Pros One of the the best antivirus programs (Trend Micro) updated almost daily. A firewall that works on incoming and outgoing packets. Very useful registry fixer and defrag utility. Now includes anti-spam
Cons Individual modules may not be best in class
Summary This is such a comprehensive package, and is priced so reasonably, it is a winner in my book. 30 day money back guarantee!
Pros Good antivirus
Cons Registry fixer is a registry killer
Summary This is an overrated product. The registry tool is dangerous--it caused QuickBooks Pro to stop working. The memory checker finds nothing (where the free Microsoft tool really finds memory defects). The defragmenter is no better than Microsoft's. All things considered, it's really just an expensive antivirus!
The final insult is when you buy a product advertised as Vista-ready, then when it doesn't work, you are required to pay later for the patch for it to actually work with Vista--unless you bought v.7 after December 1, 2006. I guess good will is an alien concept at VCOM and Avantquest.
Pros Uses Trend Virus and Spyware engine.
Cons Interface could be a bit more intuitive.
Summary This is the third incarnation of the System Suite software that I have used on my computers. As a 'bundled solution', System Suite is very good at providing a one stop shop for 90% of users. I have NEVER had any issues with virus or spyware attacks on my machines since using SS. The utilities are pretty sharp too! It has kept the HD clean and relatively optimized. I say relatively because there are 'individual' programs out there that do provide more focus on specific areas such as Defrag, Backup, Scheduling, etc. Technical Support, which is done via their website, is very good and they are quick to respond. I can honestly say that everyone that I have recommended this product to has been very pleased with it's performance!
Pros This program is helpfull at times when you lose internet connection. It did fix a fatal error I made where I had to use safe mode where it fixed my computer from crashing. I'll never forget that!
Cons The virus program is the worst! It never would remove any type of virus that it said I had. Without alot of knowledge with computers, that I don't have.
Summary It can crash your computer if you don't know exactly what your doing. And it can also save your computer too! Be very careful!
Pros It is easy to use.
Cons Doesn't update proper, doesn't keep update dates correct.
Summary Since running this software all 3 computers have had major problems.The firewall blocks internet programs at random even after you 'allow' them. It uses Trends virus program, which I have had in the past with grand results, however, in this suite, it doesn't work proper nor automatically update with auto-update on. When you use the virapedia it redirects you to Trends. Both partys say contact the other for resolving bugs. All in all, it's not worth giving away free.