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McAfee Total Protection

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Overall 6

McAfee Total Protection 2008

PC Magazine
24 December 2009
  • Conclusion: McAfee Total Protection 2008 definitely has more features than any of its competition, but essential features like firewall and antispyware don't measure up to the best. If you like the many bonus features go ahead and use the suite; me, I prefer a stronger focus on the essentials.
  • Pros: Effective at keeping out malware. Remote monitoring and repair over network. SiteAdvisor identifies safe sites and links. Good antispam accuracy. Includes easy backup/restore.
  • Cons: Firewall's default settings are too trusting. Only fair at cleaning out malware. Parental control easily avoided. Porn image blocking is erratic. Many "bonus features" only marginally useful.
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Overall 5

McAfee Total Protection 2009

PC Magazine
24 December 2009
  • Conclusion: McAfee's latest suite has improved malware detection, and its spam filter is much improved. But most of its overabundance of features haven't changed at all; its UI is sluggish; and it saps system performance.
  • Pros: Powerful malware blocking. Effective malware removal. Accurate spam filtering. Network intrusion detection. Remote monitoring and management. Research-based site ratings. Local backup. System cleanup.
  • Cons: Unresponsive user interface. Saps system performance. Limited and porous firewall. Ineffective parental/privacy control. Difficult installation on malware-infested systems. Malware removal disabled connectivity.
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