Interface and Features
a-squared's interface is fast and easy to use. With five primary areas to navigate through the software, the interface is simple and designed for any end user.
The Security Status identifies the licensing and version information along with providing the number of malware signatures you are protected against. This windows shows the user the last malware scan and detected objects. This window allows the user to update the software or to scan the computer.
The Scan PC allows the user to scan the computer and to see the diagnosis and details about any findings.
The Quarantine area shows viruses or malware threats that have been identified. This area prevents these threats from harming your computer. Basic controls allow users to submit files to EMSI , Add files that should be quarantined, delete threats or to restore files that have accidentally been quarantined.
The logs give basic information about quarantined files and the softwares updates.
The configuration information allows for the fine tuning and tweaking of the software to match the computer's need. a-squared takes proxy configuration information into consideration which is valuable with the different network configurations that are available.
Note that a-squared Free is an on-demand scanner and so should not be your sole protection; rather, it should be used as a supplement to your existing real-time protection.