How many programs use to scan your system ?

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  1. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    How many security programs and which do you use to scan your system ? I' m curious for the kind of the softwares that you use more than the number. To explain, I regularly use:

    - the av in real time: Avira
    - a second av only for an on demand scan
    - an antitroyan/antispy: A-Squared
    - a second antispy: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    - two antirootkits: RootkitRepeal and GMER
    - an autorun scanner: Online Solutions Autorun Manager.

    Naturally, since I' m funny paranoid, :), may be I use also something else.


     
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  2. codylucas16

    codylucas16 Registered Member

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    A-Squared and Super Antispyware for On-Demand scanning. Occasionally use online scans such as Housecall. That's about it.
     
  3. guest

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    Only MSE.

    I was also using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware until recently, but after about 6 months using it and no infections reported, I uninstalled it.
     
  4. Threedog

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    Usually whatever realtime malware app I am using if it has a scanning feature and the usual on demanders like SAS and Malwarebytes.
     
  5. Watasha

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    Comodo & Immunet/ClamAV in realtime.

    SAS/MBAM/Spybot S&D for on-demand.
     
  6. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    Avast! v5 AV, MBAM real time, SAS on demand. :cool:
     
  7. Noob

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    A-Squared only.
    Use Hitman Pro and submit to online scanners (I download them in the moment) when i feel something is suspicious.
     
  8. mack_guy911

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    i got KIS + mbam on windows

    and from linux i scan windows drive via bitdefender + avast once in 2-3 month

    also i got astaro security gateway which by default scan all my web traffic with avira in proxy mode

    can be configure in dual mode avira + clamav
     
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  9. Osaban

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    Avira is resident on my 3 machines (2 premium + 1 Personal).

    In the last 12 months I have scanned my systems once every 3 months using these scanners within Shadow Defender or ShadowUser: MBAM, A-Squared, PrevX, Hitman Pro.

    No malware has ever been found and no FPs either which if anything shows a certain consistency within these scanners results. I don't keep them installed on my systems and I think that I will stop altogether using other scanners than Avira, as Shadow Defender and Avira are more than adequate together.
     
  10. SafetyFirst

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    Real time:

    Avira AntiVir Personal
    MBAM Pro
    Prevx free


    On demand:

    SpyReveal
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    TrojanHunter
     
  11. lodore

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    laptop:
    f-secure for realtime
    mbam for on demand

    desktop
    f-secure for realtime
    mbam for ondemand
    superantispyware for ondemand.
     
  12. blackcobra

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    Norton AV
    Outpost FW
    MBAM
    A Squared.
     
  13. Daveski17

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    I have McAfee as AV & I use Win Defender & SUPERAntiSpyware as an on-demand scanner. I used to have others but felt that they were surplus to requirements.
     
  14. Creer

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    Dr.CureIt! and MBAM - all as on-demand scaners. Scan once per few months. Not needed scan too often since my first layer of protection is Prevention, not detection.
     
  15. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    My home systems..just MSE real time protection
    Clients infested rigs...many programs are used to clean in a "shotgun approach".
     
  16. Ibrad

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    I normally don't scan my PC often. Around every three month's I'll do a scan with Panda Cloud and Malwarebytes.
     
  17. CogitoTesting

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    Wow you must be pretty tired at the end of the day. Please come over to Linux and find peace of mind. While you are at it why don't you try Ubuntu?

    Thanks.
     
  18. progress

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    Panda, AVG, MBAM, SAS, Hitman, Spybot :D
     
  19. CogitoTesting

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    Six security software, that's an arsenal; don't you think?


    Thanks.
     
  20. CogitoTesting

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    Is it safe to say that most people on this thread spend most of their time protecting their computers then to actually enjoying them? Am I wrong to ask?

    Thanks.
     
  21. Real-time: Avast 5 Free

    On-demand: MBAM, SAS
     
  22. hogndog

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    One Anti-Virus Avira free Counter Spy Anti-Spyware & Comodo Firewall. Online Super Anti-Spyware doesn't install just scans then Prevx 3.0 then lastly Secunia PSI for patching applications.. keeping us up to date


    Hogndog
     
  23. Securon

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    Good Evening ! Currently use P.C. Tools Firewall Plus....Avast 5 Pro Antivirus...Prevx 3.0 both realtime and MBAM Pro on demand. Sincerely...Securon
     
  24. blacknight

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    1 Ya, I tried and used Mandriva, Linux Mint and Kubuntu. I don't like some things about Linux, but it's not the thread to talk about. And I'm not interested to.

    2 Anyway, the av in real time works himself, and I run the antirootkit and antispy scans once in a week, and switching them, as I think the other users. What did you believe ? :D

    3 " funny paranoid " means that security is a fun not a distress. :)



     
  25. lubieplacki

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    I'm using Vipre and Malwarebytes to scan my system. Sometimes maybe ESET Online Scanner?
     
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