Scanguard

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  1. boredog

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    Anybody tried this?

    https://www.scanguard.com/free-download-5
     
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    FWIW: WOT blocks that page cuz of poor reputation.
     
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    Malwarebytes blocks it too.

    So I will not be trying it.
     
  5. boredog

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    Krusty

    I did a search here before I created this thread and nothing came up.

    In the other thread You mentioned you saw an add to do this every time before shutting down your computer. That is where I saw it too just the other day.
    The add shows a keyboard and what looks like is someone pressing the delete key.

    Bill

    I didn't get anything from Malwarbytes during download and didn't run a manual scan but when I tried to install it in Shadow Defender, It asked for name and email and so I never did install it.
     
  6. Bill_Bright

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    Probably a smart move. It may not be malicious, but since you have Malwarebytes, you don't need it.
     
  7. boredog

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    When I go to scanguard.com, I get no warnings, When I go to the link I posted above, I get a warning from Voodooshield and Malwarbytes. I do not have a printer.
     

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  8. Bill_Bright

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    Not sure what having a printer or now has to do with this.

    Is scanguard a scam brings up too many legitimate sites that express concerns. Therefore, I say why bother and see no reason to pursue it further.
     
  9. boredog

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    When searching it brings up that exe having to do with a printer and I am staying clear of this program;)
     
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    Do note what it says at the bottom of that page,
     
  12. roger_m

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    Aside from the aggressive advertising, ScanGuard does not work well, so I don't recommend it. It may be using Avira's scan engine, if I remember correctly. I tried it at the start of the year and have used tens of other antiviruses since then, so can't remember any specific details other than it being terrible.
     
  13. CloneRanger

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    I also saw that the www stated it was ONLY an advert, even though it's made to look like something else ! I read the privacy etc page, & laughed at how invasive they are etc. It seems to me that, the main purpose is to mine your activities for info/data, & to hit you with ads etc = NOT GOOD !

    So realising it appeared unethical/crap etc, i decided to install it & see how just bad i expected it to be. Unfortunately, it requires .NET which i don't have, so i couldn't install it & post about it. Even so, even after informing me of the fact & quitting, on examing my HD i discovered Lots of files it had already installed !

    Shame nobody has installed & monitored it & posted with their findings etc ?
     
  14. roger_m

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    I installed it at the start of the year, and the realtime protection was not working. However, there have been a number of program updates since then, so maybe it works better now, but I have no intentions of using it again.
     
  15. PEllis

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    I remember a review on ScanGuard by Malware Blocker. It didn't do too well. ScanGuard review starts at 31:20.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzXEucASCv4
     
  16. Bill_Bright

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    :( Huh? You mean it's a shame all of us didn't totally ignore all the red flags, marketing fluff, and warnings by others and risk our own security and personal information just to test a program we don't need? Yeah right.

    I think it is a shame you didn't install the necessary NET Framework to properly test it, then report your findings. :rolleyes: