is there a good AV that just scans?

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  1. mickhayafe

    mickhayafe Registered Member

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    i need an AV that has a system scan and that can scan an indiviual file by right clicking...nothing more. i don't want it to run in the background, i've tried norton and panda, but i can't get either to stop running in the background (especially norton) i can't just use the disk because it won't have the updates...

    is this just wishful thinking or is there answer out there?

    mike
     
  2. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    I have Panda Platinum on my system with everything disabled.
    Use it for scanning via right clicking.

    Gerard
     

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    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hello mickhayafe,

    I am moving your thread to the other anti-virus software forum where it will get the proper attention.
     
  4. Benvan45

    Benvan45 Registered Member

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    Why on earth do you also have auto update disabledo_Oo_O

    Greetings,

    ;) Putin
     
  5. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Personal taste.
    I update just before I make a scan.

    Gerard
     
  6. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    I only know one that only scans on-demand: BitDefender Free ;) Good for a backup AV, but use some resources...

    [EDIT] I forgot the Clamwin...
     
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  7. Stephan123

    Stephan123 Registered Member

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    Clamwin

    No real time scanning
     
  8. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    And also not so good detection...
     
  9. TAG97

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    I use Kaspersky 4.5 as 'On Demand Scanner'. I gave up on their Resident Monitor.
     
  10. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    KAV is the only AV that maxs out my CPU and Case fans during on demand scan. Definitely a big CPU eater... ;)


    tECHNODROME
     
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  11. NAMOR

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    Along with kaspersky 4.5, I believe (not positive) that you can also NOT install the resident portion of the AV's with the following programs. DrWeb and F-prot. Both offer choices of "typical" and "custom" installs.
     
  12. TAG97

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    Agree, I use it as my 'walk the dog' scanner. I shut down all other software and come back an hour later.So I like Kaspersky 4.5 alot as my On Demand Scanner. ;)
     
  13. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    There are several competent antivirus programs that can be set to scan *on-demand* only. These include but are not necessarily limited to DrWeb & AntiVir-PE.

    To render DrWeb as *on-demand* only, right-click the SpiderGuard in your system tray, click "Settings," then uncheck the block "Load at Startup" then reboot. Poof! DrWeb is now on-demand only.

    As for AntiVir-PE, simply leave the "Guard" block unchecked when you install it. If it's already installed, load the main GUI, click "Options" > click "Miscellaneous." On the resultant menu, uncheck "Load the Guard at system start" and then put a check in the block "Exit AntiVir if system was booted via the shell extension."

    DrWeb costs $29 at...
    http://esd.element5.com/product.html?productid=502727

    AntiVir-PE is free at...
    http://www.free-av.com/
     
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