Digital Defender User Interface
The user-interface of Digital Defender free antivirus is extremely sparse, and unlike Avast! or AVG, users have virtually no customization over how to configure Digital Defender.
The interface presents users with four primary tabs – Overview, Scan, Settings, Account.
From the ‘Overview’ tab, users can initiate an antivirus scan, update the software or buy the Pro version of the software. On-screen information shows the date of the next scan, the engine version, definitions date and definitions version.
The ‘Scan’ tab allows users to perform varied antivirus scan tasks – Quick Scan, which only checks the system's critical parts of the user’s computer; Full scan, which checks the entire computer, as well as connected external storage devices and optical media; and Custom Scan, which allows users to specify files and folders for scanning.
Within the ‘Scan’ tab, users can also see quarantined items the software has detected as unsafe and also add files, folders and programs to a whitelist to allow scanning to be skipped.
The ‘Settings’ tab allows users to schedule antivirus scans, change the display language, set automatic updates for virus definitions, view log files and set more advanced options, including real time protection and proxy settings.
This tab is where much of the customization and configuration of the software takes place, but most of the options are available only to Pro users; free users are limited to the default settings, which cannot be changed.