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A solid virus protection

  • Nov 1, 2009
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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 licensing solutions. At home I am running three different Windows machines - Windows Vista Home Edition Premium, Vista Home Edition Basic and an XP netbook. All of these computers had various older security software suites installed, in addition to Microsoft's own security. The installation of the McAfee Suite was straightforward, but it took a lot of time to accomplish for all of the computers. In particular, it required

1. Removal of all of the previous security software products (except those bundled up with Windows).

2. Several restarts of each of the computers.

I would also have liked if I could have installed the software form one central computer over the network, and not had to physically move the media from one computer to another. This may seem like a small step, but it could have saved some hassle. This is especially true of my netbook - since it doesn't have a CD/DVD ROM, putting all the software packages onto a USB drive was a bit of a hassle.

The backup utility seems to be working fine, but I don't like the fact that is based on the .NET framework. Somehow that doesn't make it seem too robust.

The virus and malware scan worked fine, and detected a few of previously undetected viruses. However, on my old XP machine there are a couple of tracking/adware programs that have been serving me ads for quite some time now and the program has not been able to detect them.

I like the internet browsing warnings that help me decide which websites to visit. The system works with both the Internet Explorer and Firefox.

One thing that I particularly like about McAfee suite is its apparently small footprint - it doesn't seem to be using a lot of computer resources while its quietly running in the background and scanning your computer. I think this is a solid program and well worth the money for the peace of mind that it offers.

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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.

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