Free 360 Internet Security 2013 Has 3 Antiviral Engines

By on July 14, 2013 11:56:40 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Interesting. It’s free and has 3 engines:

  1. 360 checksum based cloud engine.
  2. Machine learning cloud QVM engine.
  3. BitDefender local engine.

It supports all Windows versions, XP through W8.1 and comes in 32 and 64 bit versions. It is Cloud based and is a 180 MB download. Being Cloud based, it is light on resources. There is a PC and mobile version as well.

It’s real time, has url protection (anti phishing protection) and has a privacy protection which warns when software tries to access your private info from your PC or mobile.

“Key features of 360 Internet Security 2013 antivirus

  1. It is built with multiple Scan Engine: Due to three types of scan engines, 360 Internet Security 2013 offers rapid detection of security threats for your system.
  2. It offers real-time protection: Due to real-time protection, it prevents any malware from getting installed in your system. The real-time alerts also help to avoid any malware threats when surfing internet.
  3. It offers URL protection: It also offers protection from online phishing.
  4. It offers complete protection to your privacy: There are some hazardous malware and viruses which try to access your private info from your system. 360 Internet Security 2013 alerts whenever any malware or malicious application tries to access such critical information from your system.
  5. Detects threats before downloading files: The best part of this security program is that it informs the user before downloading the file whether the file is safe or not.
  6. Offers safety while conducting an online transaction: With 360 Internet Security 2013 doing online banking transaction becomes safe. Its triple scan engine helps to protect your user names and transaction passwords safe from malware. Besides, its anti keylogger and Webcam Protection helps in blocking malware that try to access your private information.” - 360Free

360safe has been around since 2005.

The only possible minus is that it was developed in China. You should consider that. I’m not so quick to trust that part of it based on China’s lack of respect for privacy and the supposed backdoor built into the Huawei phones (never proved, but alleged in House hearings). Australia also banned Huawei from bidding on Australia’s broadband effort (because of spying on their PM). Huawei offered to have its software and security tested, but that offer was rejected by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (no comment). This company is not Huawei, but I don’t know how to trace its connections, or if that’s even possible.

Their software has however won several awards.

I haven’t tested it on my machine, but you can read about it here: LINK.

Their website is here.

As always:

1. Do your own research. I’m not a professional software reviewer.

2. If you do decide to take the plunge, first create a restore point. Consider doing an external backup if not recently done.

3. If you don’t really need the software, don’t do it.

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July 14, 2013 12:01:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Love the disclaimer, Doc...lol.

 

Thanks for keeping us abreast of things. 

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July 14, 2013 12:11:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think I will wait and see if anyone is brave enough to test the software before I even consider looking at it. 

 

EDIT:  I read the OP again and even if someone tests it the China connection is enough for me to walk away.

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July 14, 2013 12:50:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sounds good but the China connection turned me off.  

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July 14, 2013 1:53:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

For similar effect, you could use more of a Cocktail of apps/plug-ins.  The advantage of all in one software is convenience, but I'm loathe to give any one company overall control of my systems.

This is the Cocktail of Apps I currently use/recommend

Panda Cloud A/V Free (lightweight, great for older systems) [Spain]
http://download.cloudantivirus.com/

MalwareBytes PRO ($25 for life, great investment, don't be so cheap =P ) [USA]
http://www.malwarebytes.org

AdBlock Plus Browser Plug-in (Firefox/IE8+) [OpenSource]
https://adblockplus.org

Web Of Trust Browser Plug-in (All) [Finland]
http://www.mywot.com/en/download

Emisoft OnlineArmor Firewall (Excellent for the tech savvy.  TinyWall for the non-tech savvy)
http://www.online-armor.com/   [Germany]
http://tinywall.pados.hu/
          [Hungary]

I'm also testing UnThreat AntiVirus, a free AV that uses the Vipre A/V engine. [USA][Malta]
http://www.unthreat.com/free-antivirus

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July 14, 2013 6:05:19 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Quoting BernieTime,


Panda Cloud A/V Free (lightweight, great for older systems) [Spain]
http://download.cloudantivirus.com/

Absolute joke of an AV program.

