Malware Protection 101

Malware Protection 101

Protect your computer from harmful malware with Total Defense’s powerful malware protection software. Protect your devices from a wide range of threats with our best-selling products; Total Defense Premium Internet Security, Total Defense Ultimate Internet Security and Essential Anti-Virus malware protection. Get simple, smart, and reliable protection from viruses, complete with multi-layered scanning technology to protect your devices against ever emerging new security threats.

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Total Defense 2019 version

Total Defense Ultimate Internet Security is an easy-to-use, all-in-one Internet security suite that protects you and your devices from the latest online threats. High performance virus detection without slowing you down — on your devices — while you bank, shop, and connect on social networks with total peace of mind.

All new Total Defense Ultimate – more secure and easier to use than ever.

  • Ultimate Protection: For the connected devices in your home – PCs, Macs, Smartphones & Tablets
  • Proactive protection from viruses, spyware, ransomware and all forms of malware
  • Alerts you to social media scams and suspicious content
  • Protect your photos and other irreplaceable files with cloud-based online backup
  • Keep your PCs running like new with smart PC optimization technology
  • Free US-based support. Free expert installation and product set-up help

Ultimate Protection – powerful real-time security for your devices

Secure up to 10 PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones without worrying about viruses, spyware, identity theft, digital asset loss and performance issues destroying your moment. Optimize performance and protect against newly discovered vulnerabilities in your applications, it also includes 25 GB of cloud storage to back up your files and protect them from digital threats and hardware outages.

Key Features

  • NEW Ransomware protection – our Advanced Threat Protection guards your most important files from ransomware attacks
  • NEW Anti-Phishing – protection from phishing attacks, Internet fraud, and malicious websites
  • NEW Easy-to-use interface – quick setup, easy scheduling, plus strong security, set it and forget it.
  • NEW Vulnerability protection – automatically update outdated software applications
  • Malware protection – multi-layered scanning technology offers enhanced protection
  • Identity theft protection – stop cyber criminals from gaining access to your personal information
  • Family protection – safeguard your children from online predators and offensive content
  • Social media protection – stay secure from malicious content while on your social networks
  • Mobile protection – fend off Android malware, block intruders, and even lock or erase your data if you lose your mobile phone
  • PC Optimization – integrated tune-up technology, keep your PC running at peak performance, improve PC startup time and Internet speed
  • 25GB Online backup – securely store your photos and files
  • 10 devices – single purchase protects devices in your household

Ransomware Protection

Our Advanced Threat Protection guards your most important files from encryption by ransomware. Ransomware at its most basic level is just a program. Every time you run a program we see if it’s a good program, if it’s known good we let it run, and if we determine it to be malicious we block it or alert you it’s suspicious and you shouldn’t run it unless you know and trust the program.

Powerful, Multi-layered Protection

Real-time and on-demand malware scanning engines provide powerful
protection. Total Defense provides a higher level of malware protection
by scanning files using multiple detection techniques.

Download Defender

Automatically validates safety of websites you download files from and scans of all Internet downloads ensuring infected files are blocked before they can cause harm.

Anti-Malware Protection

Prevents viruses, spyware, ransomware and other malware from infecting your PC, Mac, Android tablet and smartphone.

Social Network Defender

Alerts you to dangerous threats on your social network sites.

Online Backup

Provides easy-to-use, automated cloud-based backup capabilities. Safeguard all your important photos, videos and files automatically and access them from any device at any time. Even share your files with friends and family with one simple click.

Anti-Phishing

Protects you from phishing attacks, internet fraud, and malicious websites that can compromise your personal information and steal your identity.


Powerful Interent security for the connected devices in your home – PCs, Macs, Smartphones & Tablets.


Identity Theft Protection

Stops cyber criminals from gaining access to your personal information. Store your personal information in an encrypted vault and Total Defense protects this information from being transmitted to the internet.

Family Protection

Parental Controls helps you protect your child from cyber bullying, online predators and offensive content by filtering or blocking access to inappropriate web sites, instant messaging programs, and peer-to-peer services.

Informative Reports

Let’s you monitor the status of your system by providing real-time reports that show user activity and system alerts. Every month you can receive a consolidated report of the protection you received and the product updates that occurred.

Vulnerability Protection

Vulnerabilities in software applications provide easy access for malware to infect your PC. Total Defense scans the most commonly attacked software and automatically patches any outdated and vulnerable software.

PC Optimization

Keeps your computer operating at peak performance. Eliminates slow startups, improves internet speeds, cleans up your registry and hard drive, while improving the stability of your system to keep it running like new.

Updates and Upgrades

You always have the latest software with Total Defense. All product upgrades are free; as soon as we release a new feature or version your product automatically gets updated. It’s fast, easy, and hassle-free.

Total Defense
is total peace of mind.

Total Defense 2019 version

Total Defense Premium Internet Security is an easy-to-use, all-in-one subscription service that protects your PCs, Macs, Android tablets and smartphones against viruses, ransomware, spyware, identity theft, and prevents against data asset loss with cloud-based online backup with anywhere, anytime access to your important files.

All new Total Defense Premium – more secure and easier to use than ever.

