Interesting. It’s free and has 3 engines:
- 360 checksum based cloud engine.
- Machine learning cloud QVM engine.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- It offers URL protection: It also offers protection from online phishing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.