A-Squared

A-Squared

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

Version:
3
File Size:
95.4MB
Date Added:
July 31, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
2,627,150
Downloads Last Week:
273
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 455 votes

    • 5 star: 179
    • 4 star: 137
    • 3 star: 50
    • 2 star: 29
    • 1 star: 60
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    3.7

    out of 74 votes

    • 5 star: 23
    • 4 star: 27
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 8
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