Technology has greatly improved today and Internet is definitely the best thing we have on the earth. It has changed the lives of everyone of us.
But you should know that good things come bundled with bad things. That is how the world is. Here, the Internet is the good thing but the dangers or threats of the Internet are the bad things.
What are the dangers of Internet? Well, to list a few – Identity theft, viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and malware.
So, to protect yourself from such threats or dangers, you need to have a good antivirus software installed on your PC.
Generally, antivirus applications come with a whopping price. Luckily, there a few very good antivirus applications which are free. Today, I would like to share one such free cloud PC antivirus called Kingsoft Antivirus 2012.
Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is a quality product from the Beijing based company Kingsoft Corporation.
Kingsoft Antivirus 2012
Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is a free, lightweight, unobtrusive antivirus solution that protects your computer from many external threats of the Internet without bugging you too much.
Designed to defend your PC against viruses, spyware and malware in real-time, this application does a fantastic job.
The Smart Scan feature of Kingsoft Antivirus is fast as it makes use of the cloud technology.
Another interesting feature called K+Defense easily intercepts viruses making use of the cloud again.
The user interface is simple and easy-to-use. There are five tabs at the top, namely Home, Virus Scan, Defense, Anti-Hacker and Utilities. The home tab lets you know of the current status of its various protection features.
Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 has 3 different kinds of scans namely full, quick and custom scan.
- Full Scan – lets you completely scan all files stored on computer hard disk.
- Quick Scan – can be used to scan system file folders and other sensitive areas.
- Custom Scan – lets you scan the areas of your choice.
The Defense tab has many options like System Defense, Web Defense, IM Defense, Video Defense, Download Shield and USB Defense which you can either enable or disable based on your needs.
System Defense – Innovative and active cloud security technology to block latest threats.
- Web Defense – Protects users surfing online, blocks malicious URL injection, and defends computer privacy and security.
- IM Defense – Protects users chatting on IM, like MSN, ICQ, AOL etc.
- Video Defense – Lets you watch videos online with protection.
- Download Shield – Block suspicious files from being downloaded to computer.
- USB Defense – Block viruses which spread through removable USB drives.
The Anti-Hacker feature checks for system vulnerabilities which can be exploited by hackers and provides corresponding solutions. It also blocks malicious scan, remote and other attempts to hack your PC.
All you have to do is to click on the “Scan Now” button, it shows you the risky areas of your system that are vulnerable to outside attacks, which you can quickly fix by clicking “Fix Now” button, after the scan finishes.
You can further toggle between options like Block Port Attacks, Block Trojan Download, Webcam Defense and Block Hacker Control.
The Utilities tab has many useful utilities in it that will further help you.
- Real time protection.
- Automatic updates.
- Light on resources.
- Doesn’t bug you with tons of messages.
- Can work with other security applications.
- Includes a bunch of useful tools.
OS Compatibility : Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 & 64 bit).
Installation : is simple and similar to installing any other Windows security application.
System Requirements :
- CPU:Pentium 500MHz
- Free RAM Space: 256MB
- Free Hard Disk Space: 150 MB.
After testing Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 on my computer, all I can say is that – it is a very good free antivirus software available for Windows.
It’s quick, reliable and robust enough to handle the threats on your computer.
If you are some one who don’t want to pay for an antivirus, then this is for you.