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Protection Software: System Requirements

Article Number: 343 | Last Updated: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 11:26 PM

In order to install our Protection software* on your PC it must meet the following requirements:
*Internet Security, Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus, Spyware Doctor, PC Tools AntiVirus Free, ThreatFire, Firewall Plus

1. General

•    Administrator privileges are required to properly install on Windows XP,
     Windows Vista and Windows 7

•    Super VGA 800 x 600 video adapter
•    Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.5 or higher
•    Internet access is required to register and receive product updates**
•    All retail versions require a 8X CD-ROM drive or faster

**User is responsible for Internet service provider account, all Internet access fees and phone charges.

NOTE: These requirements are in part based on the minimum requirements set by Microsoft for each operating system.

2. Minimum and recommended specification

The requirements below are the minimum and recommended specifications required to install our protection software on  Windows only.
It does not take into account the resource requirements of any additional Third Party applications as a result the user experience may vary between different systems.


 Minimum


CPU

Clock Speed

Memory

HDD

Windows® XP SP3 (32bit only)

Pentium® 4 or equivalent 400 Mhz

400 Mhz

512MB

500MB

Windows Vista® SP1 (32bit)

Pentium® 4  or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

1024MB

500MB

Windows Vista® SP2 (64bit)

Pentium® 4  or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

2048MB

500MB

Windows 7 (32bit)

Pentium® 4  or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

1024MB

500MB

Windows 7 (64bit)

Pentium® 4  or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

2048MB

500MB



Recommended


CPU

Clock Speed

Memory

HDD

Windows® XP SP3 (32bit only)

Core™2Duo or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

1024MB

500MB

Windows Vista® SP1 (32bit)

Core™2Duo or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

2048MB

500MB

Windows Vista® SP2 (64bit)

Core™2Duo or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

2048MB

500MB

Windows 7 (32bit)

Core™2Duo or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

2048MB

500MB

Windows 7 (64bit)

Core™2Duo or equivalent 1 Ghz

1 Ghz

2048MB

500MB


Windows 98, Windows ME & Windows 2000 are not supported

3. Support for Full Browser Protection Features

•    Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later (32-bit only)
•    Mozilla Firefox® 3.0 or later

4.  Support for the Email Client Toolbar ***

•    Outlook 2010 is supported for both 32 bit and 64 bit
•    Outlook 2000-2007 is supported
•    Thunderbird 15 is
supported

*** This feature is only available to the PC Tools Internet Security customers.

Email scanning supported for standard POP3 and SMTP compatible email clients only.


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