Zemana AntiMalware Review

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  1. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    - Official Website: https://www.zemana.com/

    - Official Download Page: https://www.zemana.com/Download

    – Zemana AntiMalware can be purchased on this page.
    - Official AntiMalware Store Page: https://www.zemana.com/Store/AntiMalware
    * It is available in: 1-PC, 3-PC, or 5-PC License Packs. The costs range from: $19.99 (1-PC/1 Year) to $94.99 (5-PC/3 Years). You can purchase: 1-Year, 2-Year, or 3-Year Licenses.

    - Official Support Page: https://www.zemana.com/Support

    ** Zemana AntiMalware comes in two flavors: The FREE Version and the PAID PREMIUM Version. The differences between the FREE and PAID PREMIUM Versions are as follows:
    • PAID PREMIUM Version allows you to enable "Real Time Protection"; the FREE Version does not.
    • PAID PREMIUM Version contains "Pandora Real Time Analysis Technology"; the FREE Version does not.
    • PAID PREMIUM Version allows you to have FREE Technical Support; the FREE Version does not.
    ** Zemana AntiMalware is a very powerful, but yet light application. It does not consume system resources. It sits and works very silently protecting your computer system from nasty stuff that people try to do.

    ** We will be examining the PAID PREMIUM Version which has full-functionality, so that you can get a great idea of what the program looks like and what it does.

    ** Let us now proceed to examine the features and functions of this program.

    * When first started, the program will automatically connect to it cloud-based services and will run a scan on your computer system. So you must have an Internet connection to be able to use this program properly.

    * Here is what the "Main Program Interface" looks like in my copy. Depending on what you may have, your "Main Program Interface" may look somewhat different.
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    - As you may notice, this is a very User-Friendly Interface. It is not cluttered up with unnecessary items, and also gives you quite a bit of information right from the get go.
    * At the upper left of this "Interface" it tells you what version of the program you are using. In our case we are using the: "Premium" Version (Licensed)".
    * Then in the Center Area of the "Interface" are quite a few helpful pieces of information.
    - The large green Computer Monitor Icon will tell you whether you have "Real Time Protection" enabled or not. The wording underneath will read one of two Statuses: "Real Time Protection: ON" or "Real Time Protection: Off". In our screenshot above, "Real Time Protection" is turned ON.
    - Underneath the large Green Computer Monitor Icon is an area where you can drag-and-drop files to be scanned. It says: "Drag and drop files here to scan".
    * Then further to the right you will find several different Statuses.
    • One is: "System Status", which indicated the current status of your system according to the AntiMalware scanning services.
    • One is: "License", which tells you what type of License you Licensed AntiMalware with.
    • One is: "Last Scan", which indicates when you last ran a AntiMalware scan on your computer system.
    • One is: "Last Update Check", which indicates when you last ran an Update Check for AntiMalware.
    * Then further down and on the right, you will see a Box with an Down Arrow on the right. This is a Drop-Down Menu which indicates what types of Scans you have available. When you mouse-click on the arrow, you will have two Options to choose from: "Smart Scan", which is the Default Option, and "Deep Scan". Right underneath this Box is a Green "Scan" Button, which when mouse-clicked will commence a Scan of your computer system. This Scan will be either: the Smart Scan, or the Deep Scan--depends on what you just selected.
    * And on the very Bottom of this Interface, you have three mouse-clickable links. These three mouse-clickable links appear no matter what Area you are in.
    - The Version Number link does this.
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    - The Send Feedback Link does this.
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    - The Zemana URL Link does this.
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    - Now, up near the top right side of the "Main Program Interface", you will find Four Icons, which we will call the: "Menu Bar". Here's a screenshot of what this "Menu Bar" looks like.
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    * Here's what each Icon represents.
    • The Gear Icon--> Settings.
    • The Radiation Icon--> Quarantine List.
    • The Key Icon--> License Information.
    • The Bar Graph--> Reports Icon.

