"More features but sadly complicated"4.0 starson by yongtw123
Pros: A handful of awesome features that prove to be very valuable. Less resource-hogging. Very stable and reliable. Very quick boot-up time.
Cons: Not as user-friendly as the previous ones. Complex interface. Need more CPU power to perform scans.
Summary: I used PC-cillin 2002 before, and it was spectacular. It never ever slowed my computer by any second. It performed scans relatively quiet and fast. The interface was extra-ordinary simple and easy. But after the 1-year subscription was out, I bought PC-Cillin 2005 I.S.. It was worth the bucks. PC-Cillin provides excellent security and is a reliable watchman. Its new features like Home Network control is very useful. Parental control is a nice feature. Wi-fi Detection won't work for me but at least it is a good extra. Now for something I complain about: PC-Cillin 2005 firewall is TOO quiet. It never gives any alerts to show that it blocks something. ZoneAlarm does a better job. Sadly, when one disables PC-Cillin firewall, the network worm breakout alarm system also shuts down. I would love it if PC-cillin can just shut down the firewall and leave the network worm alrt feature on. Another thing, PC-Cillin 2005 uses MORE resources ONLY WHEN scanning. It is not a huge con, but it is just...disappointing. One more thing: PC-Cillin 2005 does a poor job organizing its features. Inexperienced people will find it very hard to configure the software. Even I find it annoying to search for a specific checkbox. But still, with all these cons, I still like PC-Cillin. It has power. Great power. Like a quiet but tall sturdy giant standing guard of your computer.