Good on demand scanner recommendations

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  1. Tex Zero

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    I'm looking for a reliable on demand malware scanner to pair with KIS7. Preferably free.

    Any recomendations?
     
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    SuperAntiSpyware

    http://superantispyware.com/

    I have tried BD 10 free version. If I remember correctly it requires running processes even when not being used to scan. When I disabled those processes there was an attempted outbound connection from what was in quarantine. Fortunately, the only thing in quarantine at the time was backweb.
     
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    If you are looking for an av scanner-BitDefender free.
    If you are looking for an antispyware scanner-A-Squared,AVG AntiSpyware,and SUPERAntiSpyware are good free scanners.
     
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    SUPERAntispyware,AVG 7.5 asw free and a2 antimalware are probaly the best 3 free botkillers available at the moment:)
     
  6. Longboard

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    My two on demand:

    SAS (paid) cheap, good, fast, good support.
    I dont use real time services.
    No overheads if not real time.
    "Exit" shuts it down completely.

    Avira Personal Classic: http://www.free-av.com/
    Has all the full scan power of arguably the best paid for AV/antimalware tool: see the AVC reports.
    Has services running which are easily stopped when not needed.
    Can disable "nag" screeny.
    Never really had a problem of any consequence.
    GoodGreat support for a free product.
    http://forum.antivir-pe.de/index.php
    When configured right it shuts down fully at exit.
    Config is a bit of a pain as the services need to be restarted to update and run scan.
    But a consistently outstanding series of results in any comparisons which is why I put up with the fiddly bits.

    ALSO:
    I saw a very postive review of ESET's new online scanner:
    http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/
    Said to be very fast
    I haven't done any testing with this yet, but if you just want an on demand with no real overheads.
    oops, forgot: needs IE and ActiveX....if you want...
    Doesn't check for rootkits

    Check the Ewido forum for discussion re AVG/Ewido free and configuring for on demand scans.

    Trend also has online scanning or used to: haven't been there in a while.
    I'm sure there are other online scans available.

    I previously had BD but found the config for O-D only to be a bit of a pain.

    If you want to get seriously techie : Knoppix , Bart's PE, UBCD etc.

    Good Luck.
     
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  7. omegakilo

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    If I were you, SUPERAntiSpyware should be the best choice (for me).
     
  8. Longboard

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    Umm
    Not so sure: only first time effort today might be a one off...but :doubt:
     

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  9. Tex Zero

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    3 hours!!??!! :blink:
     
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    AVG-AS none better.
     
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    Yeah SAS leaves eat eating dust when it comes down to rootkit based trojans:-*
     
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