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December 17, 2012

McAfee Announces Enhancements to its Portfolio of Consumer PC Security Products

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel (News - Alert) Corporation, has made significant enhancements to its portfolio of consumer PC security products -- McAfee Total Protection 2013, McAfee Internet Security 2013 and McAfee (News - Alert) AntiVirus Plus, with new features that address social network dangers, as well as more powerful performance and scanning functionality.“According to McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2012, traditional web threats, like suspicious URLs, are growing and saw a 20 percent quarter-over-quarter increase,” said Venkatsubrahmanyam Krishnapur, vice president- engineering- consumer and small businesses, McAfee, in a statement.

Krishnapur said that McAfee’s new PC security solutions are uniquely designed and enhanced to offer consumers the optimal protection they need to guard against the barrage of new threats, particularly those surrounding social networks.Officials with McAfee said that the company’s 2013 PC products include new SiteAdvisor Social software, which color-codes risks that appear within social networking sites for guidance and safety access. If a link becomes risky before a user clicks on it, friends will be warned and protected.

Company officials said that products also include a new vulnerability scanner that proactively detects vulnerabilities in the operating system and installed apps. The feature creates a report on the number of discovered vulnerabilities and recommends how best to address them, and also supports the automatic update feature in programs that have that functionality.

According to company officials, McAfee’s new PC security products feature a redesigned, powerful, and proactive malware detection framework and cleaning capabilities, which cleans PCs faster and more effectively than ever before. An enhanced McAfee NetGuard feature also offers contextually aware anti-bot protection that monitors where applications want to connect and informs the user of suspicious activity.

McAfee’s consumer products also include a redesigned user interface that supports new touch-friendly Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows 8 devices with easier layout and faster navigation.

Earlier in December, McAfee announced the release of an enhanced version of  McAfee Mobile Security featuring App Lock, a new app privacy technology, as well as a completely refreshed user interface. The enriched and all-inclusive security solution provides Android (News - Alert) smartphone and tablet users with the power to ensure that personal information living inside their mobile apps remains personal and protected.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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