A-Squared

A-Squared

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 455 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    2,627,150
  • Date Added:
    July 31, 2007
  • File Size:
    95.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    273
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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A-Squared Free seems to have worked out many of its major quirks, and has become a top-notch free malware remover.

When the program starts, it opens to the Security Status page. From there, you can run scans, update the program, access the A-Squared knowledge base and choose from among 20 display languages. Program options are arranged on the left nav: the aforementioned Security Status, Scan PC, Quarantine, and Configuration tabs. Scan PC contains four scanning options: Quick, Smart, Deep, and Custom. Obviously, Quick Scan is the fastest and most superficial, while the Deep Scan can take several hours.

If you choose a scan that examines your cookies, the app will recommend closing your Web browser. Custom lets you choose not only which folders to scan, but also lets you opt out of heuristic, tracking cookie, and spyware remnant scans. There is also a Whitelist where you can add folders or files, accessible at the bottom of the main Scan tab panel. The Quarantine tab uses a spreadsheet-style layout to manage isolated files, and the Configuration tab has options for Context menu scans, Update behavior, and Permissions settings.

There's an annoying design quirk, where important options like the Whitelist are placed in the bottom left of the active panel. But for an antimalware program that's free and doesn't install its own spyware on your machine, A-Squared 3 is the place to be.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 74 votes

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    out of 455 votes

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    • 4 star 137
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 29
    • 1 star 60
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3
Version 3.0.0.357 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Emsisoft
Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
Release Date July 31, 2007
Date Added July 31, 2007
Version 3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 95.4MB
File Name EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,627,150
Downloads Last Week 273
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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