Free 360 Internet Security for Windows; includes multiple antivirus engines

If you are looking for a lightweight and easy-to-use antivirus for your Windows PC, then here is 360 Internet Security. The specialty about this free Internet Security Suite is that it includes multiple antivirus engines. Its triple antivirus engine helps you keep your system safe from all sort of latest malicious threats. It claims to be fast in detecting various viruses and removes them quickly. It offers real-time protection with the help of these multiple antivirus engines. It also secures your internet browsing sessions, thereby protects your online privacy.

360 Internet Security

360 Internet Security 2013

360 Internet Security utilizes three engines namely, 360 checksum based cloud engine, Machine learning cloud QVM engine, and BitDefender local engine. 360 Internet Security exhibits its efficiency by working proactively towards alerting users when suspicious programs try to access critical areas like start-up programs, system settings, systems registries, and system directories.

When 360 Internet Security is active on your PC, all sorts of phishing sites, malicious downloads, and unauthorized keyloggers are blocked. It also works against the webcam access programs, that can steal your personal information.

Key features of 360 Internet Security antivirus

  1. It is built with multiple Scan Engine: Due to three types of scan engines, 360 Internet Security offers rapid detection of security threats for your system
  2. It offers real-time protection: Due to real-time protection, it prevents any malware from getting installed in your system. The real-time alerts also help to avoid any malware threats when surfing the internet.
  3. It offers URL protection: It also offers protection from online phishing.
  4. It offers complete protection to your privacy: There are some hazardous malware and viruses which try to access your private info from your system. 360 Internet Security 2013 alerts whenever any malware or malicious application tries to access such critical information from your system.
  5. Detects threats before downloading files: The best part of this security program is that it informs the user before downloading the file whether the file is safe or not.
  6. Offers safety while conducting an online transaction: With 360 Internet Security 2013 doing online banking transaction becomes safe. Its triple scan engine helps to protect your usernames and transaction passwords safe from malware. Besides, its anti keylogger and Webcam Protection helps in blocking malware that tries to access your private information.

360 Internet Security has been developed in China, and it is an option you may want to consider if you are looking for a free Internet Security software since it offers all those services which we look for in such a security software.

You can download it from its home page. You will see two free offerings – 360 Total Security Essential and 360 Total Security.

Do let us have your feedback if you plan to use it.

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.

7 Comments

  1. 1stkorean

    Although it is a rather large download at 182MB it installs fast. The initial update is somewhat slow at 2½ minutes but your updating 3 Antivirus engines, the first scan went exceedingly fast since it scanned System Settings, Applications, Memory, Startup, and Key Positions, and the program is somewhat light on system resources using between 15-22MB of memory and so far no CPU.
    It detected my other cloud based Antivirus program and ask to uninstall it before completing the installation.

  2. Ed

    Installed and updated quickly, seems to be very light on resources also. I am gonna give a try for a while, I’m thinking that three engines is always better than one!

  3. Ed

    Since downloading yesterday I have ran a full system scan, I also run a custom theme on my system, anyone who uses custom themes knows that certain .dll’s must be modified in order for the theme to work correctly, well, the 360 scan engine picks up all those modified .dll’s as being tampered with and wants to “resolve” them.

    Needless to say all 107 results it came up with were all false positives, I believe that this is a good product but still has a long way to go on improving it’s scanning engine. I’ll be returning to my previous security solution. If there was a way to turn off the 360 cloud engine which is what came up with all 107 false positives, I would have stuck with it and used the Bitdefender engine.

  4. Ankit Gupta

    Hey Ed,

    Thanks for your feedback . There are some or other flaws even in some of the most efficient and renowned applications. This antivirus program certainly has a long way to go to become perfect from being near-perfect.

    Your feedback is really helpful for us and other users though.

  5. Dante

    Despite its web/URL protection, multiple scan engines (incl. Bitdefender), or even it’s product name, keep in mind this program is not a “security suite” (that typically has antivirus, firewall, antispam, antiphishing, HIPS or Intrusion Detection System, banking protection, etc.). It’s more of a proactive form of antivirus, and would seem to categorically compete with the free versions of Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Baidu, Comodo, Panda, etc.

    In my Windows 7, 64-bit PC, the fully installed program was over 400 MB. There was also a question about its anti-keylogger effectiveness…it failed Zemana’s Key-Logger Test Simulation. Because the simulation produced no warning or pop-up from 360 Internet Security 2013, that basically means the software does not protect 64-bit PC users against keyloggers.

  6. Thanks Dante, appreciate your inputs.

  7. TechStyle

    Bad suite, it hasn’t any firewall.

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