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Iolo System Shield 3 Internet Security(PC)

by iolo Technologies
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • iolo AntiVirus to block viruses and other dangerous programs.
  • iolo Personal Firewall to stop hackers and other external attacks.
  • Spython AntiSpyware to eradicate spyware, adware, keyloggers, and other parasites.
  • System Guard to monitor and stop malicious programs from changing system settings or damaging core operating system files.
  • Security Optimiser to comprehensively scan for and repair dangerous and potentially hidden security vulnerabilities on your PC.
  • For up to 3 PCs
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • Release Date: 13 April 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,997 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

System Shield provides total Internet security by blocking spyware, viruses, and hackers from infiltrating your PC and causing harm. Combining iolo's comprehensive set of proven security technologies and an intuitive, all-in-one interface, System Shield provides everything you need to put a permanent end to PC threats.

iolo AntiVirus

iolo AntiVirus detects, blocks, and removes computer viruses and other malicious infections. With continual protection, integrated email scanning, scheduled inspections, and hourly updates, you can shield your critical data from theft and damage and protect your privacy.

Efficient real-time protection - The always-on scanner runs continuously behind the scenes to instantly detect and remove viruses and other threats. You can prevent infections from ever occurring, without impacting system performance.

Integrated email protection. - Automatically scans and disinfects email messages sent and received by your PC as they are being transmitted.

Convenient on-demand scanning - Whenever you want a comprehensive inspection, you can manually scan for and remove infections from specific files, specific folders, or your entire PC.

Scheduled system inspections - Easily schedule automated scans at preset intervals, to comb your system for dangerous and suspicious files that may cause harm.

Hourly updates - Virus signatures are updated up to once every hour. This ensures continual protection from the latest threats, with no user intervention required.

iolo Personal Firewall

iolo Personal Firewall blocks unwanted communication to and from your PC, while allowing the communications that you do trust. You can defend against hackers and identity thieves trying to break in and block malicious programs from sending your private information out.

IntelliDefense - The proprietary IntelliDefense system takes out the guesswork by automatically deciding which programs should connect to the Internet. Work or play securely without the hassle of being constantly prompted to monitor your PC's traffic.

Advanced Zone-based security - Set up varying communication security levels, designate certain computers and Web sites as "trusted", and more.

Extra security in program policies - Block or allow traffic for specific applications to ensure only the programs you trust are permitted to communicate and access your PC.

Stealth mode - Make your PC invisible to hackers and other threats that scan for unprotected machines. This technology shields your computer from illegal break-ins, intrusions, and attacks.

Easy to install and use - The intuitive interface eliminates the complicated configurations normally associated with firewalls, with guided setup wizards, minimal user prompts, preset security levels, simple one-click features, and automated decision-making.

Spython AntiSpyware

Spyware is tracking software that sends information about computing activities back to its source sometimes for advertising purposes and sometimes for more dangerous purposes such as identity theft or credit card fraud. In addition to comprising your privacy, spyware can cause conflicts with your valid software, be used to deliver viruses, and waste system memory, leading to overall sluggish performance. Spython eradicates these spyware parasites, to not only protect your privacy but also reclaim valuable memory and improve overall PC performance.

Wide-ranging protection - Eliminate annoying pop-up windows and other unwanted ad content, tracking cookies that monitor Internet browsing habits, backdoors that enable covert control, keyloggers that can record keyboard and mouse activity, and more.

Total control - Spyware parasites can either be automatically removed by Spython, or you can inspect the detected infections yourself and control which files are removed.

Flexible scans - Choose from a variety of incremental security options and schedule system scans to run automatically to ensure a permanently spyware-free PC.

Security Optimiser

Many viruses and other malicious programs exploit known security vulnerabilities. The Security Optimiser identifies and repairs security flaws that leave your system open to attack.

Comprehensive defense - Close security holes in both your Web browser and your PC's operating system for across-the-board protection.

Adaptable - Run up to 17 different tests for security weaknesses, including checks for Denial of Service attacks, host file redirection, and Web security settings. Clear presentation of results The results for detected problems include a graphic of the threat level, details about the potential risk, and suggested repairs.

System Guard

Without your knowledge, malicious software can attempt to execute itself or include itself in your Windows startup process. Hidden software can change your Web browser's Home page and Search page to point to their site. The innovative System Guard feature blocks these unauthorised changes to your system. System Guard comprises four robust components to stop malicious software from executing or changing key system settings without your knowledge:

Startup Guard - stops dangerous and unwanted programs from automatically configuring themselves to start with Windows.

Process Guard - prevents dangerous, annoying, or otherwise unwanted programs from loading in any way.

Home Page Guard - blocks or alerts you to unauthorized programs seeking to change your Internet Home page without your knowledge.

