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#1 duffsparky

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:55 AM

There seem to be loads of free malware scanners most with differring abilities to detect and cure(?)but no one scanner is capable of finding and curing all. It would be nice to have the ability to utilise all or as many of these scanners as one wished without the need to find, download and run them one at a time. A few years ago I used a program (can't remember it's name) that did just that, it combined several scanners together and ran them one after the other. I eventually stopped using it because the number of bundled scanners became fewer and fewer; I guess the participant companies withdrew(?) their consent for use of their product.

Does anyone know of a similar program, one that draws various scanners together and runs them sequentially and or know how this can be done.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

You most likely used an older version of Hitman Pro (version 1 or 2) before they changed to the cloud system. The older version automatically downloaded, installed and ran several third party anti-spyware and anti-adware programs. At that time there were questions and concerns about the vendor using some of the noted security programs without the authors consent or permission which probably prompted them to make the change to cloud scanning.

This link provides a write-up on the cloud system used by Hitman Pro 3. This link also makes note of the cloud system and says Hitman Pro 3 uses NOD32 Antivirus, Avira AntiVir, Prevx, G DATA Anti-Virus and a-squared Anti-Malware to detect malicious software. However, the newest version of Hitman Pro, version 3, uses Dr Web, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, G Data AntiVirus and IKARUS.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

You most likely used an older version of Hitman Pro (version 1 or 2)

Yep that was it, seemed quite good at the time???


This link provides a write-up on the cloud system used by Hitman Pro 3. This link also makes note of the cloud system and says Hitman Pro 3 uses NOD32 Antivirus, Avira AntiVir, Prevx, G DATA Anti-Virus and a-squared Anti-Malware to detect malicious software. However, the newest version of Hitman Pro, version 3, uses Dr Web, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, G Data AntiVirus and IKARUS.

What about this new version? Do you guys at BC like/think it's any good?

If the venders of anti-malware programs do not like the idea of a third party bundling their efforts together and producing a single package, which I can quite understand, is there a relatively simple way of doing so for ones own use; that is apart from downloading, updating and running each separately?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

I'm not aware of any complaints about the use of various vendor software in the new cloud-based system.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:01 AM

If the venders of anti-malware programs do not like the idea of a third party bundling their efforts together and producing a single package, which I can quite understand, is there a relatively simple way of doing so for ones own use; that is apart from downloading, updating and running each separately?


Any ideas on how to create your own bundled package?

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