McAfee Personal Firewall

McAfee Personal Firewall – The Internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, shop, and bank, making it easier for users to reach out to any website or individual PC, at any time. But this freedom also comes at a price. Each unprotected connection, whether to or from the Internet, leaves your PC vulnerable to 'hacker' attacks.

Proven security that helps prevent hacker attacks, McAfee Personal Firewall Plus safeguards your financial documents, personal information, photos, and online communications, by preventing unwanted Internet connections to or from your PC. Whether you are on a home network, broadband or dial-up connection, or simply enjoying a hotspot, McAfee Personal Firewall Plus helps ensure your personal files and information are not compromised.

Here are the features of the McAfee Personal Firewall:

  • Advanced controls for granting an application Internet access, for a specified session only.
  • Gaming mode auto-detects whenever you’re in ‘Full-Screen’ mode, suppressing pop-up messages and enhancing your on-line experience.
  • Hackerwatch.org integration links to an anti-hacking database and Worldwide Hacker Activity Map, offering tips on responding to specific attacks, self-testing tools and channels to email online authorities of hacker events.
  • Intelligent application handling automatically denies outbound Internet access to malicious applications that might secretly transmit personal data to hackers, while allowing trusted programs to connect without unnecessary alerts or false alarms.
  • ‘Quiet, load-and-go’ installation makes it easier to install immediate, pre-configured protection.
    Industry standard inbound and outbound blocking provides complete firewall protection.
  • Pre-set security levels, ranging from “Open” to “Lockdown”, allow you to quickly configure security settings for your specific Internet experience.
  • One-click home network support allows novice users to configure multiple PCs.
    Auto-updates run silently in the background, ensuring you’re always protected from evolving and emerging security threats.
  • Real people. Real help. For free. The experts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via Internet chat.

The minimum system requirements of the program are:

  • Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, or XP
  • Personal computer with Pentium-compatible processor of 300Mhz up
  • At least 64MB of RAM, 128MB with Windows XP
  • 35 MB of free hard disk space
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
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