Orange Defender Antivirus

Orange Defender Antivirus 3.37

Keeps the user's PC safe from malware and other threats
4.0  (2 votes)
3.37.0 (See all)
Actively stops viruses from infecting your computer. Scans your hard-disk, identifies spyware, adware, rootkits or other types of malware and removes those threats. Additional features include the ability to secure browser temporary files and scanning the new entries in the Windows startup list.

Orange Defender Antivirus can keep your system safe from malware attacks. It is based on the engine of Avira, which is among the most powerful of its type. The tool is definitely quite easy to use. It can run from the System Tray and continue to provide real-time anti-virus protection even without user intervention. In this respect, the behavior of active programs is analyzed to detect suspicious actions.

Various types of scans are supported. If you run a quick scan, it will interfere less with your work and take less time, as it only searches vulnerable system areas. However, deep scans are advisable from time to time, because they are more accurate and detect threads even when they are inactive inside specific files. There is also the possibility of scanning a specific folder or drive instead of the whole system. Luckily, it works perfectly with external storage devices as well.

Since finding false positives are always a possibility with this type of tool, it is great that Orange Defender Antivirus provides the user with information as to how safe each application is. Thus, if a given piece of software is reported as dangerous but you know it is harmless, you can easily add it to a white list.

The product has some extra valuable features. It comes with a firewall manager to control connections between your computer and the outside world. Moreover, it lets you use a VPN to connect to the Internet, which allows you to bypass geo-restrictions and organization rules as well as protect your privacy.

All in all, Orange Defender Antivirus is considered reliable by many benchmark tests available on line. Unfortunately, when the tool is started, you will not be able to run scans until it has completely downloaded updated definitions. This limits its usage in offline conditions. The product is shareware and can be tried for almost a month without limitations. After this period, you need to pay on a temporal basis (monthly or yearly).

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Reliable AV engine
  • Real time protection
  • Various scan modes
  • Firewall manager
  • Virtual private network

Cons

  • Does not let you run scans until it updates virus definitions
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