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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 276
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: WinXP, Win Vista, Windows 7
  • Publisher: Orbitech
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Hazard Shield is a free anti-spyware program designed to detect, remove, and prevent spyware, trojans, backdoors, adware, rootkits, and many other threats

Hazard Shield is a free anti-spyware program designed to detect, remove, and prevent spyware, trojans, backdoors, adware, rootkits, and many other threats. Hazard Shield includes features found in many paid security applications, such as scheduled scans and automatic updates. Hazard Shield also has powerful real-time protection that can prevent the installation of malicious programs. Free tech support is also available at any time, should you ever have any problems.

Features :

* Fast multi-threaded scanning engine
* Automatic, incremental database updates
* Free real-time protection that blocks malicious programs
* File killer with secure shredder
* Alternate data stream (ADS) scanner
* Process manager shows full process paths and modules
* Hosts file manager with suspicious entry detection
* Fully supports Windows XP, Vista, and 7

What's New in This Release:

Added detection for hidden files (beta)
Added self-protection on 64-bit systems
Added detection for hijacked .exe extension in the registry
Added ability to view and delete registry rules (decisions)
Added process manager with hidden process detection
Added tooltips to real-time protection notifications
Real-time protection now works on 64-bit systems
Updated heuristics for PCAgent spyware
Updated Krypton Toolkit to version 4.3
Hazard Shield's files are now signed
Registry monitor now monitors Shell and Userinit registry values
Drastically improved scanner speed and detection
Improved multithreading in scanning engine
Improved kernel-mode file enumeration and reading
Improved process suspending
Improved program and database updater
Improved database loading speed
Improved installation and uninstallation of real-time protection
Improved threat information dialog
Improved driver memory usage
Improved tray icon startup speed
Improved scan log saving
Improved multiple user support for real-time protection
Improved ADS scanning and removal
Improved quarantine
Setup and updater are now compressed with .NETZ
Renamed backups to quarantine
File backups are now encrypted
False positive / error reporter now use proxy settings
Fixed several bugs with the installer
Fixed security vulnerability in uninstaller
Fixed module enumeration on 32-bit processes on 64-bit systems
Fixed several problems removing registry keys and values
Fixed full scan scanning all drives instead of the selected ones
Fixed multiple freezing issues with real-time protection
Fixed 'remember my decision' checkbox on registry alerts
Fixed registry monitor running when real-time protection was disabled
Fixed massive memory leak in registry monitor
Fixed massive memory leak in driver file enumeration
Fixed bug that caused high memory usage on 32-bit systems
Fixed rare bug that caused real-time protection to crash
Fixed settings for real-time protection
Fixed issue detecting registry values as files
Fixed problem removing HKCR registry values
Fixed problem handling certain file and folder paths
Fixed problem detecting locked files as the previous detected threat
Fixed command line scanning
Fixed update delay on certain computers
Fixed minor GUI glitch with proxy settings

System Requirements:

Windows XP (real-time protection only works on 32-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (real-time protection only works on 32-bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Hazard Shield requires .NET framework 2 to run. Windows Vista and 7 already have this installed. If you are using Windows XP and Hazard Shield fails to start, you may need to install .NET framework 2.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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