When it comes to security software for your PC such as antivirus, online security, anti-malware or anti-spyware, we always think of very popular commercial products. But there are many smaller programs that could do a good job if you give them a chance. In addition, these smaller security tools can be used adjacent to the mainstream security software to provide maximum possible defense against any known or unknown threats.
Antivirus Media is one of such smaller security software that rarely gets mention anywhere. According to the developer, it can scan your Windows PC for rootkits along with other threats. It can provide real-time protection from malware and can scan all USB storage device for possible malicious programs. It is able to detect and stop a large number of threats owing to its large threats database.
Antivirus Media is ready for all the Windows systems on which you are running Windows 7, Windows 8.x or Windows 10. One requirement for running Antivirus Media is that you have installed Microsoft .NET 4.5 on your system. If you have not installed it then you can install it from https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30653.
After the installation when you launch Antivirus Media, you can see the status in its small window. It will show that its real-time protection has been turned on and it is scanning all the USB storage devices that you connect to your PC.
We can start three types of scans from its window – a rootkit scan, a quick scan or a full scan. It does a thorough job and goes through all the files and folders on your system to look for the malicious software. In the scan summary, you can see the total number of files, the number of files scanned, the number of infected files found.
Even though it is not a very comprehensive security software, it can work together with other security software such as ESET Internet Security to provide you a secondary layer of defense against some of the common threats.
You can download Antivirus Media from https://rcpsoft.net/antivirus-media/.