360 Total Security
360 Total Security is one of the most complete and effective free antivirus and system optimization utilities available in the market
Program available in: English
Program license: Free
Program by: Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd(QIHU)
Works under:Windows 7
The 360 Total Security software is a free antivirus program that uses five different antivirus scans at once. With numerous features and a simple interface, this program will find and destroy any malware or other viruses on your computer. On top of that, this is a very small program you can fit on almost any computer.
Most antivirus programs only use a proprietary engine to search for viruses, but 360 Total Security uses multiple programs at once. For example, you'll be able to use Bitdefender, Avira, CVMII and more simultaneously. Not only that, but you also get a browser extension that will quickly find any malicious files hidden on websites.
Be sure to check the program settings when you download this program. Some of the engines are turned off by default. This makes sense because having them active means more RAM must be dedicated to the program.
Despite using many engines, this program is very simple to use. Even if you're new to malware programs, you will have no problem understanding the features and knowing how to use them. This includes followup procedures after a virus is found. For example, sometimes the computer must be restarted after a virus is detected. This program will tell you exactly what steps to take to ensure safety.
There are many free antivirus programs and most of them are quite intrusive. They make their money from advertisements and will often display ads on your computer. These ads can appear when you're playing a game, watching a movie or browsing websites. This program isn't intrusive and you'll have no problems with rampant ads.
- Uses five antivirus engines at once
- Very simple interface that's easy to understand
- Minimizes RAM usage
- Some engines are off by default
- The optimization tools are somewhat difficult to use