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PCProtect Review

  • January 23, 2019

PCProtect will act like a security solution for all of your devices. It offers reliable protection that is easy to use.

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PCProtect

TOP FEATURES

  • Offers real-time protection, system boost, advanced firewall
  • Easy-to-understand user interface
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Can protect all of your devices with one plan
  • Compatible with both PC and mobile devices
4/5

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Installation
5/5
Security
5/5
User Friendliness
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Support
4/5
Speed and Stability
4.5/5

$24.95

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In today’s world, it is important to have robust antivirus software to keep your PC safe. Antivirus technology continues to improve, but hackers also improve their ability to break through the system. This makes it important to have antivirus software that continually updates its virus definitions. The next question you may be asking yourself is, how do I choose the right antivirus software? PCProtect is one of our top choices, and we will tell you why in this review.

  • Overview

One of our favorite things about PCProtect is that it offers high-quality antivirus protection, without sacrificing speed. It is affordable and offers a wide selection of protection features to protect all of your computers and mobile devices. We like it because it provides real-time protection, an advanced firewall, a VPN, password vault, identity protection, and Ad Block Pro. It comes with its own browser that allows you to browse quickly and find what you need yet have the confidence that your PC is protected.

Another thing that we liked about PCProtect is that it is simple to use and you do not need to be a computer expert to use it. We found the installation process to be easy and quick. Once it is installed, the software automatically runs in the background and you do not have to do anything else to keep your system safe. Our experience with the customer service department was extremely good. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features and qualities that make this one of our top picks for antivirus protection.

PROS

  • Offers real-time protection
  • Simple user interface
  • Good protection from many types of malware and viruses
  • Offers three different pricing plans
  • Can cover all your devices with a single plan

CONS

  • You may not need all of the features it offers
  • Does not offer a free trial

BOTTOMLINE

  • The bottom line is that PC protect offers a wide variety of features and some of the best antivirus protection on the market. It is easy to understand and easy to install.
  • Choosing an Antivirus Software Program

When choosing an antivirus software program, there are many things to consider. One thing that we like about it is that it offers three different pricing levels so that you can choose the one that is right for you. They have an Essential Package, a Pro Package, and an Ultimate Package. Of course, you get more features with the more expensive package, but at least they give you the choice if you do not need all of them. These various price package levels have a different set of features available.

PCProtect also offers packages that include additional licenses. For instance, a Home package gives you additional licenses so that you can protect two other devices. The Family package offers five additional licenses. There is also an add-on Smart Phone Optimizer package that protects all of your mobile devices.

In terms of the range of protections offered by Total AV and the types of devices that they protect for the price, they are above average for other security packages that are considered to be in the same class. The best thing we like about the package that they offer is that if you have different family members who work on different devices, you only need to buy one software package to cover them all. There is no need to buy a separate security system for each of the different types of devices that you own. This is not only economical, you know that you have the same protection on all of your devices. This reduces the potential for any weak links due to having inferior security software system on one of your devices. Having everything in one place is also convenient and easy to manage.

  • Compatibility

PCProtect is compatible with most newer devices. It is compatible with Windows systems including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. It is also compatible with Android mobile devices. The antivirus software is compatible with Mac operating system and iOS mobile devices too.

  • Interface and Setup

The first test of any piece of antivirus software is how easy it is to set up. No one wants a setup procedure where you cannot make it through the process without having to call customer service. An easy setup process is a good indicator of the overall quality of the program. You need to know what it is like to set up and use the system right out-of-the-box.

The first thing you need to do is go to the website and make sure that you are on the right page. The website site should look like this.

Some other websites say that they are offering real PCProtect antivirus, but sometimes they have other software that will automatically download with it. The first step is to make sure that you are at the right place. As you can see, PCProtect places their customer service contact information so that it is easy to find. This bodes well for the ease-of-use for the rest of the software package.

All you have to do to start the protection process is to click the green button and it will guide you through the download and setup process.

If you are on a Windows system, you will probably get a warning that looks like this. If it pops up, simply click ‘Install’ and the process will continue. Make sure that it says the publisher is GZ Systems Limited.

Once the system has finished installing a dashboard, you will see a popup that looks like this.

