Hopefully this is a major improvement. From the McAfee website: McAfee® VirusScan® Plus is now available with revolutionary Active Protection technology, providing immediate protection against malicious threats to your PC. A new threat can be analyzed and blocked in milliseconds, rather than waiting hours for traditional techniques. Active Protection is the best technology to keep you safe from emerging online threats. With unmatched performance, McAfee® VirusScan® Plus runs silently in the background without slowing down your PC, boasting faster start-up, shut-down and scan times. I've kept McAfee on one of my computers as I have a friend who works there.. and it's interesting to discuss the product with him. But with superior AV protection (from other vendors) on my other computer and work laptop... it is about time that McAfee gets up to speed with other AVs that passed it by long ago... McAfee needs to stop being mediocre.. That is all. .