Advanced Security Tool - AST

By Patilan Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 7, 2009

It's less an advanced security application than an odd grouping of tools: this utility suite simply bundles together a group of so-so functions. Advanced Security Tool's multitabbed check-box laden interface offers no Help manual or much in the way of onscreen instruction. Intermediate users will pick up the basic functions with a few minutes of click and watch. Advanced users have the option of a custom install, but then the program doesn't offer any customization. It doesn't get much better from there. The functions are not well-explained or very useful to experienced users.

The app places the four primary functions under four tabs. The Password Generator uses check boxes and a pair of pull-downs to create a savable list. The Password Manager is slightly more robust. Users can easily create groups to separate saved passwords, but fields are limited to Title, URL, Log-in Name, Password, and Note. An odd function lets the user generate a random password when entering the item. Auto log-in is available, but testers found the response spotty.

Two functions have nothing to do with passwords. A Notepad replacement allows users to create encrypted text files while the app blocks keyloggers. The final tool allows users to import Firefox bookmarks and Internet Explorer favorites into a common file. Some testers found that the operation missed some bookmarks or failed completely.

There are just too many better designed products available for each of the program's tools. We doubt most testers will even get as far as the three password demo limit.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.6


Release September 29, 2010
Date Added August 17, 2009
Version 1.1.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

If you are looking for an all-in-one security management utility for your Windows then, Advanced Security Tool - AST is exactly what you are looking for. This advanced tool with its powerful and flexible features provides a full proof security system for your Windows. This all in one utility includes features like; a password manager that can create complex passwords up to 256 characters with access to special characters, an encrypted pad that will keep your vital and secret information in safe hands, the active password manager will keep your passwords and logins encrypted and auto fill passwords in web pages, its bookmarks manager will easily import Favorites from the internet explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The tool includes many other features like; the Anti key logger support, security features that prevent password theft, and easy integration with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Also includes the feature of a special Trojan preventing mechanism.

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