My SecurityStatus

My SecurityStatus

The McAfee My SecurityStatus utility assesses, informs, and warns you about your PC's vulnerability to viruses and hackers. Based on the diagnostic detection engine found within McAfee SecurityCenter, My SecurityStatus uses an ActiveX control to check for the presence and current protection status of many of the leading anti-virus and firewall software programs available. If vulnerabilities are found, the My SecurityStatus user interface provides recommendations to quickly and securely protect your PC.

End User License Agreement

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NOTICE TO ALL USERS: PLEASE READ THIS CONTRACT CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING THE ACCEPT BUTTON OR INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE, YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR A SINGLE ENTITY) AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN CONTRACT SIGNED BY YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, CLICK ON THE BUTTON THAT INDICATES THAT YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS CONTRACT AND DO NOT INSTALL THE SOFTWARE. IF YOU PURCHASED THE SOFTWARE ON TANGIBLE MEDIA (e.g., CD) WITHOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THIS LICENSE AND YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS CONTRACT, YOU MAY OBTAIN A REFUND OF THE AMOUNT YOU ORIGINALLY PAID IF YOU: (A) DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND (B) RETURN IT, WITH PROOF OF PAYMENT, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE PURCHASE DATE TO THE LOCATION FROM WHICH IT WAS OBTAINED.

  1. Definitions.
    1. "Software" means (a) all of the contents of the files, download packages, disk(s), CD-ROM(s) or other media (including electronic media) with which this Agreement is provided or such contents as are hosted by McAfee or its distributors, resellers, OEM/MSP partners, or other business partners (collectively "Authorized Partner(s)"), including but not limited to (i) McAfee or third party computer information or software; (ii) related explanatory materials in printed, electronic, or online form, including information on the term of your license ("Documentation"); and (b) upgrades, modified or subsequent versions and updates (collectively "Updates"), of the Software, if any, licensed to you by McAfee or an Authorized Partner as part of a maintenance contract or service subscription.
    2. "Use" or "Using" means to access, install, download, copy or otherwise benefit from the Software.
    3. "Permitted Number" means one (1) unless otherwise indicated under a valid license (e.g., volume license) granted by McAfee or an Authorized Partner.
    4. "Computer" means a device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates it for a specific result based upon a sequence of instructions.
    5. "McAfee" means (a) McAfee, Inc., a Delaware corporation, with offices located at 3965 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, California 95054 if the Software is purchased in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, or the Caribbean; (b) McAfee Security S.A.R.L with offices located at 26, Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg if the Software is purchased in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, or the Pacific Rim; and (c) McAfee Co., Ltd. with offices located at Shibuya Mark City West Building 12-1, Dogenzaka 1-Chrome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan if the Software is purchased in Japan.

  2. License Grant. McAfee hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to Use the Software subject to any restrictions contained herein or usage terms specified on the applicable product packaging included as part of the Documentation. Some third party materials included in the Software may be subject to other terms and conditions, which are typically found in either a "Read Me" file or an "About" file in the Software.

  3. Term and Automatic Renewal. Unless earlier terminated as set forth herein, this Agreement is effective for the term set forth in the Documentation. If no term is agreed, the default term shall be one (1) year from purchase, except with regards to a free version of the Software for which the default term shall be for so long as McAfee makes such Software available to you. If you have provided McAfee with a valid credit card number or an alternate payment method, your subscription will be automatically renewed (and charged to the account you have provided) for another term at the expiration of your current term, whenever your local regulations allow, for a fee no greater than McAfee´s then-current price, excluding promotional and discount pricing. The new term will be for the same duration as the expired term unless otherwise specified at time of renewal. This renewal will be processed (and your card charged) within 30 days prior to the expiration of the term and each anniversary thereafter. If you do not desire to have your subscription automatically renewed, you must, prior to the expiration of your subscription term, inform McAfee of your intention not to renew your subscription to the Software. McAfee will send written notice of your renewal to the e-mail address you have provided to McAfee prior to the time of your renewal and upon the renewal of your subscription term. If your subscription is automatically renewed and you request a refund of the subscription price within sixty days of the renewal (or any such longer period that McAfee may, in its sole discretion, allow), McAfee will refund the full subscription price to you. You must provide current, complete, and accurate information for your billing account. You are responsible for ensuring this information is correct and must promptly update all information to keep your billing account current, complete, and accurate (such as a change in billing address, credit card number, or credit card expiration date). You must promptly notify McAfee if your credit card is canceled (for example, for loss or theft). Changes to such information can be made at https://home.mcafee.com/Secure/Protected/Login.aspx. This Agreement will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any of the limitations or other requirements described herein. Upon any termination or expiration of this Agreement, you must cease use of the Software and destroy all copies of the Software and the Documentation.

