On demand only

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  1. AdamL

    AdamL Registered Member

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    Hi all :D

    I am looking for an AV which is On demand only. I have tried Avira without installing realtime, however, you still get processes running all the time and the taskbar icon too.

    I use HMP, however, I do not want to pay the fee to register and also dislike the wait at the end to close the window.

    Does anyone know of an On demand only AV with right click scan, the right click is the only integration I am looking for and it must have no icons in the taskbar or processes running in Task Manager if possible??

    Sorry for such a poorly formed post, I am ill today :(

    Thanks,

    A
     
  2. Watasha

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    Malwarebytes. Also I think Bit Defender free has right click scan.
     
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  5. Noob

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    Emsisoft emergency scanner, super antispyware, malwarebytes, norton powereraser :)
     
  6. AdamL

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    Thanks for the replies so far!

    Whilst a few of these are almost what I am looking for, and will get some use...

    Does an on demand AV exist that has a right click "Scan this file now" type option whilst running with no or almost no processes on the system? I hate icons in the taskbar as well.

    A
     
  7. Watasha

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    Since when does MBAM have a running process when the program is not openo_O?
     
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    I think it is in the Pro version only it does that.
     
  9. atomomega

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    Excuse me? o_O This is NOT true
    Norton Power Eraser doesn't integrate in the context menu. I believe neither does Emsisoft Emergency Kit, but I'm not totally sure, please correct me if I'm wrong.
    Dude, seriously, the options already given above are top-notch. MBAM, SAS, EEK, DWCI. What you are looking for is an On-Demand Scanner and not an On-Demand AV. Assuming you already know the difference.
     
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  10. Noob

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    I'm not sure about EEK either, but i'm sure you can do a custom scan (Selecting the file or folder manually)
     
  11. Espresso

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    You can turn off the Avira taskbar icon by removing avgnt from the startup items with Autoruns or MSConfig.

    The update service can be set to manual in Services as well. To update using the Windows Task Scheduler, use the following command lines:

    To show the update window:
    "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\update.exe" "dm=0"

    To keep update window hidden but show result popup:
    "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\update.exe" "dm=1"

    To update invisibly (default):
    "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\update.exe" "dm=2"


    Your update.exe location may be different depending on your product and platform.
     
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  12. Espresso

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    You can add a context menu item for EEK to access the command line scanner. You have to manually update, however.
     
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