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Zemana Anti-Malware Review 2020

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Zemana Anti-Malware Review 2020

Zemana is one of the cheapest AV-softwares. But is it worth your attention and your money? Let's check this out and find out if Turks are good at anti-malwares.
Overview
Operating System

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Real-Time Protection

Only Premium version

Webcam Protection

Yes

Vulnerability Scanner

No

Firewall

No

Free Automatic Updates

Yes

Quiet Mode

Yes

VPN

No

24/7 Support

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Price

From 41$ up to 83$, depends on subscription term

Positives

Although the scans are multifaceted and rigorous, Zemana AntiMalware doesn’t consume a significant RAM size; therefore, a memory-consuming programs can run on the computer simultaneously.
Zemana AntiMalware, as noted by the specialists, can be useful for even old computers.
As mentioned, it can be used with at least all Windows editions, even Windows XP.
The program is very cheap. For a low price, the user obtains real-time protection not only for a PC but also for his/her mobile device.

Negatives

Real-time protection isn’t included in the free version.
Zemana AntiMalware doesn’t support Linux and Mac. As of today, Mac and iOS users can’t see Zemana AntiMalware easiness and efficiency. Currently, Zemana runs only on Windows and Android smartphones and tablets.
Lab tests scores are not very high.
The product doesn’t provide any parental control option, and there is no effective VPN in the packages.

Our Rating
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Security
6.7
Features
6.6
Performance
7.0
User Interface
9.0
Ease of use
9.0
Support
8.0
Pricing
8.0
Bottom Line

In a most significant features Zemana AntiMalware is not an antivirus, but it is anti-malware. Zemana spots only active hazards and must be applied together with a serious antivirus. Zemana Premium version does significant results in detecting zero-day hazards and ransomware. Additionally, this creates real-time protection for the computer. But the tool does not shield the computer from spam and phishing. Zemana is very simple, comfortable and a modest price product, that compatible with his peers in most significant components.

7.2
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Zemana is a Turkey-based team, that produces Zemana AntiMalware. Zemana is rather antimalware than antivirus producers. The product has quite modest lab test results: AV-Test and AV-Comparatives evaluated only in 2018, and only for Android Zemana app. Those times, in 2019, Zemana AntiMalware for Android detected about 78.8% of hazardous files. Looking good, but that’s a mobile version, and we can’t find any info about trustworthy AV-labs tests of computer version of Zemana AntiMalware and their review on it.

👉🏻 Installation

User can install Zemana AntiMalware by downloading it’s installation file from the corporate site www.zemana.com. After mentioned file is downloaded, the user can launch it following the instruction in the opening windows. Basically, user has no urgency to make settings in the displayed menu. When the downloading procedure is completed, the main program menu will be launched.

Zemana AntiMalware displayed menu

👉🏻 Functionality

Zemana Anti-Malware free edition proposes hazardous software detection and removing: rootkits, bootkits, browser hijackers. Zemana’s free edition service range is not very wide, that’s why many specialists suppose that it is better to use Zemana free edition together with the reliable antivirus. Meanwhile, Zemana Premium edition delivers a bit wider functions range. The user can receive real-time and zero-day anti-malware shield together with the anti-ransomware. Additionally, Zemana Premium have PUPs detecting tool and 24/7 tech – support.

The Zemana interface is quite easy. Probably, due to its short services menu, which contains only scan launcher button. A central dashboard displays a scan-launching knob. To launch the antihazard scanning, the user can press “Scan” button. The scan process, depending on the RAM size and amount of files user want to scan, takes from 10 up to 30 minutes. Within the process, spotted contaminated files would be shown on the screen, and after the scan ends, the user receives the list of detected harmful malware.

Zemana AntiMalware scanning

A usual for many customers “quick scan option” is absent on the main screen. The reason is, as noted by the experts, that Zemana focused on detecting of deep hidden hazards. When the scan is done, the list of contaminated files will be formed with the scenarios: exclude, delete, or quarantine them. Hazards sent to quarantine folder are stored under the “Quarantine tab”. If the user wants not to include in the scan a definite program, he can place it in a “Whitelist” of the relevant tab. Detected malware statistics can be found in the “Reports” section. In the “Settings”, user can set up Zemana AntiMalware in accordance with his preferences.

