Doe 360 Total Security cleanup strip away too much?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ecbritz, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. ecbritz

    ecbritz Registered Member

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    I "upgraded" from 360 Internet Security to 360 Total Security. Although 360 Internet Security still updates and works as well as it always did, it seems to have become obsolete and is not on offer any more. 360 Total Security seems very well designed. It seduced me to use its cleanup and optimization tools repeatedly ... until Windows 7 started to crash, having been stripped of its memory of previous Windows Updates, its Restore Point data & files, and so forth. I might have cleaned out Windows' memory cells with another program ... does anybody have experience of this problem with 360 Total Security?
     
  2. cruelsister

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    I assume you are referring to the Cleanup and Speedup functionality of Qihoo TS. Regarding those:

    1). I have no idea what you mean by "seduced". If you do have Boot time analysis checked (which is default), a popup will occur informing you of any lag due to unnecessary services. These services will be listed and the choice is up to you whether to optimize or not, but in either case this is really a one time deal- once Windows Services are optimized one will rarely need to do it again.

    2). The cleanup function doesn't look for anything having to do with System Restore, so I fail to see how it could be responsible, and it certainly doesn't uninstall Windows Updates (actually the highly regarded CCleaner is more aggressive than Qihoo Cleanup)

    But for those who do not care for any extraneous Qihoo notifications:

    1). Shut off the Boot Time monitor by clicking settings and unchecking the box at the top (Show Boot Time after System Startup).
    2). Disable the Windows patch notices by going into Tool Box>patch Up>Advanced Settings>click "Disable Notifications and Do Not patch".

    And finally- I have been testing Qihoo in its various incarnations and have never experienced any of the issues that you list.
     
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  3. clocks

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    I've had issues using 360s cleaning functions. I won't touch it anymore. Ccleaner only.
     
  4. DX2

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    CCleaner or SlimCleaner works well also.
     
  5. Mayahana

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    A couple months ago I installed 360 on a laptop, and was seduced into running the cleanup/optimization. I ended up reformatting the machine due to incessant instabilities after that. I will never touch that product, much less anything from that 'region' again. In fact, I region block that swath of earth from my network now.

    Your mileage may vary.
     
  6. PC_Pete

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    You must have a lot of trouble sourcing hardware.
     
  7. ecbritz

    ecbritz Registered Member

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    Thanks to all but especially to CruelSister for the raps administered. Tough Love is indeed the best kind, especially if it comes from a cruel sister. I was "seduced" by 360 TS because it has such an inviting interface. One click and your computer will be made good as new. Sorry for having fallen for this seductive promise. On the other hand, I am an admirer of 360 Internet Security and I don't distrust everything that comes from China. A friend in Shanghai tells me that half a billion people indeed use 360safe's security programs happily in that region. I will admit, CruelSister, that I also experimented with another program on the day my computer lost its mind, namely Advanced Uninstaller Pro. Perhaps the finger should be pointed at that extremely aggressive program, with its "daily health" overhaul that will gladly remove 10GB of seemingly redundant files from your machine. Perhaps I'll give 360 TS another try. 360 Internet Security has certainly been the best AV I have used, paid or unpaid. It works without any fuss and it seems to pick up any virus or malware thrown at it. In combination with the paid or "premium" version of Malwarebytes -- with which it is compatible -- it really secured all of my computers 100% for the past year or two. Only problem: it does not seem available any longer. One has to download 360 Total Security now.
     
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  9. Mayahana

    Mayahana Banned

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    I should say 'software', especially security related products. I've found so many backdoors in their stuff it's ridiculous. I remember a few months ago trying a popular chinese Email Client. I discovered very quickly it was sending 'data' to specific servers related to email headers, and email content. That's with update check/error reporting/validation disabled. A popular Firefox fork people talk about, I found a backdoor in that was well. Some claim there are 'requirements' for such things in those products from the govt.. I can't validate that other than a few cases I have personally isolated, but I won't touch the stuff, and it's prohibited at most of the corporations we deal with.
     
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