    - As is our goal, we shall look at each of the above Areas in greater detail.
    * The Gear Icon, or Settings.
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    -- Under the "Settings", you have several Tabs, on the left side of the "Program Interface".
    • General.
    • Scan.
    • Real Time Protection.
    • Exclusions.
    • Check for Updates.
    • Advanced.
    --- The "General" Tab.
    * There are two "Options" listed.
    • Language--> Mouse-click on the right down arrow to bring up a list of "Languages" that you can choose from. This will change the "Language" of the whole Program Interface.
    • Display Notification Area Messages (Display balloon messages in the system tray on the right side of the taskbar.)--> This "Option" is grayed out in my ZAM. Normally, you should be able to mouse-click to select or deselect this "Option".
    -- Here are the "Languages" you can select from.
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    --- The "Scan" Tab.
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    * There are two "Options" listed.
    • Scheduled Scan (Scan your PC at a specified time)--> This is where you can set AntiLogger up to do a regularly scheduled Scan. Very nice "Option" to have. Mouse-click to select or deselect this "Option".
    • Create Restore Point (Create a system restore point before cleaning detected infections)--> This "Option" instructs AntiLogger to create a "System Restore Point" before it attempts to make any repairs to your computer system, due to a detected infection. Mouse-click to select or deselect this "Option".
    -- Under the "Scheduled Scan" Option, there are several "Sub-Options" to select. Here are the "Sub-Options" that are set by Default. You can change these, as you will see in the screenshots that follow.
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    • Scan Type: Smart Scan (Default).
    • Start: At System Startup.
    • Time: 00:00.
    * Sub-Option: "Scan Type"--> Where you tell AntiLogger what Type of Scan you want it to schedule to run. You have Two Options to select from: "Smart Scan" (Default Scan) and "Deep Scan".
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    * Sub-Option: "Start"--> Where you tell AntiLogger when you want it to run the scheduled Scan. There are Nine Different Time Periods you can select from.
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    * Sub-Option: "Time"--> Where you tell AntiLogger at what Time of Day you want it to run the scheduled Scan. You can choose 24-Different Hours. These hours are setting according to the 24-Hour Clock, which is widely used by military services, and others. This time range goes from: 00:00 to 23:00 (12Midnight-11PM).
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    ** Please Note This Screenshot. **
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    --- The "Real Time Protection" Tab.
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    * There are two "Options" listed.
    • Enable Real Time Protection (Block malicious file execution attempts before they harm your PC)--> This "Option" tells AntiLogger to run all the time, as opposed to being run "On-Demand" (or, when you manually execute the program). Mouse-click to select or deselect this "Option".
    • Pandora Cloud-Sandbox Technology (Increase zero-day malware and ransomware protection)--> This "Option" allows AntiMalware to block files that have a low reputation, which could indicate that they are malicious attempts to infect your computer system. Mouse-click to select or deselect this "Option".
    -- Underneath this "Option" is a selection Box, which allows you to set what "Action" you want AntiMalware to take when it detects one of these low reputation files. When you mouse-click on the right down arrow within this Box, you will be presented with Three "Options". You must select One "Option". These "Options" are as follows.
    • Quarantine--> Move the file(s) into the Zemana AntiMalware Quarantine folder, where the file(s) cannot cause any harm to the computer system.
    • Delete--> Remove the file to the Recycle Bin.
    • Ask me what to do--> Give me a choice of what I want to do with the file(s).

    * The last Area that is found in this Tab is the "History Section". The "History Section" lists every file that has been intercepted by AntiMalware, and what Action was taken regarding that file(s). You are given some specific information concerning the file(s). You are told: the Path where the file is located; the Action that was taken regarding the file(s); and the Date and Time that the file(s) was/were intercepted by AntiMalware.
    -- Up to the right-hand side is a link that says: "Clear History". If this "Clear History" link is mouse-clicked it will remove all the "History" information located here. You may not want to necessarily do that, so be careful with this, as the "History" clearing cannot be undone.

    --- The "Exclusions" Tab.
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    * This is where you can find all the files that have been allowed through AntiMalware. There are two "Options" to consider in this Tab. They are located at the top left hand side of the Tab. These "Options" are as follows.
    • Exclude.
      ZAM_Settings_ExclusionsList_TwoOptions.jpg
    • Delete All--> Mouse-clicking on this "Option" removes all information contained in this "Exclusions" List. Be careful with this one, as you probably do not want to delete this List, otherwise you may have to go through allowing all these files/processes, again.

