A closer look at IObit Security 360 1.0

IObit Security 360 is a malware and spyware removal tool that detects, removes the deepest infections, and protects your PC from spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers.

After a straightforward installation, the welcome screen:

As many utilities of this kind, IObit 360 offers a security analysis of your system and Internet:

Patch the holes (the program does it for you) and start scanning your PC:

The scan settings are few – you can choose to scan only executable files (or not) and skip files larger than a particular size (defined by you).

There is also the option of enabling DOG (Digital Original Gene), a heuristic malware detection algorithm that evaluates key attributes related to software making, distribution and advertising. It’s main function is to enhance detection of zero day threats.

In this case, IObit has discovered:

You can remove the threats and save a report.

Real-Time Protection provide automatic protection for known and unknown malware (based on behaviors of applications).

Other tools comprised in this software:

  • Hijack Scan helps find critical settings of your system and common targets of malware.
  • Passive Defense prevents the installation of ActiveX-based pests.
  • Unlock and Delete unlocks locked files on your system.
  • Privacy Sweeper erases activity history and surfing traces

IObit Security 360 is a user-friendly utility that can work alongside your anti-virus software of choice. It’s fast and works quietly behind the scenes. A good choice for novices.

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