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Last post Author Topic: free antivirus  (Read 11854 times)

eleman

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2012, 05:43 PM »
or just use the VirusTotal Uploader

Here's a quick autohotkey script that makes virustotal uploader even more simple:

^!v::  ; hotkey to call upload to virustotal.com function (ctrl-alt-v)
; virustotal uploader must be installed at "C:\Program Files\VirusTotalUploader2\VirusTotalUpload2.exe"
{
VirusFile := % gst()   ; assign full path of the selected file to a variable

Run, C:\Program Files\VirusTotalUploader2\VirusTotalUpload2.exe "%VirusFile%"
}
Return


gst() {   ; GetSelectedText or FilePath in Windows Explorer by Learning one
   IsClipEmpty := (Clipboard = "") ? 1 : 0
   if !IsClipEmpty {
      ClipboardBackup := ClipboardAll
      While !(Clipboard = "") {
         Clipboard =
         Sleep, 10
      }
   }
   Send, ^c
   ClipWait, 0.1
   ToReturn := Clipboard, Clipboard := ClipboardBackup
   if !IsClipEmpty
   ClipWait, 0.5, 1
   Return ToReturn
}
Return

press ctrl-alt-v with the file selected in windows explorer, and voila!
Here's the compiled script - 199.6 Kb

btw, virustotal uploader must be installed at "C:\Program Files\VirusTotalUploader2\VirusTotalUpload2.exe"

p.s.: I got the gst() function from someone else's script. I don't remember whom or where though.

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2012, 01:43 AM »
Have you never opened the AVG window? Usually adverts there.

I also hate AVGs regular scans that seem to grind your system to a complete standstill.
-Carol Haynes (April 28, 2012, 11:45 AM)

No ads in the main window, and all my scans are set to "User Aware" which means it only uses minimal resources so I've never noticed lag
-Stephen66515 (April 28, 2012, 11:55 AM)

Strange every version of AVG Free I have seen has had ads in it, and popups at the most annoying moments. Are you running some sort of OS level ad blocker (like AdMuncher) ?
-Carol Haynes (April 28, 2012, 02:49 PM)

Nope, none at all

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2012, 05:12 PM »
Still no resident AV here. When I download something, I scan it with ClamAV or just use the VirusTotal Uploader (usually someone other have already checked it, so the results are instantaneous). If I am very suspicious of some executable, first I run it under Sandboxie and try to figure out if it's doing something fishy.
So far so good.

I have gone for years without AV too. But I dread to think that one day, a new threat may compromise my system beyond repair. Better safe than sorry. Or you think one can still go on without AV?

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2012, 05:16 PM »
I think if a PC (or a small network) is a one man operation, one could be reasonably confident.
If there's more than 1 person with access: hardly.

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2012, 05:20 PM »
but you can still accidentally click RUN to that popup in your web browser that offers to download a virus...

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2012, 05:24 PM »
Precisely. Software does not avoid human stupidity.

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2012, 05:32 PM »
True of course. But Chrome usually need you to explicitly confirm a download if it involve an EXE. Then there's the UAC. And so on.
And then again, one can also click on the wrong gadget when an AV turn up a window screaming about a possible virus ad asking what to do.

What can I say? I take my chances. Works for me. YMMV.
Not that I recommend it...

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2012, 07:09 AM »
I think I will go for a free solution with VIPRE engine/signatures, before moving to paid solution
I read all the time that it's superior
so far, I only found UnThreat that uses it, any others?
I'm glad you found it! I like Unthreat, it's really light on my system and they came out with a new version that I think it even better!

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2014, 09:49 AM »
Thanks for the generous and selfless offer, dear first-timer.

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 04:43 AM »
Oh, and the next Optimo AV developer here? Or are you the same guy?