PC Tools Internet Security

What is PC Tools Internet Security?

PC Tools Internet Security is a product published by PC Tools that provides protection against online threats. It costs $49.99 for a one year subscription for up to 3 PCs.

The operating systems it works with includes Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP.


PC Tools Internet Security includes the following features 1:

  • Award-winning Spyware Doctor antispyware technology
  • Advanced rootkit detection technology that identifies and removes hidden threats from your PC
  • Memory Scanner
  • Download Guard: stops new threats by checking your downloads against a cloud-based network
  • Combination of reactive blacklists and proactive content analysis
  • Site Guard: blocks you from visiting potentially unsafe or phishing websites and from downloading threats through your browser, instant messaging or email
  • Cookie Guard: automatically removes potentially malicious tracking and advertising cookies
  • Browser Guard: stops automatic downloads, fake AV and malicious files from compromised or exploit websites
  • IntelliGuard: stops potential threats before they infect your PC
  • AntiSpam toolbars for popular email clients



PCMag's editor rating was a 3 out of five stars in 2010. It defined PC Tools Internet Security as exceptional in malware blocking and removal tests but that it generates popups and interferes with installation 2

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CNET editors' rating was a 3.5 out of 5 stars in 2010. It was said to give strong security, but it lacks in its performance hit 3

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PC Tools Internet Security was ranked #16 of 23 in Internet Security Suites. It was reviewed to have "outstanding anti-spyware capabilities" but doesn ot have "the reliability that its sister products in other categories enjoy" 4

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