McAfee is a renamed manufacturer of antivirus software and its McAfee total Protection 2011 has won awards for its prowess in online and computer protection. McAfee has been consistently meeting people's need for reliable computer security for a number of years. The company is known for products like the McAfee AntiVirus Plus, Family Protection Android Edition, Internet Security, SiteAdvisor Android Edition, Total Protection and WaveSecure. The newest feather to their cap is the McAfee Total Protection 2011 and it boasts of several benefits and features –
• Antivirus / Anti-Spyware program: The Total Protection suite gives an impressive protection against attacks from both viruses and spyware through its antivirus and anti-spyware software. It can also detect and get rid of other menaces like adware, malware and rootkits that might hinder your computer's performance.
• Firewall: The Total Protection suite also consolidates a 2-way firewall protection designed to prevent hackers and cyber criminals from getting into your computer.
• McAfee Active Protection technology: The software also gives instant and up to date protection from newly created threats. This basically guarantees that there will no break between your computer and the software. McAfee technology scans and eliminates these threats without the need for updates to be downloaded and installed on your system.
• Easy-to-Use Interface: Not everyone is tech savvy, so McAfee has come up with a very simple interface that allows any user to navigate around its numerous features. One can even schedule the time when a system scan will be activated without giving up much needed resources.
• McAfee SiteAdvisor: This handy tool sends out alerts about websites that might be trying to extract confidential information like email addresses, personal information or banking. The Site Advisor rankings different sites at at least 22 search engines which can help the user determine whether a particular website is safe to visit or not.
• Anti-Spam & Email Protection: McAfee also gives great protection from spam emails and it also protects email accounts from dubious mails.
• Easy on Resources: The Total Protection suite is easy on computer resources. It can support different operating systems like Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2 or higher. The program only needs a good Internet connection, a processor of 1GHz or higher, 800×600 resolution or higher, 400MB hard drive space and a 2GB RAM or higher when using Windows 7 or Vista.
• Reliable Browser Support: It also supports browsers like Internet Explorer (version 6 or higher), Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome (version 6 or higher) for anti-phishing.
• Other tools: The suite also has other tools like McAfee QuickClean which clears all the junk files that causes a computer to slow down. The McAfee Disk Defragmenter arranges fragmented data into relevant folders and files. The Shredder deletes files that are no longer needed.
Aside from these great features, one thing that sets this antivirus program apart from the others is the support it gives its clients. There are a number of tools that are available on its online support center. One can also search the McAfee database on how to solve common issues plaguing computers. And the best part is users do not need to shell out cash or spend a large amount of time getting in touch with tech support service.