"A great software at a great price"4.5 starson by bar-berrian
Pros: Powerful, lots of user customization, reasonably priced; very frequent updates
Cons: Control panel settings confusing and not adequately documented for the average user
Summary: This is my second year with PC-Cillin Internet Security and I've been quite impressed with the product's performance to date. It is loaded with features, and this year's version includes spyware scanning -- an invaluable defense for any internet surfer. Notification pop-ups appear on my screen at least a couple of times a day advising that updates are available (this feature can be turned off or set to auto-update) which leads me to believe the people at Trend Micro are doing their job in supporting this product. The user set-up/control panel on the 2005 version has many improvements and addresses many of the things I found irritating about the 2004 product; however, it still seems to me that much of the user interface is too technical for the average PC owner. If you are challenged to find the on/off switch on your computer, plan on buying your best tekkie friend a really nice lunch in exchange for helping you set up this software. Overall, though, I'm very satisfied with this product. PS: I cannot figure out why the CNET reviewer indicates that this software does not offer automated scanning, because it does offer both a real-time (continuous) scanning option and a fairly elaborate menu of settings for regularly scheduled scans.