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:
    6.1.36
  • Total Downloads:
    76,589
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 13, 2013
  • 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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4 stars

"Great program that does find and fix it all!"

June 17, 2013  |  By Eamon343

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 6.1.36

Pros

Exceeds any/all expectations I had. It found four high risk trojans that were not detected by other free antivirus and anti spyware programs and it easily removed them. Also, it did not mess up my computer nor conflict with other anti-spyware programs I have installed on my computer.

Cons

It takes time to download and run this. If you are using an old computer with not much RAM installed on it, it can take hours for it to download and run a complete scan sadly -- like over 10 hrs. is the case with one of my old laptops with 512 RAM installed on it. Also, this program is not well known at all and I'm glad I took the time to find it.

Summary

Overall, I would strongly recommend this program to anyone that needs an free antivirus/anti-spyware program. This program far exceeds my expectations and has dug me (and my computer) out of a very deep dark hole in cyberspace that seemed to be inescapable. I was ready to give up on said computer and reformat it and this program fixed it! Thanks for a GREAT program and please keep it free! Thank you!

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5 stars

"SUPER ANTI VIRUS"

March 26, 2013  |  By mohammadshams

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 6.1.36

Pros

Again, Super Anti Virus microorganism which functions as an infectious agent; computer program which is intended to be spread surreptitiously between computers and usually causes damage

Cons

Better Panda, AVG, Bit-defender, Norton &.... Anti Virus

Summary

AGAIN, Again, Super Anti Virus microorganism which functions as an infectious agent; computer program which is intended to be spread surreptitiously between computers and usually causes damage

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5 stars

"Outstanding"

March 09, 2013  |  By rob62bike

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 6.1.36

Pros

install & forget light on resources nice easy to folloe interface

Cons

none so far

Summary

Was a bit doubtful when you compare with other free av's but is up there with avast & avg will not disapoint.

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4 stars

"I recommend it!"

February 07, 2013  |  By GloriaPinto

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 6.1.36

Pros

Simple to use.
Doesn't slow down my computer.
Nice design.

Cons

At first I was afraid to use it because I didn't know much about it

Summary

I really recommend this antivirus, it really impressed me!

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5 stars

"I recommend it to others!"

January 31, 2013  |  By CarolinaAze

 |  Version: UnThreat Free AntiVirus 2013 6.1.36

Pros

Doesn't jam my computer when scanning.
Easy to use.

Cons

Not as well known as other free antiviruses

Summary

Easy to download and use, scans are pretty quick and don't bother me. I totally recommend it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1.36
    Version 6.1.36:
  • AntiVirus Engine improvements
  • Full compatibility with Windows 8
  • Improved performance and stability
  • Bug fixes
General
Publisher Scandium Security
Publisher web site http://scandium-security.com/
Release Date January 02, 2013
Date Added January 13, 2013
Version 6.1.36
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000
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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