Rating What's Not:
eScan's UI is both unintuitive and odd. eScan places icons for "eScan Anti-Virus Monitor" and "eScan Updater" in the Notification Area. Right-clicking the Monitor icon does nothing, however, double-clicking it calls up a screen which provides a limited amount of information and configuration options.
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[insert screen Customize]
Double-clicking the Updater icon does nothing. I initially assumed that eScan's only options were those which were should in the monitor screen and that it simply wasn't particularly customizable. However, I then discovered that considerably more options could be accessed by right-clicking the Updater icon.
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This positioning really makes no sense. Why place options under the Updater icon that do not relate to eScan's updater? And why must one icon be double-clicked while the other must be right-clicked? Inconsistencies such as this make the UI difficult to use.
The meaning of some of eScan's dialogs is also unclear. For example, many people may have no idea what "After Downloading make Virus List" is supposed to mean.
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And the purpose/meaning of the options which follow on from that check-box are equally unclear.
eScan's shell integration is also poorly implemented. You see a "scan with eScan" option when right-clicking on some file formats, but that option is absent when you click on other formats such as ZIP files.
The UI is, to put it bluntly, a complete mess. It appears to have been hastily and thoughtlessly cobbled together and many people will find it to be extremely confusing.