Zemana tab

Flexibility

Zemana AntiMalware performed in two options – Free and Premium. The Free edition delivers, as noted by the some experts, a superficial instrument to scan the computer for hazards on request. Simultaneously, the product can find PUPs to enhance system efficiency.  With the Zemana Premium edition user receives real-time and zero-day anti-malware and anti-ransomware shielding. Additionally, Zemana Premium wipes out potentially unwanted programs and delivers 24/7 entry to technical support.

Comparability

Zemana AntiMalware is a portable product. Zemana can work on all Windows editions, featuring XP and Vista. But the antivirus cannot be run on Linux or macOS. Zemana AntiMalware has a settings menu projected for experienced users, for example: “Detect all browser extensions” option, if the customer going to use some sophisticated Internet resources. This service will spot all PUPs and wipe them out. User can see reports in an additional component that the product provides. Probably, this function can be valuable for the system administrators in case they want to review threats statistics seized on a computer. The threats stats enable the comprehension how antivirus working. Despite the absence of  “Auto-scanning option”, the ”Scheduled scan” is available for the customer. Here, the user can set his personal antimalware timetable and review the lists of spotted hazards on the computer.

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👉🏻 Zemana’s AntiLogger

Zemana scan

In order to protect the PC from the online banking passwords theft due to keyloggers activities, Zemana offers to users it’s Zemana AntiLogger. This toolkit can prevent webcam, microphone and screen hacking. However, only Windows users can use described functionality, but it is able for all Windows versions starting from XP. It’s important to mention that Zemana AntiLogger, unlike Zemana AntiMalware, consumes much more RAM and CPU, so it could cause an annoying freezes on weak machines. The full scan lasts ~45 mins, depending on amount of files on user’s PC. The same as in Zemana AntiMalware, user can scan separated file or folder. It also provides a real-time defence, like Zemana Antimalware does.

Zemana AntiLogger real-time

The same as in Zemana Antimalware, user can create the schedule of scans to check his PC for possible threats. For Zemana’s Anti-Logger it can be even more useful – as mentioned, Anti-Logger consumes much more RAM and CPU, so you can avoid unpleasant lags during your worktime and still stay safe.

Zemana Antimalware Scan Tab

All interface features, like list of detected threats, that is shown during the scan performance and common interface ease, from Zemana Antimalware can be found in Zemana AntiLogger.

Zemana Antimalware detected threats

👉🏻 Packages and pricing

Zemana AntiMalware price varies on the devices amount defined to be shielded by the product and duration of the licence.

One computer price:

  • 1-year license – $29.99
  • 2-year license – $45.99
  • 3-year license – $59.99

If there is a need to cover more then one computer, the user can select pricing plans for 3 or 5 devices. The package cost will increase according to the devices amount. An optimal scenario is the 3-year-plan, that is the cheapest one.

Android users can upload Zemana on their smartphones and laptops. Here, the key features are for free, but the user must pay a non-significant fare for advanced extra features.

  • Monthly plan – $0.6
  • Yearly plan – $6

A real-time anti-malware shield and some VPN also available for a mobile device. Plus,  Android owners will have 24/7 access to support. 

👉🏻 Zemana AntiLogger

To enable  AntiLogger, one can press the relevantly marked button, and the app will be on duty. The team performs a free AntiLogger demo. The full edition cost reflected in the following plans:

  • 1-Year Protection: $40.95
  • 2-Year Protection: $61.95
  • 3-Year Protection: $82.95
👉🏻 Customer support

Zemana AntiMalware Premium customer support serving round-the-clock — 24/7 via live chat and a ticket system. Additionally, Zemana AntiMalware delivers the 30 days  money-back-guarantee option , so user can get a refund without asking any questions.

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Olexandr Shayan
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