PC Tools Internet Security 2010 Review

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Hollay

I've used it before. It actually does work.

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MaksimGORBUNOV31

Современный ремонт квартир под ключ

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Paul_Lilly

Yes folks, PC Tools is legit. They were actually bought out by Symantec in late 2008 and continue to operate as a separate company. You might also remember PC Tools as the makers of ThreatFire, which we reviewed in our 2008's "Internet Security 2.0" feature (see here).

-Paul Lilly

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Danthrax66

pc tools was the name of the malware I removed from a pc yesterday it had the system completely locked down. It had the same shaped shield except it was colored blue.

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Blues22475

Some wise-guy malware creator who wanted to fool people into thinking they were downloading PC Tools software (which PC Tools is legit I've seen their Spyware Doctor, System Doctor etc). I've seen an "Anti-Virus Virus" tried to mock Avira AntiVir by just using "AntiVir" in the GUI the virus had.

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andrewc513

Well the same could be said for any antivirus.  There are literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of variants of rouges out there, specifically made to mimic the UI of a legit AV.

PCTools is indeed legit, but I'd stick to my staples like Avast before diverging off into something else.  

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rickatnight11

What's terrifying is that this looks (and is named) exactly like the malware, Anti-Virus 2009, and all its variants.  Are we sure this is legitimate?  Not to raise FUD, but I saw the picture and immediately thought that this was an article with removal instructions.

 

http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-internet-security-2010.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-2010

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rickatnight11

Good deal, false alarm, then.  I realize that malware-creators will surely model their programs after legitimate software, but this one has really similar knock-offs.

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DogPatch1149

It's legit.  I've been using PC Tools Firewall Plus (the freeware version) for quite some time, and have tried the Antivirus and Spyware Doctor programs from PC Tools, and the look is pretty consistent throughout the versions.

Rogue programs model themselves to look like the real deal.

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rseding91

I was going to say the same thing he said ^

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