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Total Defense Premium Internet Security - 5 User
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1 out of 5 eggs DO NOT INSTALL - JUNK SOFTWARE!! 12/31/2013

This review is from: Total Defense Premium Internet Security - 5 User

Pros:

Absolutely none.

Cons:

Slows computer down: requires credit card up front: customer service unresponsive: misses malware

Other Thoughts:

This should be listed in the Webster's Unabridged Dictionary as an example of "junkware." I installed this trash program about two months ago on my laptop (i7 with 8gb RAM, 750gb HD, Win7 Pro 64 bit), and it bogged the machine down drastically. Before installation, boot up took about 45 seconds: after installation, about 3-1/2 minutes! An Excel spreadsheet that used to take about 12 seconds to recalculate now takes nearly 1-1/2 minutes! It even slowed downloads and uploads by nearly 100%! If you try to install new software with this stuff operating, you'd better be ready to go get lunch, because it takes forever!
I first emailed, then tried to call tech support at iYogi (they are the publishers), and never was able to get any kind of response from them.
After struggling with this software for over a month, I finally gave up and uninstalled it. Unfortunately, the normal uninstall procedure doesn't do a complete job: there are numerous registry entries left behind, and it will not allow you to enable install or enable any other anti-malware or anti-virus software, including firewalls! It took me nearly another month of digging and cursing to remove all traces of this trash. I finally have my computer back to proper operating specs, and it's running a good, reliable and trustworthy Internet Security software package.
Please, believe me - you do NOT want to install this software! You might as well purposely install the "Loveletter" over-writing virus
or the "Pgpcoder" ransomeware malware.

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