Best free online V scanner?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by aigle, Feb 14, 2006.

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I need advice about the best online free virus scanner as my 2nd line AV.

    Esp consider 2 things,

    1- Effectiveness

    2- Speed matters to me a lot as I am on dial up? Also Some scanner need you to download and run big signature files or active X each time that kills me as i use dial up.

    Also they can remove virus free of cost as well.

    ( Just to clear i am not talking about free downloadable AV like avast,antivir, AVG etc)
     
  2. Slovak

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    To my knowledge the online scanners will not remove nasties, just detect them, and imo KAV's online scanner is the best.
     
  3. The Hammer

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    There are some that do. Trend and Panda are two that come to mind.
     
  4. aigle

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    Panda only detects,does not remove, I used it.
     
  5. hbkh

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    I've had great success with BitDefender's Online Scan, it both detects and cleans. :)
     
  6. nicM

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    Panda DOES clean, but is limitated to viruses/worms/trojans: ie it won't clean spyware.

    Activescan free/Pro comparison

    Cheers,
    nicM
     
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    An online scan using dial-up.....hope your quite young!

    I've got 2 meg and a kaspersky online scan took ages.

    If you only want to scan individual files try Jottis or Virus Total.
     
  13. aigle

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    You are right. Also Panda gives you option for individual folders but its signature downloads are too big for dial-up.
     
  14. gerardwil

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    I tried Kaspersky, took some hours to download signatures, and then 1 hour and 19 minutes to scan my system. But also during that scan heavy activities from Bitdefender, also from Spy Sweeper which process I killed.

    Gerard
     

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    What? It's just 7 megs. How did it take hours? It takes a couple of minutes or something for me.
     
  16. gerardwil

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    I don't know why, and I didn't pay any attention because soon after I left home for some shopping. When I was back at home I noticed it was still downing sigs. And ehhh..... I needed IE for that o_O

    Anyway, it's a non issue for me.

    Regards,

    Gerard
     
  17. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Are you on dial-up?
     
  18. StevieO

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    I've always found BD to be an excellent online scanner, not only capable of detecting and deleting viruses, but a large amout of trojans too !

    KAV is also very good at detecting both.


    StevieO
     
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    No....I have a 6 Mb connection
     
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