Rising Antivirus Free Edition

Rising Antivirus Free Edition


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 224 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
23.00.65.34
File Size:
37.56MB
Date Added:
October 21, 2012
Price:
Free; paid upgrade available
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
935,392
Downloads Last Week:
299
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Never heard of Rising Antivirus? It's China's largest antivirus software company. By some estimates, it's used by half of all Chinese home computer users, who numbered more than 100 million and growing in the last count. Rising is offering a free antivirus package to compete with established freeware options in the global market. Rising Antivirus Free Edition also offers defense against Trojans, worms, and other malware; protection for USB drives; and e-mail, browser, and system monitoring and protection. It requires a Captcha to uninstall.

Rising Antivirus can be installed and set up quickly a reboot, and its initial scan completed very quickly. With a colorful, space-themed background and large icons and controls, the program's interface is easy to use, though the English translations sometimes came up short; for instance, the program version number included "Never update," which could mean "Don't update the program" instead of "Never updated," which was the case. But updating the program to the latest definitions and versions took quite a long time and also required a reboot, so clearly more than an update gets installed in the second pass. When our system rebooted, we received a series of error messages saying that Windows couldn't find some of Rising's files. The program indicated that our system was protected, and all of its other features seemed to be working, including its system tray menu, which accesses the program's settings and functions. But when we tried to scan our system again, the scan made no progress. Windows Task Manager told us that Rising was running, but no scan seemed to be taking place. We had to close and reopen the interface to try a full scan, but that too failed to initiate. We tried updating again, but we already had the latest edition.

The program's InfoCenter feature told us that the free antivirus software had expired and that we needed to buy the full version at 25 percent off, but a visit to Rising's Web site showed it was still available and up-to-date. (We were also puzzled by the PC Doctor tool's icon, a lion in a wizard hat riding a broomstick.) We're sure Rising will find a way to capitalize on its immense user database to make a splash in the global antivirus market, but not with Rising Antivirus Free Edition.

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  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 224 votes

    • 5 star: 120
    • 4 star: 41
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 18
    • 1 star: 31
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1 stars

    "Rising is HOSTILE"

    July 27, 2014   |   By xactly

    Version: Rising Antivirus Free Edition 23.00.65.34

    Pros

    It's Free.

    Cons

    I am extremely frustrated with Rising:
    1) They install either a probe program or a full program in your PC without you knowing it.
    2) When you try to uninstall it, it puts up all sorts road block to make you uninstall as difficult as possible.
    3) If you persist and then uninstall it, it would leave another probe program in your PC which is just like another virus. It would scare you once in a while that you HAVE to install Rising AVP before you can run certain application!

    In my view it is not only an aggressive and HOSTILE program, it is almost like another virus which has infested your computer.

    Summary

    It is like a cult. Easy to join (often without you knowing it) and hard to get out! For this reason alone I will NEVER use Rising no matter how good their anti-virus functions are. Besides, there ARE LOTS of other AVPs that are not only as good, but better!

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  • 1 stars

    "crappy false positives"

    February 27, 2014   |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Rising Antivirus Free Edition 23.00.65.34

    Pros

    free......

    Cons

    -can't even identify minecraft, an extremely popular game, as not being a virus. here is minecraft downloader to play:

    http://www.virustotal.com/file/fc0cf7896c32791501d5864b7b639d0ce36fd3430088c00b0a15a9960b3ce434/analysis/

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  • 1 stars

    "No longer able to download updates"

    February 20, 2014   |   By cjhallx

    Version: Rising Antivirus Free Edition 23.00.65.34

    Pros

    it is free

    Cons

    it cannot be updated. support no longer available

    Summary

    too bad. this non business person still looking for a server enabled antivirus that does not cost a lot and require a rocket science diploma.

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  • 5 stars

    "AMAZING!!!"

    December 02, 2012   |   By chris11720

    Version: Rising Antivirus Free Edition 23.00.65.34

    Pros

    Great, i did a test on it and it blocked every virus and treats,It even has a passcode malware wont disable it

    Cons

    I trust this software and it backdoors someone that sent a virus to your computer

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