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ParetoLogic Internet Security Software Review

paretologic-internet-security-stforumNo matter if you spend all of your time online or just use the Internet to check your email, online security should be your top priority. Users are constantly being targeted by different forms of malware and spyware, and even the most educated can be fooled by a smartly written phishing email disguised as an official document.

What can we do to stay protected? Besides keeping ourselves up-to-date with all the latest malicious campaigns (such as ransomware and its primary distributor – spam), we should consider having an active security solution at all times.

App Profile

NameParetoLogic Internet Security
TypeInternet Security Solution, AV Program
DeveloperParetoLogic Internet Security
Direct Download

Operating SystemWindows OS (see article for system requirements).
License Price$39.97
STF’s Test MachineLenovo B50-70 with 64-bit Windows 8.1
User Experience Discuss ParetoLogic Internet Security In Our Forum

One program that caught our attention thanks to its comprehensive security features is Internet Security by ParetoLogic, or ParetoLogic Internet Security.

About the Company

ParetoLogic is a Canadian company, based in Victoria, BC. It started off as a small family business founded by two brothers, and grew to a successful security software company with more than 100 employees.

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ParetoLogic Internet Security: Technical Resume

Official Description:

ParetoLogic Internet Security provides premium protection against all kinds of cyber threats. Your email messages and contact list are protected by Anti-Phishing technology and advanced Email Security. Surf the web without worry – the Active Protection and Web Shield have you covered against drive-by downloads and suspicious files. The Firewall offers a sophisticated Intrusion Detection System, monitoring, logging, and custom port or application rules to give you full control over your network traffic.

Free VersionNo
File Size 10.5 MB

The program features several security components that shape its comprehensiveness:

  • Firewall – blocks inbound and outbound online threats;
  • Active protection – stops malware from downloading onto your PC;
  • Quarantine – provides a list of threats quarantined by ParetoLogic;
  • Web Shield – blocks malicious websites;
  • Email Security – prevents malware from reaching email clients such as Outlook and Windows Mail;
  • Ignore List – lets you control folders and files that you don’t want to be scanned;
  • Lockdown Computer – let’s you shut down all network traffic in case you believe malware is transmitting information to and from your computer;
  • Anti-Rootkit Technology – prevents rootkits from gaining admin-level control over your system;
  • Automatic Scheduled Scans – let’s you create full or quick scan schedules to run daily or weekly;
  • Frequent Definition Updates – the software receives antivirus, antispyware, and antimalware databases and intrusion detection system updates to protect your machine against cyber threats.

Because of Internet Security’s user-friendly, intuitive interface, you can easily navigate through all of the features and tune them according to your preferences.

Internet Security also provides three types of scan:

Quick scan – scans the folders that are most likely contaminated by malware, takes up to 15 minutes;
Full scan – scans the whole PC for malware and spyware, can take up to several hours;
Custom scan – scans folders specified by you.


The quick and the full scan can be scheduled. You can also choose the frequency of the scans and set them to once a week or once a day.

ParetoLogic Internet Security: System Requirements

According to ParetoLogic, these are the minimum system requirements needed for the proper installation of the product:

  • 190 MB free hard disk space required for initial installation;
  • Internet connection;
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and above;
  • Operating privileges: logged on as administrator to install and uninstall.

OS Requirements:

Windows 8 64-bit
2 GB Memory (RAM)
1 GHz Processor Speed

Windows 8 32-bit
1 GB Memory (RAM)
1 GHz Processor Speed

Windows 7 64-bit
2 GB Memory (RAM)
1 GHz Processor Speed

Windows 7 32-bit
1 GB Memory (RAM)
1 GHz Processor Speed

Windows XP 32-bit
Service Pack 3
256 MB Memory (RAM)
300 MHz Processor Speed

What We Like

  • ParetoLogic Internet Security is an affordable and user-friendly security solution;
  • For a reasonable price, you will receive adequate anti-virus protection, frequent updates, email protection, malicious website blocking and a firewall.
  • In terms of detection of malware already infecting the system, ParetoLogic Internet Security has quite a satisfactory performance.

What Is Missing

  • Internet Security’s real-time active protection may not be the best on the market;
  • The program’s developers haven’t submitted a copy to AV Test, an independent security institute that has tested many of the current security solutions on the market;
  • The program doesn’t appear to have a 24/7 technical assistance, according to its website, it provides support via email. Phone calls are possible within the time frame 8am – 4pm PST.


ParetoLogic Internet Security is a security solution, appropriate for the average PC user who seeks maximum protection at minimum financial cost. The program offers many features to adjust according to your preferences (such as the scheduled scans), and has a simplified and intuitive interface. It’s a recommended tool for home users.

Are you interested in using ParetoLogic Internet Security?

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Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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