Originally Posted by BullyARed
Is "McAfee Total Protection 2012 " good?
My thought (FWIW) it's as good as Nortons but don't bog your system down as much.
PCMag rates as follows
Firewall minimizes popups, blocks access to dangerous sites. SiteAdvisor Live creates safe links for sharing. Very accurate spam filtering. Network intrusion alerts. Improved parental control. File encryption.
Poor malware removal, especially rootkits. Average malware blocking. Poor scores in dynamic tests by independent antivirus labs.
My thought, Using Google Chrome with AdBlock installed will stop popups and block ad's on sites...for free
I control spam with my email.
A good firewall (software like Zone Alarm also free) will block attacks on ports and give you control what has access to the internet. If your not seen on the internet, then that just removes the thought of any intrusion.
Big issues are the cons listed.
You can test your security with ShieldsUp