Best at Cleaning What Is Detected

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  1. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    Reading something the Inspector wrote in another thread got me to wondering, which AV do you find the best at cleaning out what it detects? I have heard that Kaspersky is at the top of this sort of list but i am wondering just based on your experiences. I have never had to clean up an infected machine before so I don't have any experience in this. Thanks.

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  2. lodore

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    ive heard kaspersky and also oddly norton as well.
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  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    ive only had problems with removal with nod32
     
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    IMO KAV is one of the best at this.
     
  5. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    ive tried most of them, all are good at it... as i said, nod32 v2 was the only one to give me 'just a couple' (not many) manual removals.
     
  6. lodore

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    i thought avg wasnt to good at clearing out the viruses on my old pc.
    ive gotta say thou i like the drweb scan before loading up windows.
    it found a trojan and came up with like a dos screen and asked me what to do with it. this was when my old windows NE machine was infected before i formated it.
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  7. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i didnt even know dr.web did that, cheers. :)
     
  8. lodore

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    no problem i couldnt take a screenshot IMO.
    i wish i could thou.
     
  9. marcromero

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    I have had good experiences with detection and cleaning, using the old version 3 F-Prot Antivirus and the new Dr.Web CureIt Utility.
     
  10. lodore

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    i do like the drweb cure it. kaspersky should make a on demand scanner like cure it (hint hint kaspersky)
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  11. marcromero

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    Keeps the adware cleaned up on my roommates computer, for sure.
     
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    Symantec & McAfee are good wipers too.
     
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    I don't know too much about others, but McAfee has been concentrating on effective cleaning of malware for a long time now. I remember than a few years back, McAfee was able to delete registry entries of many trojans which Norton could not. PC-cillin could also do this, but only if you manually added in DCS (Damage Cleanup Services) addon to the program.

    Of my experience with eScan, I would say KAV is pretty good at this too. BitDefender also removes registry entries with the 9.0 version onwards, as does NOD32 2.0 and onwards (I am told version 3.0 will take this a step further).
     
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    Symantec is good in treating threads it detect, the cleaning, quarantine & backup, long ago it had these and do good.

    But mcafee cannot agree, it always detect and cannot clean, or for it cleaning is delete whole file or archive, sometimes cannot delete or move to quarantine too.
     
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    Yes, since version 6.0 KAV is now removing registry entries from malware. :thumb:
     
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    I have really good experiences with F-Prot and Panda at cleaning. IMHO, the only "weak" AV at curing is Trend Micro
     
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    Trend Micro can cure better if you apply the Damage Cleanup Services addon for Trend Micro products. However, this addon is not part of the regular automatic updates and that means you'll need to download the full package manually every 2-3 days and extract it to your Trend Micro product folder.
     
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    True, but still "weak" compared to others ;)
     
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    Is this service integrated in to 2007 version or not? Because there is no mention of 2007 version when one goes to damage cleanup service download page o_O
    http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp.
     
  20. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    trend 2006 or 2007 has never failed to remove anything it found when i have used it.... are you talking about older versions?
     
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