“Ever since I built my first computer…I’ve always used McAfee.”
Dean Cagle, a twenty-something computer scientist living in Northern California uses McAfee® software to protect his home computer from online threats. “I’ve known the importance of using anti-virus software ever since I built my first computer, and I’ve always used McAfee,” he said.
“Windows® has holes, and anti-virus has been essential to plug those gaps from the start. Now the threats are more complex and layered, and the full coverage I get from McAfee Internet Security is critical for my PC.”
McAfee Internet Security Suite, available by subscription, protects against identity theft, viruses, spyware, email scams, hackers, and more, and includes McAfee SiteAdvisor™. The upgraded McAfee SecurityCenter and McAfee PC Health include unmatched cutting-edge features new for 2007.
Dean primarily uses his computer for gaming. “Video games are pushing the technology envelope for the home computer,” Dean explained. “There’s incredible advancement every season. There are so many cool entertainment options on the web, but everyone knows you just can’t trust the Internet 100-percent. You can get a devastating Trojan just by visiting a web site, so you simply can’t connect to the web without full protection that includes anti-virus, anti-spam, and a personal firewall.”
Dean most appreciates that McAfee runs invisibly in the background to automatically scan downloads, IM, and email attachments, preventing hidden viruses, adware and spyware, and other threats from sneaking onto his system.
“It protects without interrupting me, so I can remain safe while I play. McAfee is there scanning everything that tries to make its way onto my system, seamlessly preventing, cleaning, and quarantining infections. Really, the more lazy the user is, the better this feature is for them,” he laughed.
Daily automatic updates to the software suite also ensure that McAfee is detecting the newest threats to stay one step ahead of malware and hackers.
“The Internet connects people on a one-to-one basis,” Dean said, “and I think the world can become a better place as these relationships expand. When a person from California chats online with someone from China or Korea, they find that they have a lot in common.”
“That can go a long way for positive social change,” he continued, “and in the long run, world peace. As more and more people around the world go online, it will break down borders. That’s why it’s important to remember what a great tool the Internet is, despite all the hidden online threats. Defend yourself with active PC security, and then open yourself up to all the Internet has to offer!”
World-class eight-in-one protection makes it easy for consumers to stop identity thieves and to maximize their investment in their home computer. McAfee Internet Security guards the PC and your email, IM, downloads, photos, music files, videos, financial records, web banking, and shopping, and ensures protection against the latest viruses, mass-mailing worms, and backdoor Trojans.
In addition, the new McAfee Total Protection™ offers ten-in-one protection and complete online and PC security for the entire family. The latest security package also includes technologies that stop wireless intruders, identity thieves, and spammers with indispensable new features and easy-to-use, one-click access.
Interview conducted by Contos Dunne, Communications LLC, January 2007.