1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 8, 2011 5:15 AM by exbrit

    Requirements for a netbook

      I have a 3 PC McAfee Internet Security licence (one being installed on a desktop) so I am wandering if it is possible to install McAfee IS on a netbook (1.6 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, Vista) without having a considerable impact on its performance, primarily in regards to CPU and system load ? Should I give it a try or remain withe Microsoft Security Essentials?


      What would be the minimum requirements for McAfee IS on a netbook?

        • 1. Re: Requirements for a netbook

          You can only try it and see what happens.  I tried it on a netbook and mine slowed markedly but it only had 1gb of RAM.

          The minimum requirements are laid out on the product pages...


          Supported Operating Systems


          • Windows XP (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
          • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
          • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)


                        Compatible with Windows XP  Compatible with Windows Vista              Compatible with Windows7           



          System Requirements


          • 1 GHz processor or higher
          • 800 × 600 or higher resolution
          • 512 MB RAM or higher for Windows XP
          • 2 GB RAM for Vista/Windows 7
          • 400 MB of available free drive space
          • Internet connection


          Supported Browsers for Anti-Phishing


          • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
          • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or later
          • Google Chrome 6 or later


          Supported Email Programs


          • POP3 – Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, Netscape, IncrediMail and Thunderbird
          • MAPI – Outlook
          • Web – MSN/Hotmail, or email account with POP3 access


          Required for Anti-Spam Toolbar Plug-In


          • Outlook Express 6.0 or later
          • Windows Mail
          • Outlook 2000 or later
          • Eudora 6.0 or later
          • Thunderbird 1.5 or later
          • Anti-Spam also supports any other POP3 email client (without SSL) and web accounts (MSN/Hotmail paid accounts and accounts with POP3 access)