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  • Oct 8, 2008
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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. It was simple to install. It immediately identified problems with some of my kids' downloaded music, which previous security software had failed to catch, and it healed the problems.
I've had two complaints about previous security software I've tried. First, they give scary announcements of problems and then sigh that they can't fix it. Second, when they run their scans and updates, they slow down the machine enormously. Since I work online, this matters to me. Neither of these problems has arisen with with McAfee.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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Detects, blocks, and removes viruses, spyware, and adware

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