Online Scanners - Which do you find best??

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  1. 3k3

    3k3 Registered Member

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    Have Adaware, Spybot S&D, AntiVir-free (Vexira). Using ZA firewall.
    Have also been using TrendMicro Housecall for online scanning.

    Would really appreciate your recommendation which is the best free online scanner for virususes and/or trojans. If you could possibly give me some links that would be terrific.

    Thanks while waiting for reply !! :) :)
     
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    Thanks for the really fast reply bigc. That was awesome :cool: :)

    Really great to have the link for Panda and to know you recommend it and the one I'm using. I have to say your forum 'rocks'. :D

    Oh and I forgot I also have Spywareblaster. Your forum may 'rock', but it seems I have 'rocks' upstairs............. :eek:

    3k3
     
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    We all have a few rocks in the noggin from time to time. And by the way welcome to wilders. If you need any more links to scans and other stuff click on my signature where it say online scans and more.

    bigc
     
  5. BlueZannetti

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    I've used both eTrust and mks_vir. Both require the use of Internet Explorer.

    Blue
     
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    i know you asked for online scanners, so ignore this if that's all you want :) there's also standalone scanners, just download them to your HD then scan like a normal resident scanner, there's no install so you can just delete the scanner afterwards if you want to. out of all of them, i think the one with the best detections is eScan, the down-side is that it only flags what it finds and wont remove anything.
    http://www.mwti.net/antivirus/free_utilities.asp

    then there's Stinger, Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. i think it will only find and remove newer virii, but it's still very good.
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

    there's also the avast! Virus Cleaner. you can read about it and download below.
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_cleaner.html
     
  8. Jimbob1989

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    What exactly are the advantages of using online scanners over ones which you download because when you use an online scanner are you not still having to download an application to do the scan?

    Jimbob
     
  9. xervius49

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    I like the scanners you can download and then use while your offline better too like Jimbob said.
     
  10. 3k3

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    Thanks for those kind words re. my noggin bigc.
    Thanks also to all members who have given links to various online scanners.
    Truly grateful !! :)

    3k3
     
  11. iceni60

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    i can tell you the disadvantages' of useing online scanners. with an online scanner you have to download an activex control which is then left on your computer, there maybe some which dont use activex, but i dont know them :doubt: as appossed to a standalone, which you can use then delete. and you are also giving the site access to the whole of your computer.
     
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    Hi,

    *An other efficient virus tool like Stinger or E-Scan: Sysclean by Trend.

    http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp
    (don't forgot the latest database)

    *Just some online virus scan links for the database of this forum:

    http://www.freedom.net/viruscenter/index.html

    http://www.dialognauka.ru/english/www_av/

    http://www.unasoft.com.ua/eng/online.html

    http://www.virusbuster.hu/en/viruslab/send_virus/
    (and so on...)

    *I'm not convinced about free antivirus.It's better to buy a good one.
    well... me i'm return to work.

    Regards
     
  14. Don Pelotas

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    I like the scanners in my signature, all from reputable av-vendors. :)
     
  15. Owlbet

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    For ease of installation, Trend Micro's Housecall. On my home computer, I have to jump through some major hoops to get Panda's & Symantec's controls to download. For that reason, I don't use Panda's or Symantec's online scanners. I was unlucky enough to clean up a coworker's work & home computers recently and Trend found many nasties and cleaned them up. Because her two computers were not locked down, the Panda & Symantec controls were easy to install. Symantec found nothing and Panda found a few items.

    In my opinion, two thumbs up to Trend Micro's Housecall.
     
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