Best Free On-Demand Scanner

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by xiton, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. xiton

    xiton Registered Member

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    Hello all,

    I've been using Avira Free for a long time as an on-demand scanner, but to be honest, the new popup for a toolbar is unacceptable to me. I'm wondering what the best alternatives are. I only use on-demand as I'm very safe with my files and would rather not take any type of performance hit from an always-active scanner.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    There are many possibilities for an On-Demand Scanner. None of them detect all Malware. Here are some options.

    1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    2. SuperAntiSpyware Free
    3. Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    I would not consider any of them to be "Best". Some are better at detecting certain Malware than others. You should always use more than one Anti-Malware scanner. However, using more than one Anti-Malware scanner also increases the risk of one or more "False Positives".
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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