Seeking suggestions for on-demand anti-everything.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by JoeSchmoe007, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. JoeSchmoe007
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    I haven't been following anti-virus market for years, so not really knowledgeable about current offerings.

    What I am looking for: anti-everything (it seems antivirus, antimalware, antirootkit are now often different products) with highest ON DEMAND detection rate. My main target OS is Windows 7 x64, secondary are Windows Vista 32 and Windows XP 32. I would prefer single product but will consider multiple as well. Doesn't have to be free but has to satisfy criteria I will list below.

    I will not use real-time protection at all (I have seen enough cases in the past where it would conflict with legitimate software and was really difficult to find out it was AV causing a problem). So it is required that I am able to turn real-time protection off completely. Ideally software wouldn't even load unless started on-demand.

    I think it would be great if I could boot it from CD or flash drive (should be better for rootkit detection?) but I don't know if something like this even exists.

    I would like it to work at OS level as opposed to taking over whole computer. That is I don't want another software firewall, plugin for each internet browser to analyze web pages, etc.

    I would like something that is easily and completely uninstalled via control panel without leaving any pieces behind and breaking OS.

    I think this about covers it.
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    progress Guest

    HitmanPro :thumb:
  3. Dermot7
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  4. blacknight
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    The experience of many many users in many years confirm that there are avs, fws, HIPS, that don't make conflict. And that real protection is only in real time.
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  6. JoeSchmoe007
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    I already did. It does give you data about detection rate, however there is no information about other criteria I mention (ability to turn off real-time scanning, clean uninstall, etc) - this can only come from users.
  7. JoeSchmoe007
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    JoeSchmoe007 Registered Member

    How come it is not included in av-comparatives latest test?
  8. Cudni
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    You can disable real time security for practically all security software and their de-installer routine has improved greatly. Most if not all have trial software that can be tried and you can see if it plays well on your machine. Forums offer a wealth of information on almost any security information that you might chose. Also see
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=180128
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