McAfee’s Internet Security 2011 has the dubious honour of being the suite that offered the l east protection of the soft ware we tested. It let through six of our virus threats and, whil e it didn’t get stung by our false postitives, it wasn’t spectacular at clearing away the neutralised residue of the viruses it did manage to catch.
The software has a dull but functional interface and plenty of features, including parental control, de-fragmentation, browser cleaning and secure deletion. It also comes with the full version of Site Advisor, which works with Internet Explorer and Firefox. However, it fail ed to warn us away from any of the infected sites we used to test the virus-scanners’ mettle.
You can have as many features as you like in a security suite, but if it does’ t stop viruses you might as well not bother. In our tests, McAfee’ s software proved to be the least effective when it came to stopping viruses.While parental controls and secure erasing are nice additions, the security software must do its job first.
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