Sometimes it feels like a new antivirus is released every day. PC Tools Internet Security is the latest offering on the market, a complete security suite that covers all aspect of online safety, from viruses to spyware and spam to a firewall.
The PC Tools Internet Security interface is cleanly designed and easy to navigate. It automatically scans on installation, which is where you see the first problem - the trial version may find problems on your system, but it doesn't allow you to remove them. PC Tools Internet Security does provide real-time protection, however, so in theory, it should keep a clean system clean.
Although there are lots of free security suites out there, people choose to pay because of the bells and whistles often present with purchased programs. PC Tools Internet Security is no exception, with a nice variety of added protection. For a start, it has various modes - for games, power saving and kernel compatibility. You can choose different firewall settings for different network connections, and shortcuts, as accessed via the taskbar, are intelligently planned.
As with all security suites, you need a long period to really test them. On the surface, however, PC Tools Internet Security looks very promising, with excellent configuration options, password protection and plenty of options that don't always come as standard.
PC Tools Internet Security performs very well against the hundreds of similar programs on the market.