secondary on-demand AV

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by hojtsy, Nov 16, 2007.

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  1. hojtsy

    hojtsy Registered Member

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    Do you have any suggestions which quality AV could be used as a secondary on-demand AV? Important properties would be:

    - to have no running processes or services of the software until a scan is requested. Sadly this excludes Bitdefender free.

    - allow scanning of selected files/directories. This excludes many web scanners.
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    Another vote for DrWeb Cureit.
    Runs from the download location; no installation. Does all you ask. 5mb download. No definition update; the application has to be deleted/downloaded anew when required/ out of date. Not sure, but I think the application is updated frequently, maybe daily or more often.
     
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    I was thinking of using AV strictly on-demand in the (near) future, and reading this "Easy to use FREE curing utility to clean your computer infected with viruses and various unwanted codes by the Dr.Web Anti-virus updated once or several times an hour." caught my attention. Are they seriouso_O That's a lot of work put into a FREE utility!!!
     
  7. C.S.J

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    it is genuine,

    its on-demand only, but with latest sigs.

    and it will cure many many computers out-there :D

    i know Drweb are VERY proud of this.
     
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    No wonder you "Webbies" brag about the "Doctor", I've bookmarked the page!
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    not everyone does :)

    But for cureit,its free, no installation

    Everyones a winner!
     
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    i use kaspersky with nod32 v2.7
     
  11. solcroft

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    Except that you have to redownload the whole 5MB program every time you want to update it. It's not particularly clean either; I can find traces of it in the registry after running it. :thumbd:

    F-PROT used to release the DOS version of their scanner for free. AFAIK they've discontinued it now, pity.
     
  12. C.S.J

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    it is clean,

    and wow, a 5mb download for the program, isnt that like an avira update?

    if you can find a better program, id like to know ;)
     
  13. solcroft

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    By your looser standards, maybe.

    For major engine upgrades, yes. For every single signature update, sorry, but nope.

    CureIt! is more like a one-shot tool for cleaning already-infected computers. For a long-term secondary on-demand AV it's just stupid, 5MB every time to update it. Just install any usual AV, disable the realtime scanner, and nuke any remaining autostart entries by hand using utilities like msconfig, Autoruns or even Windows Defender. Bitdefender Free is good for this purpose, as is AVG - both are on the higher end of the detection spectrum, and free.
     
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  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    your bashing no longer works, its become old and tiresome. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Peter2150

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    Don't start. You are hawking C.S.J. and someone has the right to post their opinions, especially if back by a reason. That isn't necessarily bashing. THis isn't a Dr. Web thread.
     
  16. solcroft

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    No idea what you're talking about. I'd have thought that you of all people would know what I said about CureIt! are nothing but facts, so your adamant denials and this little accusation strike me as a rather strange.
     
  17. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    yep, and i posted mine.

    to complain of a 5mb download is the 'biggest' excuse of 'hawking, is it?' that ive ever seen.

    with every post of drweb i see, i expect the bashing post (opinion, is it?)

    so as i said Peter ;)

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    yeah, thats what its for.

    a secondary av scanner would only be used probably on a weekly basis (if that),

    which is more hassle, a 5mb download and no installations, or all that which you mentioned?
     
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  18. LowWaterMark

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    No, not another thread that someone turns into a Dr.Web soap box. Besides, this is yet another variation on a 'which is better' topic. Thread closed!
     
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