    You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying the Software and canceling your account. If you are receiving the Mozy online Backup service via a McAfee partner, please note that should you cancel the service you are receiving from that partner, you would also terminate your agreement to use the McAfee Online Backup, powered by Mozy product. This Agreement automatically terminates if you fail to comply with its terms and conditions. McAfee reserves the right to refuse or discontinue participation to any user at any time at its sole discretion.

    You agree that, upon such termination, you will destroy and permanently erase all copies of the Software and that your access rights to the Service will immediately terminate.

    If you fail to renew the Service or terminate this Agreement, McAfee will not continue to store your Data for any duration beyond the renewal or termination date. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have stored your Data elsewhere prior to cancelling or terminating the Service. McAfee has no obligation to provide you with a copy of your Data and may remove and discard any Data.

  4. Updates. This license is limited to the version of the Software delivered by McAfee and does not include Updates, unless you have purchased a service subscription that entitles you to Updates as described in the Documentation. After the specified maintenance period or service subscription period has expired, you have no further right to receive any Updates without the purchase of a new maintenance contract or service subscription.

  5. Accounts, Passwords and Security.You must be a registered user to access the Service. You are responsible for keeping your password secure. You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your user name. If you lose your password or the encryption key for your account, you may not be able to access your Data.

  6. Ownership Rights. The Software is protected by United States´ and other copyright laws, international treaty provisions and other applicable laws in the country in which it is being used. McAfee and its suppliers own and retain all right, title and interest in and to the Software, including all copyrights, patents, trade secret rights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights therein. Your possession, installation, or Use of the Software does not transfer to you any title to the intellectual property in the Software, and you will not acquire any rights to the Software except as expressly set forth in this Agreement. Any copy of the Software and Documentation authorized to be made hereunder must contain the same proprietary notices that appear on and in the Software and Documentation. To the extent you provide any comments or suggestions to McAfee, McAfee shall have the right to retain and use any such comments or suggestions regarding the Software in current or future products or services, without further compensation to you or without your approval.

  7. Multiple Environment Software/Multiple Language Software/Dual Media Software/Multiple Copies/Bundles/Updates. If the Software supports multiple platforms or languages, if you receive the Software on multiple media, if you otherwise receive multiple copies of the Software, or if you receive the Software bundled with other software, the total number of your Computers on which all versions of the Software are installed may not exceed the Permitted Number. If the Software is an Update to a previous version of the Software, you must possess a valid license to such previous version in order to Use the Update. You may continue to Use the previous version of the Software on your Computer after you receive the Update to assist you in the transition to the Update, provided that the Update and the previous version are installed on the same Computer; the previous version or copies thereof are not transferred to another Computer unless all copies of the Update are also transferred to such Computer, and you acknowledge that any obligation McAfee may have to support the previous version of the Software ends upon availability of the Update.

  8. Restrictions. You may not sell, lease, license, rent, loan, resell or otherwise transfer, with or without consideration, the Software. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software, except to the extent the foregoing restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law. You may not modify, or create derivative works based upon, the Software in whole or in part. You may not copy the Software or Documentation except as expressly permitted herein above. You may not permit third parties to benefit from the use or functionality of the Software via a timesharing, service bureau or other arrangement. You may not remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Software. All rights not expressly set forth hereunder are reserved by McAfee.

