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Anvi Smart Defender 2.4

Protect your PC from malware?

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

100MB free hard drive space

Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese
Software Cost: $24.98 (Windows)
Date Updated: 03 January 2015
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Downloads To Date: 1193
Developer: Anvisoft
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Anvi Smart Defender
Protect your PC from malware?

Anvi Smart Defender is a compact tool for detecting and removing malware.

The program offers three on-demand scan types; Quick, Full and Custom. They're all fast, but unfortunately they're not too accurate, and there are no further configuration options.

The free edition of Smart Defender provides some real-time protection with six "guards": "File", "Registry", "Startup Item", "Web", "Privacy" and "Download".

Unsurprisingly, the commercial edition has many more: "Adware", "eShopping", "USB", "Behaviour", "Remote Access", "Remote Execute" and "Anti Exploit". All the guards can be enabled or disabled separately, but again there are no configuration options.

Anvi Smart Defender doesn't stop at detection, though. An Anti Hacker module scans your system, reports on vulnerabilities and poorly configured settings, and offers to fix them. It's mostly very basic (check the Windows Update is enabled, Autoplay is turned off), and there are a few options we didn't recognise ("Check if critical account is normal"), but it may help security beginners.

Version 2.4
     1 Optimized scanning engine to improve its stability.
     2 Fixed some bugs

Verdict:

Anvi Smart Defender is a lightweight antivirus tool which works well with other security packages. It looks good and is easy enough to use, but accuracy remains poor.

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WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.2

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WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

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