I need a free online virus scanner

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Melita, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Posts:
    3,288
    ahem. merry christmas to all those who celebrate. ;)
     
  2. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    Thank you all for helping and Merry Christmas :)
    I am definitely interested in anti-rootkit software. I am sorry for not mentioning it in my post. I mistakenly assumed that all antivirus software are also automatically anti-rootkit :confused:
     
  3. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    Knowing what all its detections mean is quite beyond me. I better not have anything to do with this.

    BTW is there a way to multi-quote here when posting?
     
  4. bjm_

    bjm_ Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Posts:
    4,065
    Location:
    .
    Reply + Reply, etc.
     
  5. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    9,279
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    Or highlight the text you want to reply to, then click reply on the black button that appears.
     
  6. bjm_

    bjm_ Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Posts:
    4,065
    Location:
    .
    png_8462.png
     
  7. lucd

    lucd Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2018
    Posts:
    686
    Location:
    Island of Woman
    eset online scanner - good for PUP
    kaspersky virus removal tool - good for worms
    norton power eraser - too many fps but it is aggressive
    emsisoft emergency kit
    hitmanpro (not free but at least will inform on what is happening in the free version)
    roguekiller - aggressive and too many fps

    these are the most basic and comprehensive for basic stuff that don't leave too much garbage or with easy to remove leftovers, more advanced malware would require more advanced tools and many of these advanced tools are outdated and unsupported
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2020
  8. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    I don't mind using old versions in my XP, even if they are un-supported. Sometimes I have no choice. Also, I don't go for newer versions just because they are available. Could you please name some of these advanced tools.
     
  9. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Posts:
    1,595
    Using a dead OS is bad enough, but using dead security tools doesn't make any sense at all. If you really want to download some of those "dead horses", you will find plenty of them in the list provided in the second post of this thread.
     
  10. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    Did you mean the "Free 30-day Trial" version of HitmanPro here: https://www.hitmanpro.com/en-us.aspx
    I don't see any other free version on their web page.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2020
  11. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    I got an older version 2.0.22.0 and it works great on XP.
    Thank you very much. So far I have decided on these. May be a couple more to complete my list.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2020
  12. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    I spent a few hours trying to find this version, but to no avail. The best I could find was 5.0.0.9. at Uptodown website. Would you know where I can get 6.047?
    I use Mypal and Basilisk Serpent. Any suggestions please?
     
  13. starsfighter

    starsfighter Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2020
    Posts:
    3
    Location:
    Isla de Muerta
    https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc...ta-compatibility-with-Malwarebytes-AdwCleaner
    here all old and new versions > https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/files/?p=1
    Malwarebytes Adwcleaner 7.4.2 https://toolslib.net/downloads/finish/1-adwcleaner/2194/
    --------------------------------------------------
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 28, 2020
  14. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Posts:
    1,595
    https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/files/851/
     
  15. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2013
    Posts:
    2,223
    Location:
    Italy
    https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/files/851/

    If you already use Basilisk Serpent developed by Roytam1 you already know the other browsers developed by him.
    And probably you have already seen Extreme Explorer 360 thread.

    Using an up-to-date browser is essential.
    But more important is its configuration using extensions and internal settings that greatly increase security.
     
  16. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    This is nice. Thank you.
    I don't know but I will look around, if it is too much trouble for you to mention them :):)
    Would you know the latest version of 'Malwarebytes-anti-malware' that work on XP?
     
  17. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
  18. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2013
    Posts:
    2,223
    Location:
    Italy
    Feodor2 (Developer)

    • Mypal
    • Centaury

    Roytam1 (Developer)

    • New Moon 28
    • New Moon 27
    • Basilisk Serpent 52
    • IceApe - UXP
    • BNavigator
    • K-Meleon Goanna
    (Occasionally developed)

    • Firefox 45
    • Basilisk Serpent 55
    (Chinese developers)

    • Extreme Explorer 360

    ________________________________________________

    MBAM (that personally I consider useless and heavy for an OS which W.XP I suspect that the last working version is:

    v3.5.1 build 2522 component package 1.0.365:


    https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb3_legacy


    P.S. Good night (for me).:D
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 28, 2020
  19. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    Thank you very much and sweet dreams :D
     
  20. Melita

    Melita Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Posts:
    138
    Location:
    Spain
    (1) The attachment shows the default settings of ADW Cleaner for scanning. Is there any other items here that I can select for more comprehensive scanning without breaking anything? I have no idea which ones are safe to select.
    Capture.JPG

    (2) I have a True Cript container in the computer. Do I have to mount the volume before it can be scanned by anti virus software or will the scan be effective even in the encrypted state?
     
  21. Hiltihome

    Hiltihome Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,044
    Location:
    Baden Germany
    Seems like you are using things, that you don't understand.
     
  22. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Posts:
    1,595
    :thumb:
     
  23. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Posts:
    531
    So help him to understand if you can or direct him to where he can find advice... otherwise dont comment. Your post is really condescending and unhelpful.
     
  24. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Posts:
    1,595
    That's what I did in post #34. However, If she knowingly uses a dead OS and dead security apps she doesn't understand, or is not willing to understand, there is no way to help her.
    It is not my intention to be condescending and unhelpful, so let me try to help her by telling her to backup her important stuff (if there is any) just in case she bricks her computer.
     
  25. Hiltihome

    Hiltihome Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,044
    Location:
    Baden Germany
    I already answerd in post #7, to full extend of the question in post #1

    But now this thread is going about all the other questions, of using AVs...

    So I will not explain, how scanning a TrueCrypt volume works.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.