Benefits and Features of McAfee Total Protection 2011

by Keith Williams
Benefits and Features of McAfee Total Protection 2011

McAfee has been producing excellent quality products for computer security of many years. Through this it has built a good reputation and serves quite a large customer base. It offers a range of different products which include Anti-Virus Plus, Internet Security, Total Protection, WaveSecure, Site Advisor Android Addition and Family Protection Android Addition. In 2011 its Total Protection was ranked amongst the top suites in the computer security arena. This suite comes with a number of benefits which will be discussed below.

A great plus for McAfee Total protection is that it is able to provide production for both computer Viruses and Spyware with an excellent detection engine. In addition to this, the suite is able to deal successfully with Adware, Malware and Rootkits. This includes the ability to detect potential threats as well as delete dangers already harboring on your computer system. It is able to keep hackers and unauthorized users at bay with an extremely effective Two-War firewall.

When it comes to easy of use, McAfee Total Protection is also a winner. Although it comes with a number of utilities, the user interface allows the user easy access with an intuitive user interface. This aspect is further enhanced with its automation or scheduling facility. This can be used to schedule maintenance systems scans, etc. for times when the computer system is not being used to its full capacity.

In addition to the user interface, the software also uses system resources sparingly. It supports all of the last three Window operating systems which include the 32 bit version of Windows XP with SP2, the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista SP1 and the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7. It uses about 400 MB of disk space and requires a minimum of a 1 GHz processor. For Windows XP 512 MB of RAM is required, and 2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

The system is able to run in real-time and offers instant protection. With this approach the user is assured of the most updated protection, even if threatened from new threats. This level of protection is available even if the latest update has not been installed or uploaded.

McAfee Total Protection includes a program called the Site Advisor. This utility is able to give warnings about potential dangerous sites on 22 search engines. This plays a significant role in protecting sensitive information form the preying eyes of hackers or unauthorized users. Included is also protection from spam and phishing mails. A further enhancement of its internet protection abilities is that it offers anti-phishing support for the following web browsers; Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Google Chrome 6 or higher and for Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or higher.

This suite also offers facilities for maintaining and improving system performance. To this end it has QuickClean which is able to clear all junk files from your system. There is also Disk Defragmenter for dealing with fragmented files and folders; and Shredder which deletes all unnecessary files.

Besides all of these technical enhancements McAfee Total Protection also has an excellent online support centre which is fully searchable.

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