PC Tools AntiVirus Free 7.0.0.545

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  1. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

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    Powerful free protection against malicious virus infections!


    PC Tools AntiVirus provides world-leading protection against viruses, worms and Trojans with rapid updates and OnGuard™ technology. With PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition you are protected against the most nefarious cyber-threats attempting to gain access to your PC and personal information. Going online without protection against the latest fast-spreading virus and worms, such as Netsky, Mytob and MyDoom, can result in infections within minutes.
    Once infected, the virus will usually attempt to spread itself to your friends, family and associates by accessing your email contacts and networked PCs. The infection may also allow hackers to access files on your PC, use it to launch attacks against other computers and websites or to send mass SPAM email.

    That's why PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition provides world-leading protection, with rapid database updates, OnGuard™ real-time protection and comprehensive system scanning to ensure your system remains safe and virus free. PC Tools products are trusted and used by millions of people everyday to protect their home and business computers against online threats.

    PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition feature highlights:
    • Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing
    • Detects, quarantines, disinfects and destroys Viruses, Trojans and Worms
    • OnGuard™ protects your computer against threats in real-time
    • Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit), Windows Vista SP1+ (32bit, 64bit), Windows XP SP2+ (32bit).

    Homepage - http://free.pctools.com/free-antivirus/
     
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    It seems that they are still developing their free AV...
     
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    Any change-log?
     
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    Well, new website...
    Are they using Norton engine in the free version?

    This website tells, the free version has basic antivirus and antispyware and the paid version has advanced antivirus and antispyware. I knew the old version doesn't have any antispyware.
     
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    I haven't found any change log yet...But it seems that they are using a new-engine in this updated version..
     
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    To achieve the Advance Protection, you can run Threatfire, which they are using in Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2010...

    For Site-Guard and Browser Guard, you can use AVG Link Scanner and Rapport... You have everything now, and that just for free :D
     
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    The installer is 33,872Kb in size but after installation asks for 90,734Kb update download. :eek:
     
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    and it doesn't include rootkit protection :thumbd:
     
  10. SweX

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    No, I think he means that Spyware Doc includes TF wich you can download and run along PCTools Av free. And then you get similar protection for free instead of buying Spyware Doc.

    Right Dr Avinash?:D
     
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    Are you sure? I thought it used to.
     
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    Thanks SweX, BTW some years back i have cleared Pre-Medical Examinations but Money Problem don't let me to take Admission in a medical college...:(

    Happy to be a doctor of computer system...:D
     
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    Gery please pay your visit to the site...I guess they have everything in free version except BB, which you can get from TF and that's just just for free:)
     
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    As in no more Virus buster engine, or just an updated version of it.
     
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    I heard it is using Norton engine..!!
     
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    One thing i would like to tell you that they have modified in-house virus/core engine. Couple of months back i have asked the same question with one of their Software Engineer and he have confirmed me the same...:)
     
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    I guess they have their own engine...But he said that they are using their own as well Norton's virus database..
     
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    I'm tempted to check it out. This has always been a very light AV, but it never updated very often (maybe once per day), and it always performed bad in tests.

    If it does have the Norton engine, that would be pretty sweet, but hard to believe.
     
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    They are using Nortons Virus Database :eek: thats a shock because I thought they will still using there own VDB.
     
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    PC Tools performed good in the latest AV Comparatives.
     
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    They are surely doing something new. I installed the previous version few weeks ago and it offered to download ~45Mb update and now it is offering ~90Mb.
     
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    Possibly the Antispyware Database, if this is true this may turn into a nice product.
     
  24. I have found Rapport to be heavy, you can alternatively use Prevx SafeOnline - Free through Facebook.
     
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    Any concrete information:)
     
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