Advanced Pdf to Word Converter 6.5


Convert PDF files to the DOC, RTF or TXT document formats, and process several files at once, with this simple piece of software

Advanced Pdf to Word Converter is a simple-to-use program which allows you to convert PDF documents to the Word profile, namely DOC, RTF and TXT. It can be handled by individuals of any experience level.
The interface of the application is plain and simple to navigate through. Documents can be imported into the queue by using either the file browser, treeview or "drag and drop" method. Batch conversion is supported.
In the list you can check out the name, source path, size and type of each file. So, once you establish the output directory and file type, you can proceed with the conversion task.
Additionally, you can remove an item from the list or clear the entire queue, set the output filename, enable Advanced Pdf to Word Converter to process only characters from the PDF files and to delete blank lines from the output TXT documents, and others.
The PDF processing tool takes up a low-to-moderate amount of system resources, has a good response time, quickly finishes a task and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our testing. The quality of the text layout and graphics is preserved at a fair quality but Advanced Pdf to Word Converter was unable to convert images in our cases.
Plus, you have to separately install third-party applications in order for the tool to work properly. We recommend you look for something more advanced than Advanced Pdf to Word Converter at the moment.

Program Information
 Developer: OfficeConvert Software Inc
Price and Added Date
Freeware .13-03-2018
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Media Player Classic - Black Edition Portable 1.5.1 Build 2985


Inspired by the original Media Player Classic, this open-source tool wrapped in a portable package has more features and bug fixes

Based on the original Media Player Classic project and Media Player Clasic Home Cinema, Media Player Classic - Black Edition is a free and open-source tool that offers the same familiar interface, adds a modern twist, and enriches the user experience with additional features and bug fixes.

Extensive file type support and post-playback actions

An extensive list of file types is supported by Media Player Classic - Black Edition when it comes to audio and video, including DVD, Blu-ray, 3D movies and ISO images. You can also load media from URLs and external devices, along with subtitles (even stereoscopic subtitles for 3D movies).
It's possible to create and save playlists, toggle minimal, normal and compact viewing mode, switch to a different language for the interface, and set the stereo 3D mode. After playback, the app can be instructed to exit, play the next video in the folder, lock the workstation, shut down or hibernate, among other options.

Many media configuration settings for seasoned users

Advanced users can configure rendering settings or inspect the filters and shaders. The preferences panel holds many other useful settings, such as remembering the last DVD, file or window position, window size, or playlist on exit. Furthermore, Media Player Classic - Black Edition can be minimized to the systray and its process priority can be set above normal to avoid performance issues on weaker hardware configurations.
File associations can be made for any supported format. You can also integrate the utility into the Windows Explorer context menu for quick access, set it to autoplay music, videos, DVDs and audio CDs, remap keyboard shortcuts for any command, make color adjustments, customize the UI in appearance, and facilitate access via a web interface. These are just part of the settings that can be tinkered with.

Fully customizable app for Media Player Classic fans

We haven't encountered compatibility issues with Windows 10 in our tests. The utility barely affected the system's performance and responded to commands swiftly.
Thanks to its rich set of options and advanced settings, along with its intuitive interface, Media Player Classic - Black Edition should be able to please Media Player Classic nostalgics as well as other users looking for an all-round media player.

Program Information
 Developer: The MPC-BE Team
Price and Added Date
Freeware .13-03-2018
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Wallpaper Studio for Windows 10/8.1

Browse an extensive wallpaper collection, save images as your Favorites, like them, add them to folders or export them to your computer

If you work on a computer and like customizing your workspace often, you probably agree that changing your wallpaper is one of the quickest and most effective ways of doing so.
Although you can browse endless lists of websites in search of the perfect background image, you can also turn to specialized software solutions such as Wallpaper Studio 10 Store App that can help you achieve quicker and more convenient results.

Stylish user interface

This application comes with a smooth, user-friendly interface that packs a wide variety of functions, which are intuitive and well-organized, thus letting you handle them with minimum efforts, regardless of your PC skills.
A configuration menu is also provided to you. Here you can toggle push messages, enable the live tile component, switch between dark and light modes, enable synchronization between devices, change the slideshow refresh interval or enable lock screen slideshow.

Extensive wallpaper collection

Wallpaper Studio 10 Store App provides you with an outstanding amount of high-definition images that you can use as background images for your desktop or your lock screen. You just need to select your favorite image from the list and save it to your computer.
If you want to access the wallpapers in a more intuitive way, you can navigate to the Categories section, which organizes and displays the content under various categories, including Abstract, Animals, Anime, Nature, Quotes, Movie or Music. Wallpapers can be added to your Favorites list and also organized under custom folders, for easier future access.
However, during our testing, accessing the 4K category resulted in an instant crash, without any additional information.

