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Rising Antivirus Free Edition

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out of 226 votes

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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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5 stars

"The very best freeware security applications ever!"

March 22, 2012  |  By e_t_m_ao

 |  Version: Rising Antivirus Free Edition


Very simple GUI, combined with regular updates and virus definitions. More importantly, it is super-powerful with its complete protection options: BOOT-SCANS, MEMORY-CHECKS, QUICK... COMPLETE... AND CUSTOMIZED SCANS... all included and many more features for FREE! This is a must-have for every PC user; you'll never need anything else or any subscription fees, if you're a personal user.


Somewhat unclear about if this program can be used on more than 1 computer. Additionally, I'd like Rising Global to consider an all-in-one file, combining their Rising Personal Anti-Virus, Personal Firewall & PC Doctor applications into one (50-100 MB) file. (When I first tried this program it was about that size just for only the Rising Free Anti-Virus program alone...)


Essential Program for protecting your PC(s). Again, minor improvements suggested (see cons) for preferences and conviences. Good, stable program overall!

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5 stars

"a great product and very simple"

January 03, 2012  |  By ana_sabah

 |  Version: Rising Antivirus Free Edition


great deal for everyone


love to use it for its simplicity


it s a great deal and very simple in use

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3 stars

"my first time to use the Rising NO PROBLEM."

January 02, 2012

 |  Version: Rising Antivirus Free Edition


so far so good with my pc running winXP.


none whatsoever at this point of time.


i'll continue to use rising security softwares (free editions) and give it a try. i have used well known and accepted security softwares before, mostly free editions, why not give this product a chance. so far it's doing good so far. thanks to the developers.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Rising Antivirus
Publisher web site http://www.rising-global.com
Release Date November 04, 2011
Date Added November 04, 2011
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 37.56MB
File Name ravintfree11.exe
Total Downloads 928,770
Downloads Last Week 458
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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