McAfee Internet Security Overview

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McAfee Internet Security is Shaw's malware solution. It is available to all Shaw Internet customers. Please review the following documents for help and support on how to install and understand the McAfee Internet Security program.



Support ArticleDescription
Installing McAfee Internet Security

Steps and details on how to install the newest version of McAfee Internet Security

McAfee Internet Security - How to Run a Virus Scan 

Instructions on how to run a virus scan on your computer in order to detect any threats such as spyware or viruses

McAfee Internet Security - How to Setup a Scheduled Scan

This document will show you how to set up a reoccurring virus scan on your computer. It is recommended that you do this in order to proactively protect your PC

McAfee Internet Security - What is Shredder?

The McAfee Shredder tool allows you to remove documents that may contain sensitive information securely and permanently

McAfee Internet Security - What is QuickClean?

Improves the performance of your PC by identifying and erasing unnecessary files, e-mails, and junk that take up valuable space and slow down your PC

McAfee Internet Security - Parental Controls

Setting up Parental Control through McAfee Internet Security will help you to ensure that your child's online experience is safe and secure

McAfee Internet Security - How to Open a Port

This document will give you instructions on how to open a port through your McAfee Internet Security program

Removing McAfee Internet Security Software

Details the steps required in order to remove the McAfee Internet Security program from your computer

McAfee Internet Security and Windows XP Details upcoming changes to support for McAfee Internet Security under Windows XP



System Requirements
Operating System

Windows 10

Windows 8 / 8.1
Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows XP (32 bit) with Service Pack 3 (SP3) or higher

Windows Vista (32 bit and 64 bit) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher


*Note: We currently do not support any Apple products, including Mac

System Requirements

1 GHz processor or higher

512 MB  RAM or higher for Windows XP

2 GB Ram for Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

500 MB of available free drive space

Internet connection

Supported Browsers for McAfee WebAdvisor for Vista and newer


(Windows XP users will continue to see the existing SiteAdvisor toolbar, available in Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, and Chrome)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later

Mozilla Firefox (latest build)

Google Chrome (latest build)

Supported Email ProgramsPOP3 - Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Netscape, IncrediMail, Thunderbird

MAPI - Outlook

Web - MSN/Hotmail, or email account with POP3 access

Required for Anti-Spam Toolbar Plug-In

Outlook Express 6.0 or later

Windows Mail

Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later

Thunderbird 1.5 or later

Anti-Spam also supports any other POP3 email client (without SSL) and web accounts



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Installing McAfee Internet Security

McAfee Internet Security - How to Run a Virus Scan

McAfee Internet Security - How to Setup a Scheduled Scan



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