Florida family man says, “We feel much more secure using McAfee.”
Some hackers hijack unprotected information to steal money and personal identities. Others secretly take over vulnerable home computers to mask their identity as they perform other illegal acts online.
Identity thieves and hackers target home computers because they know that many families do not maintain adequate security protection on their PCs. The Wierzbowski family of Florida, though, is not likely to become a victim. “I’ve been aware of the need for PC security since we got our first home computer in 1999,” explained Jon Wierzbowski. “I did comparison shopping for a security solution and saw that McAfee® came highly recommended.”
Jon, a police lieutenant and adjunct college professor in his mid-40s, trusts McAfee to protect his family’s laptop and desktop computers. “I use our computers for email, photos, music, surfing, online banking, and occasional purchases. My wife, Kara, uses them for her home-based writing services business,” said Jon. “We’ve had no problems with viruses or worms since installing McAfee’s software. It works seamlessly and does a fantastic job making our online activities safe.”
Jon is also aware that he’s at additional risk when he accesses the Internet with his wireless connection. Since a wireless network's radio waves travel through walls, a hacker with a simple antenna can attack him from hundreds of feet away. McAfee Wireless Protection ensures that Jon and Kara are protected from all angles.
“Our biggest concerns are identity theft and bank account theft,” Jon said. “With the increase in identity theft, we all need better security now and in the future, and McAfee is the best available.”
McAfee employs the industry’s top talent to deliver products that anticipate and mitigate new, malicious technologies before they become a menace. A subscription to McAfee ensures that Jon’s software is always updating and is prepared to face the newest threat of the day. “I appreciate the automated features of the McAfee products and the ease with which we can renew and upgrade.”
As a police lieutenant, Jon is acutely aware of the hazards his family will have to face as his daughter grows up in an increasingly wired—and wireless—society. “Right now it’s not an issue (she’s only three years old), but several years from now we will be very concerned about her safety as she begins to use the computer. We’ll have to deal with online predators, inappropriate content, and other dangers that are hard to even imagine now. But the quality, reliability, and ease of use we’ve come to expect from McAfee means that we’ll look to them for the right solution when the time comes.”
What else sets McAfee apart for Jon and Kara? “McAfee’s online customer service, with its live chat function, is very helpful when we have questions,” Jon explained. “Theft will always be a concern as we shop, communicate, and surf online—that’s just reality. But we feel much more secure using McAfee.”
McAfee utilizes cutting-edge anti-phishing technologies to protect the identities of customers like Jon and Kara. McAfee Internet Security Suite guarantees trusted PC protection from viruses, hackers, and spyware. Its integrated anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, anti-spam, anti-phishing, and backup technologies work together to combat today’s sophisticated, blended attacks.
Interview Conducted by Contos Dunne Communications: February 2007