Looking for a good On-Demand AS program?

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Can someone please recommend me a good Anti-Spyware/Malware program (other than SAS, AVG & a-squared) for ON-DEMAND use only.

    The only program I'm currently using now is Counterspy 2 (very happy with)...but I'm looking for another scanner as a back-up.

    Thanks.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    So whats wrong with SAS, AVG AS, and a-squared?

    You can try Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware, but I think the other three are much better.
     
  3. Birdman

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    SAS - conflicts w/ my system

    a-squared + AVG - too bloated

    Should I just stick to CounterSpy v2...or is it recommended to have 2 scanners?
     
  4. WSFuser

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    I think you will be fine with just CounterSpy.

    But if you want a second scanner, you could try the ewido or a-squared online scanner.
     
  5. LoneWolf

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    Have you considered BOClean. Not really an on demand scanner I know but it scans memory every 10 seconds.Sits in the background untill something bad tries to load into memory. That and SAS on demand works for me.
     
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    If you don't have it already Spyware Blaster is also good for prevention.
     
  7. Drew99GT

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    A-squared online scanner can't be beat for on demand scanning IMO. No extra software, no guard running constantly, and it has a quarantine.

    Ewido online scanner is all messed up when I try and use it, but A-squared works flawlessly.

    F-Secure online scanner is awesome too; detects and removes everything including rootkits, but no quarantine.
     
  8. fce

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    you're good with CS V2.
    just use online scanner if you need 2nd opinion.
     
  9. lucas1985

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    The Google Pack offers a version of Spyware Doctor.
     
  10. Lasse88

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    You could also try Spyware terminator..

    i am not sure how good their scanner is. but i think its ok. (better then spybot and adware)

    and it scans the computer very fast :)



    http://zerocrash.dk/dl/MyAlbum2007-Removal-Danish.zip (scroll a bit down if you want the version without the web security guard)
     
  11. Tarq57

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    Asquared? Bloated?
    Good luck.
     
  12. acr1965

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    If you want to download a program and run it on demand there is BitDefender free which seems to be a bit outdated. And it is an av, not sure how it des with spyware/malware.

    http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html

    Also, I have heard that Avira Antivir can be downloaded and ran on demand. But there is a special way to set this up.

    Personally I would either go with one of the above on-line recommendations or you could try the NOD32 online beta scan.

    http://www.eset.com/threat-center/cac.php

    For a comprehensive list of online scans check out the link below-

    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Online_antivirus_scans
     
  13. Durad

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    You should be OK with CounterSpy because it detect all known methods of malware installation attempts.

    There is also PC explorer feature that will let you examine your system.
     
  14. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    I will just stick to Counterspy and use the online scanners as a backup.

    Thanks to everyone for your help and useful links.
     
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