πŸ₯‡ Trojan Killer β€” Review 2021

It is hard to find an antivirus solution with the ability to be mounted on the USB carrier for an affordable price. In this post, I will explain to you why GridinSoft Trojan Killer is a perfect tool for such purposes, and show you, how to make use of it.

Globalization is everywhere, even in anti-malware software. With every major update, top-tier antivirus programs get more and more functions. These days, flagman Kaspersky or Norton products can do an enormously wide range of things. Keeping the passwords, controlling the apps which read your keystrokes, parental control, browser security – all these functions are available in a single program, not in a pack of ones. And such complications are not bad, till the programs are working well with all these abilities. The problem is that such a massive program consumes significant amounts1 of your hardware resources. Weak PC owners may get in the situation when the security tool consumes 60-70% of resources, giving no ability to launch something heavier than a web browser.

A lot of users are thinking of getting the lightweight and efficient solution, that is able to perform all usually-demanded tasks (scans and networking settings repairing). Another thing that is often offered by top-tier antimalware vendors for additional payment is the portability of their solution. The ability to mount the antivirus on your USB drive, and then use it to fix someone’s PC is a heavily-needed feature, that may be useful for both simple users and system administrators. And through a great amount of affordably-priced antivirus software I can name only one which really fits all requirements – GridinSoft Trojan Killer.

Key features of Trojan Killer

Why have I chosen this program? Trojan Killer is a very flexible antivirus tool that consumes a tiny amount of the hardware capacities of your computer. It has all main and essential functions of the antimalware program – system scans, removable drives scan, custom scans, and browser fixing kit. The last feature is offered as the separated app, that will appear on the desktop together with the main app.

As it was mentioned, GridinSoft Trojan Killer is capable of starting from USB drives. It gives you the ability to use the removable drive as an ultimate malware removal tool: such a security tool cannot be intercepted by any malware, so you will definitely have the ability to clean your PC up, regardless of the amount and severity of malware on your computer. In complex with such file/disk recovery tools as PhotoRec or ReclaiMe you will get a perfect recovery toolkit, which can be used in the majority of troubleshooting cases after the malware attack.

Trojan Killer mounted on the USB drive

Appearance and interface of Trojan Killer

Besides its lightness and the ability of mounting on the removable devices, Trojan Killer can reveal you a very easy interface. It can be used by schoolchildren or oldsters without any troubles that are typical for Kaspersky or Norton. You will not see any pop-up windows stating something with complicated computer slang – everything is explained in common words.

All main functions are located on the main screen. There is no need to dig deep inside of the program to find the scan type you need – Standard and Full scan, as well as Removable and Custom scans can be seen exactly after the program starts. Requesting the update for Trojan Killer is also very easy – just click the circle with an arrow symbol at the top of the program window.

Main screen of Trojan Killer

Reset browser settings kit is easy to use, too. It is compatible with all popular browsers – Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge and even Internet Explorer. You may enable/disable resetting the browser by clicking it (grey-colored will not be reset). Lower, you may see the list of the settings that can be set to the default values.

Reset browser settings window in Trojan Killer

Trojan Killer Efficiency

To prove that Trojan Killer can protect your PC from all forms of malware attack, I decided to test it with a folder, which contains 1392 viruses. There are viruses of any possible types: adware, browser hijacker, search hijacker, stealer, backdoor, ransomware – whatever you can imagine. So, I think that this test is quite objective.

Folder with 1392 viruses inside

Choose the folder where malware is stored (using Custom scan), then press β€œScan Now”.

Choosing the folder to scan in Trojan Killer

The process took about 15 seconds. Such a speed is caused by the single scanned folder during the custom scan. When the Standard or Full scan is used, it scans all folders on your disk, so it takes much more time.

Scanning process in Trojan Killer

The scan was finished successfully, all 1392 viruses were detected. You may delete them easily by pressing β€œClean now!”

Post-scan window in Trojan Killer

I think we may consider that Trojan Killer passed this test successfully. Moreover, the whole potential has not been used: this antimalware program is able to scan the archives, i.e. without preliminary unzipping.

Trojan Killer Pricing

As it was mentioned at the beginning of this review, the annual licenses of the majority of top-tier antimalware programs cost about 80$. The annual license for GridinSoft Trojan Killer can be purchased for only 36$. See the exact list below.

  • Personal – 24$ for half a year, 36$ for 1 year, 48$ for two years. Only 1 device.
  • Corporate – 72$ per year, only annual subscription. Can be used on the unlimited amount of devices.
  • Commercial – 70$ per month. Can be used on the unlimited amount of devices. Can be used for commercial purposes.

Besides the difference in the allowed amount of the devices, the difference between Personal edition and two others is in providing the professional support (for Corporate users) and the ability to embed the logo of your company right inside of Trojan Killer (for Commercial edition).

Trojan Killer Review
Trojan Killer

Name: Trojan Killer

Description: Trojan Killer is a very flexible antivirus tool that consumes a tiny amount of the hardware capacities of your computer. It has all the main and essential functions of an antimalware program - system scans, removable drives scan, custom scans, and browser fixing kit. The last feature is offered as the separated app, that will appear on the desktop together with the main app.

Offer price: 24

Currency: USD

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Antivirus

Author: GridinSoft

Summary

Trojan Killer is a very flexible antivirus tool that consumes a tiny amount of the hardware capacities of your computer. It has all the main and essential functions of an antimalware program – system scans, removable drives scan, custom scans, and browser fixing kit. The last feature is offered as the separated app, that will appear on the desktop together with the main app.

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References

  1. Kaspersky forum thread where users complain on high resources usage

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Brendan Smith

Journalist, researcher, web content developer, grant proposal editor. Efficient and proficient on multiple platforms and in diverse media. Computer technology and security are my specialties.

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