XP - what service pack?
It's still the 2011 product as 2012 hasn't even gone into beta testing yet. Marketing relabel everything in the late summer, something that we support people aren't too thrilled with and we have complained.
You will upgrade automatically when the time comes provided the subscription is current.
Any problems contact Technical Support - it's free by phone or online chat, linked under Useful Links at the top of this page.
SP3. If McAfee is selling 2011 as 2012 THAT IS FRAUD! Somebody is going sue them for this.
They should refund my purchase.
It isn't fraud but we think it's bordering on deceptive advertising - however all the big A/V makers do it, Norton, Kaspersky etc. As I said, we have complained bitterly about it, so far unsuccessfully.
When you purchase the software - it's the license you purchase and that allows you to continue getting updates and upgrades (as in 2011 to 2012) whenever they apply.
Refunds are easily obtained, just phone Customer Service linked under Useful Links above.
Nope! Kaspersky and Norton do that only and only when they have new product it has definitly new solutions, but the year isn't changed yet...