Amust 1-Defender

Amust 1-Defender


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 11 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2
File Size:
542.68KB
Date Added:
April 13, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows/XP
Total Downloads:
45,307
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP, Internet Explorer 5

Editors' review

Its front-line defenses are only for a small number of programs, but this program effectively launches certain applications on your system in safe mode. Amust 1-Defender quickly shifts Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Messenger into safe mode to protect your PC from malware. Its trendy interface runs a scan bar to pass the time as it shifts its protection on. A small green shield was placed alongside IE's logo on the title bar to let us know it was working.

We were glad that, as we surfed, we noticed no slowdowns. Any downloads are subject to a quick scan. No problems were revealed during our testing here either. You'll be able to easily bypass Amust 1-Defender's safe mode shifters by holding down a hot key while clicking a link, opening the page in standard unsecured mode.

While we like its noninvasive approach to protecting our system, this software's coverage is minimal. Free to all, its quick-change protection works great, but most folks will want more comprehensive protection.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.9

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 4 stars

    "A good basic free anti-malware tool."

    January 29, 2008   |   By edred.uk

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    It requires no decisions for the user.

    Cons

    I cant test if it actually works in detecting malware.

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  • 3 stars

    "It's Not So Great"

    May 18, 2007   |   By Reborn master

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    It' easy to install and use.Protects against some limited number of well KNOWN spyware and keyloggers.It doesn't slow down your Internet performance.

    Cons

    Doesn't work with Firefox or Opera.Lots malware can bypass it's security.Have to manually start this program with Ie.Has many bugs and errors.This tool needs a lot of work.

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  • 5 stars

    "Superb IE Add On"

    April 25, 2007   |   By invenit

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    Very cool IE add on for WinXP. No hassles--after it is correctly set up.

    Cons

    Works best following a new install. Load it--with IE set as the default browser--and you're good to go. No experience with either OE or Messenger since I do not use those products.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great for a free apt"

    October 16, 2006   |   By nthomasjr

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    Install it and forget it.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 1 stars

    "Took over IE Browser... Not cool!"

    July 16, 2006   |   By rlmarr

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    Nada!

    Cons

    Took over IE Browser... Not cool! Never even got to use the program. Also made IE unstable. I have not given many reviews since most programs I try to research and read the reviews. It may have been something I did on my end. After downloading and installing this program my surfing with IE was shot down. Maybe something can be done about this.

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent first line of defense against the nasties"

    July 07, 2006   |   By hbc41

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    small program that basically starts internet explorer, outlook and windows messenger in least privileged user account mode which makes it more difficult for malware to attack and do damage as explained in the article written by jenni merrifield at microsoft technet (microsoft.com/technet...) i would view as a first line of defense, running these programs in non-administrator mode. i noticed no difference in surfing but may need to override or use ie without it when downloading something that needs administrator's approval; it will leave old ie icon alone on desktop and place another icon with amust symbol on desktop so you have a choice on how to start.

    Cons

    requires ie to be default browser and only works with above numerated microsoft programs; installed and works fine with ie7 on one computer but does not work on another, causing microsoft office outlook 2003 to freeze and ie to close after opening due to error-i suspect those problems are tied to spyware doctor being on that computer which has also experienced problems with winpatrol and a failure to install ie 7 which i attribute, more likely than not, as a problem with spy doctor rather than those programs-all work fine in peace and harmony with microsoft defender and spy sweeper on another computer. if problem is due to amust, i would take it down a *.

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  • 5 stars

    "Life saver"

    April 25, 2006   |   By Don_Quijote

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    Yep, this does what I really need. Absolute security, NO errors, NO problems, easy to use and free.

    I would recommend it to everyone. It is the best!

    Cons

    I can't use it with Firefox

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  • 5 stars

    "Excelent"

    April 21, 2006   |   By AvisRara

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    The best program of this kind I ever seen. It presents a comprehensive solution for safe and secure internet browsing. Moreover, it really does not affect to web surfing speed. I do not have any problems running this program. Thanks!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great utility, I wouldn't be without it"

    April 14, 2006   |   By Ted_kj

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    A software that I have been looking for a long time now - it's protecting both IE and Outlook.

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  • 2 stars

    "Already in Windows Internet Explorer 7"

    April 13, 2006   |   By metmichallica

    Version: Amust 1-Defender 2

    Pros

    Don't need this add on.

    Cons

    just download and install Windows Internet Explorer Beta 2, it's a pretty stable version. I been using Beta 2 for a couple of weeks and had absolutely no problems with it.

    (2) Run a limited user account, when you don't have software to install and you're protected without the need for this software.

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