PC Protect Pro Antivirus review, manual and guides

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PC Protect Pro Antivirus is an ultimate antivirus software that offers a wide range of feature list. The package includes security, privacy and optimization features such as antivirus engine, real-time protection, firewall, disk cleaning, startup program management and many more.

PC Protect Pro Antivirus Review

PC Protect offers users three types of antivirus suites, including PC Protect Essential Antivirus, PC Protect Pro Antivirus, and PC Protect Ultimate Antivirus. Even though the prices without an offer are quite high, for example, Essential Antivirus package costs $99.99 per year for one device, Pro Antivirus – $119.95 per year for three licenses and Ultimate Antivirus is $149.95 per year, PC Protect usually offers better prices, especially for the first year: Essential Antivirus protection starts at $24.95; Pro Antivirus comes at $39.95 and Ultimate Antivirus Suite costs $59.95 for the first year. The packages also include 30-day money-back guarantee. The company also provides users with free diagnostic services in order to reveal all of the emerging threats. 

The good side of the antivirus package is that it supports many platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Chromebook, Amazon Fire.

The installation and setup are simple and easy. Simply download the installer and install the program. Once the software is installed the application will start to run an initial scan.

Test Results

Antivirus protection

PC Protect seems to be using the anti-malware engine from Avira. However, the company does not provide its software to any independent testing labs, such as AV-TEST. The Avira antivirus engine demonstrates pretty decent antivirus rates, according to independent labs. Similarly, on our small antivirus test PC Protect Pro Antivirus has demonstrated decent detection and removal rates. However, we have noticed that the antivirus engine can also be easily disabled and leave users unprotected.

PC Protect Scans

In addition, PC Protect provides users with the browser extension called Web Shield that detects dangerous links and phishing attempts.

Features

PC Protect Pro Antivirus package includes a variety of security and privacy tools, such as Ransomware Protection, Real-Time Antivirus Protection, Virus Trojans, Adware, Spyware and Malware Protection, Protection against Phishing Scams, Remote Firewall Protection. It also includes optimization tools such as Disk Cleaner that free up System Space, PC Performance Tools, Web Browser Cleaner and Manager.

In addition, PC Protect Pro Antivirus offers Password Manager, Ad Block Pro, Identity Protection and even a reliable VPN service. The antivirus package can cover up to three devices. As some users noticed, the feature set is very decent, however, there are features that users may never actually need or use.

System-performance impact and scans

When it comes to system-performance impact, most of the time PC Protect Pro Antivirus used around 80-100MB of RAM, however, during the scans the number increases. All in one, the application should not slow down the system notably while running in the background. However, during scans users could experience some interruptions or lags.

By default PC Protect Pro Antivirus runs the initial scan every week automatically. In addition, Users can adjust scanning frequency, type or turn it off entirely.

PC Protect Pro Antivirus Dashboard

User interface

As it was mentioned before, the setup is extremely quick and easy even for those with little tech knowledge. Users can simply adjust many security settings according to their needs. The design looks modern and pretty.

Support

The 24/7 Priority Super Fast customer support only comes with the most expensive tier from PC Protect, however, other users can also use PC Protect Customer Support via phone, e-mail or live chat. The support is 24/7 so there always will be someone to help users with their issues. If you need, there are additional information and FAQs sections online at PC Protect official website.

PC Protect Pro Antivirus Features

The final verdict

PC Protect Pro Antivirus is a great antivirus solution for those who need additional security, privacy and optimization tools in a single package. It demonstrates decent antivirus protection rates and should not slow down your system. The installation and setup are also simple, and even the beginners should not face any problems using the software. However, PC Protect Pro can seem a bit pricey for some users, especially, after the first year.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Mediocre
Additional features A reliable privacy and security feature set
System-performance impact Light
Scanning performance Long scans without a negative performance hit
User interface Well-designed and intuitive

 

About the author

Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - VPN service analyst

Julie Splinters is a VPN service analyst at Reviewedbypro.com, who specializes in VPN services and anti-spyware applications. Her major of English Philology and her passion for IT helped her choose the path of an IT writer.

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