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McAfee Internet Security 2009 - 1 User (PC)

by McAfee
Windows XP / Vista
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Simplified Set-up"�Installation is now easier and faster with improved detection and removal of malware that tries to halt the set-up
  • Enterprise-class Anti-spam"�Powerful industry-grade spam protection helps keep your inbox free from unwanted, fraudulent, offensive, and phishing emails
  • QuickScan"�Checks for threats in the areas of your computer that are most often attacked
  • Friendly Alerts"�Provides you with easy to understand alerts regarding your protection
  • Age Appropriate Searching"� Automatically sets the proper content filtering levels of popular search engines
  • McAfee SecurityCenter"�Provides an easy-to-read security status screen and puts you in control with fully customizable options
  • McAfee SystemGuards"�Warns you when your computer shows specific behaviors that may signal virus, spyware, or hacker activity
  • Stealth Mode"�Makes your computer invisible to intruders from the Internet
  • Shredder"�Allows you to effectively remove any and all traces of confidential files from your computer
  • Parental Controls"�Allows your children to go online safely at times that you define
  • Data Backup"�Automatically saves copies of your most valuable files on a CD/DVD, USB, external, or network drive

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B001C3MHUU
  • Release Date: 1 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,844 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

McAfee Internet Security 2009

Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use PC and Online Protection with Powerful Web Site Safety Advisor

McAfee Internet Security provides comprehensive PC and identity protection to keep users safe from online threats and risky websites. It offers anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and two-way firewall protection. Additionally, it includes anti-spam and parental controls.

McAfee Internet Security features McAfee SiteAdvisor; a powerful website safety advisor which uses simple colour codes to identify risky websites for safe surfing of the Web and online transactions. With continuous and automatic updates, McAfee helps ensure that the most current security is running to combat the ever-evolving threats on the Internet.


Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Ruby
I have had serious trouble with this product. There is a problem with registering this product, possibly because of incompatibility with Internet Explorer. The result is that you cannot receive updates or check for new virus definitions, although it keeps prompting you to register and receive updates every time you start your PC. When you try to register via their website an "Error" message comes up. There are internet blogs of people encountering the same problem and unfortunately McAfee "technical support" is unhelpful. I contacted them via the website, and re-installed the product as advised - same problem! I then messaged them via their technical support blog and my thread was deleted. I have wasted much time over this and have finally decided to buy Norton/ Symantec Security system instead, which I have used before with no problems.
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4.0 out of 5 stars McAfee Internet Security 6 July 2009
This Product Is Simply,Great.It Blends Well With Microsoft,Runs Quietly In The Back Ground, Has Full Security Alerts. There Is Two Menus Basic And Advanced. Basic Gives You Indivisual Website Information And Reports, And Also Gives You The Oppertunity To Save Approved Sites. You Can Back Up And Restore Files, Lockdown Firewall, View Recent Events, Manage Network, Maintain Your Computer, E-mail & IM Protected, And Parental Controls. Advanced Menu Has, Shredder, HackerWatch, Visual Tracer, Traffic Monitor, Virus Map, Configure, Reports & Logs, Virus Library, And More, All Under Your Control. This Product Is Just What Is Needed For Peace Of Mind. Highly Recommended.McAfee Internet Security 2009 - 1 User (PC)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fitting the requirement 7 Sep 2009
I reviewed various 'internet security' packages and had made my mind up that 'McAfee' suited my requirements. My next job was to buy at the best price. This was made easy as I have used Amazon for a number of years and once again they did not let me down.
If I had to sum this up I would say that if it is quality and cost you need do not waste any more time, use Amazon.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish but good customer service 18 Oct 2008
By S. Williams VINE VOICE
Oh dear. I was hopeful about this software - McAfee have a big name in the industry. But it seems to have failed.
I installed the product - it took 3 attempts and eventually it worked, and on the desktop was a big shiny M. It all worked absolutely fine, except that you could not open the Backup & Restore section, nor the Firewall Lockdown section. But, not to worry, because everything else worked.
Then I switched it on the next day, and the first thing we noticed - it took 3 attempts to open it. Then there was a big red X saying that my computer wasn't protected. The virus scan, spyware checker et al had all failed.
So, I installed ,cAfee Virtual Technician, which failed to help, and after an half hour conversation over IM with a technican, I was running through the computer's hidden files, using CommandPrompt like a pro and eventaully had to open the PC in safe mode, and type in a long code, then my Windows XP spent the next 4 hours scanning each and every file in DOS to see if there was a virus. It found one, and deleted it.
Excellent, I thought. It must be working!
So, I switched the PC back on, and Security Centre wouldn't even open.
Back onto McAfee IM and the technicans took me through more complex instructions, and eventaully told me to uninstall it, and then reinstall the most recent version from their site.
So, by now (5-ish hours later) I wasn't very happy at all. Nevertheless, I went onto McAfee.com and lo and behold, it wouldn't install or download. Absolutely fed up. I'll be posting it back tonight.
The single star is for the friendly people at McAfee who tried in vain to help me.
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