IObit Security 360 PRO reviewed

About IObit: IObit is an innovative and young company founded in 2004 by two young programmers. With the release and popularity of Advanced WindowsCare v1 in 2005, IObit has become one of the most successful new companies in the Internet. IObit is also a provider of award-winning software products designed to deliver superior performance, protection and security to PC users.

About IObit Security 360 PRO: IObit Security 360 PRO works on Windows 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000 (32bit or 64bit), multi-language supported. For more information and to download a copy, visit: http://www.iobit.com/security360pro.html  . There are two variants usable of IObit Security 360 the FREE and PRO version.PRO version usually cost $29.95 for a year’s agreement.It has additional features and benefits such as Complete PC Security Care,1-click Solution and Very Easy to Use,Very Fast and Light,Automated Working in the Background,Finds the Deepest Infections,Automatic and Frequent Updates and last not the least is You cannot change scan and update scheduler. This is available in paid edition. When a definition update is installed, a notification will appear in its notification icon.See the comparison between IObit Security 360 the FREE and PRO version from here.

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Iobit 360 though is complimentary software designed to run alongside your exisiting programs. True there is a rate of false positives as there is with any software of this type but Iobit 360 is no worse than others, and certainly better than some.IObit Security 360 PRO is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes the deepest infections, and protects your PC from various of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers. With the unique "Dual-Core" engine and the heuristic malware detection, IObit Security 360 PRO detects the most complex and deepest spyware and malware in a very fast and efficient way. IObit Security 360 PRO has a real-time malware protection and frequent automatic updating for prevention of zero-day security threats. IObit Security 360 PRO can work with your Antivirus for a superior PC security.  

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The best policy with this type of software is to try it out for yourself and then make up your own mind if its what you need or want.No user guide to explain what the various features are.Clicked on the "help" button, but that only takes  to IOBit’s website where  been unable to find any useful info on how to use the product.The 360 Security is really fast ,detect all of your tracking cookies. This is not anti-virus?I use Avast, and PC Tools Firewall, and Security 360 gels well.It consumes less resources.Automatic updating is fast,manual updating is very strenuous and breakable also.It is a bit of set it and forget it product.It’s a complimentary program designed to work alongside an existing antivirus.It is designed for Windows® 7, Vista™, XP and 2000 (32bit and 64bit).The best policy with this type of software is to try it out for yourself and then make up your own mind if its what you need or want. Iobit 360 though is complimentary software designed to run alongside your existing programs.I have been using this product for the last four days now and no conflict with Avast free ,PC Tools Firewall free and it is working great and one thing I have been noticing that if you enable “Advance Protection Against Unknown Threats” under “Real-Time Protection ”can be accessed under left side bar menu “Protection ” then the slow internet connection namely the dial-up crippled and connection becomes more slow and sluggish so “Advance Protection Against Unknown Threats” should be kept off.May be unique for me in this case but I happened to face this problem.(Screenshot-1 ). The 360 Security is really fast and yes it does detect all of your tracking cookies and most of them are okay.According to USA TODAYWhen cookies aren’t monsters and spyware isn’t spyware” written by Andrew Kantor emphasizes that cookies are not dangerous.

                                                                                                                        

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He narrated “Cookies, for the most part, are good things. They make the Web easier to use. A cookie is a small piece of information a Web site puts on your computer. It’s just a string of characters that identifies you to the site, something like an account number. There’s no personal information in it; it’s just an identifier. Next time you go to the site, it can read the cookie it left there last time — and no site can read a cookie left by another site. (Although there’s an important exception to this.) That’s all cookies do. Sites leave bits of information about you on your own computer, then retrieve the information they left when you return. Cookies don’t track you and they don’t send information about you anywhere. If you’re using Firefox, click Tools, Options, Privacy, and then the little plus sign next to Cookies. Choose View Cookies and you can see what sites have left what. Internet Explorer is a bit tougher, of course. Click Tools, then Internet Options. Under the General tab click Settings, then View Files. If you sort the folder that appears by name, you’ll see a bunch of cookies. For example, Amazon.com left a cookie on my machine with the whopping content "102-0467935-2649722." All that does is keep track of me as I browse the store — it lets me add books to my shopping cart. Without it, I couldn’t have a cart because the site would "lose" me as I went from page to page. Sites use cookies to remember who you are so you don’t have to keep logging in. They use them to make sure you don’t see the same ads over and over. They use them to remember what you like to see. They use them to keep track of the number of unique visitors. But cookies are, for the most part, not spyware. Most are benign or even helpful — they save you the trouble of logging in to your favorite sites over and over, for example. Others, from companies like Double-click that serve ads, make sure you see different ads as you travel from site to site.”

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One more reference to cookies by Ed Bott, Author: Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out watch out for his article “Cookies are not spyware”.

This shows the case,when I scanned my system with IObit Security 360™ PRO updated it catches two cookies as malicious ,incidentally one is of Windows Defender and the other one is of Stats counter, as usual I had ignore the warning ,this may be called a classic case of false positives but when I scanned with Super antispyware Free , it also catches same two cookies as malicious ,this surprised me as lots of antispyware vendors considered cookies as malicious but it was not true absolutely though always there is exception.

Hijack this scan of IObit Security 360™ PRO good and get results very quickly.According to FREE 1 Year IObit Security 360 PRO License Code Valid for EVERYONE  by Raymond  “I wouldn’t judge that all anti-malwares above are bad just by one failed detection but I can see that IObit Security 360 scans pretty fast. There are a lot of other tests results you can refer to in this forum. Do take note that IObit Security 360 PRO is an antimalware and not a replacement for your antivirus. You can actually run this antimalware software together with your antivirus for a more complete protection.” This says it all.

One significant function is Unlock and Delete function – to delete malware files or any files that normal deletion in Windows could not (due to permission).Passive Defense for installation of ActiveX-based spyware and other hijackers and Cookies protection– this supports IE only but the cookies protection is for Firefox and IE browsers.

Just read through the softpedia review of IObit Security 360 PRO most of the comments put there are of negatives only and the significant was comments are earlier ones mostly during the beta time of IObit Security 360 PRO ,these should not be taken as technically correct. There are false positives of IObit Security 360 PRO but I thought it is very minimal and it has scope for improvement when we saw its other category products like Advance System Care and also its Defragment software.

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Mohan Manohar is a blogger from India who founded Ittech back in 2007. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.

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