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McAfee Total Protection 2012, 3 PC's, 12 month Subscription, Upgrade version from previous 2011 versions (PC)

by McAfee
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
Price: 30.51 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B005CV97AG
  • Release Date: 23 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,426 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

People want to enjoy the benefits of connecting, surfing, and shopping online and don't want to think about security risks. McAfee helps keep your PC safe from viruses, Trojans, spyware, and malware which might be picked up from email, USB sticks, removable hard drives, or simply browsing online. With McAfee Total Protection 2012 security software working in real time, security is there when you need it, invisible when you don't.

Confidence to play, work, and enjoy life online.

McAfee Total Protection 2012 – digitale Sicherheit
The most effective protection against virus, online and network threats.

McAfee Total Protection works relentlessly to ensure your digital security and to stay several steps ahead of cyber crime. At McAfee, we focus on one thing: keeping your digital life safe, so that you can surf, shop, and socialize online with confidence. McAfee parental controls allow you to set rules based on age, categories, and your preferences so your kids can use the internet safely. You can filter your children's web access, limit online time, and track their usage. McAfee Total Protection is quick and easy to install and offers unlimited email and chat support. Throughout the duration of your subscription, McAfee AntiVirus Plus conducts regular, automated updates to maximise your protection.

Updated 2012 Functions

McAfee Internet Security 2012 – Functions
The easy-to-use interface offers the highest level of operating comfort with just one click.

Most advanced botnet software blocks your PC’s attempts to connect to web addresses which are dubious. This extra defence helps prevent your computer from sending out your personal information to internet crime networks - so that your personal computer stays "personal".

As an integral part of the comprehensive suite, we provide ironclad protection for your data - regardless of where it resides. All your portable storage devices are scanned and malicious viruses, Trojans, and worms are blocked before they can wriggle into your PC and your network.

If your computer is already infected, McAfee Total Protection now offers a pre-installation scan to help you remove existing infections as our software installs.

When you need to know what is happening online, the surfing report shows login times and attempts to access forbidden sites. You can also see who is online when. Additional features include revitalised parental controls.

Now you can safely and easily share interesting and entertaining content with your social networks, providing web links that your friends can click with confidence. If your link becomes risky before they click, your friends will be warned and protected.

Make your updates and tweets short, sweet, and safe with our new integrated URL shortening service. You can embed brief, trustworthy URLs that spread the news without spam or malware.

Unused applications, cached browser files, and other junk slow down your PC. McAfee QuickClean™ software removes the clutter so your computer can keep up with your digital life.

This innovative software is now available with the revolutionary Active Protection™ Technology which offers instant protection from threats on your PC. A new threat can be analysed and blocked in milliseconds - anytime, anywhere.

With continuous and automatic updates, McAfee Network Monitor secures your home network, warning you of unsafe connections. The two-way firewall recognises any unfamiliar device and warns you when it tries to connect to your home network.

McAfee SiteAdvisor® LIVE-Software alerts you to unsafe websites

McAfee Total Protection 2012 – Protect your family
Use the age-based rules and adjustable categories to block inappropriate sites and limit online times

The IMPROVED Anti-phishing software - Advanced McAfee SiteAdvisor® LIVE software checks and alerts you to unsafe websites which you might receive in social media, email, and instant messages and blocks online phishing, when a scammer attempts to steal your personal or confidential information. Colour-coded icons next to your search results let you know before you click which sites are safe and which may install malicious code, phish for your identity, or send you spam. McAfee SiteAdvisor® LIVE prevents you from clicking on malicious websites in your browser, emails and Instant Messenger.

Additional features include McAfee anti-spam filters to constantly protect you from this shady side of the internet. McAfee parental controls lets parents use age-based rules and adjustable categories to block inappropriate sites and limit online time to ensure improved protection for the entire family. The digital data shredder permanently destroys sensitive files to be sure they cannot be retrieved by other users when you donate, recycle, lend or upgrade your device.


  • New: McAfee now blocks stealthy botnet software by denying its attempts to connect your PC to web addresses which are dubious
  • New: McAfee scans portable storage devices to prevent malicious codes getting into your network
  • New: McAfee’s pre-install scan removes infections as our software installs
  • McAfee VirusScan Plus – Relentless security software scans and blocks dangerous viruses
  • Network Monitor – recognises new devices and alerts you when they connect to your network
  • Two-way firewall – prevents malicious software from gaining access to your PC
  • McAfee keeps your identity safe from hacking for secure on-line transactions
  • Plus: McAfee Home Network Defense blocks data thieves from seeing passwords and personal files on your PC when you share a wireless network
  • Plus: Keep your essential family photos, tax records, and music safe by backing them up to password-protected, encrypted online storage personal and
  • Plus: Online account administration enables other devices being added to your subscription

About McAfee

McAfee is one of the world’s leading suppliers of security software and systems management solutions. McAfee develops computer security solutions, detecting and blocking unauthorised access to networks and is relentlessly focused on protecting computer systems from the latest threats. All McAfee products are supported by the Anti-Virus–Research Organisation, McAfee Labs, which is protecting McAfee customers from emerging and complex threats.