Search Page Guard - blocks or alerts you to unauthorized Internet Search page changes.

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good! 7 Sep 2009
By I love New York VINE VOICE
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I was offered a copy of iolo System Shield 3 and as my subscription to Mcafee had just expired thought I would try something different.

I inserted the disc, entered the two codes needed to validate the software and away it went. I didn't need to enter my personal details like Full name, Email and inside leg measurement that I have with Norton and Mcafee in the past.

The software took about 10 mins to upload and it had a couple of updates that downloaded after the initial set-up that took a further 15 mins or so.

I set up various settings that informs the software whether you have Skype, iTunes, file sharing etc on your system and that was it.

I presume it is now just doing its thing behind the scenes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By R. Patel TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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There are many products for PC protection. This one follows a similar suite with anti-virus, firewall and spyware etc, however it has no spam protection and no parental control and private data protection. Which is a shame as most products nowadays have these features part of the parcel.

One thing you will notice with this tool is it has a user friendly interface, looks big and bold and looks simple. I guess this tool is for basic users and advance users may want to look else where for their protection.

Another thing i find odd is that as soon as i start my pc from sleep, hibernation or even a restart it doesn't download no virus definitions as other products do, that to me is pretty worrying, a majority of products on the market by defualt start downloading the latest updates, this for some reason does it at a pre-determined time.

The spyware is pretty mediocre and I feel it doesn't do the job. I have kaspersky and kaspersky can detect pretty much everything going, this feel very short. The only thing that this product is good at is the ant-virus detection. It detected to trojans on my system. But I kept them there on purpose. Although it failed to clean one of them saying it needed to clear on next reboot. Kaspersky just deletes them. The trojans were mild so no issue and also I could manully delete them so why couldn't Iolo.

Overall, an okay product I fell is geared towards basic users. If you want full protection then stick with another product like Kaspersky, Zonealarm etc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good 15 Oct 2009
By M. de-layen Vian VINE VOICE
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You can never know. but on the "does this suck the life" out of my PC front - so far so good. I like the interface and it updates readily enough - so overall a 4 but it hasn't been fully tested nor picked anything nasty up -but this can only be a good thing right?

4 stars as it hasn't killed my machine, looks good, updates easily and without any prompting and tells me all I need to know about the worrying stuff. Firewall is good too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ...not for beginners, but good enough... 9 Oct 2009
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I've been running free software for a few years now, but thought I'd go wild and crazy and try this one out. After a slow and irritating installation, which required a lot of upgrades and reboots, things started to go a lot more smoothly. It's not the most customer friendly software as it makes assumptions about peoples understanding of security issues, bit it certainly seems to do the job.

You have to fiddle about under the bonnet a bit to get certain applications running properly as it blocks little things like iTunes, so it may not be ideal for complete beginners. On the plus side, the licence for up to 3 computers is a real boon in a modern day home network environment. It seems like a reasonable price for what you're getting, but some better help files and a manual would push it up a star.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Actually a little diamond 28 Sep 2009
By Vin
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We tried this expecting it might not be too hot. but I take back those first thoughts and have to say well done.. this is easy to work with and takes you through in a easy to follow fashion to help you set up bit by bit.. it seems to cover most things you need and yet doesnt do like some and interfere with day to day use.. well done we like it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars easy to use 17 Sep 2009
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This was very easy to instal even for a beginner like me. Simple clear steps and very easy to use
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, solid anti-virus software! 16 Sep 2009
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While it is somewhat difficult to get overly enthusiastic about anti-virus software, as we all know it is (unfortunately) vital for the health of our computer. So how does Iolo perform, well it seems good. I haven't had any problems with my old virus killer, and the computer seems in good health, but it was time for an updated version. The first scan showed my computer to have nothing at all suspicious on it. What makes this software pretty good is that it includes an internet firewall with easily changeable settings-even detecting websites you have used regularly in the past and through a simple box ticking session, knowing that these can fall into its' "trusted" category. It claims to be effective against spyware, hackers, as well as your common computer virus. Price wise it's pretty reasonable, although being a lesser known name it could perhaps be a little lower to tempt in new buyers. Furthermore it's compatible with both XP and Vista and can be used on up to 3 computers, which is certainly a bonus.

So why the four rather than five stars? A simple reason-when I inserted the product into my computer, I have never heard such a sound. It sounded like a pneumatic drill, in fact on first second and third try I instantly ejected the CD worried my computer was about to explode. I tried it on two computers to check it wasn't the CD drive. However the good news is that if you perservere for approximately 5 seconds the sound and rumbling disappear into an overly quiet loading proceedure.

Looking for a reasonably priced update for your virus-killing software? If yes then this is the product for you!
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