There are plenty of antivirus products on the web and you might have your own favorites. Earlier this year, 360 Security came from nowhere to beat most of the top rated antivirus products that's been there for a long time now. The product has been getting rave reviews from all quarters by independent labs and users alike.
It has achieved Advanced+ awards for Real-time protection, Performance and File detection tests at AV-Comparitives. At AV-Test it has secured the perfect 6/6 for Usability and Performance and 5.5/6 for Protection in the Total Scores.
Provides you with a one click examine button for Speedup, Cleanup, Virus scan and Wifi security checks.
360TS has integrated 5 antivirus engines in one, the Cloud Scan engine, QVMII engine and System Repair engine all by Qihoo which are all present after product installation. The default engines work well if you are always connected online. Avira and BitDefender engines aren't enabled by default, simply hover on the their respective icons and clicking on the switch, will download their virus definitions and works well when you're offline. But first you need to enable these engines in the Protection tab to use their definitions.
Speed-up and Clean-up Tools
The security suite also provides you with a Speedup tool, for optimizing boot-up applications, system and application services, scheduled tasks and network parameters for faster browsing. There's also a Cleanup tool to save disk space on your PC by cleaning up the junks files browser plug-ins and make your PC run efficiently.
Here you can switch Qihoo to work in 3 different protection modes: Performance, Balanced and Security modes. You may choose to enable or disable various protection parameters
- Webcam protection
- Download file scan
- Online shopping protection
- Malicious website blocking
- USB drive protection
- Network threat blocking
- Malicious behaviour blocking
- File system protection
- Registry protection
- Scan file when saved
- Scan file when opened
- Use Bitdefender scan engine
- Use Avira scan engine
The Toolbox consists of the Patch Up and Sand Box utilties, and shows the votes for most wanted features to be included in the ToolBox by the community.
The sandbox feature lets you run and test suspicious applications without compromising your system’s security. The patch-up feature warns you about the various Windows updates that you need to install and keep your computer safe.
- Clean installer
- Nice user inferface
- Lightning fast installation
- High proactive defense
- Top notch detection rates
- Very good zero day protection
- USB drive protection
- Good sandbox
- Decent malicious/phishing websites protection
- Very light (360IS), moderately light (360TS)
- Frequent updates
- Firewall is missing
- RAM usage is high on enabling Bitdefender and Avira engines
- High proactive defense calls for user intervention sometimes.
- Low offline protection when both Bitdefender and Avira engines disabled (360TS)
If you're low on system resources I'd recommend 360IS which is much lighter, and for others 360TS should work well. Qihoo has decided to concentrate on the 360TS version, which means 360IS version will just be having minor updates until it's demise. Qihoo doesn't bundle or display any adware during or after installation. Whichever version you choose to use, Qihoo provides awesome protection at no cost.
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