Microsoft Band support

If you own a Microsoft Band, you can connect it to your computer and change its appearance using this application. You can choose from various themes, wallpapers or colors from the lists and set them as active on your device, according to your preference.
More so, you can connect your Microsoft, Google or Facebook account to this program and use them to submit your wallpapers. Unfortunately, during our testing we could not perform this action since choosing a category for our image was not possible.

Handy application that provides you with wallpapers, supports Microsoft Band and comes with some functionality issues

All things considered, Wallpaper Studio 10 Store App is a handy program that provides you with an outstanding collection of wallpapers, lets you download them to your PC and use them as background images. It features support for Microsoft Band and lets you customize your device's appearance directly from the application. However, it comes with a few functionality issues, as accessing the 4K category crashes the application and submitting your wallpapers might not be functional.

Price and Added Date
Freeware .13-03-2018
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Monitors AnyWhere


A reliable application that supports you in remote monitoring the activity of certain computers, offering an innovative digital signage system

Monitors AnyWhere is a useful application, designed to help you manage digital signage systems. The software allows you to supervise multiple monitors at the same time, from one single computer. Thus, you may easily change the display on each monitor at any time you wish or to create a playlist.

Setting monitors and displays

Monitors AnyWhere allows you to remotely manage multiple displays, that you can connect to through the local area network using VGA zero clients. The selected monitors are displayed in the dedicated area in the software, where you can watch all at the same time. Additionally, you can select either of them and view an enlarged version of it.
All the monitors are connected to your computer and configured to extended mode, so that each one can display a different application. For instance, you can use the multiple monitor configuration in several rooms, having each one display a different instance. Additionally, you may remotely change the background of each screen.

Create playlist and display it on the selected screen

All the applications displayed on the screens must run on your computer, since all the monitors are connected to your station. Monitors AnyWhere indicates all the programs/playlists currently running on your system and enables you to share them on each of the monitors individually. For a better identification process, the software allows you to assign names to each monitor.
You may configure the playlist on each monitor, by setting its duration and starting the playback. Additionally, you can set which application to play on each monitor when the program starts. Thus, for example, in the morning, when all the monitors are turned on they may start with the display of the calendar or the playlist.

Multiple screen configurations and management

Monitors AnyWhere comes in handy when you need to manage the display of several monitors, placed in the same hall or in different rooms. For instance, in an institution, these monitors can display functioning schedules or other important information. Monitors AnyWhere allows you to remotely manage the displays on each of the monitors with ease.

Program Information
 Developer: Greenware Technologies
Price and Added Date
Freeware .13-03-2018
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FL Studio 12.4.2 Build 33

FL Studio 12.4.2 Build 33

Mix and edit audio tracks with the help of the wide array of tools and features provided by this comprehensive and reliable software solution

FL Studio is a powerful software solution that allows the creation of songs and loops using professional tools such as state of the art mixers, equalizers, integrated instruments and more.

Seamless setup, yet pretty overwhelming GUI

Although it is such powerful software, it is quite easy to install FL Studio. It takes a while, but only because it has to copy a lot of instruments and samples.

Less experienced users or those who have never worked with a similar program before might not have an easy time during the first use of FL Studio. It consists of a myriad of buttons corresponding to the multiple options available, which might seem a bit too much.

Nonetheless, comprehensive Help contents are enclosed, so that, in time, beginners can also learn how to handle it.

Use a virtual piano and support for plugins

Always running in full screen, this application encompasses a lot of functions in the left side of the screen, while the right side is exclusively used for mixing the uploaded tune. A virtual piano is also included, so that you can be sure you can create the song or effect you had stuck in your head.

Plugins can be added for improved functionality, although the software comes with almost everything one might need for taking the first steps as a beginner, such as instruments, mixers, special effects, filters and many other tools.

A last assessment

FL Studio is quite light on computer resources, yet a faster machine allows users to perform more actions in the same time or edit tracks without being bothered by huge loading times. Also, you should know that significant storage space is required for saving the generated tunes, as well as the additional samples and instruments that one may download from the Internet.

To conclude, FL Studio is a well-rounded and efficient piece of software, yet it is mostly dedicated to professionals, as many novices might find it confusing.

