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:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    15,551
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 05, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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

"Excellent,free & lighe software!"

November 21, 2013  |  By Kent-bellkb

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

It's very easy to use , so light, very simple colors and UI.
It gives a report of all dangerous and minimal danger virus information. It does no bog down the system by going through every program when you start up.

Cons

Have not found any yet.

Summary

360 internet security,the only antivirus that is better!! In my opinion, would be AVAST or Kaspersky and they both cost money annually.

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5 stars

"So easy and so safe!"

November 21, 2013  |  By SmithPaul-sp

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

360 internet security is the only antivirus that reports to me every day with updates, new information updates and upgrade offers. It's very easy to use and very safe.

Cons

What cons? There aren't any.

Summary

It's free and easy to install, setup and use. Sometimes, I check my computer and it's not to see any bad results. Fortunately, all is always shows me "good".

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5 stars

"I really like it because of light, free and easy!"

November 21, 2013  |  By William-wj

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

Easy to download , easy to operate,simple to install and setup.It's very good ! I like to use it!

Cons

None observed.

Summary

Easy to download , easy to operate,simple to install and setup. Gives full protection. It hasn't failed yet. It's very good ! I like to use it!

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3 stars

"Nice - But Drains CPU After Startup!"

November 14, 2013  |  By pvsurfer

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

Nice GUI and features. AV engines appears to do an adequate job.

Cons

Very high CPU usage shortly after startup (running WinXP)!

It's score on the latest AV-Comparitives is quite disappointing (other free AVs scored much better)!

Summary

This has lots of promise and I'll be keeping an eye on it, but as of now (14 Nov 2013) there are better choices.

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5 stars

"I can not expect any more"

November 14, 2013  |  By Arup202013

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

Fast scanning - just a few minutes to scan my full computer
almost zero threat
no free product gives so much

Cons

found nothing in a free product

Summary

must try.
It better than most of the paid antiviruses.

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4 stars

"Works Good"

November 12, 2013  |  By temuskoff

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

No apparent load on system. Seems to be very sensitive in catching malware.

Cons

Huge 200MB download (from 360safe.com) is nothing like the stub provided by Cnet. Initial database update after install takes a long time. Daily update check takes a long time. Check is done after every logon.

Summary

Excellent product, especially for free.

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5 stars

"great AV ever..."

November 12, 2013  |  By singpenting

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

great AV ever...

Cons

great AV ever...

Summary

great AV ever...

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2 stars

"disappointing"

November 10, 2013  |  By hinojosa47

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

It claimes that their were virus but another antivirus found nothing

Cons

It wants you to backup your info then want you to pay for it to try and get it back and you don't know what's backed up because it won't let you see it I contacted this company and they just kept telling me the same thing over and over I want my info back it's that simple

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5 stars

""Lo mejor" / "Excelent internet security system""

November 08, 2013  |  By rojasjosem1

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

Simplemente genial, excellente antivirus!!!

Cons

No cons found

Summary

It's great, excellent security programme. Strongly recomended!!!

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5 stars

"free, very good protection,no toolbar"

November 08, 2013  |  By Lemon-with-Ice

 |  Version: 360 Internet Security 2013 (32-bit) 4.3

Pros

This is a very good Security Suite. It is fast and simple and the protection ist very good.
well that's not offered toolbar or other software.I can 360 only recommend to everyone. The recognition rate is very good. 360 is better than paid security suites and the best free product on the market. Thank you.

Cons

no cons found

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3
1. Added Sandbox. Programs running in sandbox are isolated from the system to improve security.
2. Added Trace cleaner. It will clear traces left by web browsing, documents and playing media.
3. Added Anti-spyware to Windows Action Center.
4. Other bug fixes.
General
Publisher Qihoo 360 Technology
Publisher web site http://www.360safe.com/
Release Date September 04, 2013
Date Added September 05, 2013
Version 4.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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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