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PC Matic has a large suite of antivirus protection packages for individual users and businesses to protect against viruses and improve performance. PC Matic has received top scores in blocking against malware threats as recently as in 2017. The antivirus software comes with a wide range of features such as authentication security, real-time scanning, junk file removal, and patch management.
PC Matic has several different pricing options that come with different features. The PC Matic individual protection plan comes with a 12-month license for $50 or a one time fee of $150 for protection with no expiration.
PC Matic PRO has different antivirus protection suites to ensure the security of businesses. Customers can choose between a number of different products according to their needs. The Endpoint Suite provides a comprehensive IT platform securing business users and data that comes with patch management and robust performance tools. PC Matic PRO also provides authentication security to prevent unauthorized users from accessing business networks.
As the name suggests, PC Matic helps protect and optimize PC computers. That means, PC Matic supports Windows 10, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 operating systems. PC Matic will not help devices that run on the Windows RT, Apple OS (iPhones), nor on devices using the Atom processor. PC Matic does not work on the 1st generation Microsoft Surface, but does run on Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and 3. PC Matic has a limited version that will run on Intel-based Mac computers.
In a Malware Blocking Test conducted as recently as early 2017, PC Matic received a top score with the highest combined score in the test of 100% malware detection and 98% malicious URL blocking. PC Matic uses a whitelisting approach to protect computers. The whitelist contains a list of approved applications and processes that are authorized to run while blocking the “blacklisted” programs with the potential of containing malware. PC Matic PRO Security provides advanced protection against threats, zero-day attacks, ransomware, and polymorphic viruses for businesses.
Threats can enter your computer in many ways including through corrupted files in email messages. PC Matic comes with built-in email security features to protect against malware and other threats.
As we mentioned, PC Matic uses a whitelist of good applications and processes that are authorized to run on your computer. That means that PC Matic antivirus will automatically block the download of suspicious or blacklisted programs with potential malware.
To help speed up processes, PC Matic removes unnecessary startup apps, deactivates unnecessary Windows tasks, and disables resource hogging startups.
Businesses looking to improve system performance can rely on PC Matic PRO Endpoint Suite which provides total automation of endpoint maintenance with powerful optimization for applications, Windows, and network settings.
Super Shield is the proprietary real-time technology component to PC Matic that provides real-time, proactive protection against ransomware, advanced persistent threats (APTs), polymorphic viruses, and zero-day attacks. PC Matic uses a list of known, trusted programs and allows them to run. Anything that attempts to run on your computer that is not on the whitelist is sent to PC Matic’s malware research team to be tested. Within the 24 hours, the team categorizes the program as trusted or malicious.
Customers can get in touch with support directly by email or phone. For more information, PC Matic hosts active social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. PC Matic demonstrates how to use their product through video tutorials and webinars available on the website. On the down side, the website lacks a searchable FAQ which allows for convenient self-service.
|PC Matic PRO Endpoint Suite||PC Matic 12 Months||PC Matic No Expiration|
|Price per year||$50.00||$150.00|
|License duration||Unlimited||1 year||Unlimited|
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