Program Information
 Developer: Image Line Software BVBA
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Norton Power Eraser

Norton Power Eraser

Eliminates deeply embedded and difficult traces in order to remove crimeware that traditional virus scanning solutions don't always detect

Norton Power Eraser is an easy-to-use Windows application designed to help you get rid of computer threats, thus adding an extra layer of security to your system. Beginners should have no kind of problems in figuring it out because everything's pretty intuitive, mostly thanks to the interface.

Clean and straightforward UI

The main window has a clear-cut look and provides immediate access to the three primary components of Power Eraser: scanning for risks, undoing the previous fix, and configuring advanced settings.

Run a scan with default settings

By proceeding with the default configuration, you can ask the tool to browse the PC for various threats and rootkits. It reveals the description, type and status for each item, along with an action to take, such as removing it. Keep in mind that a computer restart may be required to complete the task, so make sure to save any ongoing projects beforehand.

Create a system restore point and view log details

In addition, you can ask the program to create a system restore point before attempting to fix the problem, just in case Windows starts experiencing stability issues afterward and you need to undo settings. Meanwhile, log details can be viewed in a separate file, and its location can be revealed in Windows Explorer without leaving the interface.

Run an advanced scan for a more detailed report

Switching to advanced mode brings extra features to the table. For example, you can run a reputation scan with the Norton Cloud to verify a specific file or folder and find out the Norton community's opinion about it, perform a standard scan by taking into account the Windows files, as well as run a search on the computer if it has multiple Windows versions installed on it.

Configure program settings

The software application lets you apply a proxy configuration, change the log file's default saving directory, enable multi-boot check, show only bad files, and exclude the rootkit scanning mode (requires a system restart). Plus, you can delete the log history to free up space, as well as restore all settings to their factory parameters.

Evaluation and conclusion

Norton Power Eraser isn't quite a resource hog, but it still stresses up the CPU and RAM during the scanning process. It may take a while to complete a scan job, depending on the size of the target and settings applied.

All in all, Norton Power Eraser is a pretty handy program, and although it may seem suitable for experienced users only, rookies could install it with no risks thanks to its intuitive interface and the comprehensive help file.

Program Information
 Developer: Symantec
Price and Added Date
Freeware .11-04-2017
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Play videos in reverse frame by frame so that you can notice details that you would normally miss without having to convert the original file

Regardless of whether you are trying to gather clues about an incident you were involved in while in traffic or you are looking for a unique effect to add to a shooting of you and your friends, video reverse tools are among your best options.

IclooPlayer is a small, but powerful utility that allows you to play videos frame by frame in reverse and forward while highlighting the important elements with specific drawing tools.

Improve the visibility of the videos you are watching

First off, it is important to note that you need to have administrator rights, as otherwise, the program may not be able to display the footage you want to analyze. The program comes with a sleek and stylish interface that includes most of the controls in the lower area as menus that you can move around.

You will be happy to learn that the program also addresses videos taken with CCTV cameras or similar surveillance equipment. In the eventuality that the footage is not very clear, then the app provides you with a few tools to enhance the visibility. To be more precise, you can tweak the brightness, saturation, contrast or hue until you get to view the details more accurately.

Bring the focus to a particular element in the video

A further noteworthy feature is the Security set of tools, especially as they enable you to add a highlight over the object you are pursuing in the video. Alternatively, if you are processing a video that you intend to make public and you want to keep the personal data private, then you can use mosaic and blur to mask children faces or license plates, for instance.

Moreover, the app enables you to play videos frame by frame backward and forward so that you can spot various details that you might have missed earlier. In addition, you can use the drawing tools to pinpoint the object of interest or add a small description, options that can be useful in case you want to use it as evidence.

A suitable player for analyzing videos

All things considered, iClooPlayer is a utility that can come in handy for anyone who needs a precise app for analyzing sports games, dancing lessons, CCTV, surgery, sports action or high-speed cameras available outdoors.

Program Information
 Developer: Brainkeys
Price and Added Date
Freeware .07-04-2017
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McAfee Stinger

McAfee Stinger

Detect then clean a wide range of viruses and other types of malware, without slowing down the PC using this intuitive and straightforward tool

McAfee Stinger is a portable and free application designed to remove malware-infected files from the computer. It scans the hard disk on demand and detects viruses, rootkits, Trojans, worms, and other e-threats.

Portability advantages

Since there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the executable file anywhere on the hard disk and launch the tool immediately. There is also the possibility to save McAfee Stinger to a pen drive and scan any suspicious computer without installing anything else.