    * You also have some File "Options", when you right mouse-click on a file in this "Exclusions" List. These Three "Options" will be shown in the following screenshot. Some "Options" may be grayed out, because they are not applicable to that situation, at that time.
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    --- The "Check for Updates" Tab.
    * The screenshot is annotated and highlighted, which explains how this Tab works. It is a very simple operation.
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    --- The "Advanced" Tab.
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    * But if you go ahead and click on the "I have read the warning and wish to proceed anyway" Button, under this Tab. Then, this is the "Dialog Pop-Up Box" that you'll receive.
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    * The Radiation Icon, or Quarantine List.

    -- Under the "Quarantine List" Settings, you only have one "Dialog Pop-Up Box" to deal with.
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    * This is where you'd find the files that AntiLogger has blocked and sent to its "Quarantine" Folder.
    -- You have Three Items of Detail for every file listed on this "Quarantine" List. They are as follows.
    • "Path"--> Where the file was originally located on your computer system.
    • "Detection"--> How AntiLogger identified the particular file.
    • "Date and Time"--> The Date and Time that the file was added to the "Quarantine" List.

    -- Also, at the top left of this Dialog Pop-Up Box, are two File "Options". They are:
    • "Restore"--> Puts the file back where it originally was located on your computer system. This "Option" is grayed out on our system, because there is not any file currently Quarantined, however, this will not stay this way. It really depends on how active you are in file downloading and installing.
    • "Delete"--> Removes the file to your Recycle Bin. This "Option" is grayed out on our system, because there is not any file currently Quarantined, however, this will not stay this way. It really depends on how active you are in file downloading and installing. They are more "Options" on this "Delete" Button, the are just not available to us yet. This is indicated by the "Down Arrow" on the right side of this "Delete" Button.

    * The Key Icon, or License Information.
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    -- On the "License" Dialog Pop-Up Box, you have very specific information concerning your AntiLogger License. You are told Two Things here: "License Type" and "Days Left". You also have a mouse-clickable link where you can enter a New License Key, if needed. You do not need to click on this link if you are blessed to have a Lifetime License Key, unless this is the First Time you are running the program, then you'd need to enter in your License Key.
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    * When you mouse-click on the "Enter a new license key" link, you will then be presented with the following Dialog Pop-Up Box. PLEASE NOTE: Annotations and highlights have been added by me, for your information.
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  3. BC2Tweak

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    * The Bar Graph, or Reports List.
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    -- In the "Reports" Dialog Pop-Up Box, you don't have a lot of "Options" as they are not necessary here. This Area is a list of what AntiLogger has done.

    * As you can see in the screenshot below, you have Three Items of Detail listed. They are as follows.
    • "Date and Time"--> The Date and Time the Action was added to this List.
    • "Type"--> The Type of Action that this Report is.
    • "Result"--> The results of the Action as determined by AntiLogger.

    * As you can see in the screenshot below, we are showing you what "Options" are available when you right mouse-click on the Reported Action listed here. You have Two "Options" on what you can do with the selected Report. They are as follows.
    • "Open Report"--> Opens the Report of the Action.
    • "Delete Report"--> Deletes the Report of the Action, to the Recycle Bin.
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    * Now if you look near the left top, in the screenshot below, you will see Two "Options" that are highlighted in purple. The "Open Report" is the exact same as the one when you right mouse-click on an action, however the "Delete" Sub-Options have one additional "Option" added to it. That additional "Sub-Option" is: "Delete All", which will delete everything on this Reports List. Be very careful with all the Delete "Options/Sub-Options", because these action cannot be undone.
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    --** And Ladies and Gentlemen, this concludes our Review/Guide for the "Zemana AntiMalware" program. We truly appreciate the opportunity to present this information to you!! We also would like to thank Zemana, Ltd. and all of its staff, for creating and developing both: AntiLogger and AntiMalware, as well as for the opportunity to produce this Review/Guide. We also thank TbT for allowing us the opportunity to create and post this here. Please enjoy this information and use it to help you to learn and navigate Zemana AntiMalware!! **--


     
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    -- Discussions/Comments on ZAM are now open :)
     
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