McAfee® AntiSpyware and Virus Scanning
McAfee AntiSpyware is one of the most advanced antispyware software created as a consequence of
Get to know McAfee AntiSpyware and how it works with an antivirus software.
the more aggressive online viruses that emerge every day. Moreover, it seems that spyware have become a greater problem than viruses. So, this software was created as a powerful weapon against this dangerous threat.
Tips and features of McAfee AntiSpyware are discussed in the following points:
- Description of McAfee AntiSpyware
- Requirements for McAfee AntiSpyware
- Features of McAfee AntiSpyware
- Tips for using of McAfee AntiSpyware
Description of McAfee AntiSpyware
McAfee AntiSpyware is one of the best solutions against this kind of threat. It is analogous to Symantec software in some respects. The difference between them is that Symantec offers virus and spyware protection in a single program while the McAfee AntiSpyware software is separate and can be combined with any other antivirus software. Because you must manage this ample package, you must use the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator -the management platform from McAfee.
Requirements for McAfee AntiSpyware
Because of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, some requirements must be accomplished. Everything must be installed only on a server. It is not compatible with Windows 95 or Windows98. In case you are using Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, you must have one of the recently released software. The antispyware requirements are the same as that of an antivirus program. So, you need a processor of minimum 166MHz and a memory of minimum 32MB RAM. The free space on the disk must not be less than 38MB, and you must use at least Internet Explorer 6.0.
The server is not compatible with Windows XP, taking into account that Windows XP version is not an operating system for the server. Moreover, for this antispyware software you must have a minimum 450MHz processor, minimum 512MB RAM, but the specialists recommend 1GB; you must use at least Internet Explorer 5.0 and the IP address must be of the static type.
Features of McAfee AntiSpyware
McAfee AntiSpyware is an antispyware software that can be added as the virus scanning program. So, you must properly install an antivirus program before to install this antispyware program. The fact that McAfee has created an independent version of this software has enabled you to install any antivirus programs, even from other companies if you choose so. The installation of the McAfee AntiSpyware module is done with the help of the ‘VSE80MAS.exe’ file from the distribution media. This strengthens the power of the antivirus software.
Tips for using of McAfee AntiSpyware
The antispyware and antivirus programs should be strengthened with regularly updates. Fortunately, they automatically update according to the settings made. But, make sure that these updates actually get installed. Install the software following the indications given by the manufacturers. Pay great attention to the compatibility between the antivirus program and McAfee AntiSpyware. Don’t forget that the last is a powerful software, so combine it with an antivirus with at least the same system requirements. If you want to get rid of spyware, the best thing you can do is to combine antivirus and antispyware software.
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