Freeware suite of vital tools for computer security
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Kingsoft Antivirus is a multi-featured antivirus program that protects computers from viruses, hacking attempts, system vulnerabilities,and external input threats. It is easy to install and operate, as the control panel explains all the various options and what they are used for. The software is robust and spots trojans, malware, and spyware.
For users looking for a simple yet comprehensive antivirus program, Kingsoft Antivirus offers a high rate of protection without the need to have an extensive knowledge of virus protection. The software catches any viruses. It has real time protection that warns of dangerous sites and programs the moment they are opened.
One of the handy tools is the App Man utility. This tool performs the same function as Windows does when hitting control/alt/delete to bring up a list of active programs. Using the Kingsoft utility allows for easier management of the programs than the Windows tool.
The software covers all the bases with regards to possible virus threats. That is, it monitors both internal and external threats. These threats may be introduced by watching a video, and USB drives that may have viruses in them. All the user needs to do is turn on these functions by clicking on an interface button to activate them.
For serious security buffs, the Kingsoft program will "play nicely" with other antivirus programs. This keeps the programs from interfering with each other and identifying other antivirus programs as threats. This makes it a good choice for users who already have an antivirus program and want to add a secondary defense program.
The main drawback to the program is that it is definitely not a speed demon. Scans can take noticeably longer than competing antivirus programs. If a fast scan time is at a premium, it would be worthwhile to consider other options.