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FortiClient

By Fortinet Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of FortiClient

  • Protect your PC against breaking cyber threats with a free antivirus, parental Web control, and VPN
  • Last updated on 04/14/20
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Mac

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 2, 2014

FortiClient is a comprehensive package that includes powerful virus defenses and fully-customizable parental controls for your PC. With this program in place, you won't have to worry about what your kids are accessing or what damaging programs your computer may be exposed to.

Pros

Scheduled scans: This app offers the option of scheduling weekly virus scans. You can also run a scan manually at any time, so if you're very concerned about possibly malicious files, you can quickly find and remove them.

Parental controls: The parental controls included in this app provide you with a lot of flexibility for the type of monitoring and regulation you want to do. There is a list of Web site categories that you can go through to select which ones you want to allow access to. In addition to blocking certain types of sites, you can also choose to receive a warning when someone visits a certain category of site; or you can just set the app to monitor activity on any given category.

Cons

Long installation: FortiClient completes an initial virus scan before installation, which is an important security step, but it also makes the installation process significantly longer than you might expect. The app also got stuck for a few minutes in the initial scan during testing, but it eventually got going again and completed the process with no further interruptions.

Bottom Line

FortiClient is a comprehensive anti-virus program that also offers versatile parental controls. It's free, which makes it an even more appealing option, and even though the installation process took a while, it doesn't have to be too much of an inconvenience, as long as you know it's coming and can plan for it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.2.6.0951

Version 6.2.6.0951 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release April 14, 2020
Date Added April 14, 2020
Version 6.2.6.0951

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 312,334
Downloads Last Week 159
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Developer's Description

FortiClient 5 is a free endpoint protection suite that includes malware/virus detection, rootkit removal, parental web control, and VPN. Malware is detected using updated threat intelligence and definitions from Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs. Parental control offers a simple and effective way to block malicious and explicit web sites. Single VPN configuration allows quick and easy secure, remote access via IPSec or SSL protocols.

FortiClient 5 leverages FortiClient's Antivirus technology, developed in-house by Fortinet. FortiClient Antivirus has achieved more than twenty VB100 awards and is capable of detecting threats on both a reactive and proactive basis. Proactive detection is based on detecting zero-day malware that has never been seen before in the wild.

FortiClient 5 is an enterprise class suite designed for the world's largest enterprise environments including Fortune 1000 companies, federal and state agencies, and customers that require the ultimate in a fully modular protection suite capable of power beyond Antivirus. FortiClient 5 is fully integrated with FortiGate, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer for management, deployment and central logging/reporting.