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McAfee Internet Security
7.7 out of 10

McAfee Internet Security

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Overall 8
8.0

McAfee Internet Security 2010

maximum pc
14 April 2010
  • Excerpt: When McAfee told us it completely re-engineered its security suite from top to bottom, we agreed to include it in this roundup knowing full well we had probably been duped like the guy who drives off the used-car lot without a warranty. We were wrong.
  • Pros: Reduces scan time by creating a list of files it can safely skip. 1GB online backup space. Customizable UI.
  • Cons: It allowed a malicious file to write a registry entry.
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Overall 7
7.0

McAfee Internet Security 2013

PC Magazine
26 January 2010
  • Conclusion: McAfee Internet Security 2013 includes just about every feature you might imagine in a security suite. Its SiteAdvisor technology earned a new high score in phishing detection, but its antivirus protection is just average. Effectiveness of the other components also varies.
  • Pros: Best-yet scores in phishing detection. SiteAdvisor toolbar marks dangerous links in search results and social pages. Includes PC cleanup, vulnerability scan, secure deletion. Spam filter handles POP3, IMAP, Exchange, even Web-based email. Parental control filters HTTPS sites. Mozy-powered online ...
  • Cons: Difficult install on infested test systems. So-so malware removal in PCMag's and independent tests. Limited parental control can't handle Administrator accounts. Surprising impact on system performance.
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Overall 7
7.0

McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006

PC Magazine
29 October 2009
  • Conclusion: McAfee Internet Security Suite's privacy, antispam, and firewall modules are decent, but they don't shine like the excellent VirusScan module. VirusScan also does a great job blocking PUPs (spyware) and includes features to protect against zero-day attacks.
  • Pros: Easy to use and well integrated. Antivirus includes zero-day protection features and successfully blocked PUPs (spyware) in testing. Database of known programs reduces firewall pop-ups. Firewall can trace intrusions on world map.
  • Cons: Antispam can slow POP3 download and isn't the most accurate on the market. No easy access to log of repaired or deleted viruses. Firewall doesn't protect against leak-test techniques.
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Overall 7
7.0

McAfee Internet Security 2015

PC Magazine
28 June 2009
  • Conclusion: McAfee Internet Security 2015 includes everything you'd expect from a security suite, and some of the components are quite effective. Others, not so much.
  • Pros: Very good ratings from independent testing labs. Top score in our malicious URL blocking test. Accurate spam filtering. Can filter spam from webmail accounts. Many useful bonus features.
  • Cons: Full scan took unusually long in our testing. Firewall services not protected. Rudimentary parental control system. Awkward Internet time scheduling for kids. Some performance impact on file operations.
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Overall 8
8.0

McAfee Internet Security 2014

PC Magazine
25 March 2009
  • Conclusion: With its smart firewall, effective malware blocking, and accurate spam filter, McAfee Internet Security 2014 can be a good security suite choice. Just don't rely on it for parental control.
  • Pros: CleanBoot rescue CD solved many installation problems. Very good score in our hands-on malware blocking test. SiteAdvisor toolbar identifies and blocks dangerous websites. Smart firewall won't hassle you. Accurate spam filter can even process webmail. Mozy-powered backup. Shredder, remote managem...
  • Cons: So-so score in our hands-on malware cleanup test. Antispam processing noticeably slowed email download. Parental control system is limited and awkward.
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Overall 8
8.0

McAfee Internet Security 2012 review

TechRadar UK
24 April 2012
  • Summary: Features beefed-up child protection
  • Pros: Tackles current online threats, CPU use not too bad
  • Cons: Mediocre performance, Long scans, Inconsistent
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Overall 8
8.0

McAfee Internet Security 2011 review

TechRadar UK
12 February 2011
  • Summary: McAfee updates their antivirus suite for the threats of 2011
  • Pros: Good detection rate, Good suite of security extras
  • Cons: CPU heavy
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Overall 7
6.7

Expert Review

crn.com.au
23 August 2010
  • Summary: Aside from an interface overhaul, there’s little new here, and mediocre malware detection can’t save the day McAfee Internet Security 2010 is a visible departure from previous McAfee tools.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 7
6.7
Features 8
8.3
Ease of use 5
5.0

McAfee Internet Security 2010

PC Pro
14 May 2010
  • Conclusion: There’s little new here, and mediocre malware detection can’t save the day
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Overall 7
7.0

McAfee Internet Security 2010 review

TechRadar UK
9 December 2009
  • Summary: The latest heuristic techniques have been used but it's not quite the complete package
  • Pros: Good detection rate, Heuristic scanning techniques
  • Cons: Not a completed product, Parental controls are a bit basic
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