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Last post Author Topic: free antivirus  (Read 7925 times)

eleman

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2012, 05:43:49 PM »
or just use the VirusTotal Uploader

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

Code: [Select]
^!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, 01:43:45 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.

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

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) ?

Nope, none at all

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2012, 05:12:34 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, 05:16:55 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, 05:20:53 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, 05:24:22 PM »
Precisely. Software does not avoid human stupidity.

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2012, 05:32:54 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, 07:09:07 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, 09:49:25 AM »
Thanks for the generous and selfless offer, dear first-timer.

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Re: free antivirus
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 04:43:35 AM »
Oh, and the next Optimo AV developer here? Or are you the same guy?