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5.0 out of 5 stars Great price, easy to install and does the job well., 9 April 2014
This review is from: McAfee Internet Security† 2014 (3 User, 1 Year) (PC) (CD-ROM)
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McAfee Internet Security 2014
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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.
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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.

Installation.
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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.
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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.
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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. In magazine reviews it did not seem to get as high marks as Norton or Kaspersky but it was never far behind and in some reviews I researched on the web it equalled or did better in some cases.

The main thing I have learned here is that all the main security suites do much the same thing and reputation and price is the deciding factor. Reading reviews here on Amazon it is easy to see that each major publishers has a degree of brand loyalty and most reviews of this software are very good.

Overall.
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It is sold at a bargain price but in my experience of one months use on three machines it does as good a job as all the others at a bargain price. It has stopped everything the other packages have done with viruses, Malware and Phishing sites so it works well in my opinion. Basically you need something on your machine and out of all the main contenders this is as good as any and much better than nothing.
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