Your on demand scanner for detection AND removal

Discussion in 'polls' started by Athletic, Jul 27, 2011.

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Your on demand scanner for detection AND REMOVAL

  1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    74.7%
  2. Hitman Pro

    49.4%
  3. SUPERAntiSpyware

    29.1%
  4. Combofix

    6.3%
  5. Dr.Web CureIt !

    16.5%
  6. McAfee Stinger

    1.3%
  7. McAfee HijackThis

    1.3%
  8. OTL (by OldTimer)

    1.3%
  9. Online web malware scanner (at least one of them)

    1.3%
  10. Norton Power Eraser (or Norton Security Scan)

    6.3%
  11. Comodo Cleaning Essentials

    3.8%
  12. Avira AntiVir Removal Tool

    2.5%
  13. F-Secure EasyClean

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

    6.3%
  15. GMER

    6.3%
  16. Panda - malware removal tool

    1.3%
  17. ESET - malware removal tools

    2.5%
  18. AVZ antivirus utility

    6.3%
  19. If detected I clean with some other tool or manually !

    10.1%
  20. Only detection ! If detected I restore system !

    12.7%
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  1. Athletic

    Athletic Registered Member

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    (Now with poll ! )

    My is only Dr.Web CureIt !
    But when I detect infection - go with system restore ! Acronis image of C partition.
     
  2. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    " Only detection ! If detected I restore system ! " If I had to find a rootkit, format of all the HD, beginning from the mbr, and after image restore.
     
  3. NoobStick

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    Hey Athletic
    My favorite on demand scanner is without doubt Malwarebyte (paid of course) . Normally if I got infected, If I was so unfortunate, I would just roll out a drive image,... much easier. But if I have to retrieve some documents or files that was not backed up,... on a strongly infected machine... I would use Sardu, a multiboot disk to removal .
     
  4. Page42

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    Looks like you neglected to include Emsisoft in your poll.
     
  5. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Where's the others choice? I would restore an infected system, unless it's a download I've never executed.
     
  6. guest

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    Only detection

    After that RESTORE with image
     
  7. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    TDSS Killer
    JavaRa
    RKILL.com
    AVZ4
    Dr Web Cureit
    SuperAntiSpyware Portable
    Hitman Pro
    Emsisoft Emergency
     
  8. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Only Detection.
    After that, I use ISR or B2R Apps.
     
  9. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    I prefer portable only and in this order: HijackThis, Hitman Pro (detection only), SUPERAntiSpyware, Emsisoft Emergency, Dr.Web CureIt, Sophos Anti-Rootkit, CCleaner.
     
  10. Osaban

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    I usually scan files with Avira Premium, MBAM Pro, and sometimes Hitman Pro. I never do full scans though, and have never detected malware on my real system (meaning that whenever I "expected" to find malware it was always on a virtual volume therefore easily manageable with a simple reboot).

    I also think that the best way to remove any problem (malware and not) is through the restoration of a system image.
     
  11. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO), Emsisoft Emergency Kit: only detection! If detected I restore system!
     
  12. Page42

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    Good plan. How frequently do you create back ups?
    And what program do you use?
     
  13. mrpink

    mrpink Registered Member

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    Yes, where's Emsisoft? Their Emergency Kit is the only portable scanner (along with Comodo CE) with an updater, so you don't have to download it every time you wanna scan. If only its scans would be faster
     
  14. Gobbler

    Gobbler Registered Member

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    Mostly HMP and occasional scans with MBAM.
     
  15. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Hello!

    Create a system image with each update/change significantly, so it is once a week, sometimes two.

    Use the excellent Keriver 1-Click Restore Pro, so simple, so practical and have restored my image over 200 times - obviously not by viruses (Makes about 2 years that I am not infected) - and never gave any problem.
     
  16. guest

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    If I start suspecting of something, these tools, individually or together (depends), always help in detection/removal:

    - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    - Hitman Pro
    - Combofix
    - McAfee Stinger
    - McAfee HijackThis
    - Norton Power Eraser
    - Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool


    If the suspicion becomes big enough (never occurred in the last 5-6 years), then I might do a secure drive cleaning with:

    - Jetico BCWipe Total WipeOut

    And re-install OS.

    Note: I do drive cleaning with Jetico BPWipe Total WipeOut and OS re-installations for other, totally different, reasons.
     
  17. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    Hitman pro only... No removal..
    Just Rollback :cool:
     
  18. codylucas16

    codylucas16 Registered Member

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    Emsisoft and SAS do the job for me, though I run Hitman Pro every so often. Anything more is just unnecessary/useless for me.
     
  19. manOFpeace

    manOFpeace Registered Member

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    I'm a MalwareBytes fan. The free version saved my bacon once so in appreciation I went Pro. ;)
     
  20. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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  21. Noob

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    Emsisoft, Malwarebytes and HMP are usually my top three. Specially EAM for it's portability.
     
  22. mrpink

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    Hitman Pro, MBAM and TDSSKiller
     
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