General help with McAfee Security Center - Special edition from AOL

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General help with McAfee Security Center - Special edition from AOL

The new McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL is a proactive, self-updating security bundle that protects your identity and computer from viruses, spyware, email and IM scams, hackers, and online predators. It also provides backup for important files. You can now surf the web, shop, send e-mails and instant messages, and download files with confidence.

FAQs


What are the minimum system requirements to install McAfee?

The table given below shows the minimum system requirements for McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL.

Requirements
Windows 7/Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Service Pack
Service Pack 1 and above
Service Pack 4 and above
Processor
800 MHz or higher

500 MHz or higher

500 MHz or higher

RAM
512 MB
256 MB
256 MB
Hard Disk Space
200 MB
200 MB
200 MB

Internet Explorer

6.0 and above

6.0 and above

6.0 and above

Note: McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL is compatible with the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system. However, it is not compatible with the Windows XP 64-bit operating system.

If your computer doesn't meet the minimum system requirements for McAfee, refer to our help article Message: This version of Windows is not supported.

How do I install McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL?

Close all open browser windows. Launch a browser window. Go to daol.aol.com/security and install McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL. For detailed instructions on how to install the McAfee software, refer to our help article Install McAfee Security Center - Special edition from AOL.

How do I scan my computer?

Virus or spyware may download onto your computer when you download certain software, open attachments received through emails, or visit certain websites. It is usually downloaded onto your computer without your knowledge. Please read our help article Scan my computer for viruses using McAfee to know how to scan your computer for virus and spyware.

How do I enable or disable virus protection?

You can enable or disable virus protection at your convenience. If you disable virus protection, your computer is not monitored for any virus activity. If you must stop virus protection, ensure that you are not connected to the internet.

For more information, please refer to our help article How to disable or enable virus protection.

How can I prevent specific programs and websites from accessing the internet?

You can block specific programs from accessing the internet by using firewalls. However, ensure that blocking these programs does not interrupt your network connection or hinder another program from accessing the internet.

For more information on how to block access to a program, refer to our help article Block internet access for programs.

How do I use the Maintain Your Computer feature in McAfee?

Maintain Computer is a special feature of McAfee Security Center - Special edition from AOL. It helps you optimize your computer's performance.

You can perform the following operations using this feature:

  • McAfee QuickClean
  • Disk Defragmenter
  • Task Scheduler

For more information on how to maintain your computer, refer to our help article Maintain your computer using McAfee Security Center - Special edition from AOL.

What should I do if I don't receive updates from McAfee?

You need to have updated security software to protect your computer against the latest threats. If your McAfee software is not receiving updates, then refer to our help article Unable to receive updates from McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL.



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Last updated: 04-09-2012
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