ARTAV Antivirus Rev. 2.1
A lightweight application to protect your computer from malware and spyware programs
Especially designed to fight against viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware, the application comes with a rather unusual look, if we were to compare it to other antivirus products in the market.
There are three scanning modes, full / system, custom and removable, with the latest especially addressed to checking removable drives for viruses.
A full system scan takes less than five minutes, it seriously slows down the computer, making it unresponsive every once in a while.
In addition, ARTAV Antivirus boasts real-time protection that can be enabled and disabled with a single right click on the System Tray icon. But what's really interesting is the way the virus definitions updater works.
Not only that the process is terribly slow, but it also needs you to quit the main application in order to download and install the updates.
Beside the virus detection and blocking tools, ARTAV Antivirus also comes with three additional tools, as follows: a process manager that sports less features than the dedicated Windows Task Manager, an ad / popup blocker and a virtual keyboard.
Also, there's no help file included in the package, so users need to search the web to get more info on some of its features.
All in all, it's pretty clear that ARTAV Antivirus is still far from what we usually expect from a powerful antivirus. And it undoubtedly needs a lots of improvements in most of its key areas.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on February 18th, 2013
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What's New in This Release:
- New Feature : Automatic Update Checker
- Add Virus Database :
Application descriptionARTAV Antivirus is a small and easy to use antivirus solution that will help you prevent and protect your PC from viru...