Digital Defender – An Antivirus For Windows

Many pc users tend to search for an alternative to paid security software which can be a good substitute. Lets see now how Digital Defender works on a pc to match nowadays pc security requirements. Digital Defender comes in a free and a paid version. This free application offers the antivirus engine in a convenient GUI controlling a real-time protection module and an on-demand scanner. A new model design for low memory usage, has made digital defender antivirus’ memory footprint small. This means it can run just as well on netbooks as on normal PCs.

Digital Defender

Digital defender’s resident realtime protection provides a comprehensive security wall against malware. The engine uses behavioral (heuristic) analysis to detect harmful program, it effectively scans for all known viruses, worms, trojans, backdoors, scripts, macro viruses and other harmful code on any system. Using the incremental update mechanism the download time is reduced, without spending a long time and generating considerable network load for the update. Additional virus database packages several times a day to improve the defense, thus users can obtain protection against new malware.

This free application is straightforward to setup, customize and run. No need to reboot. The free version presents the user with the essential uncompromised core feature set providing hit the update button. More importantly the software scan in the background and do not affect computer’s performance. The real time protection is able to catch malwares once detected and do not slow the performance of the pc.

Selecting the Scan button brings up the Scan Menu, where you can choose any one of three jobs — Quick Scan, Full Scan and Custom Scan.

I run a Full Scan Test on a 50 go (25 go full) hard drive containing widows vista OS and different installed software and folders. The scan took 50 minutes and average memory and processor consumption was not high. Does there is also space to do other things than watching the scan to be completed. Not quite the fastest, and certainly not the slowest.  Then accidently I downloaded a rar file containing various malwares upon extracting to my desktop the realtime Digital Defender protection pop out and blocked the malwares, so here is a screenshot of the realtime action.

Digital Defender Scanning

Digital Defender  Functionalities:

  1. Anti-Virus: Stops all viruses
  2. Anti-Spyware: Removes all Spyware
  3. Daily Updates
  4. Hourly Updates (Premium version)
  5. Removable Device Infection Detection
  6. Real-Time Protection: Protects you whilst you work
  7. Removable Device Infection Detection and Removal (Premium version)
  8. Websupport
  9. Telephone
  10. Limited Scheduled Scan (Free version)
  11. Full Scheduled Scan (Premium version)

Limitation of the free versions:

  1. Can not set-up a proxy
  2. Can not change schedule settings

So, if you’re looking for an easy on system resources antivirus and importantly is capable of stopping malware efficiently and effectively, then go ahead and download the free version of Digital Defender and for more functionalities then upgrade to pro ($28.34, €19.95) with your convenience.

System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 — 32 bit and 64 bit compatible.

Download : Digital Defender

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