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With the daily emergence of new and more sophisticated Internet threats that could disrupt your digital life, you need more than a simple anti-virus program to protect yourself, your computer, your identity and your family. You need McAfee Internet Security 2009--comprehensive, feature-rich, and simple-to-use security software.

Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use PC and Online Protection with Powerful Web Site Safety Advisor

When using popular search engines, McAfee SiteAdvisor's safety ratings appear next to your search results. To see more information about the web site, roll your mouse over any SiteAdvisor safety rating. Click to enlarge.

Easy-to-use, intuitive "security console." Click to enlarge.

New Product Features for 2009

New--Simplified Set-up
Installation is now easier and faster with improved detection and removal of malware that tries to halt the set-up

New--Enterprise-class Anti-spam
Powerful industry-grade spam protection helps keep your inbox free from unwanted, fraudulent, offensive, and phishing emails.

New--QuickScan
Checks for threats in the areas of your computer that are most often attacked

New--Friendly Alerts
Provides you with easy to understand alerts regarding your protection

New--Age Appropriate Searching
Automatically sets the proper content filtering levels of popular search engines

Key Product Highlights

Anti-virus/Anti-spyware
Detects, blocks, and removes viruses, spyware, and adware

Anti-phishing
Alerts you to web sites that may try to steal your identity

Identity Protection
Helps you to shop, bank, and trade online safely

Two-way Firewall Protection
Confidently use the Internet 24/7 knowing hackers can't get access to your PCs

McAfee SiteAdvisor
Warns with color-coded ratings about unsafe web sites

Other Product Features

McAfee SecurityCenter
Provides an easy-to-read security status screen and puts you in control with fully customizable options

McAfee SystemGuards
Warns you when your computer shows specific behaviors that may signal virus, spyware, or hacker activity

Stealth Mode
Makes your computer invisible to intruders from the Internet

Shredder
Allows you to effectively remove any and all traces of confidential files from your computer

Parental Controls
Allows your children to go online safely at times that you define

Data Backup
Automatically saves copies of your most valuable files on a CD/DVD, USB, external, or network drive

Protection without Interference
You can watch movies or play games uninterrupted as McAfee security service intelligently defers tasks, updates, and alerts when you're in full-screen mode

The McAfee Advantage
McAfee's security products use award-winning technology, are easy to install, and come with unlimited email and chat assistance. With continuous and automatic updates, McAfee helps ensure that you are always running the most current security to combat the ever-evolving threats on the Internet for the duration of your subscription.

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review by . October 08, 2008
I've used Norton and AVG before trying this program, and I prefer this one.   Testing security software reminds me of the old joke about snapping your fingers to keep away tigers ("Does it work?" "You don't see any tigers, do you?"). An engineer friend suggested that I install it on one of my extra computers and intentionally infect it.   Lacking numerous extra computers or easy access to computer viruses, I had to content myself with installing it on the older of my home computers. …
review by . September 25, 2008
I tried the previous version which I considered average, Internet Security 2009 seems to be improved in a number of areas,     Installation was trouble free. McAfee gives you the choice of installing the version on your CD or downloading the most current version. This is a sensible approach, I think. I chose the download it sent smoothly. Even with the downloading, the install went pretty quickly.     For my testing, I installed it on a system running Windows …
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