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#1 tony007

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=360+total+security I have recently started using 36 total security I have found it to be ok up to now has any one else here used it? I would like to know there opinions of it.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

Hi tony007 :)

Total Security 360 is an "okay" product if you ask me. It does the job and also have good rating in pretty much every aspect of an Antivirus product: detection ratio, effectiveness, resources usage, scan time, etc. The only issue that I have with that edition (Total Security) is that it includes a bunch of features that are close to the ones offered by PC Boosters/Optimizers (which are useless programs) and since you don't need them, it bloats the product more than anything else. If I was to use a Qihoo product, I would use 360 Internet Security which does just the same, without all the bloat. A lot of people are suspicious about Qihoo products since it's from a Chinese company and there can be some shady conditions of use but none that I'm aware at. If the product works for you then it's great. If you want to switch for another free Antivirus we can also give you recommendations on other products.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

Some folks seem to like the fact that Qihoo 360's AV products are free and effective, but Qihoo is known to use deceptive marketing tactics. Not to mention that the suite itself incorporates a ton of unnecessary "bells and whistles" that can bloat your machine.

Performance-wise it looks okay, but everything else? Not so much.

I wouldn't trust them to be honest. After all common sense is the most important - if you are not a careful surfer then no security solutions in the world will be able to save you from infections.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:13 PM

I tried 360 AV, but found there were too many popups for my liking, so I uninstalled it. I did try it for a week or so though, but didn't think it was any better that Avast which I use.



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

tony007...we just had a 3 page discussion in this topic only a few months ago so you may want to read the comments there.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

I use 360 Total Security Essentials on one computer and find that it is very light. Essentials is Total Security without all the other add-ons like Clean-up,Speedup, and Patch-up which I find unnecessary on a AV. You can also add Bitdefender and Avira Engines as an option.

 

Edit: If Qihoo was not to be trusted then I am not sure why Microsoft is partnering with Qihoo.

 

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/qihoo-360-and-microsoft-partner-for-windows-10-distribution-300053563.html


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 04:20 PM

Well there's people that don't even trust Microsoft itself so there's that :P Everyone is free to have their doubts and suspicions. Personally I hold none against Qihoo, but some people do.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 04:56 PM

The links I provided in Post #7 of the topic I noted above were compiled by members of our MRT during a discussion we had. Most of us were not impressed.
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

I've read the 3 page discussion and have decided to continue using 360 total security until something bad happens if it ever does. Thanks all for the replies.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:17 PM

No problem tony, our pleasure :)

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:53 PM

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