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iolo Antivirus

Price/Registration Fee:
$39.95 USD
File size:
22.39 MB
iolo technologies, LLC
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iolo Antivirus Description:

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Viruses, worms, dangerous spyware, and other malicious software continue to increase in number and complexity and pose a high risk. These infections can wreak havoc by causing permanent computer damage, destroying data, and enabling identity theft. Use iolo AntiVirus to detect, block, and remove these malicious infections. The iolo AntiVirus solution offers Real-time protection that runs continuously behind the scenes, with a minimal usage of system resources and no additional configuration needed. Real-time protection checks files as they are accessed, moved, copied, saved, or modified, either by you or by the operating system, for the utmost in constant protection. The On-demand scanner can inspect your entire system (all memory, boot records, files, and folders) or it can just scan the files and folders that you specify. iolo AntiVirus can also automatically scan your entire PC on a regular schedule. You set up the scheduled scanning to run on the exact times and days that you want. E-mail protection scans both incoming and outgoing e-mail, before messages are sent or received. It detects e-mail infections and then removes them before they can do any damage. Hourly updates ensure continual protection from the latest threats, with no user intervention required. Detailed setup configurations allow greater flexibility and control over what drives, file types, and folders are included in scans. Optional heuristic features are provided to catch brand-new viruses, based on behaviors and coding patterns that infections commonly use. Detailed statistics allow you to monitor antivirus activity and reveal suspicious patterns, such as tracking the senders of infected e-mail messages. You also have fast access to iolo's Threat Center Web site, which offers current security information. You can access an online library of informational articles, read about the latest security risks and trends, and search threats by name for information about specific malicious programs.

Operating System Support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Tags: antivirus, virus, viruses, worm, trojan, malware, email


iolo Antivirus reviewReview for iolo Antivirus

iolo Antivirus rating 4 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. With 23 user reviews.

33333 Not Cool Posers.....

Iolo Antivirus....who ever used my sacred name to write up lawsuits comments and stuff...not cool....NOT cool.... whoever the poser was that is not my personal I am the REAL Topete

11111 System Mechanic (Junk)

I have System Mechanic 9.0. The system fails to download upgrades or updates to virus defintions. I have tried to resolve with technical staff (grade school at best) and have had no luck in resolving issues. DON'T waste your time or money.

33333 Iolo Shield/System Mechanic will not update virus defs

OK. Like others here my Iolo System shield which integrates with System Mechanic to become Sytem Mechanic Pro would not download anti virus definition files. As others also pointed out, Iolo support is excrement so after not hearing back and multiple contacts for 3 days, I did some troubleshooting and fixed it myself. Here is what I did, my OS is Windows 7.

1. Installed a freeware program "What's Running" so I could see what Iolo runs resident.

2. Two files came up - Iolo FileInfoList Service and Iolo System Service

3. Using Win7's System configuration Utility I cleared the load on bootup checkbox.

4. Rebooted and ran System Mechanic and checked off on upgrade now. It worked and now I can update my virus/malware definition files!

Then I went to the properties section for both SM & SS & set then to always run as
Administrator just to be sure.

Joy! I now have full functionality!

I note though that Iolo System Shield has no right click shell extension so one may click on a particular folder or file to do a quick virus scan. One must use the Hammer and Tongs method of choosing from the scans pickbox in the Anti Virus program itself to scan a file or folder.

Well, not the best SW but at least it is now functioning normally.

I suppose for $15 for the 1st year for 3 seats I cannot complain too much.... : (

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