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8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,758
United States Rank #12,625
Reach 0.0644%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.24 days
125.11 days >
Average installed length: 65.74 days


VersionDistribution 18.99% 1.58% 13.55% 62.41% 3.47%

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360 Internet Security

What is 360 Internet Security?  (from Qihu 360 Software Co)

360 Internet Security works proactively to alert you when suspicious programs try to access critical system resources like system settings and registries, startup programs, and system directories. Secure browsing and privacy protection are vital. 360 Internet Security keeps you away from phishing sites, blocks maliciou...  Read more


360 Internet Security is a software program developed by Qihu 360 Software Co. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named 360sd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 92 files and is usually about 94.24 MB (98,817,383 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 21% of users of 360 Internet Security come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.360safe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 94.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 360 Internet Security

Program executable:360sd.exe
Name:360 Internet Security
Path:C:\Program Files\360\360 internet security\360sd.exe
Additional files:
  • 360AvFlt.dll - 360 Internet Security 2013
  • 360avflt.sys
  • 360Base.dll - 360 Internet Security 2013 Base Module
  • 360Base64.dll
  • 360Conf.dll
  • 360GuardBase64.dll - 360 Internet Security 2013 Internet Protection
  • 360NetBase.dll
  • 360safe.exe
  • 360SignCheck.dll
  • 360SignCheck64.dll
  • 360Util.dll
  • AVCheck.dll - 360 Internet Security 2013 Antivirus
  • AVCheck64.dll
  • AVEI.dll - 360 Internet Security 2013 AntiVirus Engine Interface
  • AVEngine.dll - 360 Internet Security 2013 AntiVirus Engine
  • Calc.exe
  • MenuEx.dll
  • msdev.exe
  • qex.dll - 360 Internet Security 2014 (360 Internet Security 2014 Antivirus)
  • 360Common.dll - 360 Internet Security (360 Internet Security Base Module)
  • 360Conf64.dll
  • 360net.dll
  • 360NetBase64.dll
  • 360P2SP.dll
  • 360pack.dll
  • 360Quart.exe
  • 360rp.dll
  • 360rp.exe
  • 360rps.exe
  • 360sdinstall.exe
  • 360sdrun.exe
  • 360sdToasts.exe - 360 Internet Security Windows UI notification
  • 360sdupd.exe
  • 360SkinMgr.exe
  • 360Util64.dll
  • 360ver.dll
  • 360Verify.dll
  • CrashReport.dll
  • CrashReport64.dll
  • dep360.exe
  • DumpUper.exe
  • efimon.sys - 360 Internet Security Efimon Driver
  • efiproc.dll - 360 Internet Security EfiProc Dll
  • feedback.exe
  • I18N.dll
  • LiveUpd360.dll
  • MiniUI.dll
  • PDown.dll
  • QTQuart.dll
  • QTQuart64.dll
  • safelive.dll - 360 Internet Security Update Module
  • scanstg.dll
  • sdUninst.dll
  • SDVersion.dll
  • sites.dll - 360 Internet Security Base module
  • SpeedNpe.dll
  • Uninst.exe
  • upgrade.exe
  • UpTip.exe
  • WhiteCache.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • MenuEx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SD360' with a class of {086F171D-5ED1-4ED2-B736-CFF3AD6A128E}.
Scheduled Task
  • 360sd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C23F9F56-4554-4459-83BD-7404EF9B1FBD}' (runs on registration).
  • 360rps.exe runs as a service named '360rp' (360rp).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • 360sd.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '360sd' and executes as "C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\360sd.exe" /autorun.
  • 360sdrun.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '360sd' and executes as "C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\360sdrun.exe".
  • Calc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '360sd' and executes as "C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\360sd.exe" /autorun.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 360sd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '360sd' which loads as "C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\360sd.exe" /autorun.
  • 360sdrun.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '360sd' which loads as "C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\360sdrun.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • 360sd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\360sd.exe'.
  • 360sdupd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\360\360 Internet Security\360sdupd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:126.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020687929%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00159154%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00047726%
0.015104% average
Memory:167.42 MB
Total CPU:0.0109226156%
Kernel CPU:0.00943317%
User CPU:0.00148945%
Memory:1.31 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00240146%

How do I remove 360 Internet Security?

You can uninstall 360 Internet Security from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 360 Internet Security, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove 360 Internet Security.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.02%
Windows 10 31.57%
Windows XP 4.88%
Windows Vista 2.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.72%
Windows 8.1 12.07%
Windows 7 Professional 10.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.66% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 20.66%
  United States 18.86%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Netherlands 4.15%
  India 3.68%
  Poland 3.05%
  Brazil 2.74%
  Italy 2.74%
  IQ 1.80%
  France 1.72%
  DZ 1.72%
  BD 1.49%
  Saudi Arabia 1.49%
  Austria 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.12%
Acer 21.12%
Dell 18.46%
ASUS 11.16%
Samsung 5.31%
Lenovo 4.78%
Toshiba 3.85%
Medion 3.59%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Intel 1.20%
MSI 0.93%
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HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.74%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.49%
ASUS All Series 2.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.18%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.87%


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