  9. Warranty and Disclaimer.
    1. Limited Warranty. McAfee warrants (manufacturer warranty) that for thirty (30) days from the date of original purchase the paid version of the Software will operate substantially in accordance with the Documentation and that the media (e.g., CD ROM), if any, on which the Software is contained and provided to you will be free from defects in materials and workmanship.
    2. Customer Remedies. McAfee´s and its suppliers' entire liability and your exclusive remedy for any breach of the foregoing warranty shall be, at McAfee´s option, either (i) return of the purchase price paid for the license, if any, or (ii) replacement of the defective media in which the Software is contained. You must return the defective media to your place of purchase at your expense with a copy of your receipt. This limited warranty is void if the defect has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication by you. Any replacement media will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. Outside the United States, this remedy is not available to the extent McAfee is subject to restrictions under United States export control laws and regulations.
    3. Warranty Disclaimer. Except for the limited warranty set forth herein, THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND McAfee MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO ITS USE OR PERFORMANCE. EXCEPT FOR ANY WARRANTY, CONDITION, REPRESENTATION OR TERM THE EXTENT TO WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MCAFEE, ITS SUPPLIERS, AND AUTHORIZED PARTNERS MAKE NO WARRANTY, CONDITION, REPRESENTATION, OR TERM (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, USAGE OR OTHERWISE) AS TO ANY MATTER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, INTEGRATION, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELECTING THE SOFTWARE TO ACHIEVE YOUR INTENDED RESULTS, AND FOR THE INSTALLATION OF, USE OF, AND RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE SOFTWARE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS, MCAFEE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL PROTECT AGAINST ALL POSSIBLE THREATS OR BE ERROR-FREE OR FREE FROM INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER FAILURES OR THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

  10. Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL MCAFEE, OR ITS AUTHORIZED PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY CHARACTER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, LOSS OF DATA, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR FOR ANY OTHER DAMAGE OR LOSS. IN NO EVENT SHALL MCAFEE, OR ITS AUTHORIZED PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PRICE PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE, IF ANY, EVEN IF MCAFEE, OR ITS AUTHORIZED PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. This limitation shall not apply to liability for death or personal injury to the extent that applicable law prohibits such limitation. Furthermore, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. Nothing contained in this Agreement limits McAfee´s liability to you for McAfee´s gross negligence or for the tort of fraud. McAfee is acting on behalf of its suppliers and Authorized Partners for the purpose of disclaiming, excluding and/or limiting obligations, warranties and liability as provided in this Agreement, but in no other respects and for no other purpose. The foregoing provisions shall be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

  11. Notice to United States Government End Users. The Software and accompanying Documentation are deemed to be "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation," respectively, pursuant to DFAR Section 227.7202 and FAR Section 12.212, as applicable. Any use, modification, reproduction, release, performance, display or disclosure of the Software and accompanying Documentation by the United States Government shall be governed solely by the terms of this Agreement and shall be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement.

  12. Encryption Feature Specific Notice. The Software provided hereunder contains features and functionality that allows you to protect sensitive information in files and folders on your Computer. You will be required to provide a password in order to encrypt and protect such information. Additionally, you may provide a challenge question that will allow you to recover your password in the event you forget such password. In the event that you lose or cannot remember the password and the answer to the challenge question you will not be able to recover the information you have encrypted. You acknowledge that the level of encryption used by the Software should protect your information from the average computer user; however the encryption may be broken by sophisticated users, certain software programs and government entities. Encryption without strong passwords (At least seven characters with at least 1 number, one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and a character such as a hyphen.) can lessen the value of the protection that the Software offers. You also acknowledge that information that has been encrypted may not be unencrypted if your hard drive has bad sectors or fails. McAfee shall not bear responsibility for access of your information where you have provided your password to a third party or have failed to use reasonable efforts to protect such information, password, answers to challenge questions or for user error.

  13. Export Controls. You are advised that the Software is of United States origin and subject to the United States Export Administration Regulations; diversion contrary to United States law and regulation is prohibited. You agree not to directly or indirectly export, import, download or transmit the Software to any country, end user or for any Use that is prohibited by applicable United States regulation or statute (including but not limited to those countries embargoed from time to time by the United States government). You represent that neither the United States Bureau of Industry and Security nor any other governmental agency has issued sanctions against Customer or otherwise suspended, revoked or denied Customer's export privileges. You agree not to Use or transfer the Software for any Use relating to nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or missile technology, unless authorized by the United States Government by regulation or specific written license. Additionally, you agree not to directly or indirectly export, import or transmit the Software contrary to the laws or regulations of any other governmental entity that has jurisdiction over such export, import, transmission or Use.

