The best online proactive threat scanner

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  1. julevine

    julevine Registered Member

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    http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/index
    I recommend scanning with panda security activescan 2.0 it detects more threats then any another products and scans inside more packed files

    I tested it aganst online kaspersky scanner and activescan scans alot more packed files

    currently it detects 4,174,526 threats and counting

    It has these features
    Genetic Heuristics Engine to detect unknown malware and new variants.

    Specialized heuristics for cybercrime and identity theft trojans.

    Anti-rootkit technology for detecting acitvely running rootkits.

    Scanning from the cloud uses Collective Intelligence community detections of malware & goodware processes loaded in memory.

    I highy recommend it you will be surprised what it detects
    that other vendors miss

    Here are some rules for safe computing
    1:keep antivirus updated daily
    2:browse on trusted sites
    3: scan all downloads on virustotal.com before opening any untrusted files

    from jon
     
  2. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

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    Here is some more rules No A VS B policy here,If online scanners have the same policy.
     
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I ran Panda already in the past and it didn't detect anything and I live without scanners. I wasn't even surprised it didn't detect anything, because it was supposed to be that way. I'm not the only one, but most users still use scanners and might follow your advice.
     
  4. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Usually Panda resides at the end of the notch... you should check top rated AVs, panda is more like a novice.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I tried to run this online scanner.
    1. Firstly AE complained about unauthorized executable. So I disabled AE.
    2. Secondly Panda complained about JavaScript wasn't enabled. So I enabled JavaScript
    3. Thirdly Panda showed the processing bar, but gave an unspecified error.
    I never tried this one before, I used the real Panda installed under Windows in the past.

    Well I did my best. My boot-to-restore cleaned everything as nothing happened. :)
    PS: Maybe it didn't work because I used FF instead of IE.
     
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  6. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    @Erik
    Probably...last time I tried, Kaspersky online scanner only worked under IE.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    It was Panda (the first link in this thread), not Kaspersky, but never mind.
    A scanner that requires the most dangerous browser in the world, isn't really a good start either, not that it makes any difference to me. I clean IE as well.

    I don't say NO to online scanners, they are handy for those who don't use scanners as a daily protection anymore. I have quite a list of online scanners, but I don't use it.

    I'm waiting for a whitelist scanner, based on my installed system, that acts immediately, when another object (usually malware) tries to change an object that isn't supposed to be changed or to add an object that doesn't belong in my system. My actual whitelist does that already, but too late. The security vendors and users are so obsessed by blacklist scanners as nothing else is possible, totally brainwashed. :)
     
  8. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Yes I know..my point was that other online scanner did it, so it's not unlikely that Panda did that too... :)
     
  9. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Sorry for misunderstanding, that happens with Dutch members. ;)

    I finally could run "Panda ActiveScan v2.0" and with IE.
    I had to disable Anti-Executable and DefenseWall to make the pre-installation possible.
    I ran the Dutch version (Belgium), so I translated the results, except the numbers :

    Scanned files............ : (number disappeared)
    Infected files........... : 0
    Suspicious files detected : 0
    Vulnerabilities detected. : 66

    It scanned both system-snapshots, not sure about data partition.

    Finale message :
    Congratulations! Today, you are not infected. (neither tomorrow :p )

    Panda also told me that they didn't detect any kind of protection on my computer. LOL (= Buy Panda!)
    I guess the 66 vulnerabilities are weaknesses in my system, based on a classical evaluation without imagination.
    If I'm a sitting duck, why didn't it detect any malware ? Because Panda doesn't expect a clean system like mine. :p :D
     
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  10. Kosak

    Kosak Registered Member

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    Hi!

    Results of detected files depend on policy of each company. Some decided to add packers and according them catch different threats, which use these packers. But they can be used by solid applications and this can be reason of false positives. Then, send a couple of files to virustotal. You find out that some AV detected clean files or files, which used methods common for malware and safe programs. Finally, real malware shouldn't be caught for the use of methods for covering.

    Regards
     
  11. julevine

    julevine Registered Member

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    updated activescan 2.0 onlinescanner The best online proactive threat scanner

    A few day ago they updated the activescan 2.0 onlinescanner

    Now each file you scan gets checked against the total knowledge of Collective Intelligence in real time. This means that you're connected in real time against our CI servers and scanning is done "in-the-cloud" instead of locally

    I tested it and it detects alot more unknown threats as Suspicious then before and detects malware that is not currently in signature file

    please try and be suprised what it detects

    Heres a paper that explains a little more
    http://research.pandasecurity.com/blogs/images/wp_pb_collective_intelligence.pdf


    please post what you think about the scanner

    thank you
     
  12. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    Dislike being negative BUT;

    Spent about 45 mins scanning only to be told Registered Users only could purge the virii.

    Tried to register-various problems-finally registered,maybe 6 attempts.

    Rescanned.

    Of the malware/virus found -only two could be disinfected/fixed for free.

    The others were either to do with cookies ,spyware etc or some problem with an archived BARTPE/Reatogo,not really understandable.

    Can be fixed but you must BUY


    The rest were 61 vulnerabilities claiming to require updates in XPSP2,going back to 2006

    As I have recently installed XpSp3 and prior to this meticulously installed all MS patches,I find this hard to believe.

    Of course they could all be fixed by Panda technology

    Even this seems hard to understand ,as it assumes Panda are keeping ALL MS updates etcetc available directly.

    The end result of all this is that a doubt is created in the users mind,which no doubt helps commercially.

    This is fine,but lets be straightforward and tell the user of the limitations beforehand-would have saved me two hours.

    A bit too aggressive in the sales area-can be counterproductive for some
     
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