How is A Squared free edition?

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Is this a good scanner?
     
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    I like it. And yes it's a good scanner.
     
  3. Tommy

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    I use it, its good, impressive update sequence, and it safed my life several times :thumb:
    That reminds me of my dayly scan ia have to do :)
     
  4. cheater87

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    light on the computer? and if something is wrong is it easy to uninstall?
     
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    As the free version has no realtime background scanner its more than light :)
    Regarding to the install.log no complicated registry entries and all files in one folder.
     
  6. Old Monk

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    Hi

    Did my first Deep scan last night - unbelievably slow. Left it running. Came back 90 mins later and nowhere near finished. Ewido free takes about 20 mins on this machine to do a Complete System Scan. Don't know if they are comparable but I don't see why they wouldn't be.

    Smart Scan was fine - nice and quick.

    I don't really mind how long scans take( quality of scan is what matters) but this seemed quite excessive. I'm sure things differ from one machine to another but that's my experience so far if it helps.
     
  7. cheater87

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    so should i stay with ewido? This thing found bits of weatherbug haha i got rid of that thing years ago and cleaned the reg. Never knew some of that was still on the laptop.
     
  8. JerryM

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    I have Ewido as my resident AT. However, I think a-squared is better for spyware, and I have the free version as a scanner.

    Jerry
     
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    I like A-Squared free.
    It's a good scanner.It updates frequently and version 2.0 was an improvement.
     
  10. Old Monk

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    Don't see any harm running both if both used as on-demand scanners. Can't hurt.
     
  11. cheater87

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    so its ok to add to my line up that you see in my sig?
     
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    well it messed up firefox on my laptop firefox won't open so im going to stick with ewido. It didn't do anything to the family laptop.
     
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    Weird. It's only on demand, I dont know why it would mess with anything.

    If you can sort out the problem use both. Ewido wont find every trojan and vice versa. A-Squared is a little less clunky and bloated feeling when you run it IMO.
     
  14. cheater87

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    i also have mcafee for trojans and viruses
     
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    One disadvantage : you can't install A2 off-line.
     
  16. kdm31091

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    Not to be mean Cheater but you probably don't need every single program that you have. If I were you - just my opinion - I would remove Adaware and Spybot since Mcafee and Spyware Terminator and Ewido will remove the spyware. You don't need Spybot and Ad-Aware IMO.
     
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    strangely i have just removed spybot myself lol.
    ive been meaning to do it for months.

    i got spysweeper and asquared and sometimes do ewido scan i dont need spybot
     
  18. cheater87

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    i use spybot for the immunizing and i have always had adaware it found a win32 that the others didn't find
     
  19. A1SteakSauce

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    it is an essential part of my security setup. I use it for the on demand scanner
     
  20. kdm31091

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    I respect that cheater, it's good for immunizing it's just not very good at removal but if you use it for immunization, great.
     
  21. Bubba

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    Adaware and Spybot discussion moved here.

    Please confine this discussion thread to "How is A Squared free edition?"

    Thanks,
    Bubba
     
  22. theflamingbush

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    since a squared doesnt have an online scanner, is there any other free anti malware progs that offer a free online scanner, or are those that are fiscally challenged only able to scan on demand with a squared and ewido?
     
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    im going to download it again to see if it can work now.
     
  25. cheater87

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    what does scan via context menu mean?
     
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