McAfee, Inc. announced that the McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 is now available for download at for $69.99. The McAfee Internet
Security Suite 2006 is an easy to use, comprehensive security solution that safeguards against identity theft and “phishing” scams, and helps to protect consumers’ Internet experiences. The virus protection that
forms the core of the McAfee Internet Security Suite, McAfee VirusScan, has been awarded PC Magazine’s “Editors’ Choice” award.

The McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 helps prevent viruses, spyware, hackers, and “phishing” scams that may result in identity theft, damage — including permanent loss — of irreplaceable documents and files, such as digital photos and personal financial data. The software program also prohibits unauthorized access to and from the Internet, blocks unwanted or persistent pop-up ads or annoying potentially unwanted programs which may lead to poor PC performance, manages cookies, and filters unwanted and offensive
Internet and e-mail content.

The McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 includes the following market-
leading security features:

  • Automatic virus and spyware detection: This feature identifies, blocks, and removes identified viruses and potentially unwanted programs, such as spyware, Trojans, dialers or other programs that jeopardize privacy, identity, and reduce PC performance. Unlike competitive products that allow spyware to run and then notify the user, McAfee blocks a known instance of spyware from running so no damage can be done.
  • “Phishing” protection: McAfee’s AntiPhishing browser plug-in identifies and blocks known and potential “phishing” Websites and scams. While some products focus on blocking “phishing” e-mails only, the McAfee Internet Security Suite notifies consumers when they are the most vulnerable — at the point they are about to visit a known or suspected phishing Web site. The suite stops pop-ups from adware or other software that could redirect a user to a fraudulent site and alerts users when transmitting personal identification information. The suite also helps prevent “phishing” attacks before they reach a user’s e-mail inbox by using a set of spam filters developed to specifically target “phishing” e-mail content.
  • Automated, daily signature updates: This new feature updates McAfee
    software on a daily basis to keep PCs protected from recently discovered virus and spyware threats. Daily updates automatically download and install in the background, requiring no user interaction, and therefore providing a better user experience.

“The McAfee Internet Security Suite offers everything today’s home and small business user needs for securing and protecting the crucial information that resides on their computers by providing multiple layers of prevention, protection, and detection for both inbound and outbound Internet threats,” said Marc Solomon, senior product manager of McAfee’s Consumer Strategy and Marketing Group. “It’s easy to use, and the automated, daily software updates, which run seamlessly in the background, provide superior protection for every aspect of an individual’s connected lifestyle.”

McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 will be available in a boxed edition from all major retailers in October at a retail price of $69.99. For additional savings, three-user license packs will have a suggested price of $129.99. With McAfee, consumers can choose from a number of subscription periods and regardless of the one they have selected, all subscribers receive all product updates and feature upgrades during the active subscription or trial period.