Avanti-Vir Nevada is a new anti-malware product that offers scanning of your files for malware infections. As you can guess from its name, it is being developed by a small company located in the state of Nevada, US. It boasts of detecting and stopping malware, ransomware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) along with providing other firewall features like preventing potential intrusion into your system, and giving you options to allow or deny internet access for various programs.
The setup installer for Avanti-Vir Nevada is only 6 MB and it comes with their latest malware definitions. You can also install the program, launch the scanner and then click on the update button to download the latest definitions from their server. After an update (which downloads around 5 MB of data), you can continue with scanning your system for any possible malware. It offers custom scans in addition to a quick scan. Then there are tools like task manager and startup files through which you can manage the running processes and auto-running programs.
The Avanti-Vir Nevada website states that this software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.x and 10. But on our test system with Windows 7 SP1, it kept giving errors citing a series of memory address errors. So we tried it on a Windows 10 system, and were able to finally make it work.
In the free version of the program you can only use a malware scanner to detect and remove a number of malware threats. In the paid version, it adds many more security features like a firewall and detection of malicious URLs.
Verdict: Avanti-Vir Nevada is a lightweight malware scanner that you can use it to add a second or third layer of defense against malicious threats in your Windows PC. It does not seem to slow down your PC when used along with some other popular antivirus products from Avast or AVG.
You can download Avanti-Vir Nevada from http://www.avanti-vir.com/.