FortiClient (formerly FortiClient Standard) 5.2.1.0605
Lightweight and easy to use
The application houses its features in a visually appealing interface, with no shiny elements to create confusion, or shallow information to get you lost. It uses a modest amount of resources and not does it require much space on your hard disk drive to be deployed.
Customize the way you are protected
There are three major, fully customizable components you gain access to. These are found in a side panel, selecting one spreading its content in the main workspace. When you don't need to handle related options, the applications stays hidden in the system tray.
Keeps malicious infiltrations at bay
One of the most important features is the integrated antivirus which aims to ensure maximum, real-time protection against file based malware, malicious websites, phishing and spam URLs. In addition, you can manually trigger a scan process of your computer to check if any infiltrations are present.
The application gives you the possibility to issue a quick, full or custom scan, which lets you select just a folder to put under the scope. Regardless of your choice, the process does not take a lot of time and seems to be pretty effective. Moreover, a thorough scheduler is put at your disposal and you can also manage quarantined files or site violations.
Restrict access to harmful websites
Another useful feature is strictly related to Internet access, as the name suggests, web security. It aims to restrict you from visiting websites with inappropriate content, offering several predefined suggestions. Various categories can be banned like adult/mature content, bandwidth consuming, general interest, potentially liable and unrated, each with its own list of content restrictions.
An exclusion list can also be managed, as well as enable a safe search method or even a YouTube Education Filter for better parental control. Violations can be viewed to get an idea what websites are frequently accessed.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that FortiClient manages to live up to expectations, providing a handful of tools to restrict access to harmful sites while your system is kept safe by an antivirus component. Its features make it suitable for both at home or business environments.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir, last updated on September 15th, 2014
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- Malware cleanup in safe mode:
- Malware that is already on a Microsoft Windows computer system that could not be removed in normal mode, may be removed by running FortiClient in safe mode. Only the FortiClient Antivirus feature is available in safe mode. Full or custom antivirus scans can be started from while in safe mode. The resulting log files and any quarantined files, will be available both in safe mode, as well as after returning to normal mode.
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