Auslogics Antivirus is a powerful anti-malware package with rather more features than some of the competition.

At its core, of course, is a strong antivirus engine. You can scan your system on demand, or leave its real-time protection systems to check files, emails, web traffic and more, detecting and eliminating malware before it can cause any harm.

And the program's Active Virus Control feature will monitor the behaviour of your applications, alerting you to anything suspicious, allowing the program to protect you from even brand new, previously undiscovered threats.

There's plenty more, though. Like a vulnerability scan, which checks Windows and your applications to make sure you have the latest updates, as well as verifying the strength of Windows account passwords.

The Privacy Control module analyses web traffic, cookies, Registry changes and more, as it tries to make sure that your sensitive personal data can't be stolen by hackers.

A Browser Sandbox tool provides the option to run your browser in a virtualized, isolated environment, so even if you do run into a malware-ridden website, your operating system will remain untouched (this needs Windows Vista or later).

Rescue Mode provides a bootable environment which can disinfect your PC, even if Windows will no longer start (also Vista or later). The Network Module is able to remotely manage other Auslogics Software Antivirus installations, all across your network. And this is all very easy to use, as by default the program will make just about every major security decision for you, leaving you to get on with other things.

Verdict

A capable and effective antivirus tool, with a large number of genuinely useful features.