As you can see, it is to find the different functions on the dashboard. This dashboard will look different, depending on which package you purchased and the features that are available. The first thing that the software will do is to run a complete scan of your system. It will give you the results and any threats that it found. If any threats are found, it will pop up with instructions that allow you to remove the threats quickly and easily with just a few clicks of the mouse.

As you can see, the dashboard is easy to understand and shows you the status of your system with a graphic that is easy to interpret.

You do not have to have extensive knowledge to take care of any threats that are found on your system. Running this scan assures that you start out with a good, clean system. After this, we would suggest running the disk cleaner and system boost to optimize your system and get it running as smoothly and quickly as possible. Now, just go about your daily business on the Internet, and rest assured that PCProtect is working in the background to keep you safe.

Another thing that we like about PCProtect is that they have a VPN available. A VPN can keep you safe when you are on the go and using a public Wi-Fi system.

  • Security Performance

One of the most important factors when choosing an antivirus software program is choosing one that does a good job of keeping your PC safe. The last thing you want is for your antivirus software to fail to detect a threat that jeopardizes your system. In independent tests, PCProtect performed very well in detecting common viruses. Throughout the testing process, we had no problem with any threats getting through, and we visited some sites that had known threats and malware attached to them.

The software performed as expected and stopped the viruses before they could download onto our system. PCProtect continually tracks the latest threats and updated their virus definitions to include them. This means that you do not have to worry about keeping up with the latest threats to your system. They do it all in the background. You can set the software to perform regular updates so that you make sure that your system always has the latest virus definitions. They have an option where you can just set it and forget it.

  • Overall Performance

Of course, the most important factor is how well it protects against viruses, but you also don’t want it to be a hassle or slow down your system either. We have tested some of the larger and more well-known antivirus software programs on the market. Some of the more well-known brands slow down your system so much that it can become unusable. To test this, we turned the antivirus off and visited the same sites. It was a much faster experience without the software turned on.

We are happy to report that this is definitely not the case with PCProtect. PCProtect ran in the background and we hardly even knew that it was there. We tried turning the protection on and then off again. We noticed no difference in our browsing and computer usage experience. In this way, PCProtect performed better than some of the major, and more expensive, brands on the market. The user interface was easy to understand and gave clear directions when a threat was found. If malware does get onto your system, PCProtect walks you through the removal process. It only takes a few clicks of the mouse and the threat is gone.

Overall, the user experience was excellent, and this is our recommended software for those who are not necessarily computer experts. It was easy to figure out what needed to be done using the simple instructions on the screen.

  • Customer Support

Customer support is also important. In this respect, PCProtect has their bases covered. They offer support by phone, email, and a 24/7 live chat. Most of the time, you will not have to even result to talking to a live person because they have an extensive knowledge base, step-by-step guides available, plenty of FAQs, and tutorials. We found that we could find the answers to most of our questions using the help self-help support that they have available.

However, just for the sake of understanding the entire experience with PCProtect, we called their customer support. We found that the staff was knowledgeable, helpful, and seemed to be enthusiastic about helping to resolve our problems. It may also be noted that PCProtect does not make you pay for customer support, as some other companies do.

  • Features

The features that you get with PCProtect depend on the packages that you choose. Within the essential package you will have access to:

  • A whole-system scanner
  • Real-time protection
  • Malware protection
  • Easy virus removal

With the Pro version, you get all of these features and other options including a hard drive accelerator, disk cleaner, startup guard, firewall, duplicate file removal, and PC tuneup. If you decide to go all the way and get the ultimate package, you get all of these previously mentioned features and you get a browse manager, system booster, add on web security, PC optimization tools, reliable performance, and of course, the extra knowledge that it is working behind the background to keep your PC safe. One thing that we liked about PCProtect is that you have a choice to decide which features you need. Some use home users may not need all of the features that are offered, such as the advanced firewall or disk cleaner. It is good to know that you have a choice and that you can choose a package that suits your needs best.

  • Final Opinion

In our opinion, PCProtect is an excellent antivirus software package that will do a good job of keeping your system safe. We feel that this is true whether you choose the Essential package or the more expensive Ultimate package. One thing that they offer that other companies do not is the ability to build your own package and choose what you need. You can choose the features that you need, and you can choose a package that includes the number of devices that you need to protect. Overall, we felt that the performance was excellent, the installation process was easy, and the interface intuitive. In the final analysis, this product is an excellent choice that offers a good value at a good price.

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