Is there a free Symantec virus checker?

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Is there a free Symantec virus checker?
     
  2. trjam

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    Sure, try here :cool:
     
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    sorry, wrong link :D Norton

    that is only a security scan so I guess no.
     
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    There is a Symantec Scan AND clean somewhere on Softpedia I think.
     
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    Ok this seems to work. It's downloading 65MB of data now, which I assume are the definition files.

    By the way trjam, I wanted to try Kaspersky, but their online scanning has been disabled and when I enter my email address to download the trial version, Kaspersky never send me an email so I cannot download it.
     
  8. iTrendsNET

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    If I recall correctly, the last several times I downloaded and ran that free Symantec software it was nothing more then.

    a) install and download big update
    b) run scan - it will find around five things wrong on a computer that popular anti-virus programs indicate is "clean"
    c) receive prompt to upgrade to full Norton to cure your infections

    I'm being serious here. I hope your experience is much better! ;)
     
  9. TheMozart

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    That Symantec scan is dodgy. It completes scanning my 2 hard drives and 80 GB of data in 30 seconds.

    It then says it found 1 security threat, which was a tracking cookie and recommend I purchase the product lol
     
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    Good choice. trjam's Eset suggestion also would be an excellent choice.
     
  12. EliteKiller

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    You can also use Kaspersky's free AVP. It's updated a few times each day much like Dr. Web's CureIt.
     
  13. TheMozart

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    Is this file safe? Dodgy link?
     
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    It is safe. it is the officiel Kaspersky link. No need to worry.
    Just try it you'll be surprised how well this tool works
     
  15. TheMozart

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    So it's updated with latest definitions and will allow me to scan my whole PC?

    And so I need to download that file every day to get the latest detections?
     
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