360 Total Security Essential

360 Total Security Essential (360 Internet Security) 8.2.0.1038

Discover the Essence of Security

360 Total Security Essential offers the same antivirus protection as 360 total protection, without the additional cleaning and fixing tools. It's still an excellent free antivirus program, which will protect you from the majority of threats you might face online. View full description

PROS

  • Excellent free antivirus
  • Simple interface
  • Well explained

CONS

  • Occasionally confuses clean files
  • Two additional motors use more RAM

Good
7

360 Total Security Essential offers the same antivirus protection as 360 total protection, without the additional cleaning and fixing tools. It's still an excellent free antivirus program, which will protect you from the majority of threats you might face online.

Five antivirus engines

The antivirus uses five antivirus engines, including 360 Cloud Engine, CVMII, Avira, and Bitdefender. Scanning your PC for threats is quick, and we were impressed by its attention to detail. For example, if removing a detected threat requires a PC restart, 360 Total Security will warn you.

The Avira and Bitdefender are disabled by default. This is good, as enabling them increases RAM usage, but you have them as an option if you want to be extra secure. 360 Total Security Essential also includes an optional browser extension which will notify you if any pages you visit are potentially malicious. This seems like overkill to us, as most browsers today will warn you if a site is not secure or dangerous.

Occasional problems

We did find that occasionally 360 Total Security Essential confuses EXE files for some games as malicious, even when we know them to be clean files. This happened a couple of times, and deserves to be mentioned.

In some ways, 360 Total Security Essential is superior to its big brother 360 Total Security. Stripping away features to the minimum necessary makes it more lightweight, and more appropriate for someone who just wants some protection.

An effective and efficient antivirus

360 Total Security Essential is really easy to use, with a clear interface that's simple to navigate. It explains what every feature does, and it's easy to configure. If you're looking for an antivirus solution that's not intrusive and lets you get on with whatever you're doing, 360 Total Security Essential is a good choice.

Discover the Essence of Security

Superior Threat Detection

Integrating award winning antivirus engines from 360 Cloud Scan Engine, 360 QVMII AI Engine, Avira and Bitdefender to provide you with the ultimate in Virus detection and protection capabilities.

Layered Protection

Multiple shields guarantee a secure and peaceful digital experience. Set you worry free from phishing, Trojan and data theft.

Premium Features

You can execute risky programs in the Sandbox, threats will be kept separate from your system and isolated. Automatic updates and theme support.

Real Time Protection and Timely Updates

360 Cloud Security provides real-time protection with the latest virus definition updates and threat indexes provided seemlessly so that your PC is always up to date and secure.

360 Total Security Essential

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360 Total Security Essential (360 Internet Security) 8.2.0.1038

User reviews about 360 Total Security Essential

  • avinashtiwari

    by avinashtiwari

    "fine"

    I am using it since from very long. Its simply superb making system fast, removes virus. Thanks for 360 Total securit...   More.