Questions about Kaspersky AVP Tool

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by O.Alexander, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. O.Alexander

    O.Alexander Guest

    Hi,

    I was looking for a free on-demand scanner,

    and someone mentioned AVP Tool.

    So I tried it out myself.

    However, I got some questions.

    It seems it needs an installation,

    1. but do I have to download and install the current database everytime I want a scan? (Like Dr.Web Cureit)

    whenever I try to close AVP Tool after a scan, it asks me if I want to uninstall it.

    2. do I have to uninstall after each and every scan?

    AVP Tool seems nice, but I'm not so sure why they have to make it so complicated.

    Anyways, Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Blackcat

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    Have you tried AVZ ; more straight forward to use and update.
     
  3. Baz_kasp

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    Hi,


    Yes and yes to both questions.
     
  4. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

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    Different scanning engine - no way near as many detections as Kaspersky
     
  5. dawgg

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    I thought not, just click No in the uninstall prompt when you try to close AVPTool.

    The uninstall prompt is there because AVPTool is designed as a one-off tool use for infected users or users who just want to scan using another AV as a precaution encase their AV missed something.

    It doesn't have a built-in updater, so its presumed most users would remove it and if they want to use it again, say, in a few days, weeks or months, they will download a more current version (which would have more updated detections).
     
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