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Total Protection 2013 - 1PC / 12 Month [Download]

by McAfee
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Price: £26.49
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Download size:
190 MB
Download time:
2 - 17 minutes on broadband, 8 hours on dial-up
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  • NEW High-performance scanning engine
  • ENHANCED Safe searching and shopping
  • ENHANCED Digital data message
  • NEW Home screen
  • ENHANCED Security reports
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: Software Download

Product details

  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United Kingdom and who have a U.K. invoice address.
  • Note: Giving as a gift is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B00DJEYS84
  • Date first available at 21 Jun. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

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.

Key Benefits NEW High-performance scanning engine ENHANCED Safe searching and shopping ENHANCED Digital data message NEW Home screen ENHANCED Security reports NEW Vulnerability scanner NEW Malicious ads and popup protection Block Spam and Dangerous Email

ENHANCED Antispam — All those unwanted emails aren't just annoying. They're dangerous. We'll filter out all the shady 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 ENHANCED Parental controls — Worried about your kids seeing stuff they shouldn't? Parental controls let you block inappropriate sites with agebased 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, any attempts to access forbidden sites, and how much time they've spent online.

Secure Your Identity Encrypted storage — PC stands for "personal computer." And we believe everything on your PC should stay personal. That's why McAfee Total Protection software includes file and folder protection that encrypts your files in a secure digital vault on your PC and blocks others from accessing them.

Stop Hackers in Their Tracks Wireless network protection — Unprotected Wi-Fi is like an open door for cyber thieves. McAfee Home Network Defense keeps it locked by protecting your passwords and personal files on your PC when you share your wireless network. Anti-phishing software — Identity theft is on the rise. McAfee SiteAdvisor LIVE technology steers you clear of dangerous sites by actively blocking phishing links you might receive through email, IM, and social networks.

Protect Your Social Network Safe URL sharing — It's easy to share photos and stories on your favorite social networks and it's also just as easy to share dangerous stuff. McAfee Total Protection software includes tools for safely sharing URLs with friends, so you can stay safe even if your favorite social network gets hacked.

URL shortener—Worried about tweeting dangerous stuff by accident? The new integrated URL shortening tool lets you spread the news safely through updates and tweets that are short and sweet.

System Requirements:
  • Supported OS: Windows 8   Windows 7   Windows Vista   Windows XP   
  • Processor: 1 GB
  • Hard Disk: 500 MB

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable & robust! 2 Dec. 2014
By Silvester TOP 50 REVIEWER
*** Antivirus/Malware Feature ***

As with most Security Suites, you've got on-access protection and scheduled scans. On-access protection simply scans files for threats as and when you try and access them. For example if you access a folder and it contains a virus, as soon as you open the folder McAfee will scan it and if it locates a threat will remove it pretty much instantly making it really difficult to open a virus even for people who are not very confident with their PC.

Scan speeds seem reasonable:
Quick scan: About 8 minutes.
Full scan: A few hours.

I also found that when I switched from Norton to McAfee, McAfee picked up a number of items Norton had simply missed.

The only gripe I have with the description of this feature is the fact that it doesn't seem to pick up a massive amount of malware. If anything it seems to pick up malware after its been installed, but it would be so much easier if it could pick it up before it was on your PC.

For my day job I work providing Tech Support and I must speak to 20+ a day who have malware on their machine and they can be pretty argumentative because they assume McAfee will protect them against malware. Although this will pick up some malware, it misses a lot of programs which cause popups, redirects and inline adverts.

I personally find the best option is to have a program like this installed to protect you against the serious stuff, then have a free malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes or Adwcleaner on hand for if you do inadvertently installed malware.

I would however add that although McAfee's ability to pick-up malware seems slightly limited, I would say it seems more effective at picking up malware than its main rival Norton.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast and easy 12 Mar. 2014
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I opted for the download version as I preferred not to wait for a CD delivery. the download was fast and easy. my software was up and running in no time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Does What it says on the box 23 Oct. 2013
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I'm a very low-tech person but know I needed protection on my PC as trial had long ago run out. AS far as I'm concerned this did exactly whjat it said it would with very little intrusion. A more techy person may have more to say.....
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