there (me too btw) and they want to cooperate. I just don't feel good about Skylum investing the profit from affiliation with MacKeeper into developing Luminar (which I really like and support)...
Randy
As of today, Jan. 22/2020, this is what has happened: My original license was to expire May 2/2020. I buy a new license, today (to take advantage of a reduced price), with an expiry of 366 days (Jan. 22/2021). They have now combined the above 2 licenses and now they advise they will both expire April 30/2020, in 98 days????????? And on top of this, trying to activate the new license, was quite a rigamarole going through their support. I am waiting for a response, and if they do not correct the situation, I will cancel and request full refund.
Robert F Flor
This turned out to be a horrible product that I'm sorry I purchased. It wasn't on my MacBook very long and resuted in freezing my computer. I attempted to restart my computer over a three to four day period with no success. I then spent 4 to 5 hours with Apple Support having them look at the situation. MacKeeper used so much capacity it created this issue. This is an expensive lesson in getting sales pressure and being lied to about the program. DO NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ADD THIS TO YOUR COMPUTER!
Michael Lanphere
All of it sounds good except it's not an all in one product if it doesn't cover the IOS.
Brian Wilson
I would like to buy it but I want to buy it at a store on a disk ? Where can I buy it at ?
Kim
So, it doesn't monitor email, chats,usb or browsers? What does one do to cover those voids? Sorry, am not totally tech savvy.