CNet reviewed Laplink PCdefense and gave the security suite rating of 5.6 out of possible 10 (average), and concluded that “Laplink PCDefense is unfocused. If it’s an antispyware app that includes rootkit and keylogger prevention, then so be it. But PCDefense includes so many other tools–some which are already free within Windows XP, your browser, or online–that the end result is a hastily assembled collection of tools rather than an integrated product. That’s why it’s hard for us to recommend PCDefense at this time.”
Good points for Laplink PCDefense are it targets spyware and rootkits, two areas that traditional antivirus and Internet security suites don’t, and includes a disaster recovery option. However, PCdefense lets down on relies on on-demand antivirus protection, a process that won’t catch rapidly spreading viruses and worms; the app doesn’t include a firewall and antispam blocking, and many of its tools are already available for free within your browser or in Windows XP.
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