The Best new comer?
Intrusta is a paid antivirus, anti malware application that is currently available only Windows OS and MacOS. It’s features are not limited to anti malware, anti virus capabilities, it also serves as a anti ransomware, anti spyware, and even as a anti adware.
Intrusta is a lightweight, fast, easy to use, easy to configure and easy to install antivirus application that features anti malware, anti spyware, anti ransomware, anti adware capabilities and these anti virus, anti malware etc etc programs are constantly running in the background to give your computer the best safety it could provide. Pricing does range from USD 19.99 to USD 44.99 and the pricing is based on the number of devices that it allows the installation. Intrusta is a newcomer but it is aggressively making up a name for itself as one of the most user friendly, customer satisfaction oriented nature and the straightforwardness of their product. It is consisting powerful search parameters, decent virus definition databases which regularly updates and a modern UI to tie it all together.
Recommended for people with multiple devices who also happens to be Mac or Windows PC users. This is for someone who wants a straightforward software application with all the necessary functionalities to make sure that it a good anti virus software. If you don’t find a use or see the point of having many advanced additional functionalities that most users are not comfortable with, then this is for you.
Intrusta is available for Windows 7, 8, 10 and Mac OS 10.12 or later versions and not currently available for Android OS, Microsoft Mobile, or Apple IOS as per the time of writing this article.
After purchasing with a 30 day money back guarantee, the company website does provide a link to download the most compatible and most recent version of the application. The installation procedure is very simple and straightforward and can be easily manageable for rookie computer users.
After the installation, a quick update process of virus databases will take place. This process is automatic and this will be shown as an “initial definitions” update.
If any threat is discovered, the Intrusta program quarantines it in a matter of seconds and make sure that the threat is no longer having the capability to be causing any harm.
Intrusta offers three scanning modes called Smart Scan, Full Scan and Scan files or folders.
Smart Scan mode
Smart Scan mode is the least performance hungry mode of all available modes. What this mode does is that it activated background search parameters to run a company tailored custom search on folders and system background processes that they believe to be having the highest risk of virus attacks. Also the suspicious files and programs (specially the programs by 3rd party vendours) are getting scanned in this mode.
Full Scan mode
Full Scan mode is the Scan mode which activates all the background search parameters and it leads to a scan of all the partitions, mapped file indexes, every file, every program and their background processes and cached files etc etc. This may take from several minutes to two hours, though it can vary on hard disk type, disk space, processor capabilities and available RAM amount.
Scan Files or Folders mode
This is a mode which allows the user to customize the background search parameters. You can select several folders or files by simply drag and drop action.
This mode is very useful as it instantly checks a file for malware and viruses without using hardware resources to scan other unwanted files.
The mode we recommend
Smart Scan mode and Scan Files or Folders mode are equally reliable, but we believe that Full Scan mode is far superior and far capable than either of the two previously mentioned Scan modes. We came to this conclusion after researching about the way viruses does affect a system. Some viruses can lay dormant hidden in unsearched partition of a hard disk, so give it a wide breath just to be sure.
Overall Security is more than acceptable and we can easily give a rating of 90/100.
Quarantine procedure and real time protection
Intrusta comes with a built in quarantine area called the “contained files” and the quarantine procedure is done the very second the virus or malware is found within the system and the corrupted file or possible threat is getting quarantined automatically, though the user is given the freedom to take several actions regarding the final fate of the possible offender.
Real time protection can be activated or deactivated in a matter of a click, this can be achieved by clicking on the “pause virus protection button”.
Intrusta got several interesting features though it do not have some features that some of it’s competitors are having.
Anti malware feature
Anti malware feature protects your digital footprint from being infected by malwares.
Anti spyware feature
This protects you from detecting and quarantining spyware before they succeed in collecting your personal data and financial data. This protects you from unauthorized credit card transactions and social engineering.
Anti adware feature
This protects you from advertisers who are trying to fill up your hard disk space with unauthorized downloads which might be containing malicious product endorsements.
Anti ransomware feature
This feature protects you from blackmailers who could attack your systems intending to encrypt your files to block access to your content, forcing you to pay them a ransom to get access to your content.
Though lack of additional features is going to have some perks too. Additional features can actually slow down your computer because of the associated background processes. Further these background processes associated to advanced features can drain your laptop battery more due to the usage of extra CPU cycles, RAM and hard disk space.
