On Demand Virus Protection

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  1. jpcummins

    jpcummins Registered Member

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    Currently using as real time protection: Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate (paid), SAS (paid), and a-squared Anti Malware (free license). I have MBAM (free) as On Demand. I would like to add a good On Demand free Anti-Virus software. I am also using Sygate as my firewall. Any Anti-Virus software suggestions that would be compatible with what I am currently using would be most appreciated. I appreciate your replies and I would thank you in advance.

    John
     
  2. arjunned

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    You can run Avira and avast! as just on-demand (by un-checking the install of the real-time component). Another good option to have in your arsenal is Hitman Pro.

    Cheers.
     
  3. southcat

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    Hello. Bifdefender should be a good choice.

    Regards
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  4. ace55

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    Another vote for Hitman Pro.
     
  5. Noob

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    Hitman Pro, PrevX, MBAM, A-Squared free, Avira so many choices :p
     
  6. ALiasEX

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    Hitman Pro. SUPERAntiSpyware.

    Edit: Just noticed, you have SAS!
     
  7. adik1337

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    Hitman pro ;)
     
  8. 031

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    I prefer Bitdefender. you can download it from softpedia .
     
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    Hitman Pro, MBAM and Bluepoint.
     
  10. ALookingInView

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    Hitman Pro.
     
  11. Brummelchen

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    you took your pills today? :blink:

    bit joking but that list is pure overkill...
    symantec corp is a good choice (not the *** home version)
    and a² is good - emsisoft - you should only one of them.
    its pretty known two av engines block more each other than they help each other.
    and mbam as on-demand is from my point of of the best on-demand scanners.

    PS i dont know sas although i read it here so many times - i use malware defender as hips.

    PPS SAS?
    http://www.superantispyware.com
    if so not really comparable to symantec or a²
     
  12. Less

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    Your setup is pretty good already.
    Don't really need another scanner...
     
  13. shadek

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    Seriously. Don't.
     
  14. ALiasEX

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    It's not ***.
     
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    SONAR (behavior scanner) and resource usage is where it shines. Dynamic tests by AV-C, AV-Test.org and others like me have it out at top.
     
  17. bollity

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    there is no a "pure" on-demand virus scanner.
    each software injects some services in your system.take for example a-squared free which injects a useless service called a2service.exe. for that reason i stopped using it. it is on demand scanner why they inject permanent services ?
     
  18. leofelix

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    Hi jpcummings
    I have noticed you use Sygate firewall.
    It is no longer developed since 2005 when Symantec bought Sygate.
    If I were you I would change personal firewall instead.

    Cheers:)
     
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    You setup is already quite strong but if you still insist to use an On-Demand scanner I would choose Hitman Pro or PrevX
     
  20. AvinashR

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    Hitman Pro would be the best choice...It consist 5 Scanners including Prevx. So i would only consider Hitman Pro.
     
  21. The Hammer

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    Who are the 5 different vendors mentioned on the Hitman site? I don't see where they're identified. And how can such a quick scan be of any use? I'm not arguing, I'm just asking.
     
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  22. AvinashR

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    It includes:-

    1. a-squared (Ikarus Utilities)
    2. ESET
    3. Prevx
    4. GDATA (Bit-Defender & Avast)
    5. Avira

    I am not sure about Avira, but i am sure about others 101%...(+-1% Error Margin):D
     
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    HITMAN PRO:thumb:
     
  24. icr

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    It does has avira as one of the scanners:)
     
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