How many backup scanner?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by rOadToIS, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    I currently have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware as a backup scanner.

    I use DriveSentry and ZoneAlarm Antivirus as my primary real time scanners.

    Should I add more backup scanners such as SuperAntiSpyware?

    Please advise.
     
  2. jmonge

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    i always use SUPERAntYSpyWare for malware that are hard to remove that others vendors missed;)
     
  3. Boost

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    I've used Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware along with SuperAntiSpyware for a whole year now with no problems whatsoever.

    No one program is goin to find all spyware / malware,so it never hurts to have another :thumb:
     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    IMO,It Can't hurt to have a couple of OD Scanners handy,Such as SAS and MBAM.Its better to have the Guns and not need it, then need it and not have it.
     
  5. Osaban

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    I don't have any backup scanner installed, and even Windows Defender is turned off(Windows Vista Ultimate). Yes, I do have Avira premium when my laptop is in a working environment (away from home) + UAC on. Every 3-6 months I download SAS and MBAM in shadow mode (or frozen mode) scan, and so far have never found anything, not even a tracking cookie.

    As a matter of fact I've decided that from now on I'm going to run a full scan once a year, unless there are some obvious signs of infection. I can safely state that if you run virtualized/sandboxed (any program will do), and you download from safe sources you will never get infected.
     
  6. firzen771

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    i always use the same 2 backup scanners, SAS + MBAM. and works really well.
     
  7. Tu5

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    Has anyone tried a squared free? How effective is it as an on-demand scanner in comparison to MBAM or SAS Free?
     
  8. PiCo

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    1)MBAM
    2)ClamWin
    3)AVZ AntiViral Toolkit
     
  9. PiCo

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    I bet it's pretty good with the combination of 2 scanners, Ikarus + A².

    I might install that one as well to play with :p
     
  10. renegade08

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    Same here.

    With the fact using shadowing program with addition of SB.

    I keep some scanners but they don't find anything. Same thing with AV.

    I don't pain myself with scanning anymore.
    Sometimes i do full scan if i'm away from the system, just to make my PC be useful and keep it busy :argh: .
     
  11. renegade08

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    I haven't tried recently.
    When the new version was released and i installed it, it was making my PC very slow.

    As for an information there is an online scanner for a squared:

    a-squared Web Malware Scanner
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/ax/


    A-squared compared to MBAM and SAS it's like comparing AV's.

    What one will miss the other will find (not that sharp comparision, but still illustrative).

    I think that MBAM and SAS are enough.

    If you wish you can add Dr.Web Cure It and Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.


    A-squared is a very good product, but recent version is getting very big.

    Also when using as an on demand scanner A-squared has some services running when you turn on/restart PC which i think is not the case with MBAM and SAS.
     
  12. Saraceno

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    A-Squared Free will have one service running all the time, to allow the program to launch/run when there are malware problems. This service uses about 3MB of memory.
     
  13. TechOutsider

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    Online scanners.

    MBAM has bugs
    SAS didn't detect SpyProtector.
    MSRT didn't really do anything for me.
    A-squared has an online version.
     
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