McAfee Internet Security overview

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Learn about McAfee Internet Security and how it can protect your computer against malware and viruses. 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.

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While we have provided the following support information, we want to ensure that our customers receive the best possible support for their third-party hardware and software by speaking with the experts. The best way to resolve your third-party issue is to use support resources from the original manufacturer or developer. If the following information does not answer your question, please visit McAfee Support.

McAfee Internet Security Support Articles

Browse the following Support Articles on McAfee Internet Security to learn everything from installing McAfee Internet Security to using various features including running a virus scan.


Support Article TopicDescription
Installing McAfee Internet SecuritySteps and details on how to install the newest version of McAfee Internet Security
McAfee Internet Security - How to Run a Virus ScanInstructions 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 ControlsSetting 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 PortThis document will give you instructions on how to open a port through your McAfee Internet Security program
Removing McAfee Internet Security SoftwareDetails the steps required in order to remove the McAfee Internet Security program from your computer

Did You Know?


McAfee Internet Security is a complete virus and online protection suite which is supported by McAfee and available free of charge as an additional benefit included with your Shaw Internet service.


Learn More: Free McAfee Internet Security with Shaw Internet Services


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System Requirements

Here is a look at the system requirements for McAfee Internet Security.


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 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-InOutlook 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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