UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013

UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 69 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4.34
  • Total Downloads:
    76,589
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    977.06KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    215
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2012 is a free antivirus software solution from AVSoftware. It uses the popular, well-received VIPRE antivirus engine, and offers basic protection from viruses, Trojans, rootkits, malware, adware, and other threats, including e-mail protection and antispyware protection. UnThreat Free is based on a premium tool that includes a firewall and other extra features. The freeware omits those and other bells and whistles, and it doesn't need them. Its chief recommendation is the VIPRE engine, which has tested well against a variety of threats and has generally been available only in premium AV software, until now.

When our download finished, we disabled our existing antivirus software before installing UnThreat. Some freeware AV tools will work alongside the competition, and some won't. As with many other AV tools, UnThreat's installation process requires a reboot. A simple, well-designed user interface more or less says "antivirus software," and the only thing notable is the grayed-out entries for the disabled features: Firewall, RoadWarrior, and Web Guard. We started with the Quick Scan, which turned up two low-risk adware bundlers. Clicking View Details confirmed that the items weren't a threat, but we sent them to their doom by selecting Delete from a drop-down menu and pressing the Clean button. In addition to the Scan field, we could view our Scan History and Active Protection History and access the Quarantine Manager. Of course, no AV solution worth its name would omit a system tray icon, and UnThreat doesn't. The tray icon's menu let us disable UnThreat's active protection, check for updates, and start scans. A tree-based Settings sheet offered a surprising number of options, including scheduling, proxy settings for updates, shell extension scans, and excluded files and folders. The Help file is extensive and detailed.

Free antivirus solutions have gotten so good that the premium tools have to offer tons of extras to justify the cost. The popular free versions tend to be safe choices, and safe recommendations, too, thanks to instantly updated threat lists that millions of users rely on. With no-nonsense controls, essential features, and strong protection, UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2012 joins their ranks.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Excellent !"

January 09, 2013  |  By AngStel

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 5.4.34

Pros

I never imagined that an antivirus can be so light in my old system .
Catch any virus or unwanted program.

Cons

I think they could have done a better job with the GUI

Summary

UnThreat net exceeds Avast , Avira or AVG , especially the last two heavily loaded system.

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5 stars

"As Tony the Tiger would say it is "GREAT: !!"

December 05, 2012  |  By desertdan1

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 5.4.34

Pros

Low memory usage plays well with old PC's like mine!

Cons

None! performs well!

Summary

A free VIPRE powered Antivirus program is hard to beat!

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2 stars

"Unthreat Use."

November 27, 2012  |  By glsp

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 5.4.34

Pros

Good antivirus.

Cons

Cannot log in/use bank accounts

Summary

I've seen no problems with this except you cannot login or use bank sites.

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4 stars

"Good Antivirus"

November 26, 2012  |  By JackBow

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 5.4.34

Pros

Easy to use but more advanced users (like me) can configure their own preferences.
Hasn't clashed with any programs on my computer

Cons

I think they could have done a better job with the GUI

Summary

I'm very happy with the product it seems to work for both simple users and advances users alike.

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5 stars

"Easy to use!"

November 15, 2012  |  By YCharlieY

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 5.4.34

Pros

the interface is simple and easy to figure out
keeps you in the loops - frequent updates and warnings about malware

Cons

I am a little weary because I haven't found any

Summary

Haven't had a virus since I downloaded it!

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

November 13, 2012  |  By maikatmaikat

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 5.4.34

Pros

Doesn't slow down my computer
Lots of customization
Has an option for scanning emails and internet links

Cons

The design is very simple

Summary

I used the 2012 version for quite some time, and liked it just fine. I have now upgraded to the 2013 version and I can't complain. It's quick, stable, easy to use, and hasn't caused any issues to date. I'll keep you posted!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4.34
    Version 5.4.34:
  • Full compatibility with Windows 8
  • Improved performance and stability
  • Simplified installation process
  • Bug fixes
General
Publisher Scandium Security
Publisher web site http://scandium-security.com/
Release Date October 22, 2012
Date Added November 07, 2012
Version 5.4.34
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 977.06KB
File Name UnThreatFreeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 76,589
Downloads Last Week 215
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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