Top positive review
on 27 August 2011
This is the 2012 update of a product our family has been using for several years with the success marked by several notable threat detections and no one yet gaining access to our systems.
Including the complete AnitVirus package (sold as a standalone but not something I would recommend if you can afford to buy this comprehensive protection suite),this also includes invaluable additional protection against phishing and spyware (sadly much more prevalent than it used to be), a personal firewall (never does any harm to have additional firewalls..can always switch them off temporarily if required to update specific software), enhanced parental control and a host of other protective features.
On inserting the CD, you are quickly told that there are newer version that will be downloaded. 149 MB later and Internet Security is installing. Insert the activation code and the first of your PCs is protected.It took 15 minutes in total, excluding the uninstall of the previous version of Internet Security. Another two machines can use the same code but mist be registered within 30 days to get the benefit of the full 1 year's subscription.
Updates are automatic and most people will be quite happy to leave the software running in default mode which includes it filtering what it detects as spam and placing it in a junkmail folder for review. Threats and junk mail are advised by messages so you know what is going on.
There are techy features such as the option to run a virtual keyboard to eliminate the possibility of your keystrokes being detected, a desktop gadget and other items that the item's tech description will detail better than I can. It also features 'Cloud Protection' which in all honesty I am clueless as to what that represents other than using the current 'cloud' marketing buzzphrase to capture their central database etc. that Kaspersky refers to in a similar way to others.
The interface is now simpler with much cleaner graphics and the software operates on our 4 year old W7 Core 2 Duo machines without any noticeable impact on performance.
I can honestly find nothing significant to say against this and would recommend for a family with multiple PCs the 3PC package as a very cost effective means of giving yourself peace of mind and your hardware/software extremely comprehensive protection.