IObit Security 360

IObit Security 360

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 2087 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.60
  • Total Downloads:
    13,534,695
  • Date Added:
    January 19, 2011
  • File Size:
    31.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    351,845
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Freeware IObit Security 360 is a fast and welterweight utility for both detecting and removing malware, and determining any security holes in your system before they can been exploited. The interface has large icons with simple labels that won't confuse novices, and the tools menu offers some useful features that more advanced users are sure to appreciate.

The Overview tab is the main window and contains links for immediate Smart scans, definition file updates, a "security analysis," which evaluates potential exploits in your system and includes Windows security patches, and a status update window. This tells you whether your real-time protection, automatic scans and updates, and heuristic-based scans are on or off. Automatic scans and updates and scheduled scans, are restricted to the paid upgrade. The Scan tab lets you initiate a Smart scan, a Full scan, or a Custom scan, and the Protection tab lets you toggle your real-time protection status. It seems a bit odd that a user would want the separate controls the program offers for "known malware" and "unknown threats."

The Tools tab gives you seven useful system security tools. There's a Hijack scan for power users, a Security Holes scan, a Passive Defense that disables cookies in Firefox and Internet Explorer, and ActiveX in IE, and an Unlock and Delete tool for getting rid of files your system thinks are in use. There's a Privacy Sweeper that will clean not just cookies and cache but saved forms, download history, and other Internet traces in all major browsers, as well as utilities like archival tools, multimedia players, and other applications. Annoyingly, a PC Tuneup option takes you to the download page for another IObit program, but users on the go will like the custom portable version that you can launch from a USB key. Security 360 eats about 50MB of RAM when idle, with a Smart scan taking about 6 minutes and a full scan finishing in 45 minutes, making this one of the fastest in its class.

Editor's Note, November 17, 2009: CNET Download.com has received notice from IObit, the maker of Security 360, that they have updated their database to address accusations of intellectual property theft. (Read more about the dispute in our CNET News story.)

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 147 votes

    • 5 star 71
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 11
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    3.9

    out of 2087 votes

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    • 4 star 619
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    • 2 star 106
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4 stars

"Fast and user friendly"

April 11, 2011  |  By davesouder

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

Fast & quick

Cons

None significant

Summary

Fast

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4 stars

"was soll ich hier eingeben"

April 08, 2011  |  By Iceonator85

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

Nice programm

Cons

not 100 percent perfekt

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4 stars

"good malware remover"

April 08, 2011  |  By virushunter2011

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

good interface good huristics and malware scanning

Cons

realtime protection could be improved scanner somtimes agressive with system 32 files

Summary

good to use as another malware tool

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3 stars

"Very good but DON'T use the "PC Security Analysis"."

April 08, 2011  |  By PoeHopIn

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

the finding and removing malware works well and found some that my other software did not.

Cons

I used the "PC Security Analysis" and corrected the errors it showed me using the software, but afterwards i would get many error messages when trying to start applications. I had to do a system restore to fix it. (or at least i hope it is fixed)

Summary

so like i said the software itself and its main use seem to work really well.
it is just the "PC Security Analysis" that i believe messed up my computer.
so i would recommend getting it, but just don't use the "PC Security Analysis" or the Junk file cleaner.

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5 stars

"Great product for secondary check"

April 08, 2011  |  By hinkl11

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

I have used on other machines as a back-up or stand alone. Works great

Cons

none noted

Summary

Looking for a free security scan, I recommend this product

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4 stars

"Very good."

April 07, 2011  |  By sangoro

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

Fairly thorough and fast.

Cons

None to date.

Summary

Another great freebie!

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3 stars

"Okay, the paied version is better"

April 07, 2011  |  By jamesmax01

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

Removes virus
Fixes security holes

Cons

Not all virus removed on the free version.

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4 stars

"You are in control - informs and performs"

April 05, 2011  |  By nigelsimpson

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

Quick, Free and thorough. Surprised by its efficiency.
And it comes with the gret Advanced Care system.
It should be listed as a 'Stand alone' to test against 'bigger' rivals?

Cons

Not used it for long and not many user 'tests'

Summary

I am using it as a main security system - as a trial.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

April 04, 2011  |  By Oakrainbowshimmer

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

Easy to Use, does what it says it will do. Found things Norton 360 missed.

Cons

None, None

Summary

I liked the product.

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3 stars

"So far so good"

April 02, 2011  |  By lillianic

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.60

Pros

From what I am seeing on the free version, it looks like a good program. I have Norton's 360 and it finds no threats. This program does. What's up with that?

Cons

You have to pay for an upgrade. I guess people like to feed their families? What a concept...

Summary

Thank you for letting me try your program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.60
Version 1.60 updates latest core definitions.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date January 19, 2011
Date Added January 19, 2011
Version 1.60
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.29MB
File Name IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,534,695
Downloads Last Week 351,845
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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