Anything better than Malwarebytes for On-Demand scans without active shields?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by RonaldChristoph_22, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. RonaldChristoph_22

    RonaldChristoph_22 Registered Member

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    I don't use Windows Defender , i don't use any Antivirus running on the background


    but when i download a file from a unknown place or person or just wanna do a full scan..


    Malwarebytes was my go to, but now it installs every time a premium license for a few days and enables the active protection and shields



    i tend to deal with a few machines and windows installs (friends, family and workmates mostly) so every time i install it in a machine or re-install it, i have to go a turn the shields and everything off and configure what i want.


    Maybe a couple years.. maybe 3? I remember Malwarebytes being the best there is, and maybe the most ethical with privacy and stuff..

    but nowadays i haven't really read up on anything on Anti-Virus stuff, so i am a bit out of the loop, would love some discussion on this
     
  2. imdb

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    use hmp. it's portable, no shields to disable and it's good for on-demands.
     
  3. Moose World

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  4. RonaldChristoph_22

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    What do you mean by that acronym friend?

    Never heard of 9-Lab and neither its tool, how trustworthy are they?
     
  5. digmor crusher

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    Hitman Pro
     
  6. Moose World

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    @RonaldChristoph_22

    Location, below:
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    Kiev, L. Kurbasa 7b, office 9

    Once a new test is completed, I will send you the results.
    Not sure at this point......
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  7. RonaldChristoph_22

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    Ohhh i remember hearing about it when years ago, they still going strong? how good are they nowadays?

    There is only the paid version?
     
  8. Moose World

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    Hi,

    " You will never be asked to buy this program because it is 100% free or charge – to scan and to get rid of malware."
    This was quoted the link above on their site.

    # 4
     
  9. roger_m

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    There is an option to end the premium trial. I think it may be under Settings/Account, from memory.
     
  10. imdb

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    :thumb:
     
  11. imdb

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    free to scan.
     
  12. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    It's free to remove threats for 30 days. The 30-day trial of the full version only starts the first time you use it to remove threats.
     
  13. imdb

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    even better.
     
  14. RonaldChristoph_22

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    It scan doesn't seem as through as ESET's online scan, it didn't scan all drives, then again the latter failed to recover some PUPs i selected

    Malwarebytes is still better than both at the moment
     
  15. Buddel

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    I think that both ESET Online Scanner and HitManPro are better than Malwarebytes, but this is just me. if you are satisfied with Malwarebytes, just keep it.
     
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  17. imdb

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    not just you, buddy.
     
  18. tipo

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    https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/free-virus-removal-tool
    allways does the job done!
     
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  20. gery

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    use 2 online scanners or three if you wish. Trend Micro , Eset and McAfee Stinger would be enough.....
     
  21. AdvancedSetup

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    ESET is very aggressive and deletes all kinds of cracks, keygens, etc. as part of their scan no questions asked
     
  22. lunarlander

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    I like BitDefender. Has had good results at AV-comparatives for a few years.
     
  23. Krusty

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    G'day Ron,

    From memory, the last time I used their online scanner you had to deselect automatic removal before you started the scan.
     
  24. AdvancedSetup

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    Hello @Krusty

    Yes, if wanted. I'm just saying that I like the stance that ESET takes and targets cracked programs. Often people think they're just getting a crack but many times the crack is bundled with other junk. Thus taking a stronger stance about them I think helps users in the end.
     
  25. catspyjamas

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    Their newer version removed that option, it's not even buried in any advanced settings. I still use it as an on demand/second opinion scanner on occasions. Thankfully I still had a copy of the old version to transfer over to my new machines.
     
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