Antivirus Scan w/o Drivers?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nozzle, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. nozzle

    nozzle Registered Member

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    I was wondering if I could scan my computer without adding a driver running in the background. Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes come to mind but I'm not sure if they have a driver operating in the background after your scanning is finished or not. I don't want any drivers running in the background unless it is required by the Windows 7 system.

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    You can do only that much scanning without drivers. For example, you are helpless against advanced rootkits (meaning the scanner wouldn't see them without a driver).
    [Not sure if you actually mean a driver, however, because the expression "running a driver in background" is rather weird ;)]
     
  5. nozzle

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    Thanks fblais for the suggestion and thanks 7anon for the answering about Malwarebytes Antimalware's background process. This is why I ask questions at Wilders. There are always people who can answer them.

    Thanks again,
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