Standalone Scanners

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Jun 29, 2004
    hi, i really like standalone programs, so would like to have a thread, like this, mentioning all the good standalone scanners. here are some i know of. can you add to the list? thanks.

    i think the main thing, is the programs are standalones i.e. the whole program is contained, and run, within one folder and isn't installed in to the registry. so, if what i, or someone else, gives isn't strictly a scanner that's not a problem; but, giving an install would be :)

    Jpeg Scan
    nice because you can have it in explorer (right-click)

    Virus Trap
    i believe this is still used but, is incorporated in to one of DiamondCS big programs.

    a-squared HiJackFree

    Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool

    only use the fix option if you have an infection it can remove, so do the scan only scan first.
    CWShredder (Last Merijn Version) 159.1

    avast! Virus Cleaner

    this has been removed from Snapfiles. but, i downloaded the latest version and scanned it with a couple of scanners and it was clean. if there's a reason it shouldn't be on this list i'll remove it.

    McAfee AVERT Stinger

    GDI Scan

    Note: This Proof-of-Concept code may crash the system. Use at your own risk and on test machines only. Thanks to Microsoft Online Crash Service team for pointing this out.
    for advanced users ;)

    for advanced users

    it searches for hidden processes (e.g. rootkits). it's run from cmd.exe if you need help running it ask :)
    i can't find where to download it, but if you downloaded Frisk it is in one of it's folders. it's in this folder Frisk\FRISK\Plugins\rkdetector.exe

    F-Secure BlackLight (Beta Release)

    a nice virus scanner, i'm 99% sure this is the right download page, but i'm not sure which file you should download. i just downloaded the Trend Micro customers version because i didn't see the other version - If you are not a Trend Micro customer please download the following file. oh, while i have been writing this the scan has stopped, so i suppose you should download the "If you are not a Trend Micro customer" file if you are not a customer.
    you can update it by going to the following page.

    for advanced users

    eScan - Microworld Antivirus Toolkit Utility
    this is a very powerful scanner; however, it just scans and reports and doesn't clean, it's still very good if it shows you something other tools miss.

    Trend Micro™ Anti-Spyware

    it's abit complicated; you have to use this command to save the report - apihookcheck>apihookcheck.html for it's second running use this command apihookcheck>apihookcheck2.html third running apihookcheck>apihookcheck3.html
    etc etc if there's an easier way let me know ;) thanks


    some of the programs, mainly the ones i put advanced next to, can be abit difficult to run, they might have to be run from the command line (Start>run>cmd) if you need help ask and i'm sure someone will help you. :)
    please add to the list. thank you.

    EDIT if you think you might have problems trying to run the programs that use cmd.exe (kproccheck and rkdetector) you can make a copy (keep one copy somewhere where you will find it to remind you you have it :D) of the .exe file and put one copy here C:\WINDOWS\system32 this is for XP, ask for the place you need to put it if you use something else. then go Start>run>cmd click OK. then to run kproccheck just type kproccheck in the dos box and that should do it. if you want to save the results type kproccheck>kproccheck.txt then go to C:\WINDOWS\system32 and you should find kproccheck.txt. the same goes for rkdetector, just make sure you put a copy in C:\WINDOWS\system32

    the same appies to ApiHookCheck, put a copy in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and the command you put in the dos box is apihookcheck>apihookcheck.html because it saves the results as html, then go to C:\WINDOWS\system32 and you should find a file called apihookcheck.html it looks much better then a txt file so try it out :)

    to make it easier to copy and paste in the command window (dos box) open cmd, when it's open, at the top left corner, were the icon for cmd is click it and go Properties>Options tab>and check the "QuickEdit Mode" box. see screenshot. now you can copy and paste "kproccheck>kproccheck.txt" or "apihookcheck>apihookcheck.html" to the command window. Good Luck, command can be a nightmare if you are fairly new :mad: :D

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  2. bch

    bch Registered Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    Rochdale, UK
    Another good list of programs from you - a lot of work as well. I like the Virus Trap program.
  3. Tom772

    Tom772 Guest

    Hi, Ice60

    Thats a very good list. Rkdetector can be found @ , however McAfee is detecting this program as keylog-HKH, but i uploaded it at Jottis and it scans found nothing! Also i visited the link for Frisk, but im still not sure what frisk is? Thanks again for taking the time to put the list together.
    Regards Tom
  4. abhi_mittal

    abhi_mittal Registered Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Absolutely nice post!
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