NANO Antivirus

NANO Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.28.0.60698
  • Total Downloads:
    5,311
  • Date Added:
    July 30, 2014
  • File Size:
    356.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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NANO Security's NANO AntiVirus is a relatively new entry into the huge market for free antivirus programs. Like the competition, it offers comprehensive, up-to-date protection from computer viruses, Trojans, malware, and suspicious programs. It monitors Web traffic, checks your e-mail, and keeps a tab on system activity in real time. It also scans RAM for infections and can even detect viruses in encrypted and compressed files such as archives and backups. Unlike many other free antivirus packages, it doesn't limit the features available in the freeware to get you to buy a premium version: All of its functionality is free. Many other antivirus tools, free or not, also use the same engines and definitions, but NANO Security has its own antivirus lab, and NANO AntiVirus has its own engine. NANO AntiVirus requires newer hardware, too: A 2GHz CPU, at least 2GB of RAM, and Windows 7 are recommended.

NANO AntiVirus sets up much like the other free AV tools we've tried, and its user interface bears the family resemblance in layout, controls, and access points, including a System Tray icon. But unlike some AV tools, NANO AntiVirus doesn't play well with others of its kind, including Avast! and Microsoft Security Essentials. NANO's Compatibility mode lets it run alongside other programs, but with compromised functionality (for example, we lost Internet connectivity when running multiple antivirus programs). NANO's full scan is thorough and can take more than an hour. It's actually several scans, including an initial RAM scan and fix that required a reboot to remove a pair of minor infections that our regular antivirus program missed because it doesn't look for them. You may need to run NANO as an Administrator or enter your Admin password to scan some programs, though we could check Skip or Allow All.

We should note that NANO AntiVirus has no relation to the similarly named rogue program from several years back. In fact, it's a fairly new project, so it still has some touches of the beta here and there. But NANO AntiVirus is also something else, a genuine alternative to the dominant players in a competitive field.

 
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  • 4 stars

    "very thorough"

    June 25, 2014   |   By iangol

    Version: NANO Antivirus 0.28.0.56316

    Pros

    great detection. picked up a lot and I do mean a lot of trojans that all the big names missed. amazing really

    Cons

    very slow full system scan, almost 2.5 hours

    Summary

    best detection .

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 0.28.0.60698
    New in the version:
    • Added the ability to scan the contents of archives created with WinRAR v5.
    Enhancements and changes:
    • Improved detection of malicious files created with AutoIt.
    • Improved detection of malicious files created with Tarma Installer.
    • Improved detection of certain types of malicious scripts.
    • Improved detection of malicious Android applications.
    • Improved scanning of compound files (archivers, setup files , etc).
    • Improved scanning of executable files packed with UPX.
    • Added a new uninstall utility that fixes all known uninstalling problems.
    • Increased the antiviral complex stability.
    General
    Publisher NANO Security
    Publisher web site http://www.nanoav.ru
    Release Date July 07, 2014
    Date Added July 30, 2014
    Version 0.28.0.60698
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements
    Download Information
    File Size 356.6MB
    File Name nanoav.setup.0.28.0.60698.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,311
    Downloads Last Week 49
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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