360 Internet Security

A reliable antivirus program with a clean interface

6.0

2 Votes

  • Category Anti-virus
  • License Free
  • Version 4.9.0
  • Size 30.0 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd(QIHU)

360 Total Security is a multi-engine security program that can protect your PC from viruses, malware and other threats.

360 Total Security is an antivirus program that can help you detect, prevent and remove viruses, malware and other security threats. The program is fully compatible with Windows 10 and earlier versions of the Microsoft operating system, and it has a simple and well-organized user interface that helps make this program one of the more user-friendly AV solutions around.

What makes 360 Total Security different from other antivirus solutions is that it isn’t just a single AV engine. It actually encapsulates five engines: 360 Cloud Scan Engine, 360 System Repair Engine, 360 QVMII AI Engine, Avira Engine and Bitdefender Engine. Note that Avira and Bitdefender are disabled by default and enabling them can increase memory use considerably. However, if you’re using a modern PC with ample RAM, then this isn’t a concern and the additional engines should be turned on.

360 Total Security can perform manual scans as well as provide real-time protection. It has multiple layers that abstract the five underlying engines, and both manual and real-time operation are fast and not obtrusive. The program also provides a browser extension, which can support practically any web browser and can notify you if a website is potentially malicious. The program is detail-oriented and provides a lot of useful information when a threat is detected. It also has a sandbox feature that lets it isolate infected executables and other files.

In addition to being a complete security solution, 360 Total Security also comes with two utilities: Clean Up and Speed Up. Clean Up is a tool that detects unneeded and unused files so that you can delete them and free up space. Speed Up is a tool that can free up memory as well as optimize programs to run better by manipulating the registry and other resources.

Both programs work as advertised for the most part, but neither are particularly user-friendly. Clean Up can flag files that shouldn’t be deleted and flag files in use with no means of deleting them, and Speed Up can actually corrupt installations and otherwise negatively affect performance. Both can be powerful tools in the hands of advanced users, but casual users may want to avoid these features.

Pros

  • Complete security solution
  • Simple and well-organized UI
  • Unobtrusive operation

Cons

  • Can require a lot of RAM
  • Speed Up and Clean tools are aggressive
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