360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit)

360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.4031
  • Total Downloads:
    15,551
  • Date Added:
    June 11, 2013
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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360 Internet Security 2013's installer is a light 17MB, and though the overall installation time and duration was relatively fast, it's update process took longer than we had expected. Prior to installation, 360 will automatically prompt you to agree to their license and usage terms, something that's normally an opt-out process. And though it's more or less required to move on, those who are more keen on privacy details or interested in the terms of agreement should keep this in mind before they install the software. Still, the opt-out option might appear a bit suspicious, especially for users who are simply trying out the software.

The setup process will then notify you of any potentially conflicting AV programs you have already installed and give you the option of uninstalling them. Again, layering multiple AV programs is generally bad practice, but if used in a corporate environment with preinstalled security software, you might have to take into consideration that 360 IS may not function properly with any neighboring security suites.

360 also gives you the option of installing a Chrome extension, but in an unconventional accepting or cancelling call to action. For the purpose of this review, we chose to opt out of the toolbar and focus on the core 360 IS experience.

Modern AV programs have been following suit after Windows 8's design makeover by incorporating bright, flat UI elements into their programs. 360 is no exception: the interface, menus, and buttons are all bright, clean, and simulates Windows 8's switch-toggle option items.

The upper-right area sports the standard closing and minimizing buttons, as well as a drop-down menu that lives alongside them. In the second row, a giant check mark and a small arrow tab in the center both reveal a pull-down menu with added filtering options, as well as some stats on the number of blocked items. On the plus side, these menu options did seem a bit odd at first, but at least they weren't invasive.

Overall, 360 IS's general interface remained easy to use but also lacks a bit of direction in some areas. There is a decent number of useful tools under the hood, but not a whole lot of obvious signs of the existence of these monitoring features, at least at first glance. It's both good and bad in that for the casual user, the malware scanner is front and center while most other complex tools, options, and features stay out of the way. And though it does reduce the prospect of overwhelming any users with ambiguous tools, those who are more into in-depth monitoring will have to do a bit of minor digging; but overall, things aren't too hard to find despite the minimal guidance.

360 Internet Security does come with a couple of competitive features for not just local and Web-based protection, but also a couple of privacy protection measures like anti-keylogging and unauthorized Webcam hijacking, which isn't common among other security suites. There are some recognizable attributes that allude to some Bitdefender throwback in 360's features, like real-time file protection; and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the real-time scans from the cloud are borrowed from Bitdefender's definitions.

Another interesting tidbit is a built-in monitoring tool that displays a daily performance score of 360 Internet Security's malware and virus detection engines. Though it's more an assessment of assurance rather than a functional tool, 360 Internet Security at least maintains itself as a formidable cloud security service.

Interestingly enough, because 360 IS is built with the Bitdefender SDK, our benchmark scores proved to be relatively similar to when we reviewed Bitdefender: iTunes track encoding took exactly 123 seconds. 360 IS completed the heavy processing load in 349 seconds in our media multitasking benchmark, only five seconds more than Bitdefender AV Free 2013.

360 IS does deserve some credit for presenting harmful results in ways that try not to scare users. Once a potential threat is detected, 360 IS will display some basic info. to identify the malicious file, a brief description of how the malware behaves, where it's located in the system, and whether the malware was detected via the cloud engine or from a local scanner. Though your mileage may vary, a "full scan" at highest speed took about 33 minutes to complete on our test machine. 360 IS will produce a text log after every complete scan with a list of results, similar to other scanners like Malwarebytes.

360 IS performed well as a very capable scanner with a crisp and mostly intuitive interface, and thankfully lacked the many scareware tactics found in other smaller, alternative lightweight virus scanners. Overall, 360 IS's scanner had minimal impact on system performance, and still ranked relatively high on third-party charts. If you're in the market for an antivirus program, then 360 Internet Security's well-rounded protection and friendly useability will make a promising addition to your Windows system.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"awesome anti-v software"

October 16, 2013  |  By Spectrophotometric

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

You guys finally released eng version.

Cons

............

Summary

Keep up the good work

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1 stars

"360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit)"

August 30, 2013  |  By unsatisifiedone

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

The Product look's good but haven't got a chance to use it,cause for some reason it won't load.

Cons

can't see any con's but the installer is slow,an it states that the installer is fast.that's a load of crap,

Summary

ain't interested in slow,stuff.my system is faster than a turtle,ain't interested in falling asleep.loading this security suite,is there anything else faster that work's.I put one star rating cause can't use it if we are going to be here all day from the loading.

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3 stars

"How does one know?"

August 22, 2013  |  By barefootinchina

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

HOW does one know its efficacy aside from testing against a system with known virus, etc. or comparing with other programs on the same system that are finding (OR NOT FINDING) viruses? "Feels good," in this context is an intuitive statement. Anyone whose intuition is that good concerning an electronic process is someone I would like to meet. So, do I wait for Neil at PC Mag to review it?

Cons

Wondering how anyone can know the program works or does not work without a test of it as installed in a machine with known viruses and deficiencies - the kind that Neil on PC Mag does. Excellent tests so far as I can see, gives him a valid basis on which to ***** performance.

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5 stars

"Very good!"

July 18, 2013  |  By loooping8

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

Free and secure!

Cons

All in all the best!!

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4 stars

"Not too bad"

June 22, 2013  |  By kingbed42

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

it seems to work pretty good

Cons

None that I know of

Summary

Its not too bad I like it

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4 stars

"A very good total security package for Windows."

June 18, 2013  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

Provides all of the essential security capabilities that I want for Windows in an uncomplicated, fast scanning application. When combined with Windows Firewall 360 2013 makes a very secure easy to use, and comprehensive, security package. Scanning is fast and efficient with good detection. Clean and simple GUI.

Cons

None at this time

Summary

It's FREE and worth a try!

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2 stars

"Just not good enough"

June 13, 2013  |  By tlgunn64

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

Its a free program - and it looks great.

Cons

It just dont find all malware - i kept it updated and it just is not accurate enough to be on a machine i work with everyday.

Summary

For those who only go to the internet a few times a week or month - it will do - i would not recommend it to anybody though.

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4 stars

"Interesting..."

June 12, 2013  |  By ozzyfan75

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

Its free. Nice looking interface.

Cons

Not sure yet.

Summary

Looks like a copy of Baidu Antivirus, the interfaces look practically the same.

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5 stars

"I just tried, I feel very good"

June 12, 2013  |  By godfser

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

I love this product, including UI design

Cons

I just tried, I feel very good

Summary

I just tried, I feel very good

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5 stars

"the most popular AV from China"

June 11, 2013  |  By tokthoo2002

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.1.0.4031

Pros

tri-core AV from China.

Cons

no ads. no ads pop up. totally free

Summary

the cloud is still a little bit weak for the moment since it is newly "coming out" fron China. But i believe it will be better.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Qihoo 360 Technology
Publisher web site http://www.360safe.com/
Release Date June 11, 2013
Date Added June 11, 2013
Version 4.1.0.4031
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,551
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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