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McAfee Internet Security

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Overall 8
8.0

McAfee Internet Security 2014

PC Magazine
5 October 2013
  • 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 management, vulnerability scanner, system tuneup.
  • 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 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. To our eyes, this is a completely revamped McAfee. MIS 2010 rolls off the lot with a much-improved UI over previous versions, and manages to balance ease of use with a high level of customization.
  • 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 backup.
  • 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
7 June 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. If you're using any of the standalone modules, consider moving up to the full suite.
  • 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 8
7.7
Performance 6
6.0

McAfee 2011 Internet Security Review

Bright Hub
26 September 2008
  • Excerpt: What's new in McAfee Internet Security 2011? Did it provide fixes, new features or improvements from the previous edition? Find out in this McAfee 2011 Internet Security review.
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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: Nice interface but slow scans

Good Gear Guide.au
7 October 2009
  • Summary: McAfee Internet Security 2010 performed well at detecting and blocking malware. However, McAfee needs to improve its scan speed and performance, and to bolster its behavioural malware detection.
  • Pros: Good malware detection, well-designed interface
  • Cons: Worse-than-average impact on PC performance, slow malware scans
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Overall 8
8.0

McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 is the latest iteration of security giant McAfee's internet security suite, featuring Artemis, a new internet-based malware detection feature.

Good Gear Guide.au
6 October 2009
  • Summary: You'll find a wide array of features in McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009, including backups, parental controls and antispam, along with smaller offerings such as a file shredder. And the suite did a decent job at detecting malicious software in tests. But for protecting your PC, you have superior alternatives.
  • Pros: Wide array of features
  • Cons: Doesn't quite compare to the score of about 99 percent for top performers in AV-Test.org's tests such as the Avira security suite and the Norton security suite
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Overall 7
6.7
Features 8
8.3
Ease of use 5
5.0

McAfee Internet Security 2010 reviewed

PC Authority
1 August 2009
  • Summary: Aside from an interface overhaul, 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 2011: Low impact on PC performance

Good Gear Guide.au
24 July 2009
  • Summary: McAfee Internet Security 2011 put up fairly mediocre scores in malware detection tests, though it can be had at a reasonable price.
  • Pros: Low impact on PC performance
  • Cons: Mediocre detection results
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