Download Guard – Scan Downloads Instantly

Unfortunately, downloading anything off the Internet can often be a worrisome experience. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, "can I trust this website enough to download files from it?" or "how am I sure these downloads won’t infect my computer with malware?" you aren’t alone.

Needless to say, despite being a common feeling among computer users, it’s certainly not a very nice feeling to have. But not to worry-Download Guard is designed to scan downloads from network-facing applications, such as Internet browsers, for zero-day viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware using cloud-based verification.

With the Download Guard download scanner, you can feel confident that your downloads are malware-free, and if they’re not, Download Guard will be able to scan and identify the menacing malware with a simple download scan before it gets a chance to do serious damage to your computer.


Download Guard is so effective, in part, because it employs cloud-based techniques to ensure that your downloads are clean and safe. But what exactly does "the cloud" refer to? Simply put, the cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. Communicating a more comprehensive explanation, however, can often turn into somewhat of a nebulous affair. Oh well—here goes...

The Internet is indeed an integral part of cloud computing. Basically, through cloud computing, businesses use the Internet along with central remote servers to manage applications and all of the pertinent data necessary to run them. This provides a platform on which businesses can run without the need to set up any hardware or software directly on a consumers’ computer. In turn, consumers can access and benefit from the services provided by these businesses from any computer with an Internet connection. Additionally, since everything functions via the Internet, actions can be performed practically instantly, which expedites and facilitates any interactions that take place. A simple example of cloud computing is any web-based email service, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail.

In the case of Download Guard, its cloud-based techniques enable it to scan your downloads via the Internet and even catch zero-day attacks before they get a chance to wreak havoc on your PC. But perhaps more importantly, Download Guard's cloud-based defense system can give you a peace of mind when dealing with any downloads on your computer.

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