McAfee Internet Security
McAfee Internet Security is a complete application that intends to help you protect your computer from viruses and malware. The program includes multiple tools that have the mutual goal to make your computer safer while you browse the Internet.
The online protection aims to prevent viruses from being run on your computer. The Real Time Scanning component checks every file when the operating system or you attempt to use them. It applies the same approach to the email attachments and the files received via instant messaging applications.
The application includes a powerful spam scanner that is integrated in Outlook, Windows Mail and Thunderbird and allows you to quickly manage messages and contacts. You can create custom rules in order to block certain email addresses or to filter the messages using regular expressions.
You can protect sensitive data from being accessed by other users by using the shredder when deleting a file. Thus, when you delete a file you make sure that it cannot be recovered by other users. The program also includes the option to back up your files to a secure online location to prevent accidental data loss.
In order to clean your hard drive of unnecessary files your computer can be scanned periodically by the QuickClean module. This tool detects and cleans the temporary files, the web browser history and the deleted messages from your Outlook account. Unfortunately you can only review the list and not select the items that you want to keep on your computer.
An important feature of the program is the Parental Controls module that can help you restrict the websites accessed by a certain computer user. It allows you to set the website categories that are available and provides you with some preset profiles based on the age of the user.
During most tasks the program requires insignificant resources and can be run in the background. While you are running a scan, the processor load is close to maximum and the impact on the computer performance makes it hard to perform other tasks.
The Internet Security from McAfee is a powerful tool for keeping your computer safe against multiple Internet threats and your children away from inappropriate websites.