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McAfee Internet Security 2014 - 3 User (PC)

by McAfee
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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  • Real-time antivirus
  • anti-malware
  • spam filters
  • advanced parental controls
  • firewall

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  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista / Vista Home Basic
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Release Date: 16 Sep 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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You want to enjoy the benefits of connecting, surfing, and shopping online and don’t want to think about security risks. At McAfee we live and breathe digital security, relentlessly working to stay several steps ahead of the bad guys. Every second of every day, we focus on one thing: keeping your digital life safe. McAfee Internet Security will keep you protected while you roam the Internet with real-time antivirus, anti-malware, spam filters, advanced parental controls and firewall watching your back. McAfee Internet Security offers comprehensive protection against the latest Internet threats.

High-performance scanning engine (ENHANCED)—We built our next-generation scanning engine to guard your PC from the latest viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits, and other threats, all without seriously compromising battery life or slowing down your PC.

Safe searching and shopping (ENHANCED)— With color-coded icons next to every search result, including popular social networking sites, you’ll know if the site you’re about to visit is safe.

Digital data message (ENHANCED)— We provide information about the location of the blocked IP address and what makes the connection unsafe.

Home screen—Got a touch-friendly device? Our new home screen is built for ease of use with these devices. And it still works great with a track pad or mouse, so navigating to common security tasks is a breeze on any device.

Security reports—We’ve redesigned the security report to bring you the information you need in visually interesting ways. The new report includes relevant images and links for an easier-to-understand snapshot of what’s going on in the world of security.

Vulnerability scanner—If your operating system (OS) and programs are out of date, you could be vulnerable to threats. The new vulnerability scanner checks your PC for missing updates, and then recommends solutions to keep you safe.

Malicious ads and popup protection— Websites don’t always have control over the ads they display. Sometimes, you might find a risky ad on a site you trust every day. McAfee automatically blocks suspect malicious ads to keep you protected.

Block Spam and Unwanted Email Antispam (ENHANCED)—All those unwanted emails aren’t just annoying. They could be malicious. We’ll filter out all the undesirable stuff to keep you and your inbox protected. And the antispam engine integrates with new technology to make sure the right emails are making it into your inbox.

Keep Your Family Safe Parental controls—Worried about your kids seeing stuff they shouldn’t? Parental controls let you block inappropriate sites with age-based rules and adjustable categories. You can even limit the amount of time they spend online and print reports for every user you’ve set up.

Surfing report—Find out what your kids have been up to online through the surfing report. You’ll know when they log in, if they attempt to access forbidden sites, and how much time they spend online.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I have used anti virus software for many years. I used to use Norton but found it was very system heavy in resources and slowed down my PC (which in fairness might have been down to the PC!). Anyway I tried McAfee and have not looked back. it is easy to use. It updates regularly. It seems to have kept my computer and the 2 family laptops safe and secure for many years without problem. I suppose that says it all! Not sure there is much more to add. If I have one irritation it is when renewing, the renewal price is often signifciantly higher than the origianl purchase price so watch for that if on auto renewal.....you might find yourself paying double what you could be paying. I turn off the auto renewal to ensure I don't get caught in that trap. Anti virus is essential. This is a well known and highly recommended anti viral software. It is reasonably priced and it says what it does on the box. OAfter many eyars of using this product, I have no hesitation in recommending it. I will not be changing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Many years ago, I worked for McAfee. As far as actually detecting malware and protecting the user there is nothing better, however on a low power PC the package does have a significant adverse impact.

Note that some internet providers, such as Plus.net provide the same package as part of many of their broadband packages.

Also never run more than one software firewall or virus scanner (whatever brand) at the same time. You gain nothing but you are likely to have difficulties and additional slowdowns as a result.

On my quad core PC McAfee had little impact, but on a friends 2 core I3 based computer CPU usage showed that around 50% of the computer's resources were being used during normal running.

If it is slowing your machine down, there are several options that can help.

1) In the real time scanning settings, there is an option for asking for it to have a lower impact - this slows down the virus scanning but improves the speed.
2) If your email is from a GMail account or you already use Thunderbird for your email you already have decent spam prevention, so you can switch it of for the McAfee suite.
3) Perform basic maintenance:
a) Uninstall old applications that you no longer use
b) Check which application automatically start-up - Do you need them instantly every time you use your computer? If not, use their settings to switch off the start-up on log-on
c) Is your disk fragmented? If so, use the built in Windows utilities to defragment your hard drive - everything will be quicker (Not applicable if you have a high spec SSD drive)
d) Don't store documents and pictures on your desktop - they will be rescanned each time you start the computer
e) Don't keep lots of email in your inbox - file it - This means that when you receive new emails, the virus scanner will not choose to rescan everything in your inbox when it arrives.

