IObit Security 360 is a program that protects Windows operating systems of threats such as adware, spyware, worms, trojans, and all kind of crapware.
In recent years, the number of adware and spyware threats have been on the rise. This is due to the great benefit that provide this type of malware/crapware to companies that develop it. Without a doubt, we must have our PC ready to prevent this kind of malicious programs.
IObit Security 360 comes as a complete free tool that protects and removes the malware from our PC. Its careful and detailed interface makes easy to use this software and navigate through the various available options. We're going to make a review of the user interface to see the main features offered by this program.
Overview: In this screen we see information about the status protection of the anti-malware, real-time protection, etc. We can also configure the automatic scanning and automatic update of the software. Also shown are the alerts on the issues that have been found on the PC, and gives access to the areas where we can solve these problems.
Scan: Here we have 3 available options, which correspond to the 3 types of different scan: Smart Scan, Full and Custom. Is recommended to launch the Full scan the first time we run this software, so it performs a deep analysis of the whole operating system looking for possible threats. When any of these scans has finished, a screen will be displayed showing the threats found, and we can remove those threats from this screen.
Protection: In this screen we can enable/disable the real-time protection against known and unknown malware. That is to say, although we close the program, if the real-time protection is active, every file that passes through the memory and the hard disk of the PC, will be analyzed in search of possible threats.
Tools: This section of the program offers a large number of very useful tools. These are some of the included tools:
Hijack Scan: So only by this tool is worth to download and install this program. From this tool we will have access to different parts of the system where we can analyze for ourselves. We can see if there is some kind of anomaly in the system: too much CPU consumption, very high memory usage, suspicious active services, etc
This tool displays a list of critical items that tend to be the aim of the malware, in such a way that we can study and evaluate the possible existence of an infection. We also have the possibility of generating a log file with the information of the critical elements. This log file has an identical format as the log file of HijackThis tool, so we can copy and paste this log in specialized help forums on HijackThis.
In addition we will have access to the list of programs that are launched on Windows start; settings and the installed extensions on Internet Explorer, and more.
Security Holes: This tool scans the system looking for not installed security patches, that can cause a risk in the PC. From this tool we can download and install security patches for Windows.
Passive Defense: This tool allows us to block certain malware before they are installed in the browser. This tool prevent the creation of certain malicious files, and therefore avoid the danger even before these files enter in the system. This tool protects us from web sites with bad intentions, suspicious ActiveX components, and cookies with a bad reputation.
Unlock & Delete: This simple tool allows us to delete those files that can not be removed by the usual procedure. This is very useful to delete malicious files that prevent its removal from the system.
Privacy Sweeper: This tool allows us to clear the history of web browsers, cookies, cache, and the history of downloaded files. The browsers supported are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari. In addition to allows us to delete the files of other applications that can affect our privacy.
IS360 Portable: This utility will create a compressed file (IS360 Portable.zip), which can be stored in the desired location. Within that file is saved an executable file is360.exe, which allows us to launch the program IObit Security 360 on any computer without need to install it. This is perfect to take it to the home of a friend or family member that needs a good cleaning in the Windows. Keep in mind that portable version only have the free version features of this program.
Some of the features of the program must be activated buying the PRO version. Even so, the software complies 100% with the function of protecting Windows against all kinds of malware/crapware without the need of purchasing the PRO license.