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Ultimate, award-winning PC and online security for total peace of mind

With thousands of new viruses created every day, relying on traditional security updates isn't enough anymore. McAfee Total Protection instantly detects and blocks viruses--and stops web threats before they are downloaded to your PC. Reengineered to be faster than ever before, the software's innovative design simplifies your security experience while offering you ultimate protection.

2011 Features and Highlights

Award-winning anti-virus, firewall, spyware, and online protection

Exclusive McAfee Active Protection technology

Unlike the competition, McAfee Active Protection analyzes and blocks new and emerging threats in milliseconds, so you don't have to wait for regular updates to arrive. The result: virtually no gap in your protection.

Anti-virus/anti-spyware

Detects, blocks, and removes viruses, spyware, adware, even rootkits, insidious programs designed to tamper with your PC.

(Improved) Two-way firewall

Enterprise-grade firewall blocks outsiders from hacking into your PC.

Easier to use

McAfee Internet Security 2011 is all about ease of use. The completely redesigned home screen gives you all the information you need at a glance.

Main screen
Home screen with an easy-to-understand security bar and status area.
(New) Home screen

Completely redesigned to streamline your security experience. Easily check the status of your protection, monitor how many threats have been blocked, and manage your security--all from the home screen.

(New) Idle timer and scheduler

Reserve security scans and updates for when you are not using your PC, minimizing disruptions.

(Improved) Parental controls

Improved filtering controls allow you to effectively manage your children's online usage.

(New) Home network defense

Easily identify and lock out intruders from your PC so your home-networked PCs stay protected.

My home network

Manage security settings within your home network.

(Improved) Alert system

Alerts are less intrusive and easier to understand.

(Improved) Help center

Smarter and more intuitive--get accurate answers specifically related to the tasks you're trying to accomplish with contextual help.

(New) Easy account management settings

Create machine aliases, and easily activate, deactivate, or upgrade PC subscriptions.

(New) Advanced firewall integration

Settings made in Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows Vista Network Manager will automatically update the McAfee firewall settings.

(Improved) Microsoft Outlook 2010 integration

For added convenience, the McAfee anti-spam tool will now be shown in a separate tab rather than within the toolbar.

Faster than ever

This year, McAfee Internet Security has been completely re-engineered so it's faster than ever.

Main screen
Subsequent scan time of 327% faster.
(Improved) Scan time

Full system scan speed is faster, so you won't be slowed down.

(Improved) Installation

Efficient download enables you to get up and running in a snap.

(New) Scheduled activity throttling

Updates initiate or resume when your PC is idle, minimizing interruptions.

Better protection against dangerous websites (Improved) McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus

Helps you know whether a website is safe before you click and checks links within email and instant messages to stop malware threats. Now instantly blocks your PC when exposed to potential threats.

Main screen
Stay safe with instant message and email link checking.
Anti-spam and email protection (Improved) Spam blocking

Advanced spam identification capabilities prevent it from clogging your inbox.

Better PC health McAfee QuickClean

Safely removes junk files that slow down your PC.

McAfee Shredder

Digitally destroys no-longer-needed sensitive files to prevent anyone from accessing them.

Disk defragmenter

Get quick access to consolidate fragmented files and folders.

File protection and backup (New) Online backup

Take the hassle out of manually backing up your most valuable digital files. Once installed, the backup process is fully automated. Your files are encrypted and stored on a secure remote online server. Comes with 2 GB of online backup with the option to purchase unlimited online backup.

Bonus download! McAfee Anti-Theft File Protection

Password-protects and encrypts your personal documents, financial records, and other important files on your PC against thieves and hackers.

The McAfee advantage
  • McAfee is the world's largest dedicated security company
  • 30-day free phone support and unlimited email and chat assistance
  • Continuous and automatic updates for the life of your subscription
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McAfee has for years been one of the stronger brand names for virus protection, and a lot of educational institutions provide it to their students and faculty for free. However, when it came to home virus protection, it has not always been easy to get a product that will allow users to have it installed on multiple computers. Since multiple computer households are more common these days, this becomes somewhat of a problem, and 'McAfee Total Protection 2010- 3 User' are becoming increasingly …
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McAfee has for years been one of the stronger brand names for virus protection, and a lot of educational institutions provide it to their students and faculty for free. However, when it came to home virus protection, it has not always been easy to get a product that will allow users to have it installed on multiple computers. Since multiple computer households are more common these days, this becomes somewhat of a problem, and 'McAfee Total Protection 2010- 3 User' are becoming increasingly useful …
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