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Amust 1-Defender

By AMUST Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Its front-line defenses are only for a small number of programs, but this program effectively launches certain applications on your system in safe mode. Amust 1-Defender quickly shifts Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Messenger into safe mode to protect your PC from malware. Its trendy interface runs a scan bar to pass the time as it shifts its protection on. A small green shield was placed alongside IE's logo on the title bar to let us know it was working.

We were glad that, as we surfed, we noticed no slowdowns. Any downloads are subject to a quick scan. No problems were revealed during our testing here either. You'll be able to easily bypass Amust 1-Defender's safe mode shifters by holding down a hot key while clicking a link, opening the page in standard unsecured mode.

While we like its noninvasive approach to protecting our system, this software's coverage is minimal. Free to all, its quick-change protection works great, but most folks will want more comprehensive protection.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added April 13, 2006
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP, Internet Explorer 5


Total Downloads 46,203
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

1-Defender is a free security utility for safe Internet browsing, email communication and instant messaging. 1-Defender designed to protect a Windows XP user from malicious Web sites and rouge e-mails targeting a user's computer with spyware, keyloggers, rootkits and other malware by allowing the user to run Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Windows Messenger in a SafeInternet mode. SafeInternet Mode protects user PC from malicious software by employing Least Privileged User Account (LUA) that does not reduce Windows usability and flexibility, and does not downgrade user's Internet experience while making Internet experience safer and much more secure.

Version 2 extends the functionality to support Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Messenger. In addition it offers some user interface improvements.