You will find the a² free download at: http://updates.a-2.org/a2freesetup.exe a² free was tested with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003. Its a release candidate. Why? Cause there might be still a few bugs in it and there are still signatures missing. At the moment we are doing false positive tests. If you find false positives feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org . Wish you a nice day and happy downloading . MoreInfo---> http://forum.a-2.org/viewtopic.php?t=173 _________________ Regards, Andreas --------------------------------------------------------------------- a² :: the future of malware protection! We made it our business to create a completely new tool which protects your computer against Malware. So we break new grounds in software development to create a program which combines the advantages of well proven antivirus- and firewall-technology with a completely new, especially designed to protect you against harms from the internet. The result is a² personal, a software which offers the best protection against Malware on Windows systems. 5 Components Security 1. Scanner The first step to security is to clean the computer from possible infections of Malware. To do this, use the a² personal Scanner. It searches your drives for dangerous files. It uses, like anti-trojan programs do, a signature database to detect Malware files. If a dangerous files has been detected, it is removed securely. a² personal recognizes more than 19,000 harmful programs in the current release. 2. Background Guard with IDS The Background Guard of a² personal has several jobs. Each started program will be scanned and blocked if necessary before it gets active. The IDS (Intrusion Detection System) is always active and protects the operating system. For example, it is able to protect other program-tasks against shutdowns initiated by Trojans. The improper bypassing of desktop firewalls by tunneling through the browser can also be prevented. 3. Advanced IDS The Advanced IDS mode is a component of a² personal which analyses the behavior of all running programs to detect harmful actions. If a program shows a Malware like behavior, the actions will be stopped. You have nearly no configuration work. 4. System-Firewall Expert users can optional choose to use the System-Firewall of a² personal instead of the Advanced IDS mode. This works similar to common desktop firewalls. But the big difference is, that not only connections to the web are monitored. Also operations inside the operating system and the programs are watched. You can define special rights for each program. For example you can deny a specific program to write an autorun entry to the system registry or deny access to a specific part of the harddisk for another program. 5. Analysis-Tools Also targeted to more advanced users are the auxiliary Analysis-Tools which are delivered with a² personal. The Autostart-Viewer can be used to edit all entries which are responsible to start a program, service or driver automatically at system startup. As from now you decide what is loaded and what is not. The Process-Viewer shows you all active programs, services and drivers to help you to get your system clean.