Just keep in mind that the storage device shouldn't be read-only, since the app automatically creates some files when it's running, such as logs with statistics for each scan. An important aspect worth taking into account is that, unlike most installers, McAfee Stinger does not modify Windows registry settings.

Clean and intuitive interface

The GUI is user-friendly, made from a regular window with a neatly organized layout. By default, the application looks only into system areas where viruses are known to hide, such as program files and the Windows directory. However, you may customize the scan and reduce its duration by handpicking a drive or directory.

Identifies and quarantines malware

During scanning you can view the currently verified file, scan time and total files scanned, along with found and cleaned threats. Any suspicions are sent to the quarantine, where you can decide whether to keep or remove the files in question. Log details may be examined in separate files. It is possible to modify the quarantine's default location and include all scanned files in logs.

Evaluation and conclusion

The tool uses moderate RAM and low CPU during scanning, which may take a while, depending on the target's size. However, we have come across some issues in our tests. McAfee Stinger wouldn't take into account the custom locations we assigned for scanning, and kept running in default mode instead.

Nevertheless, users are welcomed to try McAfee Stinger for themselves and figure out if it's a suitable on-demand virus scanner for them. Just keep in mind that it does not provide real-time protection against malware, so you still have to install an all-round antivirus application to keep the PC safe at all times.

Program Information
 Developer: Intel Security (McAfee)
Price and Added Date
Freeware .07-04-2017
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AnyDVD HD Beta


Automatically decrypts encrypted DVDs and Blu-Rays; removes features such as warnings, trailers and forced subtitles; allows you to play protected audio CDs

Watching DVD movies is a very easy task because there are many applications that support DVD playback, but decrypting the discs in order to make backups in case the physical optical disc sustains some kind of damage is not such a simple job.

However, utilities for carrying out this endeavor can be found with minimal efforts and one of the best in this respect is AnyDVD HD. Bringing support for High Definition DVDs and thanks to a rather easy to use, though quite simple interface, the software allows users to enjoy movies of great quality through a digital display connection.

AnyDVD HD works in a smart manner, running in the background and taking care of everything without harassing the user with pop-ups, prompt screens and other such annoyances. As soon as a disc is inserted in the optical drive, this program removes region code and encryption, as well as copy protection or other restrictions.

A special feature of AnyDVD HD is the ability to perform replacements to the files on a disc without having to create a copy. The XML scripts it uses will make the needed modifications straight on the physical disc, which saves lots of time.

Customizing the settings of AnyDVD HD is a breeze and after you spend some minutes configuring it, you should enjoy each DVD without annoying menu clips, intros, advertisements, forced subtitles. More so, this utility gives you the possibility to adjust refresh rates for your monitor, depending on the type of media inserted (HD DVD, Blu-ray, NTSC or PAL DVD).

To sum things up, this software is surely one that anyone would like to use on a regular basis because it can remove restrictions automatically and allow users to focus on the movie rather than struggle to adjust countless options before getting to actually play a movie uninterruptedly.

Program Information
 Developer: RedFox
Price and Added Date
TRIAL .07-04-2017
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Opera 45.0.2552.89 Beta


Web browser with built-in VPN, ad blocker, battery saver, YouTube pop-outs, speed dial and extensions support wrapped up in a customizable interface

Opera is a web browser that delivers an intuitive search and navigation mode backed up by advanced features that include add-ons, download and bookmark managers, private data deletion options, mouse gestures, pop-up blocker and more.

Smart and practical interface

The clean feature lineup and elegant lines adopted for shaping up the layout clearly represent a great advantage. It manages to deliver a simple and intuitive working environment by embedding in the main panel only key features for ensuring a seamless browsing session.

Tabs may look and feel a bit robust at a first glance but they are actually quite practical. You may work with pinned tabs and quickly access your favorite websites using ‘Speed Dials’ which enable you to add an unlimited number of pages that are revealed as thumbnails when a new tab is opened.

When it comes to changing the looks of your web browser you may apply themes by selecting from several default ones or downloading some more. Custom themes can also be created with the aid of images uploaded from your computer.

Extra functionality can be added to your web browser by installing extensions so you can translate webpages, block advertisements, save your passwords, and more.

Built-in bookmark manager for storing and sharing websites

A heart-shaped icon is integrated in the toolbar for helping you quickly save your favorite URLs to one of the preset categories. You may also create a custom folder where you can dump bookmarks and add the current bookmark to the Speed Dial.

One of the best bookmark tweaks that you can go for it deals with picking the preferred thumbnail image for each bookmark. The utility automatically reveals suggestive images from the current webpage and lets you preview them.

