Free at GOTD 4/4- "The Cleaner 2012"

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    The Cleaner 2012 is free on 4/4/2011 at Giveaway of the day.

    The Cleaner (TC) classes itself as being an anti-malware app, so I am posting TC's freebie-notice in this thread.

    I imaged my system drive then installed TC without incident. TC didn't require a restart during install so I *assume* it could be installed/tested via Shadow Defender et alia.

    It was medium-light running in real-time. Updates are smooth, fast, thorough. GUI is utilitarian & easy to understand.

    Inasmuch as I do not need another real-time security app, I changed TC to on-demand. Using Autoruns, the change to on-demand was VERY easy. I rebooted TC to check it. TC did not put ANY process into real-time & made no fuss whatsoever about being relegated to on-demand status. After the reboot, I tested TC's on-demand status by doing an update & by doing a right-click scan of a file. TC did both jobs without complaint & remained in on-demand status.

    TC has been around for many years & used to be *somewhat* respected at Wilders in days of yore. Then it fell from favor.

    If a competent tester checks out TC's effectiveness, I would be interested to see how it does as of now.
     
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  2. Sportscubs1272

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    I thought for a second you were talking about the failed A&E television show called 'The Cleaner'. GOTD had a few video converters almost everyday since who knows when! :D

    Wouldn't The Cleaner be similar to Malwarebytes or SUPERAntiSpyware?
     
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    Its detections are not good compared to SAS and MBAM. May be comparable to Spybot S&D.
     
  4. andyman35

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    The GOTD key also works with the portable version that's available :thumb: :

    http://www.moosoft.com/the-cleaner/portable :
     
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  6. J_L

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    Great, I'm going to use that instead of installing more stuff.

    Found out that adding cleaner8.exe to FileMenu Tools allows right-click scanning.
     
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  7. J_L

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    Not impressed at all with its horrible detection rates after some testing. Maybe I'll try older malware..

    Update: On 2 month old malware, it improved from 4/2426 to 23/2231.

    Still horrible detection, so I've removed it.
     
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    OR even worse...:D
     
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    I guess it's better than SAS - because SAS is overrated ... :doubt:
     
  10. J_L

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    Have you even tried it? The detection rate is abysmal, at least SAS works.

    Seriously, you sound like an unreasonable hater.
     
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    Look at the tests out there ... :(
     
  12. J_L

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    If you're talking about MRG, I'd bet The Cleaner will get 0/∞.

    You take a good look at the program, compare it with SAS, and then we'll talk.
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
  14. Sveta MRG

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    Hi, I saw this thread so thought I would run a couple of simple tests to see how The Cleaner performed. To serve as a comparison, we put SUPERAntiSpyware through the same tests.

    We did a static test using 41188 mixed early life samples and then a dynamic test using 10 early life Zeus samples.

    The testing was conducted on Windows 7 Ultimate with a live internet connection.

    The versions of the applications used were:
    The Cleaner 2012 V8.1.0.1079
    SUPERAntiSpyware 4.46.1000

    Both applications were updated to use the latest signatures.

    The results of testing were as follows:

    The Cleaner detected 20 out of 41188 samples (0.048%) in the static test and 0 out of 10 samples (0%) in the dynamic test.

    SUPERAntiSpyware detected 7561 out of 41188 samples (18.36%) in the static test and 6 out of the 10 samples (60%) in the dynamic test.

    Whilst this is just an informal test, we couldn’t help notice the results differ considerably to those presented by Moosoft on their website hereo_O http://www.moosoft.com/the-cleaner/compare-to-the-competition


    If Moosoft would contact us through the appropriate channels, we would be more than happy to supply them with the 41168 samples they missed from the static test and the 10 from the dynamic.

    Regards,
    Sveta
     
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    Hi Sveta,

    Is it possible to perform another informal test with the same set of samples (~40k samples, static test one) against ESET/AVAST/VIPRE/PREVX/EMSISOFT?

    Thanks,
    Harsha
     
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  17. J_L

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    Like I said 0. If it ever gets regular zero-day testing on MRG, the result will stay the same unless major changes occur.

    The presentation is BS marketing, as usual.
     
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