Qihoo 360 Total Security is a completely free online security and antivirus solution developed by Qihoo. Its antivirus protection is powered by two major third-party vendors. But is this program merely a repackaging of other tools or does it have independent value?
While this is a capable product, we can’t recommend it to everyone. As you’ll learn from our 360 Total Security review, it comes with a long list of pros and cons.
Qihoo offers products which operate on several platforms and with good results in detecting and treating virus, malware and other threats. They score at a comparable level with the competition and offer fairly comprehensive coverage without unduly slowing down users' systems, according to several professional testers as well as via real-world reviews from Qihoo 360 Total Security users.
Qihoo 360 Total Security is more than just a virus scanner. The comprehensive speedup and cleanup tools improve the state of your system by removing unnecessary startup applications and files. There’s also a handy graphic of your system’s average boot time so it’s easy to track progress as you turn off unnecessary startup services (which can drastically slow down your system’s loading time)
Furthermore, Total Security offers shopping/webcam protection, a sandbox, and keylogger blocking. With it, you’ll also get automatic Wi-Fi security checks and download-installation of new patches for Win, Java, Adobe, and other popular apps. Also, PC maintenance tools are excellent for speeding up the OS, cleaning up the hard drive, and scheduling tasks.