Malware Scanner

Malware Scanner


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 22 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.0.5
File Size:
7.11MB
Date Added:
April 20, 2005
Price:
Free to try (Removal-disabled); $29.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
22,863
Downloads Last Week:
5
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

Considering the amount of effective and free antispyware applications that crowd the scene, we have a tough time endorsing one that can't even remove the intruders it finds. There's no doubt that Malware Scanner's interface is slick, but it could be more convenient. For instance, the nonresizable window and the small pane for displaying information make viewing lists of detected threats a chore. And similar to many programs of this class, this one eats a large amount of system memory when running in the background. This app's real-time adware shield somewhat disappointed us; it stopped a number of nasties but also let through some well-known spyware components. The malware scanner fared much better, quickly and accurately ferreting out the lion's share of adware we installed for testing purposes. Unfortunately, the demo won't actually remove any of the malicious programs it finds, which is a serious problem in our book. Therefore, we'd suggest most users pick from the many more functional antiadware utilities at their disposal.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 1 stars

    "Great Scan No Removal"

    May 15, 2009   |   By philw19642002

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    It runs a great scan

    Cons

    Does not remove any Malware

    Summary

    Bottom Line is it does not remove. What good is it to know you have Malware and can not remove it nor do anything about it?

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  • 1 stars

    "A Joke?"

    May 15, 2008   |   By BlueDom

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    The interface is more like a flash-website. I guess its creator spent more time on the design than what it can do for you.

    Cons

    There is no option or log-file to view what was removed. You cannot change the size of the interface, and the text/information is too limited, forcing you to use the scroll-bars to view the info. On the ABOUT section of this software, there is no information on whom the product is registered to, such as your name and serial number. I would rather find a better software than waste money on this "judge a book by its cover" piece of junk.

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  • 5 stars

    "It is really amazing"

    May 23, 2005   |   By Eng_Carlos

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    I read about this Malware tool that it won a lot of awards, when I installed it on my PC, I believed that it is not for advertising.

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  • 2 stars

    "False Positives Excessive"

    May 12, 2005   |   By Oldfrog

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    Nice looking intuitive interface, easy install, an uninstaller that really works. Also has a straightforward EULA that sets off no alarms.

    Cons

    The initial scan on a system that had just been scanned with 5 other apps flagged 12 entries including 9 registry entries and 3 tracking cookies. 6 of the registry entries were related to detection signatures of other applications and their removal would have left me less protected than before. The remaining reg entries were too nonspecific to evaluate. The tracking cookies all came from either security forums or online security scans and are therefore ignored.

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  • 5 stars

    "no disk space is consumed"

    May 11, 2005   |   By Kally_Bross

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    The program has the small size and the nice looking interface, clear even to the beginner. Very powerful spyware/adware detection and removal software. You can clean your computer easily and fast. But don't forget to download latest updates. Recommended.

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  • 5 stars

    "Thanks alot"

    May 08, 2005   |   By EmyDavid

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    The product doesn't run like a regular anti-virus and firewall, it is more developed. It scans for spyware and updates when you press the update button. Also, it doesn't slow your computer or runs at startup either

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  • 3 stars

    "advertised right here, very few other places"

    May 05, 2005   |   By trommerse2k3

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    It looks nice and scans

    Cons

    It doesnt remove anything, its also advertised almost everywhere else as 'freeware' which its definitely not. On completing the scan it will tell you to buy it to remove the objects so this is actually very useless. If your looking to buy a software, this is it, if your looking to try a software before buying it, this is definitely not it.

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  • 5 stars

    "remove spyware"

    April 28, 2005   |   By lucykidman

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    Now the chance is available to stop the spying and defeat yourself from being a transparent slide to the others, download Malware Scanner immediately.

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  • 5 stars

    "More than perfect"

    April 27, 2005   |   By Lawyer_Bill

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    difficult to judge such a distinguished trend-setter ! it is still the best in all depts. catches maximum spyware, has a smart user-friendly interface, useful add-on tools, and throughly removes all the traces of the detected malware.

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  • 5 stars

    "Malware Scanner saved me"

    April 26, 2005   |   By Jenny_Cool

    Version: Malware Scanner 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    I caught a drive-by virus from a popup window while checking the availability of a domain name for a client. The virus (a Trojan Horse) continually booted me from IE and inserted hyperlinks into a website I was building. The links weren't in the source code, so I couldn't just delete them. I tried no less than four adware/spyware removal tools Malware Scanner, none of which worked. The Malware product caught more than 200 nasty files and fingerprints that the others had missed! It zapped the problem and saved me the many hours of work it would have taken to rebuild the site from scratch. I'm really thrilled and grateful. Thanks Malware Scanner!!

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