If you read my previous post on free antivirus software, you may remember that my top 3 programs were AVG, Avira Antivir and Avast. Avira was the top performer in independent tests and reviews and I was quite happy with it when I used it (for some reason, I switched to Avast recently). Now we have new challengers, such as Microsoft Security Essentials – but Avira beats even Microsoft, according to this test result.
Few days ago, I came across another promising free antivirus program: it’s called ZenOK Free Antivirus, and it’s designed to stop viruses before they make their way into your computer. The program offers virus, spyware and malware protection. A big plus for this program – next to its great detection rate – is the fact that it only uses 0.1% of your computer’s resources. That means your computer won’t slow down when you use real time and full system scans. If you wish to perform a quick scan instead, you can use the ultra-light file scan.
ZenOK protects against viruses, spyware, trojans, worms, bots, root-kits and phishing Web sites. It also blocks attacks from the Web that exploit your software’s vulnerabilities. In addition, it offers boot up protection and hourly updates, so your ZenOK virus definitions are never out of date.
As mentioned above, the system doesn’t use many resources, but if you ever feel the need to turn it off, just select “snooze” and it will be deactivated.
- Internet real time scan
- Email scanner
- Instant messenger scan (Messenger, Yahoo, Skype, ICQ)
- Network and WiFi scans
- File scan (including lightweight scan)
- Secure downloading and file sharing with P2P shield
- Works with virtual keyboards
- Game safe
The reviews from businesses and home users across the world are generally positive. For more information and to download your copy of the program, please visit http://www.zenok.com/
Did I mention it’s FREE?