"Very Poor product"on by itibook
Cons It blocks any second user on a Win XP PC
Summary As soon as it was installed, the second user on my PC could not have access to the Internet...
Pros Detecs viruses within files and on your hard drive.
Cons No firewall like NAV 2005
Summary I had this for a while and it worked well it detected viruses. Activation is a simple as creating a McAfee account then it was done. Viruscans were quick and easy and the gui is user friendly.
Pros Simple configuration with minimal experience. The Internet Security 5.0 has conflicts if you upgrade to Virus Scan 8.0 with Privacy Mgr. You Carnot send or receive email.
Cons If Network Associates cannot resolve what seems like all retail is Beta products they will loose a great deal of business. The retail software for 2004 is FULL of Beta type conflicts. No Scheduled Scans, Email non functinal with the Internet Security 6.0
Pros Antivirus protection is very effective when kept properly updated.
Cons Stability has become an issue with Windows XP in a multi-user environment. Also, McAfee's incorporation of a firewall into the software is a total disaster.
Pros it works fine for 1 xp user
Cons with multiple xp users logged in at the same time, it gives you an error every 3 seconds that the data files are corrupt... trust me!