Free PC Security Software - McAfee Protection | Spark NZ


As a Spark broadband customer, you get five free Spark Security Suite licences, powered by world class McAfee, worth over $95 per licence, per year.

Spark and McAfee have teamed up to bring Spark broadband and Mobile Broadband customers award-winning protection for your work computers for free, keeping your business safe from online viruses, spyware and hackers.

So now you can browse, download and email with peace of mind.

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What you get with the Spark Security Suite



Stop viruses

Relentless security software scans and blocks dangerous emails, risky web content and online threats like viruses, Trojans, spyware and rootkits.

Real-time safeguards

Cyber criminals are masters of disguise. If something new looks suspicious, McAfee® Active Protection™ immediately determines its risk to help keep your computers secure. McAfee now blocks stealthy botnet software by denying its attempts to connect your PC to web addresses that belong to criminals. This extra defence helps prevent your computer from sending out any sensitive information to internet crime networks.

Two-way firewall

Extra layers of internet security software block cyber criminals from breaking in or seeking out your sensitive information. This gatekeeper patrols nonstop to prevent malicious software from gaining access to your PC.

Safe searching and shopping

Colour-coded icons next to your search results let you know before you click which sites are safe and which may install malicious code, phish for your identity or send you spam.


Fast start up and scan times help you get on with business with minimal interruptions. Unused applications, cached browser files and other junk slow down your PC. McAfee QuickClean™ software removes the clutter so your computer can keep up.

USB and removable drive scan

Portable storage devices can be infected in their travels, spreading malicious code from system to system. McAfee can scan and block this portable payload of viruses, Trojans and worms before they can work their way into your PC and your network.

Pre-install scan

Many businesses get McAfee protection because they are already infected. To help you salvage your system, McAfee works to remove infections as our software installs.

How much does it cost?

You can have up to five Spark Security Suite licences for free for the following customers with an Xtra Mail account:

  • Spark broadband customers
  • Spark Mobile Broadband customer with a Pay Monthly plan

Eligible Spark broadband account holders will also get free Security Suite upgrades with this licence for as long as they remain an account holder.

The initial download is 150MB and regular updates will count towards your monthly data allowance so it's also a good idea to check your usage


You will need to ensure that your computer meets the minimum specifications before you sign up; e.g, the Spark Security Suite is only compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or higher), Vista SP1 or higher (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 7 including SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating systems. 512MB RAM for XP, 1GB RAM for Vista and Windows 7 required. Ensure you have 500MB free drive space and at least a 1GHz processor.

Download size: 150 MB. Estimated download times: Broadband: Up to 20 mins. The actual download time will vary, depending on your connection speed.