Review PC Tools AntiVirus
PC Tools AntiVirus Free is an application that, as its name suggests, works as an antivirus to keep our computers wholly protected against the different computer threats that may exist. Thanks to this tool, you can prevent viruses or malware developed by cybercriminals from getting into your computer and causing damage.
It is then an excellent platform to keep your personal information away from the reach of the eyes of third parties, and we can be completely safe even when surfing the Internet on any web. One of the exciting features of this system is that it is up to date, which allows us to be protected against recent threats such as MyDoom, Mytob, or Netsky.
At the same time, the creators of this tool, from the people at PC Tools, point out that in the latest versions of this protection system, they have added some additional elements, which help in the detection of threats that were not contemplated before. It is precisely this quality of staying updated all the time which makes this a platform that is a couple of steps above others.
PC Tools AntiVirus Free provides you with real-time protection, which differentiates it from other security systems for your computer that only works when you run them so that you can feel at ease all the time. For the most part, the application works in the background, so you will only notice its presence when it has detected the existence of a threat about which it should warn you.
Of course, although we have pointed out what we can consider the essential functions of this tool up to this point, we cannot lose sight of the fact that it has other complementary functions, which are no less important. Thanks to them, you will be protected when sending or receiving content by email, surfing the Internet on unsafe sites, or making dubious downloads from the Web.
On the other hand, we have to point out that the system resource consumption of this protection platform is much lower than that of other similar ones, which means that you will be able to watch movies, YouTube videos or perform any other type of task you want on your computer without worrying about it.
Continuing with the method of use, it should be noted that this application has a tabbed browsing system, very similar to the one offered by some of today's main browsers, making it very easy to use. All you have to do, as you will see in the screenshots accompanying this review, is move between the different tabs to see the information about each of them.
One detail that you have to take into account when you go to download this antivirus has to do with the fact that its procedure to install itself on your computer has several steps, and that can generate the feeling that it takes too much time. In the end, it is not like that since PC Tools AntiVirus Free does not take long to install than any other antivirus, so you should consider this detail when downloading it to your computer.
As for the interface of PC Tools AntiVirus Free, we say that it has completely fulfilled our expectations, considering that this tool has a nice aesthetic, betting on both white and blue colors. In this way, it is effortless to find each of the functions we want to run, and that is why we give it a thumbs up in this particular section.
At the moment of pointing out the main strong points of PC Tools AntiVirus Free, we have to highlight in the first instance that it offers real-time protection without losing sight of the fact that the system resource consumption is shallow within what this kind of program offers. On the other hand, the application provides a good amount of customization possibilities, and its graphical interface is above the average category.
On the side of the elements that we liked the least of this software, we have to talk in the first instance that it offers a smaller amount of statistics than other similar ones, without losing sight that if you do not have experience with applications of this type, it may take you quite some time to learn to use it and make the most of it because it does not have any assistance or help for the user.
In summary, we can say that PC Tools AntiVirus Free is one of the best tools for detecting all kinds of viruses, malware, or worms that can put your computer in check, especially from features such as its effectiveness when detecting threats, such as ease of navigation within the system. If you want a free protection platform for your PC, PC Tools AntiVirus Free will undoubtedly meet your expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is PC Tools AntiVirus downloadable for Windows XP?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows XP.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of PC Tools AntiVirus.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install PC Tools AntiVirus on your PC, you have to download the avinstall.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Is PC Tools AntiVirus free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- PC Tools AntiVirus home
- Operating Systems
- Windows Me
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98