The Anti-Virus suite of McAfee didn’t hit the top scores across the globe but however, it is said to be efficient and effective. It is good in detecting malware and has a easy to use interface. The software is easily a quick installable and has a user-friendly interface but is a bit sluggish.
McAfee Internet Security 2013 is available at $40 for a time period of one year and can be installed into 3 computers. Well, let’s get into some details of this anti-malware program.
The interface is not at all attractive with its gray main window featuring green and blue aspects of buttons and functionalities. At the top of the window, you can see your protection status accompanied by four small modules. These are featured with spyware protection, email and Web protection, updates, and info about subscriptions.
You can also find three small modules that enable you to get access to the various other services of McAfee which count in PC home and network tools, data protection tools and parental control tools.
On the right hand side, you will find links for navigation and help and this is where you will find the main settings and other information about the software’s features. In order to get access to the settings of individual features, you can prefer to click on the modules.
You may find the settings menus a bit complicated but McAfee grants some descriptions with which you can easily understand the features.
While testing, McAfee could block about 94.4 percent of attacks while it could not tackle with 5.6 percent of attacks which affected the systems. During the system cleanup test, the software was able to detect and remove 100 percent of infections and also eradicated about 70 percent of the infections.
Out of the nine security software that were tested, McAfee couldn’t excel like others fully eradicating about 80 percent of attacks. It found out all the bad stuff and when it was put for the malware ‘zoo’ detection test, it could manage to detect about 99.9 percent of the known infections.
During the PC speed test, it takes a little less time to startup while it took nearly four seconds shutdown. The scan time of McAfee is bit high as it takes about 35 seconds in order to finish a manual scan while automatic scan takes about five minutes.
Installation of McAfee Internet Security 2013 is quite simple, easy and of course a quick procedure. You just need to click through three screens as there is no necessity for the installation of any extra toolbar or other stuff. You do not have to make any changes to the settings and above all, there is no need to restart your system.
McAfee grants an easy-to-use interface along with decent protection and features but however, it is an average software for protection. Well, even if it is not that impressive and inspiring, its is average in terms of performance and so it cannot be said as a bad software.