Anvi Smart Defender

Anvi Smart Defender

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 100 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,125,476
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    34.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    191
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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Anti-malware protection is almost as important as antivirus protection for keeping your PC safe. Many popular antivirus programs also include anti-malware scanners and other tools designed to block and remove threats. But count us among those who prefer to augment their antivirus solution with a top-quality anti-malware program. Anvisoft's Anvi Smart Defender is a free anti-malware tool that offers multiple scan levels as well as cloud-based scanning and extras that clean and optimize your PC and repair issues caused by malware and garbage files.

Five buttons define Anvi's features: Scan, Cloud, Guard, Optimize, and Update. We started with a Quick Scan and followed up with a Full Scan. The Custom Scan option lets users select which disks and directories to scan. Anvi's scans completed quickly and found results similar to other malware scanners we ran at the same time. The Cloud Scan turned up a suspected threat. We clicked Upload, and the online tool verified our file as safe. We could drag and drop individual files into the Cloud Scan for verification, too. Anvi's five Guard utilities are active by default: Privacy, Startup, Process, Behavior, and Files. The Optimize tab has a variety of extra tools for cleaning and tweaking your system, including a Registry Fix, Privacy Cleaner, and Memory Sweep. The Disk Defragment tool isn't selected by default since the process can take a long time and doesn't need to be done very often. Also, you should never defragment SSDs (like our C drive). All Anvi's extras are fully functional. The program's Options include scheduling, an ignore list, a file quarantine, and language choices. The Help menu includes an HTML-based quick-start guide, FAQs, product manuals, and technical support, including sample submissions for suspected malware.

Nothing can replace full antivirus software as the cornerstone of a proper PC security solution. But a good anti-malware program is essential as well. We found Anvi Smart Defender to be a capable anti-malware tool that also packs a useful suite of system maintenance and privacy utilities. We especially like the Cloud Scan feature's ability to check files against an online database of the latest threats.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Nice Free anti-malware program"

August 14, 2012  |  By shepcom

 |  Version: Anvi Smart Defender 1.5

Pros

It is as easy as Avast. Nice background.
It takes less resource than Avast. That's really good.

Powerful real-time protection and innovative cloud scan.

Combine optimization for better PC performance.

Cons

None at the moment.

Summary

Nice and free anti-malware program which is worth of recommendation.

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5 stars

"Powerful anti-spyware program"

August 14, 2012  |  By potherhim

 |  Version: Anvi Smart Defender 1.5

Pros

I get a redirect virus on my computer. Together with TDSSKiller, It helps me get back my clean computer successfully. Thanks so much for this wonderful software.

By the way, I like the GUI. It's really nice.
Besides that, it combines optimization in this program.
Very helpful.

Cons

Need to pay for the premium guard.

Summary

Generally, it's good and powerful.

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5 stars

"Good Anti-malware program"

August 12, 2012  |  By loveupe

 |  Version: Anvi Smart Defender 1.5

Pros

I like the clean and nice GUI. Very good and eary to use.
It takes low system usage resources and lowmemory RAM usage. That's really good.

It keeps to update database daily. Improved a lot compared to the previsou version.

Free toolbox and good to optmize the system.

Cons

None at the moment.

Summary

Nice and powerful program.
Works perfectly with my eset smart security.

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1 stars

"Cnet rate this with 5 stars?"

August 12, 2012  |  By stu54

 |  Version: Anvi Smart Defender 1.5

Pros

Its free, realtime protection

Cons

Misses a lot, many false positives,

Summary

How on earth Cnet can rate this with full marks is beyond any logic.
This product is new to market and not long out of Beta, if you Google for reviews you will find its rated as very poor by most major sites that tried it.
It has a very high false positive rate and a very low detection rate of genuine threats.
This can be expected to a degree as its a new product that needs more signatures and development.
I would question any review on Cnet now as they have got this one so very wrong..

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5 stars

"A definite MUST HAVE!"

August 11, 2012  |  By ScreamingMetal

 |  Version: Anvi Smart Defender 1.5

Pros

Its fast, light, does everything it says it does, it protects your system. Don't know about ya'll, I'd rather get one or 2 false positives then have to go out and buy another computer. This version is faster, and better.

Cons

Non yet, although you might have to put a couple of items in its ignore list if your running alot of wild program, but other than that perfect. I had to tell them they had a problem or 2, they fixed them quickly....
Also, I love the cleaner thats built in. Between CCleaner and the optimize, you'll keep your system clean from unnecessary junk....

Summary

I'm impressed, its fast, lite on resources, the people are great, its a great product, and its for FREE!
Support this software, its the best that has come around in a while,

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5 stars

"Excellent Anti-spyware program for my computer"

August 07, 2012  |  By smaulcase

 |  Version: Anvi Smart Defender 1.5

Pros

You really have a winner here in all aspects. I downloaded the program just for fun.
I am using the scan for the Smart Defender now. Doing a great job, by the way. The optimize command is pretty awesome too.

Excellent program

Cons

NONE at the moment.

Summary

Excellent Anti-spyware program,nice looking.

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5 stars

"Wonderful anti-spyware program"

July 27, 2012  |  By florune

 |  Version: Anvi Smart Defender 1.5

Pros

I updated the program to V 1.5 which is much improved compared to V 1.02. Much more powerful Guard. The web guard can help me to prevent ads I do no want to see.
Very good program.

Cons

None at the moment.

Summary

Good anti-malware program. Fully protect my system with ESET.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5
Version 1.5:
  • Added Toolbox module to provide useful small tools.
  • Web Guard and Adware Guard added to Guard module.
  • Added USB flash drive protection.
  • Further optimized the engine.
  • Fixed several bugs.
General
Publisher Anvisoft
Publisher web site http://www.anvisoft.com
Release Date July 20, 2012
Date Added July 25, 2012
Version 1.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 34.28MB
File Name asdsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,125,476
Downloads Last Week 191
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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