The app itself is all but simple to use. The interface is more functional than pretty, with no pictures or pictures, just a few tabs for the various components. The components are all available for separate purchase. Some can be bought in bulk, others require you to buy single components, and prices are variable depending on the option. All have a minimum purchase requirement of one licence, for example, the Total Security suite is available for one year subscription for the price of three licences. Some components have a set minimum per user, others require a certain number of installations, and some have a set minimum duration: for example, the Internet Security suite, which includes Firewall, Antivirus, and Protection, is available for one year for the price of three licences, but requires one installation per user and four months' subscription. The subscription options range from three to twelve months, or an annual fee of one to four per user.
The installation process and set-up is solid, and Digital Defender's interface is usable but not exceptional, given its age, and the configuration options are sparse but well thought out. There is a mini-calendar window, and a list of tasks to do. For example, there is a button to reset your home Internet settings ; this isn't at all obvious to spot, but it makes a lot of sense. Some of the most interesting things in the application are the tools it offers, however, such as the Digital Defender Commands page. Here, you can interact with the application through the command line, with a series of commands that can be used to clean out the application's cache and history, or to wipe your browser history. This is a potentially useful feature.
The options are shown in a table, with each available setting also being shown in a graph to make the best selection easy. There are settings available for the number of concurrent connections, a delay, whether to start the process immediately when activated, and whether to run a separate service in the background, or use the full screen.
The executable can be run as a service, if you want to use it on systems with Windows 10, but you can also run it as a standalone application. The latter option is less convenient, and the service will be more effective. There are two options in the application, but it is easy to tell which is which; the choice between the full screen and windowed presentation is an obvious one.
Unlike many of the other packages, Digital Defender did not need to be “remapped” to allow it to use the full screen, and as a result you see the main application window on top of whatever you are using. It just about makes sense, as Digital Defender will not only protect your machine, it will also keep itself updated. 827ec27edc