"good demand scanner for system check"
Version: ClamWin Portable 0.97.8
-second check demand scanner
-easy to use
-so so detections (not great, but better than many) - good for older malware. good for a second opinion. considering the volume of malware, it's a good idea to use an unobtrusive, friendly scanner to take a looksy.
-incremental updates (do not like when you have to redownload entire virus data base each time like in malwarebytes).
-no tricks, no hidden running processes, no startup entries, no ask tool bar etc.
-scan drives or running processes.
-scan all files, not just `unmodified' ones.
-small program comparatively.
-detection ratings are lower than the big boys of freeware.
-not sure about clean up. but suspect its ok also.
i use this on my i7 desktop and my netbook atom processor. contrary to what some comments suggest, i do not consider this a slow scanner. perhaps if you compare it to scanners that do not rescan files that haven't been modified, it might seem slow in-comparison. however, clamwin scans all the files. it seems to me that clever malware could mask itself as not being modified and avoid a viral scanner. i prefer all files to be scanned (unless i'm doing a quick check). furthermore, some scanners just scan running processes. clamwin can be selected to scan in this way also and is quick at it.
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