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#1 wayne937

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:50 AM

I am looking for a free stand alone virus removal tool that I can download, burn to a disk, and take to another computer. I remember downloading one from this site last year, but I forgot the name of it. Any help ould be appreciate I believe I would remember the name if I would see it again. Thanks.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:09 PM

Perhaps it was these.
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:37 AM



Free malware scanning/removal programs:

Free Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Tools by Anti-virus vendors:Note: Most of these tools are stand-alone apps that do not require installation so they can easily be run from a flash drive.

Free malware scanning/removal programs that require installation:
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:10 AM

Moderator,yes! it was the SUPERantispyware I was looking for. I did not know that Malwarebytes had a standalone antivirus that you could download and burn to a disc. Can you give me the location where I can downlaod this standalone version of Malwarebytes? In your opinion, which of these two are the best, or are they equally as good? Thank you for your help.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:19 AM

There is no official stand-alone version of Malwarebytes.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:19 AM

Moderator, please disregard on my last question, I guess it is too early in the morning for me.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:34 AM

Quietman, how do you rate SUPERANTISPYWARE? I downloaded the standalone version earlier this year and burned it to a disc. Do I have to download it again to be able to get an update, or can it be updated through the disk I burned? I don't see how this could be done, but when I put the disc in I burned, it has update tab on it. I don't know how it could be updated through a disc though unless it goes into the memory. Thanks

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:59 AM

SuperAntiSpyware Free is offered both as an installer and portable version. The two versions are identical in features, with a few exceptions. The main difference is that the portable version can be run right after download, and that it keeps everything in memory.

The download page states that the program comes with the latest definitions, a quick check revealed that this does not always have to be the case...About updates. The check for updates button works and will install the latest definitions on the system...

The functionality of the application is in all regards exactly the same with the exception of the quarantine. It is possible to perform a quick or full scan of one or all drives that are connected to the local computer system. Threats that have been detected can be removed but not quarantined. The program description is in this regard confusing as appears to support the quarantine when in fact it is not.

Quarantined items are only stored in memory. No items are stored in the quarantine over sessions. Users need to keep that in mind since it makes it impossible to restore a false positive after the program has been closed.

SuperAntiSpyware Free Portable, Scan Without Installation

As with most security programs, the vendors will make improvements and update versions frequently. You should always try to ensure you are using the most current version.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:27 AM

Quietman, thanks for all the good information you provided. I appreciate it. I'll print it for future reference>

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:42 AM

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