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Windows 7: scanner suggestion


19 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
scanner suggestion

Can you suggest which program from Freewares

like Avast, AVG, etc
where we can scan our files
& the next time we scan it doesnt scan the old folders

only new ones


Thank you

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19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordvader View Post
Can you suggest which program from Freewares

like Avast, AVG, etc
where we can scan our files
& the next time we scan it doesnt scan the old folders
only new ones

Thank you
I don't think that would be a good programthat doesn't scan all the programs each time. Even if it scanned it the first time it still could be infected the second time so why would you want that type of unprotection.

FYI I use Microsoft Security Essentials. FREE
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19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordvader View Post
Can you suggest which program from Freewares

like Avast, AVG, etc
where we can scan our files
& the next time we scan it doesnt scan the old folders

only new ones


Thank you
Hello lordvader, Avast 5 does this if you enable Persistent cache.

The initial scan takes a very long time as it caches its results, after that it only scans new files & files that have been accessed since the last scan & the areas that would be done in a quick scan.

If you want to scan everything at a later date schedule a Boot time scan, this will scan all your drives and all your operating system before windows loads.

Kaspersky & Norton offer a similar technology as Avasts Presistent cache but of course they are not freeware

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20 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you
I will try Avast
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20 Feb 2010   #5

 
 

i too would surrgest avast but add malwarebytes and a good anti spyware program for best protection.
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21 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
i too would surrgest avast but add malwarebytes and a good anti spyware program for best protection.
Can u suggest some
please
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21 Feb 2010   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try SuperAntiSpyware ... does a tremendous job...
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21 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Try SuperAntiSpyware ... does a tremendous job...
I think MalwareBytes works better than SuperAntiSpyware.
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22 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thank you
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22 Feb 2010   #10

 
 

use superantispyware and since malwarebytes more focuses of the malware were superantispyware finds more addware and tacking cookies and stuff that compremises your privacy.

-Andrew.
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