The Beta is available at http://beta.mcafee.com . By participating in the Beta, consumers will have a chance to be part of a global team of participants whose feedback will shape McAfee’s consumer security services.
Highlighted in the Beta will be:
Innovative Technologies: McAfee has improved and added technologies that fight both traditional and emerging threats, providing unparalleled protection against identity theft, phishing scams, and spyware. These technologies include SystemGuards(TM) that monitor computers for specific behaviors that may signal virus, spyware, or hacker activity; intelligent anti-phishing technology that will block consumers from potential Web site scams; and X-Ray for Windows, which will detect and kill rootkits (a set of tools used to gain access to a computer system) and other malicious applications that hide from Windows and other anti-virus programs.
Safe Search: McAfee SiteAdvisor offers an entirely new level of protection for those consumers who use the Internet to search and surf by clearly identifying potentially dangerous Web sites that have engaged in "social engineering" attacks such as spyware, adware, spam and online scams. Findings are summarized with red, yellow, and green icons that provide online users with an at-a-glance view of Web site ratings so they can stay safe as they search, browse, and transact online. Each of McAfee’s consumer suites will include SiteAdvisor, and it is also available as a free download.
New SecurityCenter: By default, McAfee’s consumer security services require virtually no user interaction. However when a consumer opens the application, McAfee’s newly redesigned SecurityCenter enables him/her to run a PC scan, get updates and fix security issues with just one click.
Network-Aware Capabilities: Consumers with home networks have access to new features that allow them to manage all the PCs on the home network, providing automated, encrypted security capabilities and allowing families to easily share printers and files. [June 16, 2006]
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