Quoting BernieTime,


AdBlock Plus Browser Plug-in (Firefox/IE8+) [OpenSource]
https://adblockplus.org

Web Of Trust Browser Plug-in (All) [Finland]
http://www.mywot.com/en/download

Nice plugins, I love them.

Also they work for Pale Moon.

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July 14, 2013 8:55:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting BernieTime,
I'm loathe to give any one company overall control of my systems.

With 6 competing AV proggies you'd be lucky to still have control of your system yourself...

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July 15, 2013 12:29:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,

Quoting BernieTime, reply 4I'm loathe to give any one company overall control of my systems.

With 6 competing AV proggies you'd be lucky to still have control of your system yourself...

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July 15, 2013 1:39:02 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Jafo,


Quoting BernieTime, reply 4I'm loathe to give any one company overall control of my systems.

With 6 competing AV proggies you'd be lucky to still have control of your system yourself...

5 Actually, you never have 2 A/V running on a PC, that's bad juju 
So the items listed are an A/V, Anti-Malware, Ad-Blocker, Site Checker, and a Firewall.

That being said, the items I'd listed have all been working really well together and don't come from China.

 

@Galacticruler5000; I also use PaleMoon over Firefox.  They both support the same plug-ins so it's a win-win.

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July 15, 2013 1:45:24 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Interesting to know.

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July 15, 2013 1:59:42 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Galacticruler5000,

Quoting BernieTime, reply 4

Panda Cloud A/V Free (lightweight, great for older systems) [Spain]
http://download.cloudantivirus.com/

Absolute joke of an AV program.

I grant that it's a simplistic interface, but seems to do the job.  This is what I usually recommend for people with OLD computers that have limited resources.  All the A/V scanning is done in the cloud so uses less resources.  It's the kind of A/V you could put on your Mom's PC and forget about it.

Been testing Unthreat for people that want a fuller A/V without moving into a Suite (Norton, Avast, Comodo, etc..).  I really liked the work Sunbelt did before getting sucked into Vipre/GFI.  So far Unthreat has been pretty good.

Were there features missing in the Panda Online Scanner that were a problem for you?

 

@Doc; Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread 

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July 15, 2013 2:42:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting BernieTime,
@Doc; Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread

I'm sure Doc won't mind...we're still discussing AVs etc in general...

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July 15, 2013 4:59:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

It is Cloud based and is a 180 MB download. Being Cloud based, it is light on resources.[/quote]

 

is it really? rather seems like it is running locally, and maybe double-checks suspicious files by uploading them to a server. so actually the cloud part can only add to the resource use.

seems like they weren't able to get the two (yes, only two) engines running locally and therefore using some marketing babble to paint over these shortcomings. the three engines part is marketing babble as well. you'll have a hard time finding a virus scanner that does not use both checksum and heuristic scanning in 2013.

 

[quote who="BernieTime" reply="10" id="3381649"]All the A/V scanning is done in the cloud so uses less resources.

if that were true (and i do not think it is), do you really think uploading your complete hd content to a server for a full system scan would be light on resources?

 

"cloud" is a very popular marketing term right now, but it still seems to confuse a few people.

 

The only possible minus is that it was developed in China.

definitely. one should be very careful about installing Chinese or US security software on business computers. one benefit a Chinese software might have is that it might find NSA trojans. but i would rather count on Russian software, they still have the best mathematicians.

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July 15, 2013 4:34:56 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Panda, no matter the form, cannot defend against the worst virus ever...at all.

Simply put it was almost designed to perform badly.

 

Also, the "cloud" (fancy internet) is not even close to safe, no matter the number of hired hackers there are watching it.

 

Russia does have smart mathematicians, take 7-zip and AVG for example (I know that is incorrect, bear with me.).

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July 16, 2013 12:36:24 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Galacticruler5000,
Russia does have smart mathematicians, take 7-zip and AVG for example (I know that is incorrect, bear with me.).

I don't know that I'd go around using AVG as a good example for anything.  Not at least since 2009.

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