PCLive.com, a service offered SecurityCoverage Inc., is attempting to upstage security giants Symantec and McAfee by offering a complete suite of security tools for your desktop--for free.
Included within the basic PCLive Security package is a firewall, the open source ClamAV antivirus product, antispyware, a popup blocker, plus system cleaner(removes old temp files). PCLive will also check for the latest Microsoft Windows updates that haven't yet been applied to your PC. For a mere $4.95 a month, PCLive Premium Security includes all the basic PCLive Security along with Web content filtering, parental controls, disk maintenance and 24/7 live technical support. SecurityCoverage also offers users of their free PCLive service instant 24/7 technical support for a flat fee of $49.95 per session.
How does it work? Okay. The ClamAV product is designed for UNIX and Linux systems. It hasn't been independently tested by Windows-based antivirus testing labs. Also we found that PCLive runs three active processes on your desktop. A couple of times, for no apparent reason, the PCLMonitorService process consumed up to 53 percent of our system resources, considerably slowing our test PC.