SmadAV – Free system cleaner and antivirus for your USB

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  1. it looks like its free version isn’t good on things that simple like editing exception list or autoupdate

  2. I think it’s stupid to recommend against people buying the pro version when you’re endorsing their product as a good tool.
    Developers need support to make it realistic for them to keep working on products we love.
    You should ALWAYS buy pro versions, or donate to developers who make great products.
    I totally disagree with buying pro versions of less useful tools, or tools that don’t live up to their claims. But if a developer has satisfied you, make sure you support them.

  3. I downloaded and am scanning with it right now and it certainly comes up with ALOT of false positives, it is fingering Rainmeter files a viruses. I also use Crypto Prevent by Foolish IT and it fingers it as a virus too….. lol.
    If your gonna use this, be careful, otherwise you may wind up cleaning something that is totally safe and you need. It is about half way through scanning my system and has fingered 8 files ….. none of which are malicious malware or viruses by ANY means.

  4. Well, finished scanning, tried to select safe files to be added as exceptions and that’s where you get nailed with the “Buy the Pro version” nag screen.
    I can’t even select files and mark them as safe exceptions? I’ve got no use for this. I’ll keep it on a usb drive but I doubt I’ll ever have any use for it.

  5. “Smadav is good enough…”

    I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to virus protection, I’m not sure “good enough” is good enough.

  6. I agree. You get what you pay for. I understand not recommending a paid retail third-party program, but it is also not a good idea to recommend using dual AV/IS programs. It doesn’t work! They cancel each other out.
    Don’t take this out of context though as a really good paid AV/IS teamed with a
    Malware/Spyware remover (Malwarebytes AE & AM, ADW Cleaner, Spybot),
    Software Updater/PSI (Personal Software Inspectors like PatchMyPC and Secunia PSI), and
    Computer Management Cleaner (Crap Cleaner or UPCleaner).
    Yes pro paid versions where available. And Yes System Resources. Most of the free versions above are reactive instead of proactive and depending on infection they wont load, install or even start.
    But at the end of the day… even the free sh1t is better than nothing.

  7. I will still stick to my current antivirus, ESET Antivirus. Its been proved and tested in my firm as I have been using it for a year now and without any problems at all.

  8. Ive used this one before but sadly the version I downloaded is very limited. Good thing that my brother gave me a licensed ESET Antivirus. Up to now, I am still using ESET.

  9. I have used Smadav antivirus but I think that its free trails version has very limited features and also slow down the system. One of my friend suggested me to try the premium Protegent antivirus software which works well even with a 512 mb RAM and doesn’t slow down the system. Till Date, I am using Protegent and it has been working very fine since then. Also I need to mention that the antivirus software comes with inbuilt data recovery software which is used to recover/restore accidental deleted files from your system.

  10. Completely agree. Even if I can get the free version of different stuff. Media included, I go out of my way to buy to promote their business.

  11. I agree with you for not install two or more antivirus on a singgle pc because it cause a horror situation for you, your friend, or somebody else. Actually Smadav can work “side by side” with your normal antivirus, because Smadav just a complementary anti virus/malware for usb drive, but yes, it can scan your pc too.

  12. But it kills annoying USB shortcut virus, unlike others. Malwarebytes reported the shortcut virus as ‘safe’. But it should be used among Malwarebytes and other anti-virus software. I have triple-layered defense in my PC: Malwarebytes, 360 Total Security, and SmadAV.

  13. Nope, ’cause it kills junk virus (shortcut virus and viruses that can be transferred via flash drives on an infected PC). Shortcut virus are SOOOO annoying… your files will become hidden and can be only acessed (on an infected PC, using the shortcut generated by the PC).

  14. A quote from SmadAV’s website: “Smadav is an additional protection (second layer) antivirus, and specialize in protecting USB Flash-disk to avoid virus infection.”

  15. This one indeed detail review and yes, whether one needs protection for a single device, a smart home, your small business, hybrid infrastructure or Enterprise data center, now best antivirus services have the product that delivers the best security, unparalleled performance and incredible ease of use. Multi-layer ransomware protection to keep files safe is just another achievement that big names have achieved. Most of the heavy scanning takes place in the cloud, so there is virtually zero impact on your local resources. This means your system’s speed and performance remain unaffected. So your files always remain completely private

  16. Uhm, this is a fake antivirus. It just scans and says “you have virus on your computer”, then tells you to buy. Typical fake AntiVirus.

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