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15 Sep 2010   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Microsoft Security Essesntials

This is the best for setting a schedule. It also works well keeping things out while on line.

Run the malwarebytes manually every week or two for extra protection.

I'm running Avast and the MSE both together. Several others do also. They get along quite well.

Checked manually with the Malwarebytes yesterday for the first time and found nothing.
I won't run it again for a week or two.
Mike


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15 Sep 2010   #12
stew2

 

Im already running Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on this pc. I have it set to scan a full scan once a week. That covers virus protection but what i need is a dedicated spyware remover to run daily.

This is not for my pc as i dont use anti-viruses, anti-spyware etc this is for a pc that is used by multiple people all of whom are not computer savvy.

Im setting it up so that the pc requires no user interaction at all. Everything is done on a thursday when the pc is on but not in use and everything is done hidden so you dont even see it. This means they can use it for whatever they want and they dont have to be bothered with updates, defrags, cleaning junk files or optimizing the pc as thats already taken care off.
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15 Sep 2010   #13
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Try Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Best protection against Viruses, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Worms, Dialers, Adware, Keyloggers and Rootkits
High detection rates (uses 2 engines: Emsisoft anti-malware+Ikarus AV)
But may produce some false positives

Cant remember about scheduled.

If you want to schedule it, you probably good to go with: Emsisoft Commandline Scanner

The same program but only on-demand and only Commandline Scanner.
That page gives you examples for commands.

For example:
Code:
/q=[folder], /quarantine=[folder]
Put detected malware in quarantine at once during the scan. The quarantine folder can be specified. Detected objects are saved and encrypted there so that they cannot do any more harm.
Code:
/f=[path], /files=[path]
Scans a disk, a folder or a single file for malware infections. Folder paths with spaces have to be put in quotation marks.
Example: a2cmd /f="c:\windows\"
So you can probably schedule them with desired command line.
(Look through the list of commands on above link)

On any program, I will advice you putting detections into quarantine over auto-delete.
In case of False positives.
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15 Sep 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:
That covers virus protection but what i need is a dedicated spyware remover to run daily.
Quote:
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
It does all, three in one
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15 Sep 2010   #15
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Try Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Best protection against Viruses, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Worms, Dialers, Adware, Keyloggers and Rootkits
High detection rates (uses 2 engines: Emsisoft anti-malware+Ikarus AV)
But may produce some false positives

Cant remember about scheduled.

If you want to schedule it, you probably good to go with: Emsisoft Commandline Scanner
you can use "Task Scheduler" to start programs at the time you want.
fx. i set up a scan with MBAM-Free a few days ago, there shouldn´t be any problem doing the same with EAM...
i´m using EAM-fullversion, so i can´t test it myself.
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15 Sep 2010   #16
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote:
That covers virus protection but what i need is a dedicated spyware remover to run daily.
Quote:
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
It does all, three in one
Yeah but i want a dedicated anti-spyware i can run daily as MBAM detected 4 spyware that MSE missed. Im going to assume MSE uses the same antispyware definitions as Windows Defender in which case its c*** for spyware lol.

Oh and thanks guys il try out Emsisoft Commandline Scanner later on as im testing spybot just now.
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15 Sep 2010   #17
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

hackerman1,
Quote:
The Commandline Scanner is a part of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware package, but it can also be downloaded as self-contained package on the download page.
Emsisoft Commandline Scanner
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15 Sep 2010   #18
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
hackerman1,
Quote:
The Commandline Scanner is a part of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware package, but it can also be downloaded as self-contained package on the download page.
Emsisoft Commandline Scanner
yes, i know...
have i said anything else ?

i posted about using "Task scheduler" as an ALTERNATIVE to using the "Commandline scanner"....
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16 Sep 2010   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
This is not for my pc as i dont use anti-viruses, anti-spyware etc
Gee, uh-uh.......don't you think it might be a good idea to protect your computer? Any reason you don't use them on your PC?
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18 Sep 2010   #20
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
This is not for my pc as i dont use anti-viruses, anti-spyware etc
Gee, uh-uh.......don't you think it might be a good idea to protect your computer? Any reason you don't use them on your PC?
Because i dont need them. I use an app called Greenborder that secures my pc and i install Avira Antivirus probably every 6 months, run a full scan then uninstall it. It and other antiviruses have never detected a virus, spyware etc on my pc which is why i was asking for advice on the one i would need, as i dont need to keep up to date with all this security rubbish.

But anyway that Emsisoft Commandline Scanner suits my needs. Does anybody know how to get it to run hidden so that they wont see the cmd boxes popping up?
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