DCT Giveaway: Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014


Winners have now been drawn – and the winning names are:

  1. k19s
  2. Ali
  3. Avik Paul
  4. Rob
  5. AH Zeff
  6. Rick
  7. Andrey
  8. Walter Crawford
  9. Cindy
  10. Julio

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW EXPIRED

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to everyone who entered.

ashampoo av - banner

Thanks to Ashampoo’s ongoing generosity we have 10 one-year licenses for Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 to giveaway to our subscribers… competition ends 6th October

A one-year license for this brand new, recently released anti-virus software from Ashampoo would normally sell for $39.99us but you now have chance to win a license absolutely free simply by submitting a reply to this article with a comment. **We’d prefer if you commented on Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014.

*If your comment does not appear immediately it’s because first comments must be moderated, it will appear shortly!

Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 – the software

Ashampoo av _main interface

Key features:


  • Real-time protection: Neutralizes attacks as they happen
  • Behavior Blocker: Monitors application behavior and prevents even not yet classified threats such as zero-day exploits
  • On-Access Guard: Neutralizes infection attempts during file operations.
  • Multi-Engine Scanner: Combines two scan engines for maximum accuracy
  • Customizable whitelist to exclude files from scan
  • Web protection: Prevents access to malicious websites
  • Game mode: Handles all security issues automatically to ensure uninterrupted gameplay
  • Self-protection: Vital program parts are encrypted to prevent the circumvention of security measures

I installed Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 on my Windows 8 machine and I must say I am impressed with it’s simplicity. Being so new, it’s impossible at this time to get a line on overall protection but coming from Ashampoo and including engines from both Emsisoft and Bitdefender, I suspect it may be top notch. Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 has already queried a couple of suspect processes on my Windows 8 system which had been previously ignored by Windows Defender, it’s always nice to receive confirmation that your AV is actually on the prowl.

As you can see from the above screenshot, there is nothing complicated about Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014, it’s simple to install and use, initiating optimum protection right out of the box. Clicking “Analyse” opens up a new window which presents a familiar range of scan options:

ashampoo av - scan options

The “Tools” section contains several interesting inclusions:

ashampoo av - tools

It wouldn’t be Ashampoo if the software didn’t come with some nifty extras, would it.


You can check out more about Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 and its features here: Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014

Ashampoo Anti-virus 2014 – the giveaway

Competition Rules:

  • To enter: post one reply to this article commenting on the Ashampoo Anti-Virus software.
  • The contest ends on 6th October at 00:01 (EST), any entries made after that time will not be eligible for a prize.
  • Your comment MUST be made from a VALID email address – disposable email addresses will not be eligible.
  • Each user is allowed only one entry. In the spirit of fairness abusers of this rule may have all entries removed, be banned from this contest, or banned from future contests.
  • On the day after the contest ends the winners will be chosen by random number generator as winners of 1 FREE (1-year) license each.
  • Winners’ names will be posted on the original giveaway page. Please be sure to check back on this page to see if your name is added as a winner!
  • Winners will be notified by email at the email address they provided when leaving their comment – be sure to use a valid email that you check regularly.
  • Winners must claim their prize by submitting a contact form which will be available (on this page) once the draw has been completed and winning names published.
  • Winners must claim their license within 7 days. After the seven (7) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at the sole discretion of DCT.

We don’t generally like to run giveaways where one-year licenses are involved but, as with most things, there is always an exception to the rule. Coming from such a reputable company as Ashampoo and being such an integral software, Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 is certainly exceptional. Thanks once again to Ashampoo!!

 

About the Author

Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

25 Comments

  1. Ashampoo AV 2014 seems like a very good security software. Two excellent antivirus engines and a very good behavior blocker should provide excellent protection. Thanks for this giveaway and good luck to everyone.

  2. Petrovic commented on Daves Computer Tips:

    When multiple and more suspicious of signature or already known malware product starts sounding alerts and, in some cases, when multiple alerts and at this moment they appear at the same time they start frantically in turn overshadow each other, which is why the product begins to falter , respectively, are also on the alert did not press and do in an emergency situation is not acceptable.

  3. Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 – with two antivirus engines and Bitdefender Emsisoft, which allow real-time to detect and remove all existing types of malicious programs.
    Anti also controls access to the springtime devices and media data (USB-stick). Using behavioral control programs provided zaschischita against new and unknown threats “zero-day”.

    Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 includes a Web protection blocking malicious websites and phishing attacks while surfing the web, customizable white list of exceptions and effective self-defense.
    With the latest technology, integrated in Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 antivirus provides maximum security without slowing down your computer at the same time, providing high performance and system performance.
    I installed it on his PC – runs fast, small load on the system, excellent protection, I am very satisfied with the new version, compared to the previous version – the progress on the face.
    Recognizes more than 10,000,000 threats)
    No official support for Windows 8.1 – so there can be problems.(
    I have noticed in my opinion a serious disadvantage (previously it was possible to create an exception, now it can be done, as it can but only in the course of work, and it’s not very convenient)
    In general, to get a decent product.

  4. As usual, Ashampoi has released an outstanding top-notch product: Ashampoo Antivirus 2014. It is packed with features that are quite impressive . Ashampoo Antivirus 2014 has a promising future of becoming one of the top-selling AV products on the market. Bravo Ashampoo!

  5. I tried Ashampoo Antivirus 2014 on my win 8 laptop and found that the ram usage was always above 200mb with 2-5% CPU usage and it slowed down the system quite often so maybe the still need improvement except for that i Loved the product i would give it a decent 7 out of 10

  6. While a user of a number of Ashampoo products I don’t think that the anti-virus would make me shift from one of the free/non-subscription products like AVG or AVAST! that I normally use or recommend. And with Microsoft having a decent product in Microsoft Defender or Security Essentials that is sufficient for the average user it’s hard to see this program being a major game changer.

    Plus I agree that if it doesn’t support Windows 8.1 (which most Windows 8 users will move to for free when it comes out) then it suffers the same problem I’ve had with other Ashampoo products which were not compatible with Windows 8 (and even after a year are still not…)

  7. I love Ashampoo. they are excellent software making computer. If their antivirus is like their other products it will be a super choice. I am eagerly want to use it on my PC. Thanks for the chance of obtaining one of best product.

  8. Thank-you for this offer. I previously used Ashampoo AV but they stopped providing it. I’m thinking they are now offering it again as it will be a much improved product.

  9. Ashampoo is great name in producing various kind of software. I have used many products of ashampoo. most i like ashampoo snap, Burning software. Now it is in AV software. So no doubt it gonna be good protection.
    I can’t wait to try full version on my laptop. Nice review you have done. exploring various feature and presented in a simple way it helps people to understand more in depth about ashampoo AV.

    Please count me in your giveaway.

    “I love DCT ( Never miss weekly Update via email . i must check all the topic. Its usefull always) and like Jim review always read you writing. But not like your review about Privazer. Because of your review i trust this program and second time i installed on my PC and it make system unstable as it did one more time in past. I don’t know what’s wrong both the time. I uninstalled from my PC. ”

    Thank you Sir for this giveaway

    Have a nice day. good luck to all participant.