PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition

4 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

4 4


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Basic antivirus protection PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition is an anti-virus scanner that offers basic protection against viruses, worms and Trojans. It includes real-time scan of files as well as incoming and outgoing email messages and an optional browser toolbar (Browser Defender) that protects you from malicious websites. The free version has various advanced features disabled. Copyright Snapfiles.com

Product Details

Publisher PC Tools (Symantec) (5) Price Free (paid upgrade available)
Version 9.1.0  history Last updated Dec 07, 2012
File Size 3.93 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars18% 2
4 stars9% 1
3 stars18% 2
2 stars36% 4
1 star18% 2
Based on 11 reviews

Latest user reviews:

It works.... but 2 stars by desertjon May 06, 2012 (Read all my 18 reviews)
Installed pc tools antivirus to see what all the fuss was about..It downloaded in 20 minutes (125MB) of definitions and core files..and performed a full scan in 15 minutes..Found 3 infections and removed them...BUT when I checked the installation size I was surprised (300MB) including the Browser security toolbar..and while scanning..it used 1GB of memory..A bit much for my older PC with Pentium 4.. show Review details
There are better ones available 1 stars by Shodan816 Dec 07, 2010 (Read all my 42 reviews)
It simply cannot compare with avast Home edition, which is also free and available here on Snapfiles. show Review details
Hold on a second... 3 stars by iAmEKMA Sep 09, 2010 (Read all my 6 reviews)
Just a word to the wise...this program is made by Symantec...the same company that makes Norton's. For those that don't know, Norton's is a resource hog and is extremely hard to remove (it literally takes control of your system). Now, just as Norton's is a "good" anti-virus, I'm sure this is as well. However, you won't find it on my computer as I believe there are better options than this...hence the "'s around the word good. Most people will find this program handy/helpful...just know that it is made by the same people that make Norton`s. [Editor`s note: This product is made by PC Tools. The company has been recently acquired by Symantec, however Symantec had nothing to do with the development of this software.] show Review details
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