May 30 2010

McAfee Total Protection 2010 Review

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McAfee Total Protection 2010

McAfee Total Protection 2010

Review Snippets

“The web protection is good, but it’s expensive for what you get” (PC Authority)

“McAfee Total Protection 2010 hits many of the right notes” (CNet)

“McAfee Total Protection 2010 is improved in nearly every area, starting with a new user interface” (PC Mag)

Reviewer Ratings

CNet: 7.5/10
PC World: 4.0/5
PC Authority: 4.0/5

Product Overview

RRP: AU$39.95

  • #1 in threat detection of viruses, spyware and other malware*
  • Award-winning AntiVirus, firewall, spyware and online protection
  • Better protection against dangerous websites
  • Anti-spam and email protection
  • Faster PC performance than previous version
  • Simplified security management
  • Better PC health
  • File protection and back-up
  • The McAfee Advantage
* AV-Test.org malware detection results published in ComputerBild magazine (Issues 18-23, 08/17/09 – 10/26/09)

Positives

* SiteAdvisor module performed well in web test

* Warnings backed up with proper details

* New interface

* Overhauled performance

* SiteAdvisor module

* 96% in file-based detection test – not bad

* Doesn’t hog resources – RAM footprint of 45MB

* Helpful Network Map

* Flexible, accurate antispam that can even filter some Web-based e-mail accounts

* Better protection against malware than removal

Negatives

* Weak firewall left TCP ports exposed

* Expensive

* Difficult installation

* Parental control still not what it could be

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