Arovax Shield 2.1.82 Beta for Windows

by Arovax LLC

Avg. Rating 4.2 (43 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 8,952
Publisher Arovax LLC
Homepage Arovax Shield

Publisher's Description

Arovax Shield is a personal security solution that is unlike to any firewall, anti-virus or spyware remover. Rather than looking for spyware traces or tracking applications that secretly send or receive data over the Internet, it blocks any attempt by malicious software to add entries to the auto-start menu, change the registry, hijack or install itself into a browser or find any other way to stealthy get itself onto a PC.

Latest Reviews

FmlyRnn

FmlyRnn reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on May 11, 2008

I find this Program "Outstanding" on XP, and while at their Site [http://arovaxshield.com/news.php?id=16] I found that, and I quote "Arovax Shield is completely compatible with Windows Vista".

Latest release of Arovax Shield is completely compatible with Windows Vista. Besides that, Arovax Shield reacts to the spyware and adware threats much faster now. New version includes fixes to the bugs which lead to AS failure. In general Arovax Shield has become even more reliable now and it will certainly effectively protect your PC system from all the harm by the malicious software.

I have installed it on Vista with no problem. Also, it does support Opera. Furthermore, it is a very useful tool for my System's, it will remind one of SpyBot's "TeaTimer" but I think it does the job a little better and less intrusive.

E.T

E.T reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jul 23, 2007

I give it 3 rating because of

There is alot of missing features such as:

1. no features for blocking "all active-X" and blocking by "active-X blacklist" !
2. prompt me if active-x code being installed in my system.
3. no built-in Anti Scanner engine.
4. no built-in Host manager like B.I.S.S Host manager.
5. no Script blocker.
6. no built-in strong heuristic Antivirus protection shield engine.
7. no strong Keystroke prevention.

If 7 features are implemented in arovax shiled it will be a powerful soft protection ever.

BTW: new release is out version 2.1.103

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jul 11, 2007

Great Program, don't get me wrong. But doesn't support Opera. I do use opera, and I it's an excellent browser. Very fast, and more reliable then IE. IE is a big joke and an insult to browsers. So I guess IE needs all the help it can get. Use to use this program till IE corrupted my PC.

shxrobert

shxrobert reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Feb 7, 2007

Although not perfect (it is a beta) I think overall its a good solution for what it claims to do. I feel some should fully read what this product is designed to do at the home page http://www.arovaxcompany.com/
It is not a remover program. Its more (I feel) along the lines of products similar to http://www.javacoolsoftw...com/spywareblaster.html (SpywareBlaster 3.5.1) or 'preventative software'.

A common misconception is that by using other popular alternative browsers one's completely invulnerable to spyware/adware threats. Yes, this means Firefox and Opera are subject to spyware/hijacks/malware/etc. True, they may not be as vulnerable as IE but nonetheless they are vulnerable, which is directly proportional to their popularity. So please think twice before misleading someone to think they should simply just switch browsers by saying "Use firefox... enough said." or "Opera pwns all" it is simply not true.

I feel this is a good program for both novice and expert users. Any program.. I feel.. that is simple for people to use yet has tools that can aid a more experienced user, tends to live a long future. 4/5.

toasale

toasale reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jan 29, 2007

You gotta be quite low versed on the security scene, if you go with this title. Even Ad-Aware and Spybot beat this clunker.

Aserone

Aserone reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jan 28, 2007

This program is geared towards IE , best security advice don't use IE.
Firefox the best

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jan 27, 2007

This program is geared towards IE , best security advice don't use IE.
Opera the best

Yannis_GR

Yannis_GR reviewed v2.0.75 on Jan 2, 2007

This program is a must for anyone.
Grab it right now!

btman

btman reviewed v2.0.75 on Dec 28, 2006

Awesome program, works great, doesn't conflict with any other programs, and has a fair amount of updates. One of my favorite programs.

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.3.15 on Oct 30, 2006

I put this on my parents computer to make sure they don't allow something in without knowing.It is a very handy little tool that just sits there and does its thing.Small and lightweight.It's very nice to have.I am installing it again on my clean install of xp...good stuff!!

btw,the firefox problem is real.you cant uncheck in the box and even if you do (which goes back to being checked anyway) it reads as an error on start-up..that really needs to be fixed.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (43 votes)
Your Rating
FmlyRnn

FmlyRnn reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on May 11, 2008

I find this Program "Outstanding" on XP, and while at their Site [http://arovaxshield.com/news.php?id=16] I found that, and I quote "Arovax Shield is completely compatible with Windows Vista".

