I need a good backup scanner

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by snowboard, Jul 14, 2005.

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  1. snowboard

    snowboard Registered Member

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    I need a good backup scanner to NOD32. Ive been thinking about using BitDefender Free as a backup, but dont know if it is any good.

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  2. Pericles

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    Its good.
     
  3. snowboard

    snowboard Registered Member

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    Ive also heard that BDF has the same detection rates/definitions as standard/pro it this true?

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  4. snowboard

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    Nevermind :) just installed BDF and like it, and will do a virus scan later. And it does have same defs as standard/pro.

    Im still open too suggestions to other good backup scanners ;)

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  5. Don Pelotas

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    BitDefender is good. You also have Dr Web's CureIt which is very handy to use on infected pc's with no connection, as it doesn't require installation, you simply doubleclick it. It can also be updated if you extract the downloaded file to it's own folder and download the add-ons missing from here. :)
     
  6. snowboard

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    Seems like a decent backup scanner, i guess i will try that too since it doesnt require me installing it :)

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  7. SDS909

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    Install Safe'n'Sec, kill two birds with one stone.. Backend protection, and BitDefender full on-demand.

    Can't beat it.
     
  8. TeknO

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    my favorite backup A/V is KAV 4.5 (only with "scanner" and "updater" options)
     
  9. snowboard

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    Safe'n'Sec costs money i am looking for a free but good backup scanner too NOD32. Thanks for your post anyways :)

    Im waiting for the new KAV 6.0. I dont really like 4.5 but people said its a good av still.

    Ran a scan with CureIT and it didnt pick up anything, but seems like a good backup along with BDF.

    Still post suggestions on backup scanners.

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  10. Brian N

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    I use the online scanner from Panda ActiveScan, I trust these guys 100% - Only once did a worm manage to slip through, and it was detected the next day.
     
  11. Matt_Smi

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    I have NOD32 and for backup AV scanners I use Dr. Web CureIT and the eScan MWAV toolkit (4.4.7). I also have Ewido and A2 free around for on-demand scans, I feel it is a pretty good setup and since the eScan toolkit uses the Kav engine and updates it is a very good backup scanner to have around.
     
  12. Detox

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    I would say BitDefender Free would be a rather good free backup scanner.
     
  13. snowboard

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    Thanks for all who posted :) I decided to choose BitDefender Free and Dr.Web CureIT as my backups too NOD32.

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  14. Iangh

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    I went with Bitdefender as well. BD has an annoying file BDSS.exe that sits there when BD is not running but relative to

    Escan free (old one that cleans) - really slow scan for some reason. Something wrong with config I guess. Tried twice and gave up.

    Antivir - nice small package, fast scan similar to BD, but download of new signatures on my cable modem was 5kbps.

    Clamwin - slow scan and not too sure it has a pedigree yet.

    So BD backsup my free Avast. I use freeramxp to free ram when I need it.

    Ian

    Follow-up: It seems I needed to set Standard Shield on Avast to Normal to give Escan more processing power. Took 30mins and found 2 instances of tool.win32.reboot that it has classed as not virus. Not sure whether to stay with BD or move to Escan?
     
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  15. Eliot

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    Thanks for the info all. I have added BD as a backup scanner too. :D
     
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