  • Protection for all the connected devices in your home – PCs, Macs, Android smartphones & tablets
  • Proactive protection from viruses, spyware, ransomware and all forms of malware
  • Alerts you to social media scams and suspicious content
  • Protects your photos and other irreplaceable files with cloud-based online backup
  • Free US-based support – Free expert installation and product set-up help

Premium Protection – powerful real-time security for your personal devices

Total Defense Premium Internet Security provides simple, smart, and reliable protection from viruses, ransomware, spyware, and malware on up to 5 of your PCs, Macs, Android tablets and smartphones. It has advanced features like Ransomware protection, Anti-phishing filters and also includes 10 GB of cloud storage.

Key Features

  • NEW Ransomware protection – our Advanced Threat Protection guards your most important files from ransomware attacks
  • NEW Anti-Phishing – protection from phishing attacks, Internet fraud, and malicious websites
  • NEW Easy-to-use interface – quick setup, easy scheduling, plus strong security – set it and forget it
  • Malware protection – multi-layered scanning technology offers enhanced protection
  • Identity theft protection – stop cyber criminals from gaining access to your personal information
  • Family protection – safeguard your children from online predators and offensive content
  • Social media protection – stay secure from malicious content while on your social networks
  • Mobile protection – fend off Android malware, block intruders, and even lock or erase your data if you lose your mobile phone
  • 10GB Online backup – keep your digital files and photos safe
  • Protects up to 5 devices

Ransomware Protection

Our Advanced Threat Protection guards your most important files from encryption by ransomware. Ransomware at its most basic level is just a program. Every time you run a program we see if it’s a good program, if it’s known good we let it run, and if we determine it to be malicious we block it or alert you it’s suspicious and you shouldn’t run it unless you know and trust the program.

Powerful, Multi-layered Protection

Real-time and on-demand malware scanning engines provide powerful
protection. Total Defense provides a higher level of malware protection
by scanning files using multiple detection techniques.

Download Defender

Automatically validates safety of websites you download files from and scans of all Internet downloads ensuring infected files are blocked before they can cause harm.

Anti-Malware Protection

Prevents viruses, spyware, ransomware and other malware from infecting your PC, Mac, Android tablet and smartphone.


Surf with confidence – simple, smart, and reliable protection from viruses, spyware, ransomware and malware.


Social Network Defender

Alerts you to dangerous threats on your social network sites.

Online Backup

Provides easy-to-use, automated cloud-based backup capabilities. Safeguard all your important photos, videos and files automatically and access them from any device at any time. Even share your files with friends and family with one simple click.

Anti-Phishing

Protects you from phishing attacks, internet fraud, and malicious websites that can compromise your personal information and steal your identity.

Identity Theft Protection

Stops cyber criminals from gaining access to your personal information. Store your personal information in an encrypted vault and Total Defense protects this information from being transmitted to the internet.

Family Protection

Parental Controls helps you protect your child from cyber bullying, online predators and offensive content by filtering or blocking access to inappropriate web sites, instant messaging programs, and peer-to-peer services.

Informative Reports

Let’s you monitor the status of your system by providing real-time reports that show user activity and system alerts. Every month you can receive a consolidated report of the protection you received and the product updates that occurred.

Updates and Upgrades

You always have the latest software with Total Defense. All product upgrades are free; as soon as we release a new feature or version your product automatically gets updated. It’s fast, easy, and hassle-free.

Total Defense 2019 version

Viruses constantly evolve, our Essential Anti-Virus security ensures you’re totally covered with smart, and powerful protection for your Windows desktops and laptops. High performance virus detection without slowing you down.

All new Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus – More secure and easier to use than ever.

  • Real-time protection from viruses, spyware and all forms of malware for Windows desktops and laptops
  • Easy to use – simple and lightweight
  • Free US-based support – Free expert installation and product set-up help

Secure your PC from hackers

Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus — powerful protection ensures you’re always safe and guards your PC against viruses, spyware, ransomware, trojans, rootkits and the latest emerging malware threats which can steal your personal information, digital assets and identity.

Key Features

  • NEW Advanced Threat Protection – We don’t wait around for threats to strike, but proactively protect your Windows desktops and laptops by detecting the latest viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other online dangers.
  • NEW Easy-to-use interface – quick setup, easy scheduling, plus strong security – set it and forget it
  • Quick scan & one-click installation keeps it simple and secure
  • Automatic updates keep your PC secure with the latest virus information
  • Auto scanning of USB drives blocks portable malware from entering your PC
  • Protect up to 3 Windows devices

Detect and remove any threat, without negative impact on your speed and performance.


Total Defense 2019 version

Our Essential Anti-Virus for Mac security ensures you’re totally covered with smart, and proactive protection. Give your Mac maximum protection without compromising speed and performance.

Anti-Malware Protection

Simple, smart, and reliable protection from viruses, spyware, and malware on up to 3 of your Mac’s.

Prevents Mac Ransomware Attacks

Our newest feature called Safe Files is a layer of prevention against ransomware that tries to encrypt sensitive information on your computer. It acts like a vault where you can safely store your most valuable files. Once saved here, Anti-Virus for Mac will make sure nobody tampers with your valuable files.

Real-Time Protection

Once your Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus for Mac has been installed, all changes to your files and system are monitored around the clock to ensure your computer hasn’t been compromised and performs optimally.

Ultra Fast Malware Scanning

Fast scanning and ironclad protection against malware without slowing you down. So fast and so discreet, you won’t even know it’s there, working to keep your Mac safe.


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