Which Antivirus ..... ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by dja2k, Aug 7, 2005.

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  1. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Which other antivirus besides the KAV 6 beta installs as a secondary scanner while not using any resources. I know KAV 6 can be installed a scanner only via the setup where you uncheck ative scanners and when not turned on, it won't use any resources. Not like btidefender free editon that the services have to be runned in order to scan manually. And I am not talking about web scanners. Any ideas?

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    AntiVir has two Services and an autorun, all of which can be disabled leaving you with a demand scanner only.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    i believe mcafee VSE can be installed as an on-demand scanner only but i have not tried. i believe nod32 would work similarly to antivir, just disable the services and autorun.
     
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    Well I have nod32 as active. I am keeping nod32 active. Will try what you guys recommend. Those that you mention that install some services, when you disable them, can you still run the scanner without having to go back and enabling them?

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    In AntiVir, turn off auto updates, check for old virus definition files, and turn off load the guard at startup.
    That should be it.
     
  6. WSFuser

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    honestly i have not tried. just run nod32 scanner (not the nod32 control panel) from the start menu and see what happens.
     
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    Does Dr. Web do the same thing, I mean I see a lot of people using that antivirus, is it any good for a secondary? I am just waiting for the final KAV 6 so I can use that as my main secondary or who knows maybe as my primary and use NOD32 as secondary.

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    I have used AntiVir and F-Prot for DOS as on-demand scanners. Of the two, I prefer F-Prot for DOS.

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    The main weakness of F-Prot for DOS is that it can't read NTFS which makes it useless on anything other than older FAT32 partitions.

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