Log of System notifications
There is a notification window for the sole purpose of displaying a list of all system notifications. This feature is going to be useful if someone wants to come to a conclusion based on everything important happened in regard of application processes of the OS.
System health Statistics
This feature allows the user to have a look on statistics of system health and it allows the user to see a complete list of full scan history, custom scan history, list of quarantined files and all the detected issues until the last successful scan.
Intrusta is light on features, but it’s features are more than enough to be considered as a capable player in the current anti virus market.
User friendliness is where the Intrusta really excel itself from the competition. They have really put on a good effort to make this product as customer friendly as possible.
In fact Intrusta doesn’t provide many other advanced functionalities as it is primarily focusing on Scan modes, real time protection and Quarantine procedure. So there are no complicated settings to control any too-advanced-for-average-user features.
Intrusta does not have complicated setting menus either. It features every single option and setting as a part of modern UI complex, so it is very easy to figure out how things work.
Intrusta automatically search for updates every time you open the application or once in every few hours.
Hardware and Software Requirements
300mb of hard disk space and 1Gb of RAM for windows.
300mb of hard disk and unspecified amount of RAM for Mac OS
Windows version 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 versions are listed as the officially supported Windows OS versions and all the future versions will be supported as well.
These are the officially supported Mac OS versions as per the time of writing this article also with the promise that all the future versions will also be supported.
OS X 10.2: Jaguar, OS X 10.3 Panther (Pinot), OS X 10.4 Tiger (Merlot), OS X 10.4.4 Tiger (Chardonnay), OS X 10.5 Leopard (Chablis), OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion (Barolo) , OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Zinfandel), OS X 10.9 Mavericks (Cabernet), OS X 10.10: Yosemite (Syrah) , OS X 10.11: El Capitan (Gala), macOS 10.12: Sierra (Fuji) , macOS 10.13: High Sierra (Lobo), macOS 10.14: Mojave (Liberty)
The officially supported we browsers are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge on Windows PC, and Safari web browser, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are supported on Mac OS
Support for Linux distributions are not available at the moment of writing this article.
Android OS, Apple I OS and Microsoft mobile are not supported at the moment of writing this article, though they are currently developing applications for the Apple I OS and Android OS according to the marketing department.
Intrusta has provided a help desk on their website and also telephone support which operates on US working hours. Email contact support is also available. A tool called online live chat support is provided with the software just in case if you want to contact them if you run in to any trouble while using the software application.
Customer support is awesome and I can highly recommend their professionalism and friendliness over the customer service of many other software prooducts
Trials or free plans with limited functionality are not available and paid only for now. Pricing is competitive and based on the number of devices the user wants to be protected by Intrusta. Intrusta further offers a 30 day money back guarantee with no questions asked policy, to ensure the customer satisfaction and brand image positivity.
For the first year they will provide you a big bonus and will be renewed annually at the standard price after that time period of one year. Their pricing is transparent and there are no hidden costs or schemes to charge you extra. Every service and offer is covered in the available three pricing packages. Their discount for the introductory first year makes them one of the cheapest available antivirus options,
Three packages are present and they are available as an annual subscription service and a one time payment for lifetime offers are not available.
Is it worth the money and effort?
Pricing range is more than acceptable when considering the level of security and the quality of customer services, though I personally think that few more advanced features will be nice to have around.
Intrusta customers can change their package plans or can even cancel them at any time with a small notice.
Intrusta is a newcomer but it is aggressively making up a name for itself as one of the most user friendly, customer satisfaction oriented nature and the straightforwardness of their product. It is consisting powerful search parameters, decent virus definition databases which regularly updates and a modern UI to tie it all together.
Intrusta is currently used on 500 million devices.
Intrusta is a new company and they do not provide much information about their company or their products. They do not provide a trial either. If you are not satisfied with their product, you can have your money back if you file for a refund within the first 30 days of the purchase as they are bound to do so with their 30 day no questions asked refund policy.
Mobile OS protection is not available but they say that software applications for Android OS and Apple I OS are under development.
Scam or Legit?
Intrusta is run by actual people and their CEO, Mr.Hari Ravichandran has been featured in several top level tech talk shows including Bloomberg and silliconindia. It is legit and currently used on 500 million devices worldwide and aggressively gaining a name as user friendly, highly capable anti virus guard.