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McAfee Total Protection 2012, 3 PC's, 12 month Subscription (PC)

by McAfee
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B005CV97AQ
  • Release Date: 19 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 620 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product 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+

Manufacturer's Description

Secure your digital life with powerful security software, complete with real-time anti-virus, anti-malware, spam filters, firewall, and parental controls, plus automated backup to the cloud and an encrypted digital vault. You also get essential protection against identity theft, risks in social media, and hacking of your PC and home network.

The McAfee Advantage.

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, so that you can surf, shop and socialize online with confidence.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars will not activate 16 Feb 2012
By Michael
Used Mcafee for years and recommended it to other users in the past.
Got the new 2012 version, installed it on two computers but both computers will not activate.

One computer was a fresh install after i had to wipe the disk because a previous version of Mcafee allowed a virus to infect it and turn certain services i.e. mcafee off, downloaded stinger version which did find the virus but could not delete it or quarantine it.

All in all have lost faith in this product.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cheapest way to renew McAfee 30 Jan 2012
By Ian S
For reasons known only to McAfee their pricing for annual renewal is almost twice the price you can buy the brand new product for. So I buy a new copy every year from Amazon. Stupid or what?
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good 5 Nov 2011
Verified Purchase
Other's on here have mentioned problems. For about 3 days after it was first loaded it took along time to load updates, but that sorted itself out and now everything works. Easy to install and register, no problems with this product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful 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?
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not a 12 month subscription 1 Feb 2012
By jessy
I purchased this product in late DEC 2011, and as you can see it clearly states 12 month subscription ??
but when I open the box it had a document stating if i paid another 1.99 i could get 3 months extra subscription for this product,
so I loaded this program last night to be informed via the web site that it ran out in Oct 2012 that's only nine months... they want me to purchase another three months to complete a year..

the product its self I have used for years and have no issue in general about it ..
its just the false 12 month subscription thing ...

If your told its a 12 months subscription then it should be just that 12 months ,...

so spend your money wisely

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars McAfee 2012 2 Jan 2012
By Pippsy
Having installed McAfee Total Protection 2012, I've had constant probelms with the subscription which does not activate. I've contacted McAfee numerous times to fix the problem which they have done only to find the next day the subsription needs to be activated again I have to contact McAfee again. I don't think they know exactly what is causing the problem unless this is a faulty disc. Also found my computer was slower, so needed to increase my memory. However Total protection does do the job it is supposed todo, but the subscription issue is very annoying. Been with McAfee for 4 years never had this problem before.

Has anyone else had the same problem and how was it fixed?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Mac
Verified Purchase
I had the 2011 version of the same software so my expectations were high. I am not disappointed. This product is excellent at keeping you protected with some excellent features. The only minus point is installation was a bit of a pain, especially upgrading from last years software, it took me three attempts, the main problem is the lack of instructions. Wake up Mcafee and please sort this out!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Failed in all respects 15 Aug 2012
McAfee came with the computer and I purchased extra years. Three years on my machine was infected by a Ukash ransome ware, not detected by McAfee - and they then charged me 60 quid to get rid of it! Last week my computer crashed and was totally blocked. It was infected by a trojan and 3 viruses, the worst being win32/heur. This malware was detected by AVG Free - why pay for crap antivirus software when better programs are available for free. Do not go with McAfee if you want to stay safe.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping the virus at bay
A very recommended product not over costly like some other security packages and it does the job it describes vert well.P.B.
Published 4 months ago by P.B.
2.0 out of 5 stars Fine, unless you lose the code, then there's no help.
Seemed fine, but after I lost the codes, McAfee were impossible to contact and ignored my attempts to try and get the 3rd computer protected.
Published 5 months ago by L. MCCARRY
5.0 out of 5 stars McAfee total protection.
The best security i have ever bought. But if your going for security buy the top range you will not regret it.
Published 8 months ago by harry larcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars a great antivirus
i bought this as my previous version of mcafee had expired and got it from this seller as they were the cheapest price on the internet at the time will certainly check their store... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Stuart Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Safety
Better than buying direct from McAfee themselves as it's often half the price of going to them direct, sometimes they'll price match but not always.
Published 12 months ago by David Scott
1.0 out of 5 stars i hate it
firstly it's a down load which i wish i hadn't bothered with it as i could not get it to work so a waste of my money i would not recommend this as i would buy it from a computer... Read more
Published 13 months ago by michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Total Protection
I would reccomend this. Does what it says and far cheaper than a renewal subcription, which i can't really understand. Great buy.
Published 14 months ago by Stephen W. Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
Recommended value for money product.I had difficulty installing - confusion with languagr/country,however problem quickly resloved on notification by helpful communication and... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Norman Pickering
5.0 out of 5 stars Product Review
Offers all round protection for PCs, Lap Tops, work or private use, and peace of mind for little cost. Excellent value for money.
Published 15 months ago by RUSSELL FLINT
4.0 out of 5 stars You should buy it.
A few years back, my father bought a Compaq laptop that came with Windows bog-standard protection. I told him to buy a third-party package, because you can never have enough... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Russtafarian
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