is there a memory scanner?

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  1. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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    Is there a virus, trojan, keylogger, spyware memory scanner, that just scans RAM, and not the entire HDD?

    Thank you
     
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    BOClean just scans memory. SAS does a memory scan first before the HDD scan.
     
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    Hi

    I think PC Tools AV version 5 beta has a memory scanner like BoClean.
     
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    Avira Antivir and AVG first scan's memory before proceeding with the usual scan.
     
  6. truthseeker

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    Sorry for any misunderstanding. I didn't mean a memory scanner within an AV program.

    I was looking for a program that only does memory scanning. This saves me downloading and installing an AV.
     
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    ThreatExpert Memory Scanner o_O
     
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    Well that leaves BOClean. However I'm not sure it will cover enough malware for you to use it as the only program if you are looking at a black listing approach.
     
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    Well every 'beta' should be treated as is, yet added double risk it coming from PCTools :p
     
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    Drweb cureit, its free and requires no installation. ;)

    scans memory as soon as its loaded, then you can 'choose' if you wish, to scan a harddrive etc.
     
  12. truthseeker

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    Why do you indicate that anything that comes from PCTools should be treated with caution?
     
  13. truthseeker

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    I found one. It's called Dr.Web Cureit!

    http://freedrweb.com/cureit/
     
  14. truthseeker

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    Yeah, good one, I just came across this too. It ran and reported my whole system as clean :)

    I also did a free online scan at eset (NOD32) and Kaspersky. All reported clean system :)
     
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    I was sorta joking don't take it too serious.
    I remember to have tried their SpywareDoctor AS years ago which left a bunch of files after uninstallation, overall not a good impression.
     
  16. truthseeker

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    I installed the PCtools Firewall and I have never ever experienced such a negative issues than I had with it. I removed it and now use Webroot firewall instead. I would never install PCtools again.
     
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    Not so funny. People at PCT are trying to make an honest living. If you have something specific, fine. Otherwise -- have mercy. Innuendos can be very damaging.
     
  18. Macstorm

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    Sorry, I never meant it to go that way.
    I had a bad experience with their software, that's all.
     
  19. truthseeker

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    Macstory, please never apologise for sharing your personal feelings. We live in a democracy, and law was set under the constitution. We live in a liberal democracy which means freedom of expression is allowed and welcome.

    If you have had a negative experience with something, then please share what it was. Dont let anyone bully you to keep silent. We do not live in a dictatorship.

    I also shared my negative experience with PCTools and I will never install it again.
     
  20. Macstorm

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    Some users feel offended by some comments (they think) 'targeting' their favorite apps or vendors.

    I understand your point and i agree, but if someone felt bad i just apologized (nothing to do with personal feelings) as good manners dictate. ;)

    As for your original question, have you been served well? :D
     
  21. truthseeker

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    Yes I have used a few applications now to check my system and all is clean :)
     
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