360 Internet Security 2013 (64-bit)

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Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 49 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.3.0
File Size:
29.99MB
Date Added:
September 13, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 7/8
Total Downloads:
58,077
Downloads Last Week:
1,586
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Additional Requirements:
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Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 49 votes

    • 5 star: 31
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "It's really a good AV, however. . ."

    July 28, 2014   |   By Batchoy2

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    Everything that you are looking for in an AV, it's here!

    Cons

    "Privacy issues" since I've read from some websites that this is the downside of 360.

    Summary

    Almost a perfect AV!

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  • 4 stars

    "Fast and Simple"

    May 26, 2014   |   By cragorion

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    Has a quick and easy-to-use interface.
    Installed and ran a scan with no problems.

    Cons

    -no firewall
    -cannot set up scan schedules. All virus scans are manual.

    Summary

    I'm a new user to this product, so I cant say how reliable it is, but it is definitely fast and easy to use. I'd like to see an option to set up schedules for automatic scans added in.
    Including a firewall would also help me minimize programs running on my computer. I rather have one program do all my security for me.

    Add a Firewall and scheduling functionality and it will be the perfect program.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's Great!"

    April 19, 2014   |   By Passerby01

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    Light
    User Friendly
    Good Detection
    FREE

    Cons

    No Option for Firewall! :|

    Summary

    Awesome Security and Firewall!
    but there is a problem! why it don't have firewall option!? for example it don't have option to block apps for connecting to internet!
    but at all its GREAT!

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  • 3 stars

    "360 IS installed easy and fast."

    March 24, 2014   |   By BobHeron

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    It's free ..........
    Good test results detection on various malware & AV test sites.
    Updates once a day.
    Blazing Fast Scans.

    Cons

    No English language 360 IS users forum, or online virus removal tools, help files or documentations other than a Facebook website, but it is not much more than a " Fan-Boy" website, full of cartoons and "atta-boy-kudos" posts..............

    Summary

    I installed & used 360 IS since July 2013, but due to a couple of problems, and no help files , I uninstalled the free 360IS a month ago, and returned to Windows 8 Defender and just recently have switched again and bought a paid AV software client .

    Updated on Apr 11, 2014

    Problem encountered on 4/9/14,Install of 360 IS caused total PC lock up. I had a hell of a time with it, trying to run 360 IS uninstaller repeatedly failed.
    Finally, I had no other option, but to run a windows system restore point (4/6/14) from three days prior to install of latest Microsoft Windows Update for 8.1 x64 . Others reporting same problem with 360 IS on other security forums .

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  • 2 stars

    "has potential. but not ready yet."

    March 19, 2014   |   By baddy_3-

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    - clean interface, minimal options.
    - lightweight
    - cloud integration ( not many free av vendors offer that )
    - sandbox tool

    Cons

    - no documentation.
    - misses samples that original bitdefender product detects. so it's bitdefender engine works only in theory.
    - realtime shield needs more work. misses samples caught in on-demand scans.

    Summary

    i have a small collection of "new folder.exe" files archived. as soon as i extract them, all popular av-s start hunting them down.
    this one was pretty much snoozing all the time. when i opened the extraction folder in windows explorer, still nothing. then i ran one in sandbox. that's when it detected a malware. but sadly damage was already done. this process was repeated with 'QVM' engine turned ON alongside bitdefender. same result. so this one is a fail as of now.

    cmon china, don't let your oppressive govt hold you back :P .

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  • 5 stars

    "One of the top five in its class"

    March 06, 2014   |   By chopperdcat

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    -Outstanding virus detection

    -Extremely light

    -No marketing/registration

    -easy enough for beginners

    -100 per cent free

    Cons

    -Says its Internet Security but it lacks a firewall

    -Not a lot of bells and whistles like other security products, which can be a plus..

    Summary

    This may be, arguably the best AV product out there (in terms of virus detection) at the moment. If you would like to pay an exorbitant yearly fee for bloated, heavy products with useless bells and whistles and terrible virus detection get Norton, AVG or McAfee. If you want a light, unobtrusive fast product that does its one job well, get Qihoo 360.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Antivirus!"

    February 10, 2014   |   By ujku77

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    1. Two engines Antivirus, Bitdefender & QVM
    2. Cloud Protection.
    3. Easy to install and manage it.
    4. Low resources usage. On my Win7-64bit, i5, 8GB RAM, it use max. ~ 25MB, all its services.
    5. Very fast scanning, compared with others opponents.
    6. Proactive Defense.
    8. Sandbox.
    9. Nice modern metro interface with some nice themes!
    10. Price: Free :)

    Cons

    1. It's name is 360 Internet Security, but it doesn't have Firewall, like all other Internet Security Suites have! So, it's name should have been "360 Antivirus Premium", in my opinion. :)
    2. Many (five) active services on my Task Manager! 360sd.exe, 360rps.exe, 360rp.exe, 360Tray.exe & QHActiveDefense.exe
    3. Too many errors (logs) during virus definition updates. Servers should be fixed!

    Summary

    10 Pros vs 3 Cons!

    So, overall a good Antivirus Software for daily work computers. In particular, having a good engine, such as Bitdefender, adds more points on it. If 360IS would not have this engine, things would be different. :p

    Anyway, good job Qihoo!^^

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  • 4 stars

    "detenction rate is ok and firewall work fine"

    February 07, 2014   |   By toyotakoala

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    The firewall work great for to be a suite

    Cons

    Detenction rate is not like Avira for example

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  • 5 stars

    "360 is the best free antivirus you can get"

    February 01, 2014   |   By viktik137

    Version: 360 Internet Security 4.9.0.4900

    Pros

    uses bitdefender antivirus engine
    In addition uses QVM heuristic engine and 360 cloud engine
    Very high malware detection rate and fast removal of malwares.
    Has sandboxing capability

    Cons

    Does not have malicious url filter.

    Summary

    The best free antivirus you can get. Its easy to install.
    Daily updates are small in size.

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