Is 360 Security Legit?

When you’re browsing the internet or downloading files, 360 security is there to ensure that nothing harmful lurks. It can block access from suspicious sites, scan the history of your browser, track how much data you use, and even locate your missing phone.

The suite also includes an firewall, a shredder of data and scheduled tools for cleaning the system. It can update drivers automatically, and has anti-tracking functions and even gives you access to tech support with just one click.

The interface of the software is user-friendly and easy to use, even though there are numerous options and settings. The majority of the settings are controlled by large buttons, switches or checkmark, which is good from an ergonomics perspective. The program is free and is available for both Windows and Mac.

The antivirus itself does a decent job of safeguarding your computer from malware. Its real-time protection is able to detect more than 90% of threats and it didn’t generate any false positives in my tests. It doesn’t provide the same quality of detection as the other top products in terms of file scanning and heuristics.

360 Total Security comes with many security and maintenance options. A VPN is included in the premium version. Its heuristic engine can detect malware by looking at a program’s behavior. This can be quite useful particularly if the threat is brand new and doesn’t have a signature yet. The program comes with a “clean-up utility, as well as other tune-up tools that can enhance PC performance.