Smadav Antivirus Filehippo is additional antivirus software that is designed to protect your Windows PC. Smadav Antivirus is a simple security free program that provides real-time anti-virus protection, making sure that your Windows PC is safeguarded at all times.
Smadav Antivirus mainly functions as additional protection for your PC, especially its total protection for USB Flash Drive, so the software doesn’t offer total protection. If you would be often browsing the internet or installing new apps, you are highly recommended to use other security products that offer total protection. SmadAV has its own way of behavior, heuristic, and whitelisting in detecting and cleaning viruses that will further enhance the security on your computer. Because the resource usage is very small, SmadAV will not increase your computer’s performance under heavy use. So, with a mix between SmadAV and antivirus protection that is installed on your computer will further strengthen the defense of your computer from virus infection.
What’s new in Smadav?
- Change log not available for this version.
- New detection database of 2935 new viruses.
- New Smadav Free message interface in every startup.
- Fixing methods for collecting PC program statistics to help Smadav Development.
In the case of an antivirus plus firewall defense team, this is totally understandable. Thus, installing Smadav reveals your lack of trust in your actual security. This can easily be resolved by getting a smarter solution rather than putting your PC to extra work.
Although its main aim is to help you create a much stronger protection plan from threats by adding USB armor and helmet for the off-line detection, the whole idea behind this particular piece of software is pointless.
Smadav antivirus Filehippo Features and Highlights
Additional Protection for your PC, compatible with other antivirus products
Almost all other antiviruses cannot be installed with another antivirus, it’s because of the antivirus designed for main protection in your PC. It’s not the case for the program, it is an antivirus that is designed as additional (second layer) protection, so it’s compatible and could be installed and run together with another antivirus in your PC. The program using their own technique to detect and clean virus that improves security in your PC.
Cleaner and tools to clean virus
The antivirus can clean some viruses that already infected your PC and also fixes the registry change made by the virus. Many tools included in the software to fight for virus cleaning.
The program only using a small fraction of your PC resources. It most of the time only use very small memory (under 5 MB) and CPU usage under 1%. With this very small resource usage, it will not slow your computer. And you can still install another antivirus that will together work with Antivirus to protect your PC.
USB Flash disk is one of the most used media for virus spread. This USB drive antivirus software uses its own technology for your USB disk security to avoid virus spread and infection from USB Flash disk. It can detect many new unknown viruses in USB even if the virus is not in the database. Not only for protection, but Smadav can also clean USB Flash disk from virus and restore hidden/infected files in the USB Flash disk.
Smadav antivirus Pros and Cons
|It is a second-layer antivirus that has a very low system impact
||The paid version doesn’t add enough functions to be worth the money
|Handy for programmers who wish to tinker with and add to their virus protection
||A small program that adds only moderate protection
|Allows you to un-hide files on a USB Flash disk
||Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
||Smadav Antivirus 2019 Rev 13.0