In testing Hazard Shield on my test systems as a secondary on-demand scanner, this nifty little program impressed me with its performance.
Orbitech, the developer of Hazard Shield describes this application as “a fast anti-malware program that scans for any and every threat we can get our hands on. These include malicious items such as malware, viruses, spyware, Trojans, backdoors, dialers and much more”.
Hazard Shield’s Real-time malware monitor, which is not a system resource hog as so many others can be, protects your computer by removing threats before they can do damage.
There’s no question that Hazard Shield is fast. In testing, I found it completed scanning approximately 30GB in just a few minutes. It did not find any malware on my machines. However, I have heard from other users who have tested this application, that it has detected and removed a number of infections missed by other anti-malware programs including Norton and Webroot Spy Sweeper.
The simple and straightforward interface is a definite plus, particularly for less experienced users. There’s no learning curve involved here. With a couple of simple clicks you can scan for threats, and remove them from both local and network drives.
Included in the application are a number of integrated tools including a file killer. This tool can be particularly important in removing locked or in-use files. Additional tools include an uninstall manager, a process manager, and a scheduled task manager.
If you’re looking to strengthen your anti-malware resources, this application might be one that’s worth taking a look at.
Light on resources
Simple, straightforward interface
Scores a respectable 3.5/5 Stars on Download.com and 4/5 Stars on Softpedia.com
Checks for viruses, spyware adware, malware, Trojans, dialers, hijackers, backdoors
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista
Requirements: NET framework 2.0
Download at: Download.com