TrustPort Review

Overview

One of the best features of the TrustPort anti-virus software is the fact that it combines two of the best scanning engines available. This makes the software incredibly efficient at locating both existing and new threats. This includes just about every kind of malware including viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, and even deeply entrenched rootkits which are usually very difficult to locate and remove. It even analyzes file composition and behavior to determine when a program might be suspect. On top of this, there are three different options to choose from, depending on which level of security is needed.

 

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Features and Highlights

The most basic version offered by TrustPort, their Anti-Virus product, offers decent protection that would likely be enough for those who only use the internet lightly. This offers both a resident anti-virus program along with the ability to scan your system on demand to discover any potential threats. There is also an application inspector designed to help protect your computer from downloading and installing anything that could potentially be harmful. Another nice additional feature is having a recovery system disk, which will allow you to restart everything should there be any potential problems (such as the removal of a critical system file).

The Total Protection software guards against just about every threat imaginable. This includes a personal firewall along with spam filters and email (attachments) scanning. You also receive protection for the entire family with a number of customizable options including solutions for your mobile devices. As added levels of protection, users will find a number of access controls enabled through encrypted disks and archives. There is also secure shredding available for when files need to be eliminated. There is also an internet security package which offers much of this same security including the free system restore disk.

Internet Security Suite

Heavy internet users will be happy to know that Trust Port also offers a plan just for them. The Internet Security Suite is designed to keep you and everyone in your household protected while roaming about in cyberspace. For example, the personal firewall helps to ensure that nothing suspect is downloaded onto your computer, nor allowed to take control of your system. There is also an advanced spam filter to help protect against phishing schemes and other attacks. The program will also automatically scan all email files and attachments. There are also parental controls, enabling your whole family to browse safely and securely.

Pricing Concerns

The pricing for each of these three packages increases as you move up in the level protection offered. Frankly, the basic package (at $39.95) is a bit on the low end in terms of average prices for this industry, with the other two options being a bit on the high side. The internet security suite does represent a decent value at only $54.95 for a whole year. Of course, adding additional computers will make that price go up. However, it is certainly a solid investment to know that you and your entire family is protected from the unthinkable.

Customer Support

TrustPort does offer one of the most complete levels of support you are likely to see in this industry. The site offers a very useful and clear help page with links to all resources. This includes a number of product manuals, frequently asked questions, and even a helpful glossary. Not to mention the useful tutorials and utilities. Of course, feel free to send the company an email or give them a call. Emails are answered during normal business hours.

Ease of Use

You may (and most users do) download the software directly from their site. Customers also have a free trial and the option to order a backup CD. As security software goes, this one is very easy to use with a self-explanatory navigation, simple organization, and an intuitive user interface. There is not much of a learning curve, and advanced users will even be able to find some incredibly powerful tools and features.

Bottom Line

TrustPort offers some solid security options, with ease to use functionality and a decent amount of powerful tools and features. It is definitely worth a look.

 

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