RogueKiller Anti-Malware Review 2021
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Yes, without a time limit
13$/year for basic pack, named Personal, 32$/year for advanced "Technician" pack
A portable version of RogueKiller Anti-Malware is available.
The RogueKiller can run on both a 32-bit and 64-bit OS.
The malware has a rescue button “Default settings”, which resets all primary parameters.
The free RogueKiller anti-malware version doesn’t deliver a real-time protection mode, scan customization service, and customer support.
The product only appliable for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Windows 10.
The free version scanning process a little bit longer than in paid version utilites.
RogueKiller Anti-Malware is a flagship product of Adlice Software, a software company from France, established in 2013. The are no definite independent lab results rating the product, but, as estimated by the company, the product has about 10 million downloads worldwide. The product is able to wipe out a wide range of the malware, so, the user can remove them manually or apply 3-rd party deleting tools to perform the task. At the same time, RogueKiller is effectively capable to reinstall HOSTS file, DNS and Proxy settings, frequently transformed by the malicious application. In the same time, the product seizes the Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) – and Potentially Unwanted Modifications to the OS (PUMs).
The package’s size for 64 bit Windows version, that could be downloaded on RogueKiller site, is about 32MB. The installation process takes up to 5 minutes, depening on PC perfomance quality. Of course, tiny installation file doesn’t contain any required data, so it will be downloaded from RogueKiller servers during installation process. Then, the user will be asked to type a license number. But, at the same time, the RogueKiller Anti-Malware performs Free edition, which usage is not limited due to Adlice Software policy; free version doesn’t have a malware protection, documents protection, custom scanning options and support.
RogueKiller also offers a first-launch help to the users. It can be useful for novice users, who can be confused with any unusual action with their PC.
👉🏻 Interface key features
The main screen delivers a quick overview of the system and notifies if a scan is running. Under the Dashboard tab, buttons “Scan”, “History”, and “Settings” are placed. Scanning process can be started via pressing “Start” button. Then, the user should choose between two scan options: ”Standard Scan” and “Quick Scan”.
The ”Standard Scan” option delivers the scan applying internal rules and takes about 30 minutes to deliver a detected malicious files report. Alternative option “Quick scan” is faster scan mode that takes near 1 minute and scans the most vulnerable for potentially malicious files system areas.
During a scan process, the user can see the current status and press a pause or cancel the process. He also can see all threats or potentially hazardous files that was been detected on his PC.
After the scan finishing, the Results tab will show the list of spotted contaminated files. The user can review and select the items to delete it from the computer by choosing “Removal” button to launch cleaning process.
👉🏻 RogueKiller Anti-Malware Settings:
The option “Settings” delivers an ability to use the following settings :
- Startup: starts the RogueKiller simultaneously with the computer launching;
- Telemetry: delivers anonymous work-data to Adlice Software server;
- Theme: software background settings clear, dark, naked;
- Language: software operating language settings;
- Proxy: proxy URL (if any)
- Agent: agent format (if needed)
History: within the “History” option, the user can find “Reports” and “Quarantine” services. In the reports section, the user will see previous scan-and-removal results.
The files are shaped by the latest date criteria. Therefore the navigation is quite comfortable and intuitively understandable. Each report can be viewed via the double-click or via the context menu. The user has the opportunity to delete the anti-hazards scan reports if he doesn’t want to hold it on a computer.
Quarantine: in the “Quarantine” section, the user will see files saved in the time of removal. These files are encrypted in a specific way, so only RogueKiller Anti-Malware can decode them. So, the “Quarantine” section can hold all quarantined files and, in case of necessity, unfold them. Meanwhile, free version doesn’t deliver any smart tools ,like real-time protection, the scan customization, seizing a Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and Potentially Unwanted Modifications to the OS (PUMs), technical support, and launching the scan from the command line. More advanced features are performed in the RogueKiller premium version.
The RogueKiller premium version enables the custom scan and automatic updates, command-line usage, ticketed and personal technical support, and “RogueKillerAdmin” function. So, comparing Free and Paid versions, last one provides the malicious file searching parameters. Meanwhile, the free version delivers what to be scanned-option only, and a «Start Scan» button to launch the scan process. Also, the free version scanning process is a bit longer than in paid version.
User support: The RogueKiller premium version delivers ticketed and personal technical support. Therefore, the user, when some multifaceted technical task faced him, can fill the corporate RogueKiller premium version corporate ticket or contact it personally for the technical maintenance.
|RogueKiller Anti-Malware pricing|
|Personal for 1-year||Subscription||$13.00||1|
|Technician for a 1-year||Subscription||$32.00||1|