Sweet security suite | Download Product Review - CNET Download.com

Sweet security suite

Control potential and existing threats with this comprehensive software.

The Internet is rife with malicious people and software, and protecting yourself is no easy feat. Fortunately there's A-squared Free + Online Armor Personal Firewall Bundle, a comprehensive suite of utilities that goes a long way toward keeping your computer secure.

Upon installation, the program takes users through a Safety Check Wizard that scans the user's computer for any existing threats. The application's interface is sleek and intuitive, with a menu that gives users access to its major features. Users can view programs that are running, programs that run automatically on start-up, any installed keylogging programs, and more. This allows users to keep track of what's happening on their computer, and the firewall keeps malware from getting in. Combined, these features prevent programs from installing or running without user permission. The program is thorough; it alerted us even when a benign utility associated with our printer wanted to run. Fortunately, it's easy to allow desired programs and have the software remember your choices, ensuring that you're not constantly pestered to approve applications over and over. The program's online Help file is well-written and thorough, offering a good explanation of how firewalls work that's suitable for beginners. Overall, we found the program both powerful and easy to use; security newbies will be able to handle it, and more-advanced users will appreciate customization options.

A-squared Free + Online Armor Personal Firewall Bundle is free, but the free version does limit some features. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

CNET Top 5
Companies Apple could buy with their billions
Apple's sitting on a massive pile of cash. Here are five interesting ways they could spend it.
Play Video
 

Member Comments