Giveaway of the Day - Loaris Trojan Remover 1.3.6.4

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by zmechys, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. zmechys

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    Never heard of it.
     
  3. Moose World

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    May use as an on demand scanner! Make sure to turn off as a start up item.
    come with a lifetime lic.key.
     
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    I like the Loaris Site and the Blog.
     
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    As indicated in attached link from the OP, couldn't miss that stellar 32% thumbs down rating. Yikes!!
     
  6. zmechys

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    I've installed Loaris on 5 computers Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 without ANY ISSUES.
    It detected quite a few "unwelcome" objects on all the tested computers.
    I'm happy to have Loaris as an "on-demand" scanner that could find "bad" items, missed by BitDefender, MalwareBytes, Zemana, SuperAntiSpy, HitMan Pro.
    So far, I'm going to keep LOARIS.
     
  7. Brummelchen

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    unacceptable response times when scan started - kicked.
     
  8. roger_m

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    I just gave this a try. I cancelled the scan not long before finishing as was taking a while. But I will add that the scan be paused, so that you can pause the scan while you're actually using your computer, so that you don't have to deal with the system slowdown. During the scan, a number of items were detected. There were a few false positives, mostly for program uninstallers, while the rest of the items detected were unwanted programs.

    I was not impressed by the several false positives. At least the number of false positives was not excessive, which can sometimes be the case with lesser known antimalware software. Due to the false positives I don't think I will be keeping this, and won't recommend it to others. Like @Brummelchen experienced, the scan slowed down my computer a lot.
     
  9. roger_m

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    It is common for software on GAOTD to get a lot of thumbs down (well at least it was when I visited the site daily - I rarely visit it these days), so a 32% thumbs down is not actually that bad.
     
  10. Carver

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    All the more reason to scan the hell out of it, better yet not do not download it.
     
  11. roger_m

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    But where's the fun it that? I love installing software I've never heard of before, and I've never scanned a download before installing it, with the exception that in the case I'm got an antivirus installed the real time protection will scan the download.
     
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    Once upon a time, I heard about "Google".
    I said, "I've never heard about Google".
    When somebody said, "Privazer", I said, "I've never heard about Privazer".
    And so on...

    Anyway, check them on twitter. They are very current and alive.
    https://twitter.com/loaris
    Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/loaris.inc
     
  13. boredog

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    tried the scanner and it found and adguard reg file and sys driver file. FP!!!!!!
     
  14. clubhouse1

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    I think its a perfectly good scanner....Like any scanner you examine the results and decide if any FP's are amongst them and inform the vendor if you find them....If you don't try it don't condemn it.

    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
    --HERBERT SPENCER
     
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    Especially, when the vendor is present on twitter or facebook.
     
  16. Carver

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    If you download it and it does has a virus it may disable your antivirus where is the fun in that. ;)
     
  17. roger_m

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    In my regular say to day downloading, I never encounter any viruses. I come across of lot of uninstallers with adware, and a lot of my downloads can be considered "unwanted" programs, but no actual threats.
     
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    Under Google results the Loaris site gets the brightest red circle I've ever seen by WOT. It's a neon florescent glowing red, I swear. Wow.
     
  19. roger_m

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    Well it in the past it was not a very trustworthy program.
    http://siri-urz.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/secure-shield-fake-rogue.html

    I usually take no notice of what S!Ri posts, but he his right in this instance.
     
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    It has the same GUI as Trojan Killer, which uses subscription model.
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    When it comes to new scanners I'm indeed quite cautious and a bit skeptical. I would stick with the known names. I'm not skeptical when it comes to other software categories.