Product Type: Network Associates utilities
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The Best Protection
Date: 05/11/00, updated on 05/11/00 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Security, Frequently Updated
Disadvantages: Wrong Version May Slow System
Any user of the Internet needs an appropriate level of protection against the ever-increasing number of viruses that are around today. For a few years I have been a user of Mcafee products and found them very reassuring.
Mcafee has detected several viruses in files and e-mail attachments; this has prevented my system from becoming infected. The current version I am using is Mcafee VirusScan 5.13.
Previous to this version I was using VirusScan 5.12 and I found this was making my computer run much slower than normal, I was informed that this release should fix the problem and sure enough it did.
Mcafee release virus definition files approximately weekly and it is important to update to ensure the latest protection. The version 5.x range of products provide an easy update facility and is much quicker than previous versions because the full definition file does not need to be downloaded, I have found this works very well.
A disadvantage for some people may be the limited e-mail protection, because at present the e-mail scan does not scan e-mails received in Outlook Express, due to the way the mail programme operates. However, users of Outlook should be impressed.