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McAfee® Home Page

McAfee Home Page software lets you quickly check if your PC is protected and fix security problems related to your McAfee software. When you open the Home Page, you know instantly if your McAfee subscription, software, and features are up-to-date and working properly.

This protection feature might not be turned on, installed, or included in your McAfee software. To learn about the protection features included in your McAfee suite, read Understanding your protection features.
Home Page features
Using the Home Page
Before you begin using your McAfee software, review the features and navigation tools you will use to protect your PC.
Fixing protection problems
Your McAfee software reports critical protection problems as soon as it detects them. When a critical protection problem is detected, a notification is displayed in the protection status area on the McAfee. Critical protection problems are directly related to the critical protection features: Real-Time Scanning, Updates, Personal Firewall, and Subscription. If a critical protection problem occurs, it compromises your PC's security and changes the protection status to "at risk" until you fix the problem.
Working with alerts
Alerts appear on your screen to let you know when security events occur on your PC. An alert provides information about an event, as well as recommendations and options for resolving security problems. You can also control which alerts appear (for example, you can hide informational alerts), and decide if the McAfee splash screen appears on startup. Since alerts are an important part of your McAfee protection, you cannot disable them.
Viewing your security history
Your McAfee software provides you with a detailed look at all security events that occur on your PC. You can look at all security events and actions performed on your PC, or you can view a report that details your security history for the last 30 days. You can also view security statistics (like how many files were checked in your last scan and the date of your next scheduled scan) in the protection status area on the Home Page.