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use "cleaning" tools just as an precaution


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#1 xspeed

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:14 PM

Hi,

 

Considering that the system works extremely well, and there is no visible fact the the system could be infected in any way...

 

Could the system be harmed, scanning with the following tools, from time to time just for "double check" the already installed real-time security software?

 

RKill

AdwCleaner

Junkware Removal Tool

RogueKiller + RogueKillerCMD

ESET’s Free Online Scanner

Malwarebyte

Emsisoft Emergency Kit

 

Do you recommend any other on-demand scanning tools, only as a precaution?

 

Regards.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:36 PM

No harm scanning with any of those tools from time to time.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:57 PM

In the past month, I have gotten false positives on two different files from AdwCleaner and ESET Online Scanner, so I personally have stopped using them.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:28 AM

As with any security scanner, if you recognize any of the detections as legitimate programs, it's possible they are "false positives" and you can ignore them or get a second opinion if you're not sure.
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