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Free Anti-Bot Scanner from Spectrum Cable


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#1 Warthog-Fan

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:03 PM

Customers of Spectrum Cable can get free security software that they call Security Suite. Part of that software package is a program called Anti-Bot Scanner. However, you do not have to install the Security Suite software to use it. Just go to this page:

 

https://www.spectrum.net/security-suite/?cid=ban-tom-sec-cbm-0118

 

Scroll down toward the bottom until you come across the Anti-Bot scanner, click it to download the installer and then run the program. It only takes a couple of minutes and it scans the hard drive and memory. I am a Spectrum customer, but it doesn't appear that you have to be a customer to use it.



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:18 PM

Hi all!

When hovering my mouse cursor over the download link at Spectrum Cable, it appears that the Anti-virus vendor F-Secure developed the said scanning software.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:30 AM

Hi again, all!

 

I am a Spectrum customer, but it doesn't appear that you have to be a customer to use it.

 

As I am not a Spectrum customer, I decided to try it and it ran successfully, and can therefore confirm the above-mentioned statement, but as expected, it did not find any bots on my system. :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:33 AM

F-Secure does not list the AntiBot Scanner on it's product download page but the address (http://download.sp.f-secure.com/charter/CharterOnlineScanner.exe) indicates it is actually CharterOnlineScanner. It is not uncommon for some security vendors to use technology created by other vendors and call it something else.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:29 AM

Hi, quietman7!

 

Thank you for the heads-up! :)

 

Upon downloading CharterOnlineScanner, the download bears the F-Secure logo, and details are as follows; File description: F-Secure Download Tool, Company: F-Secure Corporation.

 

And the VirusTotal analysis confirms this, here: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/fe71eb25502d740a9022d3f3c0499dcf2f6516a9f0fc06595ef78082d1ee7729/analysis/1518420042/

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:59 AM

Yep. I just don't understand why some vendors do not give credit where credit is due especially when the program comes from a highly reputable security company.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

Does the program in any way conflict with other security software on our machines?

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

There should not be any conflicts since the stand-alone program is essentially just another type of anti-malware scanner but calling itself an AntiBot Scanner.

However, there is a note that AntiBot Scanner is not compatible with mobile devices or Mac computers.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:44 PM

Thanks not sure if I will try but good info for others.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:00 PM

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