Shaw Secure 12.8 is an updated version of Shaw Secure available to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users (excluding Windows Phone and RT) which has been designed to accommodate touch screen environments.
Along with the new touch-capable interface, version 12.8 provides a variety of new updates and features, as well as provides significant improvements in performance and detection effectiveness.
This article will provide insight into:
|As of October 7th, 2013 Shaw Secure users who are on a Windows 8 machine will automatically receive the update the next time they turn on their PC. Once the update has completed a pop-up confirming completion and requesting PC restart will appear. Simply allow your PC to restart so the update can finish the installation, and Shaw Secure 12.8 will be ready for use. Shaw Secure 12.8 is currently only available to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users (excluding RT and Windows Phone)|
If this prompt has not appeared, you can automatically search for the update through your Shaw Secure settings. To do this:
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If you would like to install Shaw Secure for the first time, you can find fully detailed steps at the following link: Installing McAfee Internet Security.
Shaw Secure 12.8 features include a number of new features, including SiteAdvisor Social and the Vulnerability Scanner, as well as enhancements to pre-existing features such as the Anti Spam tool.
Virus and Spyware Protection - From this option, you can run quick and full scans on your device to locate and remove viruses and spyware that may be a threat to your PC. You can also set up scheduled scans which will automatically begin at set intervals. Additional details on setting up a scheduled scan in Shaw Secure 12.8
Data Protection and Backup - Includes access to the Shredder tool, which helps protect your privacy by letting you permanently eliminate files that contain sensitive information
PC and Home Network Tools- Contains the QuickClean tool, which helps improve your PC's performance by letting you erase unnecessary files, such as old ActiveX programs. Also includes the My Home Network tool and the Vulnerability Scanner.
Parental Controls - Allows you to set up parental controls so that you can restrict the types of content that is accessible by select users on your PC.
Additional details on setting up parental controls in Shaw Secure 12.8
|Setting scheduled scans is one of the best ways you can ensure the protection of your PC from malicious activity, including viruses and spyware. To set up scheduled scans on your computer:|
|To set up parental controls on Shaw Secure 12.8:|