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.
Start your scan by selecting how deep you’d like to go.
Wait until it’s done. You can check the progress to see how much longer it should take:
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).
Enter below for a chance to win one of 5 ChicaPC-Shield Pro license keys to unlock the full version of the program. Open worldwide to those 18 and older. Giveaway ends on June 4th, 2013. Void where prohibited.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
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Entry #906Wanda T.
Entry #9Tricia M.
Entry #254Donnalynn L.
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58 thoughts on “ChicaPC-Shield Pro Keeps Your Computer Malware-Free”
Keeping all the viruses, spam, malware, spyware, and key loggers away.
I like couponing and entering contests on a daily basis so I am worried about picking up viruses.
I am on the computer constantly and exposed to every virus out there I think…so I want the best…yes please enter me.
Malware and add ware
My biggest challenge is my 10 year old son. He likes to play online arcade and math games but he has clicked the ads on the sides a few times and infected my computer.
My biggest challenge is preventing pop-ups
the adware and spyware and my computer being sluggish
My biggest challenge is that it seems like every day they are coming up with new viruses and I am so afraid that my computer will not catch it in time.
The ad-ware and spyware make it really hard for me.
my biggest problem is finding reliable virus protection
My biggest challenge is popups and adware
Malware – various people using our computer.
keeping all the viruses out and catching the damages they make before they affect my computer—– Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com
My biggest challenge are those old pop ups and adware that are constantly bugging you
Remember to set my computer to scan for viruses
My biggest challenge is trying to understand all the computer lingo
My biggest challenge is that I work from home so I am always on my computer and I need it to be reliable and virus free.
My biggest challenge is getting rid of the viruses and malware!
My wife keeps clicking on stuff and I end up cleaning out her PC every week. Its a headache
Adware and Malware are the worst
the adware and spyware and my computer being sluggish from these
My biggest challenge is my teenager. He downloads games from sites that have malware and viruses then leaves it for me to try and clean up.
Trying to weed out the bad sites
My computer seems too slow at times which doesn’t help me with my impatience
still may get viruses
it would be Malware and all of the dates it has for you to keep up with.
Viruses & Malware.
Malware, seems like I have one every time you turn around. It’s so annoying!
My biggest challenge is malware slowing down my PC.
Definitely malware and spyware. I’ve seen many friends and family who inadvertently downloaded keystroke monitors and it scares me to death to think of all that personal info in the wrong hands.
My problem is how to be able to identify and avoid dangerous websites.
Just got a second hand computer and I really dont know what’s malicious virus is in it, so this ChicaPC Shield Software will be great.
trojans and spyware horrible pains
alot of blog giveaways have hidden malware and spyware i think its called and it slows your computer down so once a yr i have to take in to staples to get cleaned out but if i win this i cn save lots of $$$$
My biggest obstacle to keeping my computer safe is not using a free online program. I am cheap lol.. Free will only get you so far.
I hate dealing with pop-ups! And I am always cautious of opening all my emails. I’m about to run out of my subscription in a few months and this would be a great replacement.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to keeping your computer safe?
the government taking over
the biggest challenge is preventing pop-ups and adware
All the crazies that have included secret downloads or spyware or whatever…can’t get rid of them.
Those nasty little spyware that manage to creep in.
Make sure to not download any tool bars
the adware and spyware and my computer being sluggish from these
My biggest challenge is preventing pop-ups and adware
My biggest challenge is that the program I’m using doesn’t always catch everything.