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McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 1-User

by McAfee
Windows Vista / XP
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Description

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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, and your identity. You need McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009--essential, feature-rich, and simple-to-use security software.

Essential, Easy-to-Use PC Protection with Powerful Web Security 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--QuickScan
Checks for threats in the areas of your computer that are most often attacked

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

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

Key Product Highlights

  • Two-way Firewall Protection--Confidently use the Internet 24/7 knowing hackers can't get access to your PCs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 running the most current security to combat the ever-evolving Internet threats for the duration of your subscription.

Product Description

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, and your identity. You need McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 - the essential, feature-rich, and simple-to-use security software.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Much Better Version Oct. 3 2008
By Martin A Hogan TOP 500 REVIEWER
Not only did I check with Consumer Reports, but I called family and friends before I bought McAfee. I had previously used "Windows Live One Care" with no problems, but it is not even listed in the "top ten" of anti-virus protection. Norton was placed second best, but I heard too many horror stories. This 2009 version was very easy, easy, easy to install. Immediately, I noticed that on every website listed (after a GOOGLE search), there were colored check marks indicating which sites were `safe' and which sites were `risky' to open. Holding your cursor over the checked mark gives you more detailed information. McAfee actually checked all these sites BEFORE they made this program.

Some of the basics are: Virus protection (which updates itself), Spyware protection, Firewall protection, Email protection for virus and spyware and lots of other things I have yet to really explore. The menu box gives you your own opportunity to perform specific tasks. There is the QUICKCLEAN, which removes your Internet cache, temporary files, lost fragment files, old registry keys, deleted Email messages and other non-essential files that take up space. You can also DEFRAGMENT your hard drive whenever you want to speed up your computer. The TASK SCHEDULER allows you to create Windows scheduled tasks that clean your computer routinely.

That is the most important stuff, but there are about a dozen more accessories you can use to protect and optimize your computer. I do suggest you schedule your tasks for the middle of the night, as when McAfee was running in the background, everything slowed down significantly. If you have more than one computer, you might want to check out the "3-User" version to save money.
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