Reason Security Review

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Score 9.3

Threat Protection

  • 24/7 Protection- real-time scanning
  • Protection against: malware, ransomware, spyware and identity theft
Plans & Prices:
  • Reason Premium- $29.99 per year
  • Reason Premium- $59.99 for two years
  • Reason Premium- $29.99 for three years

Payment Methods


“Reason” is a data-driven, cloud-based cybersecurity software company with an impressive portfolio of anti-malware and security solutions. Reason’s vast range of products is accumulatively serving millions of individuals and businesses. Probably the best known is a flagship, Reason Core Security suite which combines an engine and a software development kit (SDK). It is said to be scanning over 1 billion files per day in 180 countries to provide protection against malware, adware and potentially unwanted programs (a.k.a. PUPs).
Reason’s machine learning algorithms allow its solutions to quickly identify new threats, protect users, and create new products to provide protection against cyber threats. Reason Core Security is a cloud scanner that targets a variety of threats with a very strong focus on adware, spyware, and ransomware, however, it is not designed to function as a traditional anti-virus engine and does not specifically target file infecting and memory resident viruses as well as various types of rootkits. Reason’s development team consists of highly-skilled cybersecurity experts, led by founder Andrew Newman and backed by his 20 years of experience, including working on Microsoft Anti-Spyware and Windows Defender.
The “Reason Cybersecurity” we are reviewing now is the company’s newest and most advanced cybersecurity tool, offering safeguards against intrusions using cameras, microphones, ransomware, and emerging threats — most vicious forms of hacking these days. Brand new Reason antivirus includes all of well-known and tested Reason Core Security’s features, with an addition of the most modern and advanced digital privacy protection. An overall package is more lightweight, personal security focused and fast, and since it is a Brand New product there are even some free packages available. So let’s have a closer look.

During our research on antivirus software, we’ve identified five key criteria for you to consider when choosing an antivirus software: 1. Threat Protection 2. Resource consumption 3. 24/7 protection/real-time scanning 4. Extra protection features 5. Platforms/Devices accessibility. Our reviews will examine each antivirus software in accordance with how well it delivers on these five criteria.

How Reason meets the 5 criteria?

1. Threat Protection

Malware Protection
Reason Cybersecurity effectively eliminates malware and other cyber threats, so your security and privacy are secured.

Spyware Protection
The system is blocking and stopping numerous methods of ransomware files as well as the encryption of data, which invades your system, locks and encrypts your files, and won’t let go until you’ve paid money.

Web Protection
The system is scanning along as you’re surfing the Internet, detecting which websites are safe to visit & blocking the possibly dangerous websites and downloads, in order for your online data to be safe and protected with browser traffic guard.

Adware Protection
Reason is blocking unwanted bundled software that is less dangerous, but it is still nothing else than malicious software that uses your computer resources to automatically display or download advertising materials such as banners or pop-ups, and can easily go from annoying to dangerous.

2. Resource Consumption

Being the most modern and innovative solution, working primarily in the cloud servers, Reason Cybersecurity is barely taking the space and resources of the computer and it runs discreetly in the background, so it shouldn’t slow you down or interrupt your work/game flow.

3. 24/7 Real-time Scanning

Innovative technologies allow Reason Cybersecurity to provide 24/7, real-time, total protection against online privacy threats by constantly running in the background and monitoring your system. Maintaining and continuously updating a library of millions of suspected malicious files, Reason delivers fast and stable protection to the users.

4. Extra Protection Features

  • Identity Defender. Make sure your identity is bulletproof so that no one can take away what’s yours.
  • Camera & Microphone Protection. Keep hackers, malware or spies from misusing your devices and recording your every move.
  • Ransom Shield. Keep those cyber thieves at bay with the best-in-class ransomware protection. Turn your computer into a digital fortress
  • Tracking Protection. Be sure that your data stays yours. Reason’s tracking protection gives you full control over who can track your online activity and when, by cracking down on cookies, scripts and trackers that follow you & your data online
  • Real-time Protection. Protection against new threats in real-time, without slowing down your PC.

5. Platforms/Devices Accessibility

Reason Cybersecurity is currently available for PC with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7.

Windows OS

User Experience

Reason Cybersecurity is simple to use for anyone, even non-technical people, with a clean and intuitive design, so there’s no place for confusion and complications. Apart from navigation menus, the home screen has just the obvious command of “Scan” and it can be done in under a minute. Another bonus is that installation is extremely fast, requires no more than 0,5 GB of your disc place and doesn’t even need a reboot.
Reason Cybersecurity has high detection rates, and low tolerance for issues and potential risks: it will rather flag items of questionable origins than skip over them, and have a tendency to catch threats that other antiviruses won’t see dangerous and might miss. While potential false alarms are possible as a result, we think of it as a good thing as it keeps your security levels high.


Reason Essential

Free / Lifetime

  • Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Scan
  • Real-time Protection
  • Threat Removal

Reason Premium

$29.99 / Year

  • Camera and microphone guard
  • Total protection against new and emerging threats
  • Ransomware Protection
  • Unwanted Software Blocker
  • Secure Browsing
  • Tracking Protection

When choosing the Reason Premium license, you can buy it for 1, or 3 years, which normally costs 60, 120 and 180 USD respectively. However, right now Reason offers a huge discount of -50% on all of them, so you can get that for half the price.

Support and Customer Service

The Reason customer support team can be contacted through telephone or email.
There’s an in-depth technical support section on the website: a detailed FAQ section categorized by topics looks handy and pretty comprehensive.
We especially liked the fact that Reason Security has a dedicated page just for Threat Research which is designed to let you investigate a threat found on your PC in the Reason Portal. This is a sign that supposedly tells that Reason takes detection seriously and keeps working to optimize and fix all possible bugs.

Pros & Cons

  • Impressive protection capabilities
  • Low resources consumption
  • User-friendly interface
  • Various useful extra features
  • Heavily discounted plans
  • Free version and/or 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Only Windows PC platform is currently supported
  • No VPN feature

Bottom Line

Overall the latest Reason product performed very well in our test, showing a strong and resilient antimalware option that doesn’t fail to catch even the most subtle threats to your online privacy. The software itself is very lightweight and works in a discreet fashion, not slowing down or overloading your machine.
The free account gives a good benefit to consumers to be alert and notified about the potential dangers, but the Premium package with its comprehensive feature set and the affordable price tag makes it the most attractive option. No doubt, a good product to consider and test, particularly while it is on a discount.