Menlo Antivirus Expert Review

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2 /5
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    Our Verdict

    MenIo is a security isolation platform that protects end-users from attacks arriving from the Internet. It does this by isolating all browser activity and only letting through tested and trusted results.

    Its approach to web security is top-notch, although its execution represents a limited security solution, basing its actions only on the Internet and running from the cloud. Though reliable, you might be better off with more traditional anti-malware software such as McAfee or a comprehensive protection suite, such as that offered by Norton or Trend Micro.


    • Web browser isolation
    • Quick and seamless
    • Global cloud service
    • 24/7 customer support


    • Problematic downloads
    • Limits new software introduction
    • Confined to the Web browser
    • Privacy concerns
    • No lab results
    • No set plan prices

    Overview of Menlo  

    MenIo offers a new approach to protecting users from Web-based threats by preventing them from even touching the device being used. 

    It behaves as a proxy, or an intermediary, between the Internet and a PC, sending all online inquiries to the isolation platform, which in turn executes the requested actions.

    MenIo brings several attractive solutions for increasing online security.

    How to Set It Up and Uninstall

    Setting up MenIo is straightforward, especially since you don’t have to install any new software. 

    It’s cloud-based, so all you need to do is input your credentials once you purchase the plan of choice. To set it up, do the following:

    1. Open your browser and go to Internet options.
    2. Visit LAN settings.
    3. Check the ‘Automatic Configuration Script’ option.
    4. Visit the ‘Local Intranet’ zone in Security.
    5. Uncheck all three options.
    6. Restart your browser.


    The set of features offered by this security company is imposing in some aspects, while they entirely lack in others. All in all, this solution is close to ideal for online safety, but otherwise falls short off the mark.


    Money-back GuaranteeYes, a warranty in case of a mistake
    Free VersionNo
    Parental ControlsNo
    Email ProtectionYes
    VPN ServiceNo
    Smartphone OptimizerNo
    USB Virus ScansNo
    Automated Virus ScansNo
    Game ModeNo
    Safe BrowserYes
    Passive ModeNo

    Threat Protection

    Adware PreventionYes


    MenIo prevents threats from entering your device, so it doesn’t offer scanning options.


    PlanPriceNumber of DevicesTop Features
    Cloud App IsolationN/AN/AManagement, control, and data loss prevention for cloud apps
    Cloud DLPN/AN/ACloud control and protection of personally identifiable information
    Secure G SuiteN/AN/AEmail and link isolation
    Secure Office 365N/AN/ACloud proxy on email and SaaS suites
    Secure InternetN/AN/AIsolation Core Cloud 
    Global Cloud ProxyN/AN/ACloud-based network


    MenIo is reasonably priced and offers a generous free trial and a warranty if they fail their customers. In that vein, they don’t offer discount options.

    Privacy and Security

    Privacy - email protection and dedication to online security ensure privacy.

    Security - this suite will protect you from any malware coming from the Internet, although not otherwise.

    Performance and Protection

    Isolation platforms such as this one offer fantastic protection from all web-based attacks, although they don’t protect devices in other ways.

    Malware Protection

    No malware will make it through the isolation platform of MenIo. 

    Ransomware Detection

    Webpages featuring ransomware get automatically isolated to help protect credentials.

    Phishing Detection

    With its focus on secure browsing, this program automatically detects phishing websites.

    Spyware Detection

    As long as spyware comes from websites, MenIo detects it with ease.

    Firewall Protection

    MenIo doesn’t offer a dedicated firewall.

    Lab Test Results

    Unfortunately, independent research labs are yet to test MenIo.

    Ease of Use and Interface

    The UI and user experience with MenIo is nearly indistinguishable from that of using browsers without this protective service. The performance is smooth, you still see your native browser windows, and all extensions are supported.

    Customer Support

    The customer support is active 24/7, providing you with live chat as well as an email address where you can send your inquiries.

    You can also visit their Support Portal packed with useful information on the product, including documentation, articles, and FAQs.