The PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition application provides world-leading protection against viruses, worms and Trojans with rapid updates and IntelliGuard real-time technology.
With PC Tools AntiVirus Free, you are protected against basic cyber threats attempting to gain access to your PC. Don't risk going online without protection. Dangers include contracting malware or getting your identity stolen - download PC Tools software today for enhanced protection!
If your PC gets infected, viruses may attempt to spread to your friends, family and associates by accessing your email contacts and other PCs within your network. A computer virus may also create a backdoor that allows hackers to access files on your PC, launch attacks against other computers or websites, or send SPAM email.
Downloading PC Tools AntiVirus Free Free provides basic antivirus and antispyware protection, with Smart Updates to keep your PC safe, File Guard to provide real-time protection and Email Guard to protect your computer from viruses and spyware being sent over email. PC Tools AntiVirus Free Free was created by the makers of award-winning Spyware Doctor, a highly trusted product used by millions worldwide.
Here are some key features of "PC Tools AntiVirus Free":
IntelliGuard protection against computer viruses and related malware threats :
· PC Tools AntiVirus detects and eradicates viruses and related malware threats that attempt to enter computer systems by means of file transfer through storage media, e-mail, the Internet and other network protocols. Protection is provided by means of on-demand system scanning or real-time (IntelliGuard) detection of threats.
Smart Updates to keep virus definitions and other feature enhancements up to date :
· Smart Updates are released frequently, allowing you to protect your system against the latest virus and related malware threats, as well as improvements to PC Tools AntiVirus' functionality. By running Smart Update regularly, you can help keep your system free of new infections.
Customizable Scan Settings applicable to both PC Tools AntiVirus' on-demand file scan and real-time protection features :
· Scan settings are easily configurable and apply both to the on-demand scans and IntelliGuard scans (detection in real-time through the IntelliGuard tool). These scan options allow you to customize a range of generic and global settings which affect the overall behavior of PC Tools AntiVirus.
Ability to quarantine and restore items that have been detected :
· PC Tools AntiVirus allows you either to remove detected viruses and related malware from your system or to quarantine them into a contained area. The majority of infections that have been quarantined can be restored at a later time. You can customize PC Tools AntiVirus either to remove or to quarantine malware items fixed in a scan.
Logging of File Scans conducted by PC Tools AntiVirus :
· All File Scans conducted by PC Tools AntiVirus can be logged, providing a record of when each scan was conducted; the infections that were identified; and when infections were disinfected, quarantined or removed.
Enhanced architecture providing enhanced infection removal capabilities for limited user accounts :
· PC Tools AntiVirus' service-based architecture allows user accounts with limited permissions to scan all areas of the operating system to ensure thorough removal of viruses and other related malware threats.
· Intel Pentium 300 MHz processor (or equivalent) or better
· 256 MB of RAM
· 40 MB of free hard disk space
· Internet Explorer 6 or greater
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Improved error handling to make it more user friendly
· AV protection for fast user switching
· Custom scan tree now has tri-state status gui for folders
Reasons why this program is marked as ad-supported:
· Offers to download or install software or components (Google Chrome) that the program does not require to fully function