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Finding Norton/symantec Free Av Scan


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#1 ejames82

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:19 AM

does norton/symantec offer a free, on-demand av scan, or do you have to purchase something from them? i can't seem to find it. thanks, Ed James

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:21 PM

Symantec Security Check

You can also find other online scans listed here:
Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 01:05 PM

tg1911,
i'm checking it out. thanks again, Ed James

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 01:53 PM

You're welcome, Ed James.
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:27 AM

Why do you want the Norton scan in particular?

Here are a few that will give you good results.

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these as they require ActiveX to function.)

Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
and
File scanner and virus scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus


Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Avast Online scan
http://onlinescan.avast.com/

F Secure online scan
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html

Ewido Online scan
http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/


Trojan scans
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html

Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Parasite scan from Aumha:
http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.php
or here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/noads2.htm

Here is the Symantec/Norton scan if you insist on it:
http://security.symantec.com

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:45 AM

enthusiast,
there are certain companies that i regard highly, and symantec/norton is one of them. i used the link provided to me and scanned. it took about 3 hours.
i have a purchased version of kaspersky on my system, so i use it almost every day in safe mode and on high. i will check out all of your links, and use the ones that i haven't used yet.
i am a member at www.virus.gr, and also wish to scan with a great company, cyberscrub. it's featured on their scroll screen, but any links leading to it, don't. i am sure that you've heard of them.
do you remember a short while back, you recommended that i run a hijackthis? well i did and was clean. it turned out that the zone alarm personal firewall was not working well. when i had my windows98, it was great, just not this time. it does protect well, even when it's not working right. i use kerio 2.1.5 now, and even though it's confusing and kinda scary at first, it seems to be working perfectly. i go right to the webpage every time quickly. your advice has steered me in the right direction again. thanks, Ed James

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:39 AM

FYI: Cyberscrub Anti-virus uses the Kaspersky engines, thus it will not do anything that your installed Kaspersky does not already do. Cyberscrub AV also comes bundled with the Kerio Firewall, which I see you also already have.

For what it's worth: I trialed a the Cyberscrub AV over a year ago, but didn't like the user interface which looks somewhat like a cell-phone. I personally prefer to have much more user configuration available than what Cyberscrub AV provides.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:57 PM

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i guess that is why they fare so well in the detection category. i thought the last time i visited their website that they sell a lifetime program. once you pay for it, you never have to pay again. i am not positive about this, but if this is the case, they offer the best deal around. thanks for the info, Ed James

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:25 PM

That depends on how you define "life-time." In the case of Cyberscrub AV, lifetime equals 5 years - the supposed lifetime of a computer. See quote below. Still better than purchasing a new license every year, but still ....

That is why we have priced our product at one flat fee. By offering a five year subscription you receive protection for what is generally considered the life of your computer


From: http://www.cyberscrub.com/products/antivirus/faq.php?

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:12 PM

orange blossom,
i stand corrected. excellent explanation. how can you beat a 5 year deal? thanks, Ed James




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