McAfee Internet Security Review 2015

Scan-Speed : / 10
Boot-Speed : / 5
Resources : / 15
Total Performance : / 30
Spyware Detection : / 15
Virus Detection : / 15
Nr. of False Alarms : / 10
Nr. of Virus Updates : / 10
Total Security : / 50
Intuitiveness : / 5
User Interface : / 10
Setting Options : / 5
Total Usability : / 20
McAfee has greatly improved with its new version of Internet Security, which is why it is now at # 6 on our list. McAfee Internet Security software provides comprehensive protection with anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, spam filter and parental controls and an automatic Data back-up. Thus, the antivirus program can certainly stand out from its competitors. The new McAfee Internet Security includes a high-performance scan that will protect your PC from threats and still won’t reduce the battery life or speed.
We have given the software high marks, which is hardly surprising for a program like mcAfee- because it delivers on its promises. The home screen in McAfee Internet Security has been improved and made much more user-friendly. Plus point: the newly generated home screen is very easy to use with a touchpad.
McAfee Internet Security provides you with all-round protection – every time you type an entry into a search engine, websites are displayed in different colours which indicate their security and unwanted advertisement and pop-up windows are blocked.
McAfee Internet Security includes much more. Such as a digital data protocol, which indicates the location of a blocked data connection, and a description of why this is deemed unsafe, and a redesigned safety report which explains to the user everything about online security. McAfee Internet Security was supplemented with a vulnerability scanner that detects outdated programs and missing updates and offers solutions to address these issues. In addition, McAfee Internet Security ensures that only desired emails get to your inbox.
Last but not least, McAfee Internet Security and indeed every McAfee program has a parental lock, which allows parents to control what contents their children see and protect them from online threats.


  • Good parental lock with activity report
  • Stealth mode for anonymous surfing on the Internet
  • Good firewall
  • Detects outdated programs and missing updates
  • Evaluates the safety of websites before visiting page


  • Prolonged installation
  • Not particularly kind on resources


McAfee Internet Security software works efficiently in the background and notifies you only in an emergency. Worth mentioning is also the parental control and the revised user interface. A small disadvantage is the prolonged initial installation, which can be overlooked however. As with any antivirus program, everything pre-existing on the computer must be scanned upon installation.

Features and Specifications

You will find information about the individual products in the following table. What features offered by each virus scanner? What operating systems are suitable? Here you will get the answer.

Features and Specifications
Requirements: 1GHz CPU, 512RAM
Operating Systems: Win XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8
Virus scanner: yes
Language: English
Firewall: yes
Antispam: yes
Anti-Phishing: yes
Anti-Spyware: yes
Laptop-Mode: no
Game-Mode: yes

Newspaper Reviews

We have gone to the trouble of summarizing test results of various magazines in order to provide a better overview. Please read what other magazines and online portals have to say about this provider.

Zeitschrift Logo Rating: Good
Reached 3rd place in Product of the Year 2014/2015.
Tested version: McAfee Internet Security
Zeitschrift Logo Rating: Good
Once you have befriended yourself with the user interface, the security software provides good protection.
Tested version: McAfee Internet Security
Zeitschrift Logo Rating: Good
Once you have befriended yourself with the user interface, the security software provides good protection.
Tested Version: McAfee Internet Security

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