May 30 2010

PC Tools Internet Security 2010 Review

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PC Tools Internet Security 2010

PC Tools Internet Security 2010

Review Snippets

“It’s a decent collection of security software” (PC Mag)

“It is a good bare-bones suite with strong malware detection, and is a big improvement over previous versions, but it lacks the parental controls and online backup features of comparable suites” (PC World)

“The suite could be both faster and easier to use” (CNet)

Reviewer Ratings

CNet: 7.0/10
PC Mag: 3.5/5
PC World: 3.5/5
PC Authority: 4.0/5

Product Overview

RRP: AU$59.95

  • PC Tools Internet Security Suite offers powerful anti-spyware, anti-virus, firewall and spam protection in one application
  • Detects, removes and blocks all types of spyware, adware, viruses, Trojans, worms, keyloggers and other online threats
  • Free support for all customers
  • Frequent updates ensure that you are always protected against the latest known threats
  • Protection from hackers, intruders and other unauthorized software or network attacks
  • Spam filtering for protection against unsolicited email
  • Intelligent automatic protection makes it simple to use for novices but configurable enough for expert users

Positives

* Top-notch malware cleanup

* Excellent protection against new malware infestation

* Browser Defender identifies bad sites and detects malicious Web code

* Blocked leak tests and exploits

* Accurate spam filter

* Free tech support

* Full range of detection and removal tools

* Effective behavioural detection engine ThreatFire

* Free tech support

Negatives

* Very high memory footprint of 186MB

* Not the most rigorous firewall

* Unimpressive speed performance

* Advanced settings have confusing and cluttered interface

* Phishing protection less effective than IE alone

* Firewall’s program control defaults to weak setting

* Spam filter significantly slows e-mail downloading

* Slows boot process

* Lacks some features common in other suites

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