Bot Revolt Anti-Malware Free Edition (formerly BotRevolt)
Taking a ride on the information superhighway is a risky procedure, but it is the place where nearly all info of interest is found. With attackers constantly developing new ways of doing their bad deeds, security applications like Bot Revolt Anti-Malware Free Edition aim to be one step ahead of the opponent to keep your files safe.
Compatible with your installed antivirus
It's highly recommended that amongst the first applications you install after a fresh Windows setup is an antivirus. Even though the application's name might trick you into thinking its an antivirus, it's not. The core function is to scan all packages sent and received via any connection available and run them through a series of filters in order to determine whether or not it comes from a safe source.
Create and manage permission lists
The main window is pretty compact, with very little you can do. Most effort on your behalf is setting up a few connection settings and managing lists. The application relies on a constantly updating database of potentially harmful IP addresses and protocols.
On the other hand, a little tweaking can be done in order to allow or deny access from custom IP addresses. These lists are found in the homonimous manager, with categories like malware, spyware, privacy, as well as bitcoin bandits being only a few areas kept under surveillance. With the click of a button you can trigger whether or not a certain category is blocked.
View connection history
What's more, a log can be accessed for more details regarding attempted connections. You can choose to display either blocked or allowed ones, with the possibility to select a custom date or provide search criteria. Unfortunately, it can't be saved to a file for later use.
A few last words
To sum it up, you might want to consider installing Bot Revolt Anti-Malware Free Edition on your computer before fully engaging the true potential of the Internet. You can never know when your computer is targeted by attackers, with the application guarding from your system tray from the moment Windows is launched.