on demand scanner

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by thanksforfish, Dec 29, 2006.

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  1. thanksforfish

    thanksforfish Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I currently have installed:

    nod32
    comodo
    avg anti-spyware

    I do not have avg running but am trying to use it simply as an on demand spyware scanner for downloaded apps (ie the setup or zip files). I am fairly convinced that nod32 analyses the contents of the setup file but does avg work in the same way (when I right click the exe/zip file and choose scan) or is it really more for scanning your system once you have installed the software.

    Is avg anti-spyware the best choice for this, are there any other suggestions - free or one off purchase pieces of software are preferable.

    Thanks for your help and apologies if its a really noddy question :)
     
  2. Astronomy

    Astronomy Registered Member

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    avg anti-spyware has a lot of false positives in my computer,especially detected

    some packed programs as "Dropper.Agent",I recommend nod32.
     
  3. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    For on-demand scanners I can think of two free programs that you may like:
    A-Squared and SUPERAntispyware.
    You are talking about explorer integration where the scanner is listed in a box after you right-click the file?
    A-Squared free does that.
     
  4. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

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    Hi, folks: You may or may not know that there is a DNA-type difference between Nod32 and AVG AS? One is firetruck, while the other is an ambulance. You can not compare them.:)
     
  5. EASTER.2010

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    The exact combo these units of mine are running on. Both compliment the other quite well in determining what is to be investigated or ignored.
     
  6. thanksforfish

    thanksforfish Registered Member

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    Thanks very much for the replies.

    I was primarily interested in detecting whether a download was spyware before I installed it (right clicking in explorer to initiate a scan of the downloaded file like you mention).

    What is the difference in function between A-Squared and SUPERAntispyware ?

    Thanks again.
     
  7. fcukdat

    fcukdat Registered Member

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    If the download is less than 10mb in size then you can get 25+ second opinions on it by uploading it to VirusTotal for malware checking.
    http://www.virustotal.com/en/indexf.html

    Also Jotti service has 15MB max upload vs 15 databases.
    http://virusscan.jotti.org/

    HTH:)
     
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