360 Total Security Essential – triple engine antivirus

Liked it enough to get Pro. Like the extra tools that come with it. Free or Pro, This is my first choice. Tried many over the years. Have to agree with most of the star ratings on Snapfiles. Review details

What started as the best free antivirus suite became one of the worst now. I was using 360 for almost 3 years, at first it was on the top edge, but now it almost a bloatware, very intrusive and and slow, the scan needs a long time to start, the false positive is going crazy on anything, when installing a software you need to validate almost every registry entry, things we should not have to worry about ! The interface seems to be user friendly at some point until you find out that it became an ad panel. It was a good soft, unfortunately not any more. so i pass ! Review details

I have used 360 Total Security for a year or two. It was the fastest and least obstructive in my opinion. Unfortunately now it’s beginning to feel like a virus itself and is well on the road to being bloated. I’m sure other readers will be oh so familiar with this if they’ve used anti-virus software over the years! For example, I have Auto Update turned off but, looking at the Windows Task Manager, I see that the program hogs the CPU for several minutes after booting up. I don’t know what it can be doing for all that time as everything else has long since finished loading and it delays me starting work effectively. If you exit the program completely (supposedly) the Task Manager shows QHActiveDefense.exe and QHWatchdog.exe still running and ending the processes is “denied.” The interface looks simple and as if it would be fast but seems sluggish. Sometimes a “quick scan” seems to take forever to cancel. I have also had a number of what seem to be false positive malware alerts. Review details