SmadAV Antivirus 2017 is one of the best AV Software made to works with your primary antivirus as an extra layer of defense being 100% compatible with the primary antivirus software but it can also act as an primary defence for your computer from onsite and offsite saboteurs having total protection on USB’s drives and suitable for offline uses that means no need to update databases regularly and much more features that we would be going to talk in our article. smadav launched its first antivirus in 2013 but it didn’t hit the charts very well because of very slow cleanup process and virus removal time and being an Indonesian antivirus it was difficult to get it accepted by English but the latest update of 2017 had made this AV software being one of the most popular antivirus program because of its lightness and effectiveness.
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Smadav Antivirus Software Features
1) Compatibility Factor
SmadAV is the type of antivirus been designed as an additional protection, making it compatible and can work well although there has been another antivirus on your computer. Because resource usage of SmadAV very small, SmadAV will not add weight to your computer’s performance in its use.
2) Total Protection USB stick
SmadAV have special technology for the prevention of total virus that spreads via USB stick. SmadAV have enough signatures viruses that infect the flash, and has a special ability to detect new viruses in the flash although not in the database SmadAV. Not only is prevention, SmadAV also able to clean a virus that infects and restore files that are hidden viruses in the USB stick
3)No Heavy Updates
SmadAV do not need to update as often as any other antivirus that usually do updates per week and even per day. They usually do updates only once a month (monthly). It is also not too dependent on the signature / virus database, but much depends on the behavior detection techniques, heuristic, and whitelisting.
4) Light Weight and less resources consumption
Most active user when SmadAV require only memory (under 5 MB) and CPU usage is very small (under 1%). With the use of very small like this, SmadAV will not affect or slow down your work more.
5) Cleaner Tools
Smadav can clean your computer from viruses either automatically or manually using the tools provided Smadav. Some of the tools that can be used on SmadAV to manually clean the virus, namely:
- One-Virus By-User, to add a file virus and clean it manually
- Process Manager, to manage the processes and programs running on the PC.
- System editor, to correct system settings are modified viruses.
- Win-Force, to open the system management program in Windows.
- Smad-Lock, to strengthen the defenses of computer drives from virus infection
What to Look For In smadav 2017 Update
1. 2017 Version presents us a new look with easily understandable tabs.
2. 1040 Addition of new virus database,
3. Addition fast mode for automatic scans faster USB stick
4. Addition protection technology to prevent Ransom ware
How to install smadav?
it supports language selection when we run installation wizard so Even being an Indonesian software it will not create any issue.
- Run the setup
- Choose desired language
- Click Install and desired files location
- At the end it will ask language and that will affect your smadAV interference.
smadAV Antivirus installer is being only 1.13 MB so getting it installed on our computer will not be a issue and even after being installed it will consume only 3.12 MB on your hard drive space and updates are also very less in size 100KB~120KB per update.
Smadav Antivirus tools
This tiny looking antivirus is equipped with too many features and tools that are very useful in removing visruses It has its own Process Manager, System Editor, WinForce, Smadlock
Process Manager, is just like your taskbar processes. This is helpful when virus prevents you from opening your taskbar which is always the case.
System Editor, this where you can Enable/Disable and Show/Hide System Applications, Windows Explorer and Start Menu.
SmadAV Antivirus WinForce, from the word force, this is designed to forcibly open Task Manager, Command Prompt, RegEdit and Msconfig when necessary
Smad-Lock, it’s where you lock and unlock your hard drive. It’s not literally lock your hard disk rather it creates a folder wherein you can save your files to prevent viruses from infecting it.
SmadAV Pro vs SmadAV Free?
- Automatic Update
- Exception List
- Minimize/Maximize Interface
- Change Theme Colors
- Profit Use
- Admin Password
These are the features that you are getting with pro pack not with free one so buying a 4$ software having these tons of features is worth it
It was able to detect my USB viruses easily, however it failed to catch some malware and rootkits which honestly confess by its developer. SmadAV is more powerful on USB protector, aims to protect your PC and portable devices from autorun virus, thus prevent all known worms and trojans from multiplying or infecting your computer devices I tried all the features of Smadav pro version and it proved great for me only thing that I missed was malware detection and this would be fixed by the developers team in their next update .
So Have you tried SmadAV Antivirus? Share us your experience.