What is McAfee Total Protection?

McAfee Total Protection is offered to High Speed Internet customers for a discounted annual fee. It includes all the benefits of McAfee AntiVirus, plus the following features.

Two-way firewall Extra layers of Internet security software block bad guys from breaking in or seeking out your personal information. This traffic cop patrols nonstop to prevent malicious software from gaining access to your PC.
Safe searching and shopping Color-coded icons next to your search results let you know before you click which sites are safe and which may install malicious code, phish for your identity, or send you spam.
Digital data shredder Permanently destroy sensitive files to be sure they cannot be retrieved by other users when you donate, recycle, or lend your PC.
PC tune-up Unused applications, cached browser files, and other junk slow down your PC. McAfee QuickClean™ software removes the clutter so your computer can keep up with your digital life.
Online backup Some memories can’t be replaced – unless you have them backed up online. Save your most important photos, music, and personal and financial files automatically to a password-protected, encrypted safe deposit box in the cloud. You can recover them whenever you need them.
Encrypted storage Your confidential files such as tax forms and bank statements reveal your identity. McAfee Anti-Theft encrypts sensitive documents, even photos, in a password-protected vault on your PC to keep your identity safe from hacking as well as theft or loss of your PC.
Wireless network protection Wireless access allows online convenience, but don’t let it go too far. McAfee Home Network Defense can block data thieves from seeing passwords and personal files on your PC when you share a wireless network.
Anti-phishing software Advanced McAfee SiteAdvisor® LIVE software checks and alerts you to risky websites you receive in social media, email, and instant messages and blocks online phishing, when a scammer attempts to steal your personal and confidential information.
Safe URL sharing Now you can safely and easily share interesting and entertaining content with your social networks, providing web links that your friends can click with confidence. If your link becomes risky before they click, your friends will be warned and protected.
URL shortener Make your updates and tweets short and sweet – and safe – with our new integrated URL shortening service. You can embed brief, trustworthy URLs that spread the news without spam or malware.

McAfee Total Protection System Requirements

Category System Requirements
Operating system
  • Windows XP: 32-bit only (Service Pack 3)
  • Windows Vista: 32-bit and 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows 7: 32-bit and 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows 8: 32-bit and 64-bit 
Processor 1 gigahertz
Memory (RAM)
  • Windows XP: 512 megabytes (MB)
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8: 1 gigabyte
Free hard drive space 500 MB
Video resolution 800 X 600 pixels or higher
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher
  • Firefox 3.5 or higher
  • Google Chrome 6 or higher

An Internet connection is required, and a high-speed connection is recommended.

To purchase and download McAfee Total Protection

  1. Select McAfee Total Protection from the McAfee online store.
  2. Enter the email address and password you used to create your McAfee account and click Log In. Click Create Your Account if you have not set up a McAfee account yet and follow the instructions to complete account creation.
  3. Confirm the purchase and follow the on-screen instructions to download and install your software.

Did You Know?

  • You can install McAfee Total Protection on up to 3 computers.
  • You can also purchase the McAfee Multi Access product to protect up to five computers and mobile devices.
  • For technical and product support, visit the McAfee website.
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