McAfee Internet Security is an application that can protect your computer against malware and viruses. It's available free to all Shaw Internet customers. Below you'll find links to support articles that will help you install the app, run a virus scan, schedule virus scans, and more.
McAfee Internet Security from Shaw is being discontinued
On July 11, 2023, we are discontinuing new downloads and installations of McAfee Internet Security as part of your Shaw Internet subscription.
If you're already using McAfee Internet Security, you can continue to use it on devices where it’s already installed. You will not be able to download or install it on new devices, or again on existing devices.
As the developer of this application McAfee offers the most up-to-date support information. If you have questions that weren't answered here try visiting McAfee Support.
Windows 8 / 8.1
1 GHz processor or higher
2 GB RAM for Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11
1.3 GB of available free drive space
Supported Browsers for McAfee WebAdvisor for Windows 8 and newer are listed below. Windows XP users will continue to see the existing SiteAdvisor toolbar, available in Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, and Chrome.
Microsoft Edge (latest build)
Mozilla Firefox (latest build)
Google Chrome (latest build)
Supported Email Programs
POP3 - Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Netscape, IncrediMail, 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
Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later
Thunderbird 1.5 or later
Anti-Spam also supports any other POP3 email client (without SSL) and web accounts