McAfee Internet Security 2014 Review

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McAfee Internet Security is an internet security suite that goes far beyond key antivirus software in its scope of protection. Of course it shields computers from malware and repairs compromised machines, but it also serves to defend from phishing sites and social networks. Furthermore, it governs passwords and provides parental controls over children’s internet access. McAfee Internet Security is chock-a-block with excellent aspects. In addition to covering the basics such as defense against viruses and other malware, McAfee Internet Security stops spam and dangerous email. It also safeguards your identity, blocks you from accessing phishing sites and protects you on social networks. Another improved feature is the ability to store usernames and passwords, which you can then use to log in to your favorite sites with one click.

Installation

The easy installation process endures to be one of the highlights of McAfee’s software. Following buying and registration, you can download and install the program directly from the website without waiting for an email confirmation. The file installation is rapid and trouble-free so you’re able to use McAfee within few minutes of purchasing.

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Interface

The McAfee Internet Security 2014 has almost the similar features as that of the entry level antivirus, with just the addition of a suite dedicated to the parental control systems. As with the entry level version, this version of anti-malware has navigation bars set for your technical support and help. McAfee has continued to progress and recover its software’s user interface which, like much of the competition, now uses a tiled layout that loosely admires the design of Windows 8.

Performance and Security

According to AV-Test, McAfee Internet Security is excellent at usability, which means that it treads lightly on computer system resources and does not often get confused into wrongly reporting safe software as unsafe malware. When it comes to internet security suites, McAfee is among the top 10 because of its performance and features.

In addition to covering the basics such as guarding against viruses and other malware, McAfee Internet Security stops spam and dangerous email. It also safeguards your identity, blocks you from accessing phishing sites and protects you on social networks. Another advanced feature is the ability to store usernames and passwords, which you can then use to log in to your most visited sites with one click.

This computer security software also lets you monitor and control how family members use the internet. You can establish online time limits and block websites of your wish. It will provide you with reports that show when each user logged in, how much time they spent online and whether they tried to access restricted websites.

McAfee has a new High Performance scanning engine. This guards your system without much compromising system performance or battery life.

Price

McAfee Internet Security costs $55.99 for use on up to three computers though using the McAfee Promo Codes mentioned here, you can save more.

System Requirements

Platforms: Windows

Required Processor: 1 GHz or higher

Software Required OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit); Windows Vista SP1 (32- and 64-bit); Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit); Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit); Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit)

Required RAM: 512 MB for XP; 2 GB for Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

Disk Space: 500 MB

Final Verdict

McAfee Internet Security is absolutely usable. It does not get easily puzzled when it has to distinguish between dangerous and safe files. It goes above basic antivirus software in that it includes advanced features such as anti-phishing and parental controls. With its smart firewall, effective malware blocking, and accurate spam filter, McAfee Internet Security 2014 can be a good and trustworthy security suite choice.