What on-demand scanners do you use (please list your votes)?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Sep 16, 2015.

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What on-demand scanners do you use

  1. Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    44 vote(s)
    31.2%
  2. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    81 vote(s)
    57.4%
  3. SUPERAntiSpyware

    17 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. Rogue Killer

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. ESET Online Scanner

    10 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. AVIRA PC Cleaner

    7 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. Panda Cloud Cleaner

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  8. Comodo Cleaning Essentials

    7 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. McAfee Stinger

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. ClamWin Free Antivirus

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  11. Dr. Web CureIt!

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  12. Microsoft Safety Scanner

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  13. Norton Power Eraser

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  14. Sophos Virus Removal Tool

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  15. Trend Micro HouseCall

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  16. Norman Malware Cleaner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Kaspersky TDSSKiller

    12 vote(s)
    8.5%
  18. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  19. F-Secure Online Scanner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Emco Malware Scanner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. VT Hash Check

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  22. Hitman Pro

    75 vote(s)
    53.2%
  23. Zemana Anti-Malware

    37 vote(s)
    26.2%
  24. VirusTotal Uploader

    21 vote(s)
    14.9%
  25. Other (Not listed in this poll)...

    18 vote(s)
    12.8%
  26. I don't use on-demand scanners

    13 vote(s)
    9.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    I stopped installing on demand scanners in Dec 2011. At the time, I realized that I was running lesser amounts of scans as time passed by. And found myself upgrading scanners to new versions even though I was not running scans. A lot of work for nothing.

    So, I figured an easier way for me to handle scans was to uninstall all scanners in my computers and whenever I wanted to run one, I would install HMP and or MBAM under Shadow defender, run the scan and reboot the PC. That works pretty good. But now I am running almost no scan at all, not even in Shadow mode. Last time I ran one was about July or August last year and the way is looking, I ll be going all of 2016 without one. :)

    Bo
     
  2. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Only Hitman Pro.
     
  3. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Only SUPERAntiSpyware.
     
  4. plat1098

    plat1098 Guest

    OK, I'm back with ESET online scanner, just as slow and ponderous as ever, with a spate of errors in Event Viewer related to the driver blocked from loading. Just like in the olden days. I suppose faster (MUCH) scans like HitmanPro are better, just want another opinion now and again. 45 seconds w/HMP versus 23 min w/ESET. No appreciable difference in detection ability, right? Oh yes, and memory consumption balloons by 10%, why I don't know. But I'll keep it in my downloads anyway, why not?
     
  5. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    I don't use on-demand scanners. I simply don't see why after using VS/Sandboxie with WD.
     
  6. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Registered Member

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    I have found HitManPro to be a very good addition to
    my sig-less config. Ease of use/accuracy, as well as
    some user friendly "after scan" options won me over
    a long time ago.
     
  7. clubhouse1

    clubhouse1 Registered Member

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    Dr. Web Cureit and MBAM V2
     
  8. Alkajak

    Alkajak Registered Member

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    Results are surprising to me.
     
  9. plat1098

    plat1098 Guest

    I agree with this! Someone else made a very good point also, though, when it comes to discovering weird little out-of-character PC behaviors and a quick scan provides some reassurance (or more info).
     
  10. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    XP - Hitman Pro and Zemana Antimalware Portable.
    W.10 - Hitman Pro.
     
  11. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Thanks, I had no idea it has a portable version, added to my list and USB. ;)

    I prefer to have portable scanners with cleaning capabilities at hand, like EEK & KVRT and Zemana.

    I avoid using CureIt, HitmanPro and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for various reasons.
     
  12. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    :):thumb:

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    Even with Firefox some FP.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  13. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

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    I uninstalled HMP and MBAM a couple of months ago. I tried EEK, which is not bad, but it is a bit too "cumbersome". It took ages to load and scan my machine, so I also uninstalled it after a month or so. I've been using ZAM Portable for some time and like it. However, I'm still wondering what scanners they use.
     
  14. PEllis

    PEllis Registered Member

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    Australia
    I have Zemana and EEK on a USB stick.
     
  15. cruelsister

    cruelsister Registered Member

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    Guys- please note that Worms and diverse other scriptors (common undetected infections) are almost universally detected and reversed by Zemana Portable but not many (or any) others.
     
  16. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I also now use Cezurity Antivirus Scanner as well.
     
  17. cryogent

    cryogent Registered Member

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    Location:
    Romania
    On my main pc ESET Online Scanner, KVRT & VTHash,
    on other computers Hitman Pro portable, EEK, ESET OS, KVERT.
     
  18. ZMsiXone

    ZMsiXone Registered Member

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    I'm frequently scanning (on-demand) all my machines with this tools:

    *) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    *) Zemana anti malware
    *) ADW cleaner
    *) Virus total uploader
     
  19. plat1098

    plat1098 Guest

    Still HitmanPro, and very occasionally ESET online scanner and RogueKiller. The last two are thorough but very time-consuming and RK has some big-time false positives in the PUM department.

    RogueKiller supposedly detects them also, though I've never had the delight of finding out. I've used this software for a while, it seems to detect a lot of weird little junk. But Zemana is much, much less time-consuming so it's superior in that respect alone.

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  20. illumination

    illumination Guest

    Zemana Am
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Norton Power Eraser
    VT Check Hash
     
  21. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Since I'm using Emsisoft Antimalware I removed Emsisoft Emergency Kit. I still use Avira PC Cleaner, Malwarebytes AM and HitmanPro for occasional on demand scans. I also use Virustotal uploader to scan installers before running them.
     
  22. PEllis

    PEllis Registered Member

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    Location:
    Australia
    Now using SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes. The combo I used for many years.
     
  23. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Currently I use these:

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  24. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    Herd Protect still works?! It hasn't been updated in forever has it?
     
  25. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Yes it's not updated and not downloadable on their site but it still works.
     
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