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Easy to install, reliable and runs "quietly" in the background

  • Oct 26, 2009
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I use to be a dedicated Norton user until I tried McAfee. My first McAfee product was McAfee Internet suite 2008 and I was extremely pleased with it's performance. Since then I have updated McAfee Anit-Virus 2009 but this my first time using a total protection program from McAfee. Since we have 6 different computers in our home ranging from laptops to desktops, I always have to acquire a 3-user program to be able to get protection for all computers in the household at different intervals. With McAfee Total Protection 3 User 2010 you are able to protect up to three computers and what makes it so simple is that you can just go online and install the other two computers without using the software. Your subscription email/account will allow you access to the online services and you just download the program directly from their website.

McAfee Total Protection is offered at a very affordable price compared to all the other major brand companies offering the same protection and user options. You get everything you need from anti-virus protection that keeps itself up-to-date, parental controls, identity theft protection, anti-phishing, spyware detector and many other great features. I actually had a separate parental control program installed in some of the systems but now with McAfee Total Protection I no longer have to use it. One of the features I take full advantage of is the data backup feature. I have my personal system set to backup automatically on certain date and times of the week. McAfee makes this feature easy to use and understand.

This software has not slow down my system and it "quietly" runs in the background without annoying pop windows asking permissions. The only thing I find a tiny bit a nuisance is that a certain pop up window, usually upon start-up of the system, asks me to to verify the subscription. It does not happen all the time but I do see it enough times to mention this. However, this little tiny annoyance will not affect the 5 star rating I give it.

SiteAdvisor allows you to search and interact online safely. With SiteAdvisor when you are online and do a search you will see little green circle with a checkmark in the center by the links to let you know McAfee has classified that link as a trusted site. You will see red circle with an X mark warning you not to open the link because there may be possible security threats. This is a plus when you have little ones surfing the web. Just by a simple visual mark they know what they can and cannot open.

McAfee on routine basis performs a security scan and I have yet to see any possible threats. All I have ever seen listed are one or two tracking cookies. Over two years of using McAfee products and no threads or viruses, that I would say this is a good thing. This tells me that McAfee is doing its job.

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McAfee Total Protection suite offers you and your family the ultimate PC and online security with accelerated performance. It's now available with revolutionary Active Protection technology, enabling the fastest updates and highest levels of detection against malicious threats. It provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, anti-phishing, two-way firewall in addition to parental controls, identity protection, and a powerful website safety advisor.

The ultimate PC and online security for you and your family.

McAfee Total Protection suite includes bonus download of McAfee Anti-Theft File Protection software that secures your valuable files. With continuous and automatic updates, McAfee helps ensure that you are running the most current security to combat the ever-evolving Internet threats.

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

Anti-virus and anti-spyware
Detects, blocks, and removes viruses, spyware, and adware.

Anti-phishing
Alerts you to websites 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.

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A powerful website guide and shield, McAfee SiteAdvisor technology helps you to search safely and transact online by providing you with color-coded ratings to warn you about and prevent you from visiting risky websites that can compromise your identity and your ...

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