  14. High Risk Activities. The Software is not fault-tolerant and is not designed or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, including without limitation, in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, weapons systems, direct life-support machines, or any other application in which the failure of the Software could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or property damage (collectively, "High Risk Activities"). McAfee expressly disclaims any express or implied warranty of fitness for High Risk Activities.

  15. Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws in force: (a) in the State of New York, if you purchased the Software in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, or the Caribbean; (b) in Luxembourg, if you purchased the Software in Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, or the region commonly known as the Pacific Rim; and (c) in Japan if you purchased the Software in Japan . If you purchased the Software in any other country, then the substantive laws of Luxembourg shall apply, unless another law is required to be applied. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the State Courts in New York County, New York, when New York law applies, the courts of Luxembourg, when the law of Luxembourg applies, and, the courts of Japan when Japanese law applies shall each have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes relating to this Agreement. This Agreement will not be governed by the conflict of laws rules of any jurisdiction or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. If you are an individual consumer, this shall not affect any mandatory right you may have to take action in your country of residence and under the laws of that country.

  16. Free Software. This product may include some software programs that are licensed (or sublicensed) to the user under the GNU General Public License (GPL) or other similar free software licenses which, among other rights, permit the user to copy, modify and redistribute certain programs, or portions thereof, and have access to the source code ("Open Source Software"). The GPL requires that for any Open Source Software covered under the GPL, which is distributed to someone in an executable binary format, that the source code also be made available to those users. For any Open Source Software covered under the GPL, the source code is made available on this CD or download package. If any Open Source Software licenses require that McAfee provide rights to use, copy or modify a Open Source Software program that are broader than the rights granted in this agreement, then such rights shall take precedence over the rights and restrictions herein.

  17. Privacy. By entering into this Agreement, you agree that the McAfee privacy policy, as it exists at any relevant time, shall be applicable to you. The most current privacy policy can be found on the McAfee web site (www.McAfee.com). By entering into this Agreement, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to McAfee’s offices in the United States and other countries outside of your own.

  18. Collection of Certain System Information. McAfee employs certain applications and tools through its website and within the McAfee Services, to retrieve information about your computer system to assist us in the provision and support of Services that you have chosen to subscribe to or use. This information is essential to enable us to provide you with quality service and up to the minute threat protection; and for these reasons, there is no opt-out available for this information collection.The Software and Service may also collect personally identifiable information (which may include sensitive data) stored in files on your computer. By using the Service and accepting these terms you agree to the backup and storage of this data by McAfee and its service providers. McAfee and its service providers will not undertake any further processing of this information other than in accordance with your instructions. If you do not wish this personally identifiable data to be backed up and stored via the Service you must remove it prior to using the Service.

    When you backup data via the Service, you agree that we and our service providers may copy and store such data (including personally identifiable and sensitive data which you have not removed prior to backup) in the United States or in Europe as part of the Service.

    The Software and Service may install .NET framework on the computer you wish to install the McAfee Online Backup service on.

  19. Audit. McAfee reserves the right to periodically use technological features to audit you to ensure that you are not using any Software in violation of this Agreement. By entering into this Agreement, you agree to the transfer of information related to such audits to McAfee’s offices in the United States and other countries outside of your own.  

  20. Advertising. Some McAfee Software may display advertisements or search boxes. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by McAfee through its Software are subject to change. As consideration for your use of McAfee Software, you agree that McAfee shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage associated with any third party advertisers or sites you may chose to contact.

  21. Miscellaneous. This Agreement sets forth all rights for the user of the Software and Documentation and is the entire agreement between the parties. This Agreement supersedes any other communications, representations or advertising relating to the Software and Documentation. No provision hereof shall be deemed waived unless such waiver shall be in writing and signed by McAfee. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. 

  22. McAfee Customer Contact. If you have any questions concerning these terms and conditions, or if you would like to contact McAfee for any other reason, you may contact your local McAfee entity at  Customer Contact or write: McAfee, Inc., Attention: Customer Service, 3965 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, California 95054.

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