Leaving aside the quick features that are implemented in the toolbar for managing preferred websites, Opera also offers support for a built-in bookmark manager.

It comes out with something totally new, which cannot be found in other web browsers: interactive preview mode with thumbnails. The drag-and-drop support can be used for arranging thumbnails according to your preferences.

In case you want to return to classic looks, Opera allows you to turn on a list view mode. Hovering your mouse cursor over a bookmark reveals more options that allow you to remove or edit bookmarks, or add them to Speed Dial.

Another smart feature helps you share your bookmarks with your friends, even if they are not Opera users, by generating a temporary public link that is accessible for up to 14 days.

Discover news and entertainment

The ‘Discover’ feature offers a simple and efficient way for helping bloggers, journalists or news addicts stay up-to-date with the latest news based on user preference, namely country and language or subjects of interest (e.g. arts, business, food, health, sports, technology).

Search and navigation mode

Opera adopts a combined search and address bar for helping you look for info on the Internet, displays predictive search suggestions, and lets you organize multiple pages with tabs, activate the full screen mode, make text more readable by zooming in or out, and retrieve the tabs closed earlier in the current session.

Opera Turbo feature is specifically designed for slower Internet connections, as it saves bandwidth and compresses data while you browse.

A fast navigation mode can be acquired using mouse gestures (e.g. holding the right mouse button, moving the mouse a certain direction) for performing common browsing actions (e.g. close current tab, reload the page), rocker gestures in order to jump backwards and forwards through pages by rocking your fingers between the right and left mouse button, as well as keyboard shortcuts.

Private browsing

You can activate an anonymous mode for searching on the Internet without leaving any traces behind. When you close the private window, Opera automatically deletes browsing history, items stored in cache and cookies.

The web browser makes use of badges for indicating details about the page you have landed on and warns you about suspicious webpages that may contain malware or phishing. For example, when the connection is secure, a lock is revealed in the security badge letting you know that your information remains private.

Plus, the tool blocks insecure content and lets you clear browsing data, namely browsing and download history, cookies and other site data, cache, clear saved passwords, and autofill form data. Cookies may be blocked or added to the list with exceptions.

Sync and developer tools

The Sync mode lets you save your bookmarks, Speed Dial, custom search engines, history and other configuration settings so you can access them across multiple devices. Advanced utilities, such as a DOM view of webpages and highlighting of elements, are there to help developers debug local and remote webpages.

A fast and reliable web browser

All in all, Opera offers simple, practical and efficient ways for exploring the web and hides under its hood powerful tools for controlling your online privacy. This mix of features makes it ideal for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.

Program Information
 Developer: Opera Software
Price and Added Date
Freeware .07-04-2017
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UsbFix 2017 9.042


Detect malware components on your USB flash drive or computer, and remove or quarantine them while also logging the process details

If you are concerned about your computer's integrity, you probably know that certain malware components spread via removable USB devices, such as flash drives.

However, you can prevent these unfortunate scenarios or even fix your computer in case it is already afflicted by turning to specialized software, such as UsbFix.

Quick installation

Setting up this program on your computer can be accomplished with minimum efforts, since all you have to do is accept the End User License Agreement.

After installation, the application is automatically launched and a shortcut icon is created on your desktop in order to simplify the way you access it.

Detect and remove malware components

You can turn to UsbFix if your USB was infected, since it can help you detect the harmful components quickly and remove them just as easily.

In order to accomplish this, you just need to click the Research button on the main screen if you want to perform a scan or the Clean one if you are certain that your devices are infected. More so, this program also features an optimization tool and lets you “vaccinate” your devices against future infections.

Features logging and quarantine support

Additionally, you can quarantine identified harmful components and display them along with extra details by clicking the corresponding button. You can view their original location as well as their size in the dedicated section.

The Report category provides you with a list of logs the application generates each time it carries out an action, be it simply identifying malware or removing it from your computer. You can turn this feature off by clicking the On/Off switch and view each of the logs by selecting them and clicking the Open button.

Handy USB malware remover

All in all, UsbFix is a lightweight, yet efficient tool that can help you remove USB-oriented malware components from your USB storage devices and your computer. It features a user-friendly interface and encompasses multiple functions, including a scanner, a remover, an optimizer, a quarantine manager and a report viewer.

