What is McAfee AntiVirus?

Bright House Networks offers High Speed Internet customers free access to McAfee Antivirus – comprehensive security software that acts to protect against Internet threats.

McAfee Antivirus offers protection to detect and eliminate viruses, spyware, and other Internet threats. The following features are included.

Complete anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware Scans and blocks dangerous emails, risky web content, and online threats such as viruses, Trojans, spyware, and rootkits
Real-time safeguards Determines the risk of new items to help keep your computer secure
Fast startup and scan times Enables you to surf, shop, and socialize with minimal interruptions
Exclusive anti-bot protection Blocks stealthy botnet software by denying its attempts to connect your computer to suspicious web addresses, helping to prevent your computer from sending your personal information to Internet crime networks
USB and removable drive scan Scans portable storage devices and blocks viruses, Trojans, and worms before they infect your computer and your network
Preinstall scan Works to remove any infections on your computer as McAfee AntiVirus is installed, helping to salvage your system

McAfee AntiVirus 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
  • Windows 8: 32-bit and 64-bit
Processor 1 gigahertz
Memory (RAM)
  • Windows XP: 512 megabytes (MB)
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista: 1 gigabyte
Free hard drive space 500 MB
Video resolution 800 X 600 pixels or higher
  • Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Firefox 3.5 or later
  • Google Chrome

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

The version of McAfee AntiVirus offered through Bright House Networks has a built-in uninstaller for CA Internet Security Suite. If you currently have Internet Security Suite installed, it is uninstalled as part of the McAfee AntiVirus installation process. If you currently have other security software, you should uninstall it just prior to installing McAfee AntiVirus.

To download McAfee AntiVirus:

  1. Go to
  2. In the McAfee AntiVirus section, click Free Download. The Register for McAfee AntiVirus and McAfee Family Protection page opens.
  3. Enter your Road Runner Cable Internet Email Address and Cable Internet Email Password.
    • If you have already registered with McAfee, click Log into your account here and proceed to Step 8.
  4. Click Continue. The Create Your McAfee Account page opens, displaying your name and Road Runner email address.
  5. Enter a password in the Choose a Password text box.
  6. Re-enter Password.
  7. Click Download Now. The My Account page opens.
  8. Click Download below McAfee AntiVirus. The End User License Agreement page opens.
    • You can repeat this process and click Download below McAfee Family Protection to install the parental control software.
  9. Click I Agree. The Download Your McAfee Software page opens.
  10. Click Download
  11. Select McAfee AntiVirus
  12. Click Download.
  13. Click I Agree.
  14. Click Download.
  15. Open McAfeeSetup.exe.
  16. Click Run
    • For technical support for McAfee AntiVirus, visit the McAfee website.

Did You Know?

  • You can use McAfee AntiVirus on up to three computers.
  • As a High Speed Internet subscriber, you can also download McAfee Family Protection at no charge to help keep your children safe online.
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