The free Gears tool allows home users and IT professionals to easily monitor the current state of their device and improve overall device security. Users can monitor their installed security applications and their status, including antivirus, firewall, third party patch clients, and hard disk encryption. With our new integration with AppRemover, users will also be able to remove unwanted or unsafe applications entirely. AppRemover was originally developed to remove complex security applications, and functions as an effective uninstaller to help remove potentially unwanted applications. Gears also alerts users to potential threats present on their machine that the installed anti-malware software didn't detect or couldn't remediate. Using two methods of threat detection, Gears is able to provide a unique take on whether a device is compromised. The application, powered by OPSWAT's Metascan Online service, scans the device with over 40 commercial anti-malware engines and identifies threats that may not have been detected by the user's anti-malware software. In addition, by utilizing enhanced pattern matching capabilities, Gears researches the history of threats detected by the installed anti-malware software to determine which threats are occurring repeatedly. By thoroughly examining the threat detection logs, Gears enables users to be notified of persistent threats on their computer. For users with multiple devices to manage, the Gears application can be connected to the Gears cloud dashboard. This allows IT administrators to easily monitor and manage multiple devices from any browser. By managing devices from the cloud, admins are also able to take advantage of additional features and configuration options like exemption times and Gears version preferences. This gives administrators more control over how they would like to manage their network.
What is new in this release:
OPSWAT Gears features advanced threat protection and device management capabilities, and now includes AppRemover, encryption and exemption Controls, as well as NAC for SaaS enhancements and Gears version preferences for admins.
What is new in version 188.8.131.52:
OPSWAT GEARS now features advanced threat protection and device management capabilities, as well as the ability to evalutate your computer's security score, with the addition of a secure and anonymous browser feature called Session Shield.