Real time protection against viruses and trojans has never been more important and F-Prot Antivirus for Windows claims to have detected just about everything under the sun.
This includes worms, trojans and other threats against the security of your system. F-Prot works via the OnDemand Scanner which is your starting point for carrying out everything that the program is capable of. This includes scanning, changing the settings and updating the status monitor or at least, seeing what the status currently is. The date of the last virus update is always visible so you can see when the last virus database was updated. The program then checks for new virus signatures at various intervals whenever you go online. One good feature of this particular scanner is that it can also detect and scan external drives and even network drives. It also provides reliable realtime protection to deny any malicious attacks on your system by quarantining them before they can do any damage. your system access. It is however a rather clunky and cumbersome piece of software which seems to kick into action at the most inconvenient moments and takes a long time to scan. It does however seem to detect a huge amount of malicious data and is worth running just in case you think your virus checker is missing something.
A very thorough checker but could do with a few tweaks and improvements to make it more lightweight and discreet.
Version 188.8.131.52 has updated and improved scanning engine (to version 4.6.5), better support and improved scanning of: LZMA, BZIP2 streams in ZIP files, 7Z, RAR, CAB, SWF, PDF, stability in script emulation, macros and other to fix stability and performance.
Very thorough at scanning
Scans network drives
Can be slow and cumbersome
Powerful and Reliable Antivirus Software
F-PROT Antivirus for Windows, built on the award-winning F-PROT Antivirus scanning engine, tried and tested for over 20 years, is one of the most advanced antivirus software applications on the market today. F-PROT Antivirus has the competitive advantage of reliability, ease of use and exceptionally low resource consumption so your computer runs faster. It is also non-obtrusive so you get the work done without interference, while the antivirus runs quietly in the background. F-PROT Antivirus for Windows provides users with automatic real-time detection and removal of viruses, worms and trojans from files and e-mails, as well as offering the option of scheduling specific tasks. New and unknown threats are detected with F-PROT Antivirus advanced heuristics technology based on unrivalled staff expertise, providing the strongest possible defense available for your computer. A one-year subscription to F-PROT Antivirus covers up to 5 computers in one home including all updates, upgrades as well as personal support. Included in the subscription is both 32 and 64 bit version.
F-PROT Antivirus for Windows is designed to operate on computers running: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, and Windows Home Server. In addition, the software will run on machines emulating the above operating systems. F-PROT Antivirus for Windows requires minimum 120 MB of available hard-disk space.
Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.
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