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP1 or higher (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 incl. SP1 (32- and 64-bit)
  • 512 MB RAM for XP
  • 1 GB RAM for Vista and Windows 7
  • 500 MB free drive space
  • 1 GHz processor

Internet connection

  • High-speed connection recommended

Supported Browsers for Anti-phishing

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and higher
  • Firefox 3.5 and higher
  • Google Chrome

Supported Email Programs

  • POP3-Microsoft Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, Netscape, IncrediMail, Thunderbird
  • MAPI-Outlook
  • Web-MSN/Hotmail, or email account with POP3 access

Required for Anti-spam Toolbar

  • Windows Mail or Outlook
  • Express 6.0+
  • Outlook XP+
  • Thunderbird 1.5+
  • McAfee Anti-spam also supports other POP3 email clients (without SSL) and web accounts

Supported Instant Messaging Programs

  • AOL Instant Messenger 2.1+
  • Yahoo Messenger 4.1+
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger 3.6+
  • MSN Messenger 6.0+

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 7 Dec 2011
Already had the 2011 version installed on three computers which was due to expire. Looked at the online update offer and couldn't believe the price they were asking (around 50).

Bought the 2012 version from Amazon for around half the price.

Once received - inserted the disk into the master computer and it installed immediately. Simply asked for security key then told that it would update each computer when they were next turned on, faultless.

In all took me about five minutes from it coming through the letter box to having renewed my McAfee subscription on three computers.

Thank you McAfee for making it so simple. Thank you Amazon for saving me money.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor compared to previous McAfee 23 Nov 2011
By spArkle
I have used McAfee for many years now for my internet security. Buying from McAfee is much more expensive so I always buy from Amazon as this also ensures that you get a disk so that in the even of a problem you can reinstall. However this version was a nightmare. The disk did not run automatically until the sixth attempt. Then it removed my previous McAfee (this is usual) but then when the PC restarted and connected to the internet it still didn't install the new version. I was therefore connected to the internet without protection and had the same problem of trying several times to install the software. Eventually we had success but that was only temporary. Three weeks later it then stated that my security protection was due to expire and needed to be activated but would not allow me to do so. I then had to allow a McAfee technician to have access to my PC whilst he "repaired" my subscription - this took 30 minutes. Only to find that two days later a laptop using the same software on our wireless network had the same problem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mcafee Total Protection 4 Nov 2011
Verified Purchase
Good value for money but certainly carries a pay load when it comes to processing power, particularely if its doing a scan at the time.

Used it for about 10 years, will probably continue to do so.

You pays your money you take your choice.

Cant say its particularely good at stopping spy ware, use spybot for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing purchase 2 Aug 2012
Verified Purchase
Have purchased this twice previously, however, this year the software causes too many problems. Every time McAfee does a software update, I have no internet and spend around 30 minutes with Sky on a regular basis to get it sorted. Not ideal when studying for a MSc. I have also had to switch off the firewall in order to use my laptop. It has slowed down my laptop too. I won't be purchasing this product again!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Install problems as usual 21 Jun 2012
Verified Purchase
The latest version works ok when installed. But there are still lots of problems when installing and activating. On each of two PCs, had to install three times. The interactions with the McAfee website were very slow and contributed to the problems.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling support 29 Jan 2012
Do you like dealing with Indian Helpdesks?
Do you like hanging on the phone for hours getting nowhere?
Do you like dealing with people who make it as difficult as possible to resolve problems in a simple time-efficient manner?
Then this is the product for you!

4 times on desktop and for their mobile app, I have been unable to register the product from trial to purchased status. Each time it has taken days and cost me a lot of telephone time to resolve; talking to people who quite frankly don't deserve our custom.

Anyone noticed that Mcafee's market share of personal users is shrinking? Not the quality it used to be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars protection for camera 19 April 2013
By Ramoth
Verified Purchase
i have used mcafee for several years and to the best of my knowledge have never been hacked . however every time i have tried to update it i have had problems so i am going to try something else this year.
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