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Free Scanners (Not Active Protection) For Windows 8


Doubts

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#1
Hey guys

I have a massive drive that I'm afraid is filled with crazy Trojans and stuff.

I want to scan this puppy with as many scanners as possible.

I don't want any "active protection" or any software that will interfere with Windows Defender.

I just want a scanner that will scan a drive.

What I use now:

1) Malewarbytes
2) Emisoft (works GREAT if you haven't tried it)
3) SuperAntiSpyware

Can you guys recommend any light third party scanners to use in addition to this?

Traits I'm looking for:

1) light (no active protection)
2) free

Thanks guys
 

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    Windows 8 pro 64
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    Altheimers
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    Dual ATI

averchat

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#2
Best of all is "clamwin portable"
 

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Doubts

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#3
Thanks for the tip!

I've used that in the past, forgot all about it.

Will give it a whirl again.

:)

Any others?
 

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    Windows 8 pro 64
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    AMD
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    Altheimers
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dual ATI

Skulblaka

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#4
Curious, why use three different scanners to accomplish one thing? One complete scan with Malwarebytes should accomplish what you want.
 

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    Intel Core i5-3570k
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    ASRock Intel Z77 Extreme4
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Doubts

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#5
Because I'm a paranoid schizophrenic.

:)

I remember I had a "zbot" Trojan.. Malwarebytes did NOT pick it up.

But Emisoft did.

I then ran a scan of the infected file over on Jotti's, and like 20% of the scanners picked it up.

I believe in scanning redundancy.

:)

Just my $.02
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pro 64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Altheimers
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dual ATI