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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 80
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: WinXP, Win Vista, Windows 7
  • Publisher: avertsoftware.com
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Removing viruses and cleaning up the mess they cause can be a hassle and extremely time consuming.

Removing viruses and cleaning up the mess they cause can be a hassle and extremely time consuming. AVERT was made to automate the removal of viruses and provide special tools to help clean up issues caused by malware. AVERT is a great "set and forget" tool, allowing you to configure specific settings for each scanner chosen. AVERT currently supports 12 scanners (10 portable, 2 installed), giving you a wide variety of choices when scanning.

AVERT is provided free, but you can upgrade to the paid version for $12.50, to activate features not available in the free version.

Main Features :

Highly effective automation engine completes almost every task for you
Support for portable and installed scanners that AVERT has been coded to use
Support for 12 total scanners (10 portable, 2 installed)
AVERT organizes and stores custom reports and log files for each portable scanner*
Backup your registry automatically
Advanced features to help reduce the chances of problems caused by the scanners when viruses are attached to good files.
Advanced features to help reduce the chances of false positives and havoc they may cause
Included start up manager tool*
Custom fixes to help resolve issues caused by malware
Custom tool to download signatures and store them, separate from the automation process*
3 ways to use signatures (download, tagged drive*, local directory*)
The option to remove viruses found
Advanced customizations for ever scanner, to provide the greatest range of choices
Custom "OS Cleanup" tool to help fix isssues caused by malware, after scans are complete (user settings, startup manager, GPOs, etc)*

What's New in This Release:

-Internal automation engine has been completely revamped to run more smoothly and provide more functionality
-Automation window has changed in several ways to look aesthetically pleasing and provide more functionality: color scheme changed, window placed on right side of screen and is offset by a specific amount of pixels, so as not to interfere with other tasks, and the window becomes semi-transparent when the mouse is not hovered over it
-Fixed major bug where AVERT may run improperly on a 64 bit operating systems
-Fixed major bug with AVG where it would not run on 64 bit operating systems
-Minor UI tweaks
-Major UI changes and tweaks - The UI has been changed to be easier to use and more functional
-Individual fixes have been removed from the automation process and given their own tab under 'Tools'
-'Signatures.xml' file has been removed and manually updating signature links has been removed
-Signatures URLs are no longer saved in an XML file and have to be updated by the user. Instead, AVERT parses signature links automatically each time in order to get the latest signautre URLs.
-CCleaner updated to version 3.02.1343 (Now targeted for x86 and x64 OSes)
-Moved AVERT Registry Tool from main tab to new 'Tools' tab
-Added 'Startup' tool under 'Tools' tab, to allow the user to view and change normal startup items
-Added AVERT Signature Updater to allow the user to update signatures manually into a specified directory or a chosen 'Tagged' drive
-Added the ability for the user to choose whether or not to remove signatures
-Added information on 'Custom' scans to provide the user with what types of scanning each scanner supports (file, registry, av, as, etc)
-Added 'Max' Advanced Configuration to scanners. 'Max' scans now allow the user to scan NTFS files, ADS, boot sectors and heuristics. This option will never be chosen unless specified by the user. This will help with false positives
-Scanners have been optimized so that "Cleaning" scanners will attempt to clean the virus before the "Removing" viruses run. This will help catch false positives and keep files entact, if a virus has attached itself to a good file
-AVERT now has 3 methods of using signatures (Local Directory Signatures, Download Signatures, Tag Drive). Each method is explained further in the help file
-Added time estimations for each automation task
-Added 'OS Cleanup' tools to allow the user to manually fix specific issues caused by malware (user settings, GPOs, startup items) Each tool is explained further in the help file
-Added HijackThis to 'OS Cleanup
-Added support for 3 more scanners (2 portable, 1 installed) - VirusBuster, Spybot S&D, and Microsoft Security Essentials
-Added download estimated sizes for each scanner
-Added help file
-Added 'About' window
-Revamped 'update.exe'
-Revamped 'Settings' tab of Reports window to provide only relevant information
-Changed how AVERT detects downloaded scanners and provided a better visual recognition for the user
-Updated license to include new license for paid app and update license list for 3rd party manufacturers
-Individual fixes have been provided with more information about each fix and the date for when they were last updated

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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