Program Information
 Developer: SOSVirus
Price and Added Date
AD-SUPPORTED .07-04-2017
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Internet Download Manager 6.28 Build 6

Internet Download Manager

Push your Internet connection to the limits and cleverly organize or synchronize download processes with this powerful application

With the Internet being home to nearly all forms of documentation and entertainment, it's difficult to resist the temptation of getting ahold of a specific file, either for business or personal use. At the rate at which connection speeds are increasing, it nearly becomes a necessity to use applications such as Internet Download Manager. As the name suggests, it gives you the possibility to cleverly organize file transfers over the world wide web.

Blends in with your preferred browser

Running the application brings up a pretty intuitive interface, posing no accommodation problems. A center list is home to all files that are to be processed, while the upper toolbar gives you access to its most important features, represented by customizable icons.

Considering you are using one of the popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari, the application automatically integrates itself to allow ease of access. Whenever possible, for example in case of videos, a small button becomes available that enables you either to start download or schedule it for later on.

Furthermore, you are given the possibility to include your custom web browser, in case the preferred one is not found in the default provided list.

Schedule and synchronize downloads

One of the most important features, is that you are able to thoroughly set a date or period of time when downloads are processed. By populating your given list with desired web addresses, you can enable a one-time download at a given hour or date, as well as periodically in selected days. Several post-process operations are also available, such as shutting down your system or ending the download process at a specific hour.

If your business implies constant file transfer, the application greatly comes in handy by offering the synchronization feature. It puts similar time settings at your disposal as the scheduler, giving you the possibility to keep important documents throughout the workspace constantly up to date.

Organize file downloads

Upon downloading a file, you are asked to set an output directory, as well as the category of your desired item. Several presets like general, documents, music or videos are available, but the application poses no restrictions when it comes to customization. You are free to add or edit existing categories, as well as setting default destination folders so you are not prompted each time a download process starts.

In conclusion

To sum it up, Internet Download Manager is a handy application to keep around, whether or not it is used for business purposes. It takes up little of your system resources, providing a large variety of useful features in return. In terms of speed, it pushes bandwidth to the limits, or uses it according to custom limits, making it definitely a keeper.

Program Information
 Developer: Download Manager Tonec Inc
Price and Added Date
TRIAL .07-04-2017
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Norton AntiVirus 2015

Norton AntiVirus

Protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware types, multiple and flexible scanning modes, low resources consumption

Norton AntiVirus is a well-known security application made to fight off malware in all shapes and sizes. Featuring a real-time shield, multiple scan modes, customizable settings and plenty of additional safety nets, the utility addresses beginners and experienced users alike.

Installation and interface

Setting up the tool is a fast and easy task, since Norton does not give users the possibility of handpicking the components to install, unlike other av products. A bit of attention should be paid here, however. Since it is ad-supported, the program offers to install apps made by other software developers. It can run without them, so they can be excluded from setup.

Ever since the Windows 8 release, developers have started implementing the flat Metro UI look into everything, and Norton makes no exception. The interface is not cluttered, although it could have been better organized. Three large buttons in the main menu facilitate access to scanning, virus signature updates and advanced settings, while another button-like frame shows the system and Norton CPU usage level, along with the trust level.

Scan types and configuration

Norton provides different levels of PC scanning in accordance with the user's requirements. It can focus on speed by verifying only important system areas for malware, look into the whole hard disk to be thorough, as well as scrutinize only suspicious files, folders or drives. An additional component is designed to scan the Facebook Wall for infected links, scams and hacking attempts.

The default scanning configuration can be modified by expert users in terms of exclusions (scan, real-time, signatures, file IDs), archives, rootkits and stealth items, network drives, heuristics, low-risk objects, tracking cookies, removable media, boot time, Symantec's SONAR protection feature (cloud assistance), as well as updates, among others. Settings can be restored to default, while tasks and statistics can be examined in separate areas.

Additional security components

Notifications show the reputation level of downloaded files via Symantec's Download Insight to determine whether they are trustworthy or not. Furthermore, the app integrates a toolbar (Norton Safe Search) powered by to ensure safety while navigating the web, which also features a password-protected vault (Norton Identity Safe) meant to hold login credentials and other private data.

Performance and conclusion

In comparison with many av solutions, Norton AntiVirus is extremely fast, mostly thanks to cloud assistance. It has been quite successful at detecting infected files in our latest tests. Its virus definitions frequently receive updates (can be downloaded separately via Norton AntiVirus Virus Definitions), and the program generally remains light on resources consumption. Users are welcomed to try out Norton AntiVirus for themselves and find out if it meets their requirements. Those looking for extra features may resort to Norton Internet Security.

Program Information
 Developer: Symantec
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