Norman Malware Cleaner

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  1. twodogs44

    twodogs44 Registered Member

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    Has anyone used this software?
     
  2. EASTER

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    Not yet. Link?
     
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    -Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (No.1)
    -Dr.WebCureIt! (No.2).
    -Norman Malware Cleaner (No.3)
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    Evidence: Our Tests...;)
     
  5. vijayind

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    Our tests ??
    Care to give the links or test details ....
     
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    We tested these tools against a 850.000-file sample containing very nasty Malware (virii, worms, trojans, rootkits etc.)
    since these tools are not for Detection. They are Malware Removers/Cleaners.
    We are totally independent and not $ub$idized by a Big Corp.

    There is another Software Security site that conducts very interesting Malware Tests...
    They tested these tools, too (with the same evaluation results).
    I wish I could write more, but I don't want to start a war here...
     
  8. vijayind

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    No wars needed. Just provide the link/report. So that everyone can have a look for themselves.:thumb:
     
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    I've used it, but not the latest version.

    Not bad but nothing I will keep in one of my installs; clean interface and relatively fast scanning but I'm not as comfortable with it as some. Various independent test labs have shown Norman to have less than great detection capability.

    For an on-demand malware scanner, Malwarebytes, A-Squared antimalware, and Superantispyware are better freeware choices.
     
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    The last time we did it, the fan/funny-boyz of some AVs started a coordinated attack on us.
    The more our findings cancel out some 'legitimate'/'official' Re$ult$, the dirtier they play.
    About a year ago, one member of our team presented some AV Testing results
    and offered the proper evidence (links). Curiously, these postings were vanished...
     
  11. vijayind

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    :blink:
    I find Wilders to be the most neutral forum available, sad you didn't find the same experience.
    Could you PM me the links ?
     
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    I would have done it, if you had asked it through a -PM- and not through a wide-open Posting...

    Many members of our team were censored and then, banned.
    I will not be surprised if the same happens to me...
     
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    Just because you're paranoid it doesn't mean they're not out to get you. ... :D :p
     
  14. vijayind

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    Your choice. I am not going growl for it !!

    As far as I know, you just are making statements of some product superiority without evidence. If you have evidence, best to let the world judge it....

    "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself --- Swami Vivekananda"
     
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    This tool is good.

    I have found others (mentioned above) to take a long time scanning (2+ hours), but this took around half an hour for a full scan.
     
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    Thank you! This reveals a lot about your "ethics"...
     
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    I wrote that
    -Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (No.1)
    -Dr.WebCureIt! (No.2).
    -Norman Malware Cleaner (No.3)
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    -Can you bring Evidence that the above rating does -NOT- hold?

    It is very easy to play this kind of games here...
     
  18. vijayind

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    LOL :D

    I say :
    -Dr.WebCureIt! (No.1).
    -Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (No.2)
    -Norman Malware Cleaner (No.3)

    Can you disprove that o_O

    Look you're just an all-talk-no-proof-poster !! Put your money where your mouth is. Else just shut up ....
    Either way you have enlightened many on this forum, on the need to start ignoring your posts. Remember you are the one, who first claimed to have done extensive testing, now you are afraid of exposing your testing !! Reminds me of a 5 year-old , afraid to show his Maths homework...


    (Please feel free to flame back, DON'T GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOU SAY ... WITH YOUR EMPTY STATEMENTS :thumbd: )
     
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    We cannot, here, at Wilders, Wide-Openly disclose information
    related to competitive Security Software Forums, other Testing sites etc.
    The last time we did it, we got banned and our postings were erased.
    You seem not to understand it...

    The show me your proof/right here; right now is not always feasible.
    You have to play/respect some rules.
    Some didn't followed these rules and got banned.

    Even if I don't agree with many things I read here,
    I have to respect Wilders.

    If you had asked me -Politely- through a -PM-,
    I would be more than happy to offer you all the help to see by yourself
    if my statements were valid or not.
    If you were patient and polite enough...

    I don't get paid for testing products and 'create' ordered reports.
    Others do it. So, leave aside the 'money' talk.

    Since you are NOT an 'all-talk-no-proof-poster'
    and you -Always- offer proof to your writings,
    I will ask you to bring evidence showing that my
    ranking
    -Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (No.1)
    -Dr.Web CureIt! (No.2)
    -Norman Malware Cleaner (No.3)

    is wrong and arbitrary.

    Proof me that I am wrong/crazy/paranoid, and you are Mr. Right.

    I am waiting for your evidence, because you are NOT an 'all-talk-no-proof-poster'.

    By the way, do you have any formal/informal association with a specific software security firm?
    You have to prove it, too. Since you are NOT an 'all-talk-no-proof-poster'...
     
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    Clam AV is better. :blink:
     
  21. Pseudo

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    NOD32 really has gone downhill over time. v3's GUI is pretty though. *puppy*
     
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    I actually meant that statement as a joke just to see what reaction (if any) it would get.

    I don't have any problems with NOD32 myself, but then i only use an AV to confirm my inventory of malwares and not for PC protection although i would never recommend this practice to any user, just experts. Because HIPS solidly closed the door on AV's for me when they popped up on the scene with their excellent SUSPENDING/ABORTING abilities, "before the fact".

    Couple a dependable & "Lite" HIPS along with sandboxes, virtual systems, ISRs, and other Pro-Active security programs, and AV's simply fade into the background for those who experience the positive returns using them as opposed to AV's.
     
  23. Pseudo

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    Heh (my opinion still stands though :isay:). I wish everyone else that uses this computer didn't find anything other than an AV inconvenient; time to save up for those parts on Newegg. ;)
     
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    Indeed so.

    The security tools we use are many and constantly being improved on. So hardware upgrades are top billing in the agenda now. :cool:
     
  25. Saraceno

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    Regarding the norman malware cleaner, I would recommend this to 'basic' users on top of their free AV, say an additional scan once a week/fortnight.

    CureIt is good. By default it runs an express scan but you might have some users not knowing to run a full scan afterwards (even though a pop-up clearly states it is recommended to run a full scan). The full scan however, takes a long time and chews up a good chunk of ram while running.

    Kasperksy's tool is good, nice GUI, and easy to use. It did take awhile to scan and was slightly heavy on resource use.

    Norman tool, only has one option, and that is a full scan of all drives. Its scan speed is quite fast too (for a full scan). Gives a .txt file report afterwards. 'Basic' everyday users would find it easy to add an external drive/USB to scan as well.

    Overall, keep these tools/finds coming. My USB stick is now bursting with this stuff. :p
     
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