Disclaimer: We received a copy of ChicaPC-Shield Pro for evaluation purposes and to help facilitate this review. All opinions are our own.
The fastest way to destroy your PC and turn it into an expensive paperweight is to allow it to become infested with malware. These little bits and bytes of nasty code can work their way deep into your system, becoming virtually impossible to completely remove. Believe me, I’ve been there! I once spent 17 hours on a friend’s system trying to remove a particularly despicable malware program. In the end, I gave up and she had to reformat her entire system. She lost everything!
Had she been running a good malware detection and removal program like ChicaPC-Shield Pro, she would still have all those precious pictures from her family vacations. The simple fact is, if you have a PC, you need malware protection. ChicaPC-Shield Pro is a great solution because it offers full protection with a simple, user-friendly interface.
Malware: It’s Everywhere
Just about everyone who has spent any time online has encountered malware at some point in their internet surfing. Unlike the “old” days, when it was just found on sites that you wouldn’t visit in front of your mom, malware can be injected into just about any site anywhere. Even government computers with the highest level of security aren’t immune to malware attacks. Like spam in your email, malware is not going anywhere. In fact, like spam, it’s just going to keep getting more sophisticated. Fortunately, ChicaPC-Shield Pro provides an extra layer of protection between you and those who want to wreak havoc on your system!
Malware, short for “malicious software,” is a term that covers a variety of unpleasant types of software. Typically, it is designed to infiltrate your system and either share your information with its creator or disrupt the overall processes of your computer. One of t most common uses is to obtain your financial information so the thief can hack into your accounts and steal your money.
Even if the code is just sent in to disrupt your computer, it can still cause devastating effects. In the best case scenario, malware slows your computer- and thus your productivity- down to a crawl and perhaps messes up the functioning of a few non-vital programs., Worst case scenario: complete financial ruin, identity theft, and a “bricked” computer (a computer that is basically as useless as a brick).
How does ChicaPC-Shield Pro help?
Keeping your computer clean is a full-time job for ChicaPC-Shield Pro. It does several things to ensure that malware doesn’t ruin your life. It’s basically a watchdog and a search and rescue team all at once.
1. Real-time protection – ChicaPC-Shield Pro offers real-time protection against threats. As you’re surfing the internet, ChicaPC-Shield Pro is working behind the scenes to make sure you’re not stumbling across anything that could destroy your system. Should it find a potential threat, it will let you know before you enter that site. I’ve had it running in the background for several days now and I haven’t noticed any issues with it. Unlike some malware programs that hog resources, the only reason I remember that this program is running is because I’m evaluating it and actually paying attention to what it’s doing. Otherwise, you’d never even know it was running. I checked my Task Manager, and when it’s idle, ChicaPC-Shield Pro was only using less than 2MB of memory.
2. Complete system scan. The first time you install ChicaPC-Shield Pro, you should run a full system scan. I ran the basic scan at first because I wanted to see how it worked. It took about 10 minutes to do the scan, and I have a lot of files. The deep scan takes much longer, so you may want to set it up to run overnight. Even on a deeper scan, it didn’t take up much of my system resources, so I was able to continue my work while it was running.
When it’s done scanning, you’ll get a little pop-up report like this:
3. Destroy hidden threats. When ChicaPC-Shield Pro finds a hidden threat, it quarantines or removes the file. My system was clean, so I can’t show you how this part works, but basically you just go into the quarantine section and decide how you want to handle each threat.
A user-friendly solution
One of the best things about ChicaPC-Shield Pro is the fact that it is extremely user-friendly. You don’t need any technical knowledge whatsoever to use it. Just download, install, and run. The program settings are already optimized to keep your computer safe. If you are a control freak like me when it comes to your computer, you can delve into the settings panel and change a few things. You can even change the scheduler so that it performs updates at a specific time.
New malware threats arise every single day. ChicaPC-Shield Pro updates itself regularly to keep you safe. It performs the update in the background. I came back home from Mother’s Day lunch to a little bubble message telling me that I’m not up to date, and I didn’t have to do a thing to make it happen.
ChicaLogic: Empowering Women in the Digital Age
ChicaPC-Shield Pro is part of the ChicaLogic family, which offers computer software solutions designed by women for women. The team at ChicaLogic wanted to create easy solutions that didn’t require hours of time or an extended knowledge of the inner workings of software to set up and use. They understand how busy lives are for women. Their products are designed to be straight-forward and easy to use. They don’t require a degree in information technology to decipher.
ChicaPC-Shield Pro retails for $29.95, but they frequently offer discounts. Right now, it’s $24.95! Get it in the ChicaLogic Shop. You can also download a fully functional demo version to try it out before you buy. Connect with ChicaLogic on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with news. ChicaPC-Shield Pro is available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Swedish, and more. It is designed to work on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8 (32 & 64 bit).
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