PC Tools AntiVirus

PC Tools AntiVirus Free 7.0

Protect your PC from virus attacks

PC Tools AntiVirus is a basic free antivirus program that protects your system from viruses, malicious attachments in email and other threats. View full description

PROS

  • Simple, easy-to-use design
  • Three different scanning modes
  • Support for scheduled scans
  • IntelliGuard feature

CONS

  • Too many limitations to be
  • Installs a toolbar without warning the user

Good
7

PC Tools AntiVirus is a basic free antivirus program that protects your system from viruses, malicious attachments in email and other threats.

With PC Tools AntiVirus you can scan your system (with three different scanning modes available) and quarantine or remove any infected files. The program creates a restore point automatically before removing any data, just in case something goes wrong. If you want, you can also schedule automated scans and let PC Tools AntiVirus take care of the job.

PC Tools AntiVirus also includes a special feature called IntelliGuard, which protects the computer’s file system, processes and memory in real time. This protection can be temporarily disabled with you need full system resources – like when you’re playing a game or encoding a video.

That said, the truth is that PC Tools AntiVirus, despite the "Free" label on its name, is a bit more limited than I expected. Most advanced settings and IntelliGuard filters are disabled, and the program installed a security toolbar in my browser without even asking for permission.

PC Tools AntiVirus is a basic, easy-to-use antivirus tool that has little to offer against other free, not-limited competitors.

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PC Tools AntiVirus Free 7.0

User reviews about PC Tools AntiVirus

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Low Detection AntiVirus With No Auto Updates [Updated Review]"

    This is my updated rating that now factors in many factors to determine overall rating. Also during my new ratings no 2 ... More.

    reviewed on August 9, 2010

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Not One of the Best"

    PC Tools AntiVirus lacks good detection and limited protection. In a test of over 1059 Malware samples, PC Tools AntiVi... More.

    reviewed on October 6, 2009

  • skullwreak

    by skullwreak

    "Low usage of System Resources + Real time protection :D"

    PC Tools antivirus has come up with a good solution for users searching for an effective antivirus which detects viruses... More.

    reviewed on April 19, 2009

  • eadicevalve

    by eadicevalve

    "PC Tools Anti-Virus is the BEST!!"

    PC tools did a very good job on creating an anti-virus. It finds nearly all viruses and it has realtime scanning. The &a... More.

    reviewed on March 1, 2009

  • Decudurian

    by Decudurian

    "Protects against all threats"

    This software is great. Right after my OneCare expired i went right to my second choice which was PC Tools Antivirus. ... More.

    reviewed on June 28, 2008