I do hope this helps.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Richard The book boy TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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McAfee Internet Security 2014

I have a Web design company and many machines to protect. I mix and match my security software but this is the first year I have included this manufacturers.

The 20124 three machine edition.
Firstly, it’s very good value for three machines compared to say the market leaders Kaspersky and Norton. This version support Windows 8 and 8.1 along with older versions.

This is very simple just put the disk in and let it work, all you have to do is register and enter the serial number. It self-configures and therefore needs no user input unless you want to manage options yourself.

Setting up.
There is none really it is a set and forget suite unless you want to configure it. The main time you would want to do this is to use the parental control functions to block keywords and any sites you don’t want accessed.

In use.
This software uses an intelligent software algorithm to keep it efficient and it only uses spare memory when it’s available. Most of the competitions do the same sort of thing but on two identical laptops McAfee was slightly faster. You can manually scan an item or set the software to sort everything out for you which is the default setting.

I sent some emails to my machine with test Malware on and this software got everything and dealt with it with no fuss or need for me to do anything. Norton and Kaspersky also did the same. AVG popped up and asked me if I wanted to delete or quarantine one of the files. To be honest it ran as fast and as well as the Norton and Kaspersky offerings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable as ever 1 April 2014
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Let's start with the positives. McAfee is a lot less intrusive than Norton, seems to use less memory, and has a nice clear interface. The downside is the installation experience which is a lot less informative than it used to be, Installing it on my netbook was quite slow - perhaps an external CD drive was part of that - but also involved watching the screen and wondering whether anything was happening. Got there in the end but that could be better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By McStick TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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As would be expected, this internet security suite offers real time protection against viruses, spyware etc being downloaded onto your computer and also offers regular automatic updates and file scanning. I know some people have reported issues installing the software on their computers (this will be a potential issue with any software, as it may conflict with other programs, specific to that user) however I can report that my installation was seamless.

Once installed, there isn't much more for the user to do, as the software is automatically set up to check for updates and scan for threats on a regular basis. There are also a number of other tools included in this security suite, such as a vulnerability scanner (which checks for out of date software, although found nothing on my computer) and file cleaner (which deletes unnecessary files which may affect system performance).

The packaging for this security suite has also moved in the right direction (being only a CD in a cardboard sleeve) which is a huge improvement on the CD, in a plastic case, inside an unnecessarily large box!

From my experience of this product, I haven't come across any particular problems, however McAfee has had a poorer reputation than that of some of its rivals in recent years, hence the reason I reduced my rating by one star.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Stat Safe!
Does the job,and at the price much better than free software,£10.00 annually to protect your investment,runs discreetly in the background and totally automatic
Published 10 days ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Software
I have been using Mcafee Internet Security since 1998 and have always had the highest regard for their products. Read more
Published 13 days ago by B. J. Moon
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bargain
Purchased this with free postage. The security is perfect, I have used various internet security previously, and find McAfee more than adequate. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lyndon Morgan
3.0 out of 5 stars Problems with Windows 8.1 Installation
I recently purchased a new Laptop that came with One Months McAfee Internet Security free Trial pre-installed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SilverBack
4.0 out of 5 stars McAfee Internet Security
After using Zone Alarm for a number of years as my internet security provider I purchased a new desktop which came with 18 months of free McAfee so decided to switch to that. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stalker
4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable
McAfee have a great reputation and on the basis of this software it is deserved.
Though I personally did have a problem once with some of their AntiVirus software slowing down... Read more
Published 2 months ago by The Emperor
5.0 out of 5 stars doesnt use much resources
Im of the opinion that people get viruses mainly because they just install whatever they download or comes up asking to install, often the viruses conceal themselves to look... Read more
Published 2 months ago by L. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent internet security.
This software is easy to intall and it runs quietly in the background. My system has experienced less crashes since I installed the internet security so I am pretty confident I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Flickering Ember
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine
This loads and runs without any issues onto a windows 7 PC. The 3 user thing is a useful standard now.
Published 2 months ago by Mad Saint Uden
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and resource efficient
There's no shortage of proprietary AV software providers these days but McAfee is certainly there in the premier league. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Zipster Zeus
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