Ashampoo AntiVirus 2016 protects your PC from malware with its twin antivirus engines. Although the company (Ashampoo ) is not known for security software, but the company has launched it first antivirus software in 2009 by utilising Bitdefender and Emsisoft malware blocking technology.
Ashampoo has wrapped its own interface and tools around the Bitdefender and Emsisoft anti-virus engines to create Ashampoo AntiVirus 2016.So, with great confidence you can start using Ashampoo Anti-Virus to keep out known malware and other unknown threats.The security software works every version of Windows from Windows 10 to Windows XP.
Ashampoo Antivirus 2016 contains all the necessary tools you need to stay safe, such as real-time protection, which thwarts attacks as they happen.What’s really impressive is that it also contains privacy tools from Ashampoo WinOptimizer software such as File Wiper to erase files and folders, and Internet cleaner to delete your browsing history.
Ashampoo Antivirus is designed to be very easy to use and the home screen is straightforward.It’s available in light and dark themes and you can switch in the settings (Options-settings).
On the home screen of the software, a big green graphic shows that the PC is protected, and there are four large buttons to access the various functions.
The Analyse button allows you to scan to detect & block malicious programs, this option enables full and quick scans, external drive scans and custom scans.
A custom scan enables you to choose the folders to check and other items such as the registry, master boot record and cookies. In the settings you can choose what to scan,both Emsisoft and Bitdefender engined can be used or just Bitdefender.
The Tools button lets you access six usesful tools, the File Wiper tool can be used to overwrite files from one to 35 times with DoD and Gutmann options.
The Internet Cleaner tool allows you to erase web browser caches, cookies, history and URLs for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
The ADS scanner tools will show hidden information store within files, which could reveal malware or suspicious activity, and they can be deleted if necessary. An LSP viewer shows everything that can modify internet data.
The Startup Tuner will display what is loading with Windows and allows items to be disabled, and a Hosts viewer shows if anything is trying to redirect access to websites.
Overall, Ashampoo AntiVirus is a good security product and does it job very well,but you can find more efficient security suite for protecting your internet enabled devices.
Ashampoo AntiVirus 2016 Free 6 Month License
Update[21/04/2016]: The promo still works for latest version Ashampoo Anti-virus 2016 (v 1.3.0).
To get a 6 month or 180 days valid license of this security suite, visit this promotion page, then enter your email address and receive the license key.
Next download the latest version from here :a
shampoo_anti-virus_1.2.1_sm.exe ashampoo_anti-virus_1.3.0_sm.exe, install it and activate the product with the license key that you received from the promotion page.