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PC-cillin Internet Security by Trend Micro Systems provides several tools to help you fight against online attacks. PC-cillin can stealth (hide) your computer, protect your email and block viruses. PC-cillin doesn't have complex controls that more powerful programs offer, but the simplicity of the control panel makes this a good choice for beginners.
As a firewall, PC-cillin has limited customization, but the program includes spam protection, anti-virus control and extra security for your personal information. You can set up your firewall to protect a home network, an office network, a wireless network or a direct connection network. Each set up allows you a specific security.
PC-cillin Internet Security's anti-virus protection is among the best.
PC-cillin Internet Security is simple to use for the novice computer techie. The control panel makes it easy to switch from task to task. It's also simple to check your status, scan and clean viruses, protect your email, protect your personal information, set the firewall or update your program.
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PC-cillin Internet Security lacks the tools that top firewall programs offer, but the firewall is among the best if your main concern is protection from viruses-by far the #1 threat online. The firewall is also an effective spam blocker.
Our biggest complaint was the failed web tester; a firewall should detect when any program accesses computer data without permission.