AOL Active Virus Shield

AOL Active Virus Shield (commonly referred to as AVS ) was a free antivirus utility made available by AOL . Its engine was based on Kaspersky Anti-Virus . The program is no longer available.


Active Virus Shield includes many features found in Kaspersky Anti-Virus. The software’s main feature is malware scanning, qui uses Kaspersky’s engine and Underlying Detects a variety of malware Such As viruses , spyware , joke programs and Even. It also offers real-time file and e-mail scanning and protection.

The latest version of Active Virus Shield (version supports Windows Vista .


Active Virus Shield is anti-virus commercial products. It also does not consume much memory during startup. The program also benefits from Kaspersky ‘s regular definition updates, which is usually around every two hours. In addition, AVG Free Virus Shield has better detection than other AVG Free and avast! Home Edition . quote needed ]


Active Virus Shield does not contain any features of Kaspersky 6.0, such as proactive protection and HTTP protection, and the license is only valid for one year. . It also does not support mail scanning when using TLS or SSL.

Some users have also reported compatibility problems with certain McAfee Personal Firewall Plus applications , ZoneAlarm and Logitech products citation needed ] .

Current status

Active Virus Shield is available for download as of August 1, 2007. It was replaced by McAfee Virus Scan Plus – AOL , which is available for free.

Even though Active Virus Shield is not longer available officially, the latest version of the program can still be obtained from the mirror that it is hosted on. Help is also still available for the application.

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