Page of 23

MCAFEE ANTI-THEFT FILE PROTECTION User Manual

Anti-Theft File Protection
User Guide

   Summary of Contents for MCAFEE ANTI-THEFT FILE PROTECTION

  • Page 1

    Anti-Theft File Protection User Guide...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    The First-Use wizard: Step 2..................6 The First-Use wizard: Step 3..................6 The First-Use wizard: Complete ................7 Windows user accounts and McAfee Anti-Theft............. 7 Working with vaults ......................8 Create a vault ......................8 Lock a vault ........................ 9 Unlock a vault......................

  • Page 5

    This can lead to financial loss, identity theft, and privacy invasion. McAfee Anti-Theft safeguards files containing financial documents, consumer data, and any important information from thieves, hackers, and others.

  • Page 6: Anti-theft Features

    McAfee Anti-Theft Anti-Theft features Prevent someone from accessing your files in Password case your computer is lost or stolen. protection Lock and hide your private files from others who Lock and hide use your computer. files If you forget your password you can easily reset Password reset it from your computer.

  • Page 7: Getting Started, Using Mcafee Anti-theft

    H A P T E R Getting started This section will take you through the initial setup of McAfee Anti-Theft. The First-Use wizard starts as soon as you install the product, and lets you create your first vault. Following that, you can begin securing your important files.

  • Page 8: The First-use Wizard: Step 1, The First-use Wizard: Step 2, The First-use Wizard: Step 3

    Your answers to the security questions are not case-sensitive. Note: The First-Use wizard appears for every Windows user on your computer when they run McAfee Anti-Theft for the first time. The First-Use wizard: Step 2 Click Next to move to the next screen.

  • Page 9: The First-use Wizard: Complete, Windows User Accounts And Mcafee Anti-theft

    Windows user accounts for each one to minimize the risk of a user accidentally deleting a vault. With McAfee Anti-Theft, any vaults you create are associated with your Windows user account. This means that users who access...

  • Page 10: Working With Vaults, Create A Vault

    4 gigabytes. To create a vault larger than 4 gigabytes, see Creating a vault larger than 4 gigabytes (page 9). With McAfee Anti-Theft, any vaults you create are associated with your Windows user account. For more information, see Windows User Accounts and McAfee Anti-Theft...

  • Page 11: Lock A Vault

    If you need more storage space, you can use the Advanced options to create a vault larger than 4 gigabytes (GB). Open McAfee Anti-Theft by double-clicking the McAfee Anti-Theft icon on your desktop. In the top toolbar on the right pane, click...

  • Page 12: Unlock A Vault, Rename A Vault

    Use the Unlock option to open a locked vault using the designated password. Open McAfee Anti-Theft by double-clicking the McAfee Anti-Theft icon on your desktop. Click the vault you want to open. In the toolbar on the right pane, click Unlock.

  • Page 13: Change A Vault's Password

    Change a vault's password Use the Change Password option to change the password of an existing vault. Open McAfee Anti-Theft by double-clicking the McAfee Anti-Theft icon on your desktop. Click the vault. In the toolbar on the right pane, click Change Password.

  • Page 14: Delete A Vault

    For more information, Backing up your vaults (page 17). With McAfee Anti-Theft, any vaults you create are associated with your Windows user account. This means that users who access your computer using your Windows user account can see and delete your vaults, but cannot access the files inside locked vaults.

  • Page 15: Import A Vault, Set The Anti-theft File Options

    Z:\ and a Y:\ drive, Anti-Theft will work its way through the alphabet until it finds a free letter. You can access these drives by double-clicking the McAfee Anti-Theft icon on your desktop. Set the Anti-Theft File options Options screen allows you to enhance vault security.

  • Page 16: Delete A File From A Vault

    Delete a file from a vault You can delete files from a vault as you can with any other folder. Open McAfee Anti-Theft by double-clicking the McAfee Anti-Theft icon on your desktop. Open the vault containing the file you want to delete.

  • Page 17: Using Other Programs With Anti-theft, Save A File Directly Into A Vault

    Security software ............16 Save a file directly into a vault You must unlock a vault before saving a file in it. Open McAfee Anti-Theft by double-clicking the McAfee Anti-Theft icon on your desktop. Click the vault you want to open.

  • Page 18: Retrieve A File From A Vault, Security Software

    Vaults when my screen saver activates options have been set. Security software McAfee Anti-Theft works with many other security programs (such as virus protection programs) by allowing them to scan the contents of an unlocked vault. Remember, these programs can...

  • Page 19: Backing Up Your Vaults

    Name.vault”. The .vault files are physically stored within your Windows user profile. For example, Windows XP stores the vaults under C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\McAfee Anti Theft. Windows Vista stores them under C:\users\<username>\AppData\local\McAfee Anti Theft. To back up your vaults, do one of the following: Backup your entire computer.

  • Page 21: Troubleshooting, I Forgot My Password

    First-Use wizard, then the user who created these security questions must reset your password for you. Open McAfee Anti-Theft by double-clicking the McAfee Anti-Theft icon on your desktop. Click the vault you want to open.

  • Page 22: I Cannot Find My Vault, My Vault Is Read-only, Uninstalling Anti-theft

    You will see this message if you are using a trial version of Anti-Theft. This means your trial period has expired. You can upgrade by purchasing the product via a retailer or www.mcafee.com. You can then install it on top of the trial version. Uninstalling Anti-Theft To uninstall Anti-Theft, please see the instructions for removing programs in the Windows Help.

  • Page 23

    Create a vault ..........8 Creating a vault larger than 4 gigabytes ..8, Vault specifics..........8 Delete a file from a vault ......14 Windows user accounts and McAfee Delete a vault ...........12 Anti-Theft ........... 7, 8 Working with vaults ........8 Getting started ...........5 I cannot find my vault ......20...

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments: