Heimdal Security Review And Giveaway


Winners Announced!

Heimdal Security Pro Giveaway Contest!

This contest has now expired. Winners will be notified by eMail.

  1. Mike McCabe
  2. Dick Kroeger
  3. Miron Gazda
  4. David Green
  5. Mindblower Theone

Congratulations to the Winners and Thank You to everyone who participated!

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Heimdal Security

Heimdal Security has generously offered our readers a chance to win one of five 3-year licenses (4 PCs) for their Heimdal Pro security program, currently valued at $126.17 (US) each. DCT readers can purchase this fine program at a 50% discount by visiting this Heimdal Pro page. They also offer a 30-day trial period for the Pro version so you can try before you buy.

Heimdal PRO is a security suite that protects against attacks that antivirus can’t block. Heimdal scans your incoming and outgoing Internet traffic for cyber threats, blocking them before they infect the system. By constantly patching vulnerable software and filtering HTTP, HTTPS & DNS traffic, Heimdal ensures increased security levels against ransomware, financial Trojans, data-stealing malware and other threats that deflect antivirus reaction.

System Requirements

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Installation

Installation couldn’t be more straightforward. Download the program and install it. Rebooting your computer may not be necessary, but since Heimdal changes your default DNS, it might be a good idea anyway.

Ease Of Use And Results

The user interface is easy to use and has a nice appearance.

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The websites that Heimdal blocked on my computer were sites I have never visited. However, those sites wanted to load in the background and I would have never known about it. It makes one wonder how vulnerable I have been all these years without Heimdal protecting me. These seven were blocked within the last seven days; I’ve been running Heimdal Pro now since October 18, so there’s no telling how many malicious sites have been caught.

Heimdal has also patched two programs on the system. The beauty is that I never noticed it happening; this behavior can be changed in the program Settings. In fact, all aspects of this program can be finely tuned, from enabling/disabling various functions to how many, if any, notifications that may be sent your way.


Here’s a short video explaining how Heimdal Security works:

Conclusions

Heimdal Security Pro adds another much-needed layer of protection over and above any antivirus solution. It catches things that traditional antivirus programs weren’t intended for. One really beautiful feature is its ability to monitor outbound traffic. If it recognizes questionable behavior, it will block what could be traffic going out to the bad guys. This is extremely important when you consider the sensitive data heading that way. Think of your online banking activities, for instance.

Since Heimdal acts as a proxy I fully expected my internet connection to be less responsive as a result. I couldn’t have been more wrong about that. During the six weeks or so that I’ve been running this program, it has caught and blocked several malicious sites, patched a few programs on my computer, and from a performance perspective, I’ve never noticed it was doing its job.

I can heartily recommend Heimdal Pro and think you should at least give it a try. And don’t forget, DCT readers get a generous discount by going to this Heimdal Security Pro page.

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About the Author

Richard Pedersen

Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.

12 Comments

  1. Excellent find Richard. I contacted their security support to verify if they can work along side with Malwarebytes and the reply was “Yes, I’m sure they work fine together. They cover different internet security aspects, so you can use both products, no worries.”

    A fantastic software to patch security loopholes in our computers, Mindblower!

  2. awesome prize, a good antimalware layer filter , to shield our internet traffic and great updater for old main vulnerable software installed, help to care us the backs.

  3. Richard, I see that Mindblower mentioned that it can work alongside Malwarebytes, which I use too. I also have BitDefender Total Internet Security on my Computers and Devices. How does Heimdal Security compare to Bitdefender?
    You mentioned it acts as a Proxy and changes the DNS. Can it do this at the Router level too?
    I’ll go to their web page and read more.
    Thanks for the info.
    GPrice

    • Hi George,

      This is how I understand things as far as Heimdal is concerned:

        *It has no influence at all on currently installed AV or Malware software. Heimdal simply reroutes DNS inquiries on the local machine to check a locally installed database, and failing that, will check an online database for known malicious sites. As I understand things, no AV or Anti-malware product would notice the change.
        *Apples and oranges. I have no experience with Bitdefender, but I see no reason for a conflict nor do I believe they manage things in the same way.
        *Heimdal Security changes the connection on the local computer, not at the router level. If you have four computers behind a router, only the ones with Heimdal installed will be affected.

      The licenses offered in this contest are each good for four computers for three years. A heck of a deal! 🙂

      You are right to check their site. There are explanations there that will do a much better job than I can.
      I hope this helps,
      Richard

    • Hi Clifford,

      Let me make one thing perfectly clear: Heimdal Security Pro is not a replacement for Antivirus nor Anti-malware solutions. It is an additional security layer which may be applied to your current system.
      It is important that you understand the difference.

      Richard

  4. Well I think that you can never have enough security software. I love that this runs in addition to any other security products that you have.

  5. Thank you DCT and congrats to the other winners. Might I suggest we share our experience with the community after getting familiar with our new security software, Mindblower!

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