Latest release of Arovax Shield is completely compatible with Windows Vista. Besides that, Arovax Shield reacts to the spyware and adware threats much faster now. New version includes fixes to the bugs which lead to AS failure. In general Arovax Shield has become even more reliable now and it will certainly effectively protect your PC system from all the harm by the malicious software.

I have installed it on Vista with no problem. Also, it does support Opera. Furthermore, it is a very useful tool for my System's, it will remind one of SpyBot's "TeaTimer" but I think it does the job a little better and less intrusive.

E.T

E.T reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jul 23, 2007

I give it 3 rating because of

There is alot of missing features such as:

1. no features for blocking "all active-X" and blocking by "active-X blacklist" !
2. prompt me if active-x code being installed in my system.
3. no built-in Anti Scanner engine.
4. no built-in Host manager like B.I.S.S Host manager.
5. no Script blocker.
6. no built-in strong heuristic Antivirus protection shield engine.
7. no strong Keystroke prevention.

If 7 features are implemented in arovax shiled it will be a powerful soft protection ever.

BTW: new release is out version 2.1.103

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jul 11, 2007

Great Program, don't get me wrong. But doesn't support Opera. I do use opera, and I it's an excellent browser. Very fast, and more reliable then IE. IE is a big joke and an insult to browsers. So I guess IE needs all the help it can get. Use to use this program till IE corrupted my PC.

shxrobert

shxrobert reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Feb 7, 2007

Although not perfect (it is a beta) I think overall its a good solution for what it claims to do. I feel some should fully read what this product is designed to do at the home page http://www.arovaxcompany.com/
It is not a remover program. Its more (I feel) along the lines of products similar to http://www.javacoolsoftw...com/spywareblaster.html (SpywareBlaster 3.5.1) or 'preventative software'.

A common misconception is that by using other popular alternative browsers one's completely invulnerable to spyware/adware threats. Yes, this means Firefox and Opera are subject to spyware/hijacks/malware/etc. True, they may not be as vulnerable as IE but nonetheless they are vulnerable, which is directly proportional to their popularity. So please think twice before misleading someone to think they should simply just switch browsers by saying "Use firefox... enough said." or "Opera pwns all" it is simply not true.

I feel this is a good program for both novice and expert users. Any program.. I feel.. that is simple for people to use yet has tools that can aid a more experienced user, tends to live a long future. 4/5.

toasale

toasale reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jan 29, 2007

You gotta be quite low versed on the security scene, if you go with this title. Even Ad-Aware and Spybot beat this clunker.

Aserone

Aserone reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jan 28, 2007

This program is geared towards IE , best security advice don't use IE.
Firefox the best

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.1.82 Beta on Jan 27, 2007

This program is geared towards IE , best security advice don't use IE.
Opera the best

Yannis_GR

Yannis_GR reviewed v2.0.75 on Jan 2, 2007

This program is a must for anyone.
Grab it right now!

btman

btman reviewed v2.0.75 on Dec 28, 2006

Awesome program, works great, doesn't conflict with any other programs, and has a fair amount of updates. One of my favorite programs.

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.3.15 on Oct 30, 2006

I put this on my parents computer to make sure they don't allow something in without knowing.It is a very handy little tool that just sits there and does its thing.Small and lightweight.It's very nice to have.I am installing it again on my clean install of xp...good stuff!!

btw,the firefox problem is real.you cant uncheck in the box and even if you do (which goes back to being checked anyway) it reads as an error on start-up..that really needs to be fixed.

Don Juan

Don Juan reviewed v1.3.15 on Jun 26, 2006

Well if you don't want it giving you an error about Firefox not being installed, you could always uncheck the Firefox protection option. It's not that they're Firefox fanboys, it's just that you're not smart enough to disable protection for a product you don't have installed.

hellrazor238

hellrazor238 reviewed v1.3.4 on Jun 7, 2006

this is great like the person above me says next time take the quick launch away

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v1.3.4 on Jun 5, 2006

Could you please take the quick launch away? If it starts with windows, why does one ever need it in the quick launch?

bobad

bobad reviewed v1.3.4 on Jun 5, 2006

It has a nag that pops up saying "Can't find Firefox installed on system". The author is obviously just another Firefox fanboy. Too bad, because it's a nice little app otherwise. Remove the nag and it gets a 3.

QBgreen

QBgreen reviewed v1.3.4 on Jun 5, 2006

So far, so good. Another program that I've stuck on my wife's machine! Hey, I'm not tech support! To mr_mr_007, I've never run a program that felt God before. Has it changed your life?

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