PC-cillin Internet Security 2004

The Good Includes a firewall and an antispam component to weed out junk mail; updated interface makes it easier to locate and configure program settings.

The Bad Nagging pop-up reminders for product registration and subscription services.

The Bottom Line PC-cillin 2004 includes a firewall and antispam tools--features not found in Norton AntiVirus 2004 or McAfee VirusScan 8.0.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 8.0
8.3 Overall

Compare

PC-cillin Internet Security 2004
PC-cillin Internet Security 2004
McAfee Total Protection 2010 (1 User)
McAfee Total Protection 2010 (1 User)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009
Norton 360
Norton 360
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7
Price $50 MSRP $5 Amazon.com $10 Amazon.com $70 Amazon.com $13 Amazon.com
Setup
8
9
6
9
Features
9
9
7
8
8
Performance
8
7
8
8
7
Support
8
4
7
8
8

Review

PC-cillin Internet Security 2004

Nov 2003

Review summary

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2004 isn't your average antivirus program. Sure, top-selling antivirus apps such as Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2004 (NAV) and McAfee VirusScan 8.0 (MVS) battle viruses, worms, and Trojan horses, but they charge extra for firewalls and antispam tools. Not so with PC-cillin 2004, a feature-packed virus buster that zaps spam, foils hacker intrusions, and detects spyware--all for about $50, the same price as its lesser-equipped brand-name competitors. Our only real complaint is that PC-cillin 2004 doesn't inform you up front when your signature files are out-of-date, something that both McAfee and Norton do. That aside, PC-cillin 2004 is an excellent value for the home and for small offices. Like any decent antivirus program, PC-cillin 2004 installs with minimal input from you. Its preinstallation scan checks only the most critical areas of the Windows operating system for viruses, and lasted 1 minute in our tests; Norton AntiVirus 2004, by comparison, does a more thorough scan and took 20 minutes. A thorough scan is more reassuring but not always necessary. Once setup is complete, PC-cillin automatically downloads the latest virus definitions and program updates.

CNET Labs tests
Continue Reading

Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $50
  • Brand Trend Micro Inc.
  • Category security applications
  • Compatibility PC
  • OS Family Windows
See full specs

Report errors

How To

How to protect your PC against the Intel chip flaw

How to protect your PC against the Intel chip flaw

Easy ways to protect your credit card online

Easy ways to protect your credit card online

How to give your parents the security talk this Thanksgiving

How to give your parents the security talk this Thanksgiving

KRACK Wi-Fi bug: Here's how to protect yourself

KRACK Wi-Fi bug: Here's how to protect yourself

Your guide to surviving the Equifax data breach

Your guide to surviving the Equifax data breach

Equifax data breach: Find out if you were one of 143 million hacked

Equifax data breach: Find out if you were one of 143 million hacked

Equifax's hack checker is a hot mess -- here's what to do

Equifax's hack checker is a hot mess -- here's what to do

How to spot a phishing email

How to spot a phishing email

I still don't use anti-virus software. Am I nuts?

I still don't use anti-virus software. Am I nuts?

Your passwords are probably a lot worse than you think

Your passwords are probably a lot worse than you think

​How to get your staff to take cybersecurity seriously

​How to get your staff to take cybersecurity seriously

Latest News

  • 14years ago