Recommend some good and free on-demand anti-malware software

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by southcat, Feb 16, 2009.

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  1. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Hello everbody. Can anyone please recommend some good and free on-demand anti-malware software.

    Thank you.
     
  2. firzen771

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    the top 3 on-demand scanners i can think of would be:

    SAS (SUPERAntispyware
    MBAM (Malwarebytes)
    A-Squared

    those would probably be ur best options, but there are other like Dr.Web CureIT, Prevx CSI, etc. i personally use SAS and MBAM as my ondemand scanners.
     
  3. rolarocka

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    I agree with that top 3 but with a-squared free on top of them.
     
  4. firzen771

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    i didnt list them in any special order :cautious: i just put them there
     
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    You've anticipated my comment.
    ;) ;)
     
  6. demonon

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    Please don't let this turn in another A vs B thread where the one who shouts the hardest wins. At least please explain why you think the application is so good.
     
  7. firzen771

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    i didnt say anything about which ones best, i just listed a few that i thought wer good as well as a few others.
     
  8. Someone

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    A-squared is really good especially with the Ikarus engine but it's also got a lot of FPs.
     
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    rolarocka started it....:shifty:
     
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    I didn't accuse anyone nor am I (wannabe) mod.
    Just a small reminder to stick with the rules, that's all.
     
  12. Swordfish_

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    I agree, and would add:
    Spyware Blaster
    Dr. Web Cure IT

    There's quite a lot of such software and there'a at the same time not much sense in dwelving upon which one is better, which one is worse, because each of them has some peculriar abilities (Malwarebytes has a reputation for a good detection and removal of rogue and cloaked malware. A2 has Ikarus engine, SAS has a good scanning speed etc. etc.). I would say that two, three on-demand scanners added to well thought out realtime AV/HIPS protection would be suitable.

    Best regards.
     
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    Hazard Shield looks interesting.
     
  14. raven211

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    Wasn't impressed with its Real-time protection. First I test to run Hotbar with Hazard Shield as only real-time protection - it does nothing. Then when I scan, it detects it. o_O

    I knew this was gonna be the case with a-squared, I just knew it... constant service in the background doing nothing but taking resources.

    *Waves goodbye to both...*
     
  15. renegade08

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    You may also consider:

    Microsoft Malicious software removal tool, Prevx CSI and WWDC (windows worms doors cleaner).



    Swordfish

    Are you running all those apps in your signature at the same timeo_O o_O

    There is no conflict ?


     
  16. firzen771

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    i was wondering that too, seriously uve got like 3 possible AV's there and like 2 BB's (or similar)...?
     
  17. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Besides colors that are fancy, the reading itself of that list of security programs gives me an headache.

    Either he is too smart or we are too stupid to understand.

    Possible everything is working fine for him for the time being so that's why he goes with so many security applications. Until he encounters some problem, we'll have to wait and see.

    In the past i was too paranoic.
     
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