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McAfee VirusScan for Home Users Scores 100% in AV-Test.Org Anti-Virus Tests

  • 01 December, 2004 09:41

<p>Sydney, 1 December 2004 - McAfee, Inc., the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it has received the highest marks possible for detecting viruses in recent independent tests conducted by, a highly accredited independent research organisation specialising in the IT security industry.</p>
<p>According to the test results, McAfee's VirusScan for home users detected and removed 100% of viruses "in the wild" tested against it. Results of the anti-virus testing can be viewed at . collaborates with the Otto-Von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany.</p>
<p>"Through our testing, McAfee VirusScan reported 100% detection of viruses 'in the wild'," said Andreas Marx, CEO of "Anti-virus solutions like McAfee VirusScan help to protect users from the many new viruses and other types of malware that appear every day."</p>
<p>McAfee VirusScan provides advanced, real-time protection against viruses, mass-mailing worms, Trojans, and potentially unwanted programs, such as spyware, adware and web dialers. McAfee VirusScan also helps protect against threats that may originate from e-mail, instant messaging, Internet downloads, file sharing programs and Web surfing, automatically detecting and cleaning known viruses before they attack the user's system. Designed for both novice computer users and online pros, McAfee VirusScan's award-winning threat prevention technology helps to provide a safe and worry-free online experience.</p>
<p>" testing results further establish McAfee as a leading provider of advanced, real-time protection for home users against today's latest threats," said Allan Bell, Asia Pacific Marketing Director for Asia Pacific. "We are confident that home users can rely on McAfee VirusScan to automatically and proactively detect and clean infected files before they attack their system."</p>
<p> is a joint-research project of the University Magdeburg and AV-Test GmbH. The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg is located in Germany and has over 13500 students. The tests are conducted in the research labs at the Workgroup Business Information Systems at the Institute of Technical and Business Information systems. Currently, the virus test lab has two professors and approximately 15 students working regularly on virus replication, analysis and tests of anti-virus products. AV-Test GmbH is a security consultancy company with a special focus on computer virus incidents.</p>
<p>About McAfee, Inc.</p>
<p>McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., creates best-of-breed intrusion prevention and risk management solutions. McAfee's market-leading security products and services help large, medium and small businesses, government agencies, and consumers prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from critical threats. Additionally, through the</p>
<p>Foundstone Professional Services division, leading security consultants provide security expertise and best practices for organisations. For more information, McAfee, Inc. can be reached on the Internet at</p>
<p> .</p>
<p>NOTE: McAfee and VirusScan are either registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. The colour red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners.</p>
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<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor</p>
<p>Tel: +61 (0)2 9956 5733</p>

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