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Windows 7: Free Anti-Spware


10 Sep 2010   #1
stew2

 
Free Anti-Spware

Hi,

Can anybody recommend a free anti-spyware product that has task scheduling. Right now im setting up a pc and it needs to run on a schedule so that no user interaction is required.

So far i have the pc set up so that every thursday this happens:
  • Maintenance message is displayed
  • PC locks
  • PC reboots
  • PC locks
  • A system restore point is created
  • Windows update service started
  • Windows Update runs and installs all updates
  • MSE antivirus does a full system scan
  • PC reboots
  • PC locks
  • Windows update service is stopped
  • IE privacy keeper cleans out trash files
  • Extended Disk cleanup cleans out trash files
  • Tune Up Utilities 1 click maintenance fixes and defrags the registry
  • Tune Up Utilities 1 click maintenance runs again
  • Perfectdisk 11 defrags the hard drive, pagefile etc.
  • PC locks
When the maintenance is complete the pc will shut down automatically.

This way the pc is automatically optimized but id like to find an anti-spware product that could do a quick scan daily.

Thanks

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10 Sep 2010   #2
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

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10 Sep 2010   #3
stew2

 

Cheers jav but it needs to be able to detect, remove and run on a schedule.
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10 Sep 2010   #4
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
Cheers jav but it needs to be able to detect, remove and run on a schedule.
First link, by default run every day. Scan time usually 2-5 minutes.
Very high detection rate, one of the few which is up to date with detection of TDSS.

Includes 30 day trial for detection. (you can activate any time you want, if it detects anything. For example I still haven't used mine, as system is still clean)

You can create custom schedule aswell, and turn off daily scan.

Second link Malwarebytes.
free to scan, detect and clean.
High detection rates.
Third link explains how to schedule it.

Ask if you don't like and need other scanners.
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10 Sep 2010   #5
stew2

 

Malwarebytes will do nicely. Il start setting it up now.

Thanks
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10 Sep 2010   #6
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

no problems enjoy.

If you need some more help with setting it up feel free to ask.

If I am not online some other members will help you.
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10 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Microsoft Security Essesntials would be my preference. Malwarebytes free version does not have a scheduler if I am not wrong.

Cheers
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10 Sep 2010   #8

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

you can use "Task Scheduler" to start a scan with MBAM.
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11 Sep 2010   #9
stew2

 

MBAM is not suitable as although you can schedule an update and a scan, it wont do them hidden and it wont remove infections automatically so its c***.

Any other suggestions?
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15 Sep 2010   #10
stew2

 

bump
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