FingerPrint 2.1.3

Security software with a simple interface that tracks changes happening within your computer system

  • Category:

    General

  • Version:

    2.1.3

  • Works under:

    Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.6 (22)

If you have been on the lookout for improved digital security, then you might want to consider FingerPrint. This streamlined program monitors your system for any unnecessary file changes, and it might catch some malware that slips past your other anti-virus programs. While this isn’t a robust anti-malware app, it does have a few key features that you might find useful. With its small digital footprint, this is a great piece of software for almost any device that you would like to protect.

When it comes to anti-malware, most programs look for new files or unusual bits of code tucked away in a system. Catching those changes is very useful, but you also need to keep an eye out for unwanted file changes. The primary goal of FingerPrint is to monitor all of your system’s files. If any changes are made, then it will immediately send you alert. This piece of software has limited functionality, but it performs its primary job very well.

FingerPrint can be downloaded, installed, and set up in just a few minutes. You don’t need to create an account or download any other software to use this program. Once it is up and running, it will perform a quick scan of your system. During that scan, FingerPrint is going to index all of your computer’s files and programs. When those files are changed for no reason, a small window will pop up with more information.

Your system most likely changes every single time that you turn the computer on, and that means you will need to have FingerPrint regularly scan your system. With the scheduling tool, you can have this app scan the system when you are asleep or away from the computer for a short period of time. Each scan only takes a few minutes, and FingerPrint doesn’t eat up your system’s resources. In most cases, you won’t even notice that the scan is running in the background.

Another great feature that many users are going to find useful is the profile option. You can create a wide variety of profiles depending on which files you use the most. If you have important files that need to be scanned regularly, then you can add them to one of your profiles. FingerPrint will then scan those particular files before indexing the rest of the system. Files and folders can easily be added to your profiles with just a few clicks of the mouse.

FingerPrint really only does one job, but it performs that task exceedingly well. You might want to consider adding this program to your system if your other anti-malware apps have been letting viruses through. It will increase the security of your system as long as you make sure that regularly scans all of your drives.

Pros:

  • Lightweight piece of software
  • Easy to install and use
  • Performs scans quickly

Cons:

  • Only looks for specific file changes
  • Can’t quarantine or delete malware

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