SmadAV 2014 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "seriously?"

    August 2, 2014  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.7.1

    Pros

    none that i can see. for all i know, some guy in a garage made this.

    Cons

    -rarely updates.
    -unknown company to trust your computer to.
    -never tested in independent antivirus testing labs: meaning it would likely fail miserly.

    Summary

    there are better second lines of defense out there (for free).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Extra Protection !"

    March 19, 2014  |   By muhfudi

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.7.1

    Pros

    Fast when Windows Starting Up
    Light Size
    Easy to use

    Cons

    SmadAV worked as an extra protection, protection against viruses contained in the usb stick. In Indonesia, a lot of people who use SmadAV, they combine SmadAV with Anti Virus like Avast!, Avira, and etc.. You shoud try;)

    Summary

    Combine SmadAV with additional free anti-virus or paid anti-virus,such as Avast!,McAfee, Avira and etc

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Its Free, Light, Reliable and Best..."

    February 12, 2014  |   By tuaha_amir

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.6.1

    Pros

    This antivirus Software is Not only Anti Virus But It Fix and Clean your Registry, Start-up Area and System Area

    Cons

    The Best Light Antivirus For Windows I Get is SmadAV. Its Light and Free. It Provides me all feature which I need are free. I Liked This Antivirus due to it quickly scan USB which I Plug In.

    Summary

    It is an Perfect Antivirus For Offline and Online Users. it is Light and Fast. I Have Installed it in All My Pc Which I Have. I Installed it in my Pentium 4 PC using Windows XP OS. I installed it on my Dual core Laptop With Windows 7 OS. I also installed it in my Brother's Laptop core i5 With Windows 8.1 Operating System. It works perfect on all computer Machines. It doesn't Slow Down Your Pc. And Protect it From Virus and Other Junks....

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  • 4.0 stars

    "So far so good"

    January 20, 2014  |   By yugo70

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.5

    Pros

    Light & free , various features included(real time ,couple scanning options,...), paid version available

    Cons

    gotta be manually started on boot( or add to your system start-up). work in progress overall

    Summary

    Nice little freeware so far. I'm testing it on old Dell PC as main protection. It finds some problems what other AV missed ( repair & quarantine options available). No false positives so far. Worth to check it out for sure ( 2014 version is out as demo)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This program just saved my day!"

    January 2, 2014  |   By wakeuprockyman

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.5

    Pros

    All the other antivirus I tried to download through the internet were imediately block off by some very nasty virus, even the ones I had installed were promptly wipped out! But this incredible program managed to get through the virus, install itself, and, on the emergency mode of my Windows, cleaned the virus finally out!

    Cons

    Need to put in english mode only after you download it, but maybe thats just what tricked out the virus... I think it doesnt speak Malaysian...fortunately

    Summary

    Great resource if youre in trouble with a very nasty bug!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recommended Antivirus for Offline use"

    December 31, 2013  |   By jcmanuel95

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.5

    Pros

    This antivirus came from Indonesian where most of the known viruses originated. I was shocked when the first time I saw it, its size was only less than 1mb. I'm not well convinced at first. I came from Philippines and when I try it with my desktop which doesn't have an internet connection, my PC is 100% virus-free.

    Here's the list of Pros:
    1) Additional protection for your computer, 100% compatible with other antivirus.
    2) Best USB Antivirus (Total Protection USB stick)
    3) Best for offline use (no need to update too often)
    4) Cleaner and tools to clean the virus

    Cons

    The only Con of this Antivirus is its Interface, it needs to be improved.

    Summary

    The BEST ANTIVIRUS + USB PROTECTION for OFFLINE use.

    Updated on Dec 31, 2013

    Smadav's SMAD-LOCK is the solution for the SHORTCUT VIRUS spread in the FLASH DRIVE. try it :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't let this guarding your precious one!"

    December 23, 2013  |   By ikkigooners

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.5

    Pros

    Almost nothing. Well, maybe it's good on blocking autorun file on USB, but that's it, nothing more.

    Cons

    Cons? Don't ask for a cons, it's cons for everything else other than the pros above. The real-time protection is weak, the UI is somehow reminds me of my cat's puke, it's horrible. Scanning process is somehow fast but not accurate, so much promise from the developer that waste people's time to think that this is a good software.
    There's so many cons that I don't even want to write here, it could be hurts the people who actually fell into this useless software.

    Summary

    To wrap things up, here's the key point: This is bullsh#t. There's so many a very good antivirus software out there, don't let this piece of crap protecting your PC, or you'll be sorry. Better safe than sorry, dude.

    P.S: I don't give this rating based o the fact that this software from Indonesia, it doesn't have any connection with this.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A Very Pleasant Surprise!"

    September 18, 2013  |   By Smeaga31

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.2

    Pros

    SmadAV has a very easy install. If I remember correct, about 4 clicks.
    This is very light on resources. I have a memory monitor that shows the percent of memory being used. When I ran this for the first time I couldn't believe my eyes! The monitor didn't budge! It has not affected my computers performance in any way, not even start-up time.
    It is really intuitive as far as running scans and the like. I really don't think a novice would even need a help file.
    This isn't just an on demand scanner, it has real time protection.
    It really does work very well with my primary antivirus, Roboscan. There has never been a conflict between the two. It's a beautiful thing really.

    Cons

    It looks like puke from the movie 'The Exorcist'.
    It has no scheduled scan function, not even the pro version.
    It looks like something found in a baby's diaper.
    There is no auto update in the free version.
    Did I mention It's really, really ugly?

    Summary

    This is a great piece of software for all the pros I mentioned above.
    I have had problems with some so called second layer protection in the past. Many claim to be compatible with other AV's but are actually only so with a limited number of them. I tried this with several and no issues with any of them. I am pretty amazed how well this works with such few resources used. If SmadAV would include a scheduled scan function in it's pro version I would buy it yesterday! Until then I'll use the free version happily.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Cheapest Investment for best protection"

    March 21, 2013  |   By introzip

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.2

    Pros

    compact size
    cheap money to buy the license

    Cons

    None, as long as i know

    Summary

    I've been using this USB Antivirus for 3 years and buy the license for only 1 year. Amazingly i can use the license for more than 1 years and still valid until now. I combine this with Avira and Clamav.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A really fast and effective solution!"

    February 18, 2013  |   By drakanxerox

    Version: SmadAV 2014 9.0

    Pros

    Fast
    Light
    Updated
    A good USB Flash Memory security tool

    Cons

    Poor interface (but still effective)
    Some translation debug needed (considering it's an Indonesian development)

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