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Author Topic: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?  (Read 872 times)

kyrathaba

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Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« on: August 25, 2018, 10:30 AM »
I've run a scan with Gridinsoft Antimalware 4.0.7.226 on my laptop and of 100,339 files, it's showing 3,074 "threats" and 3 PUPs. However, the result of a scan via AntiMalwareBytes Premium 3.5.1 indicates zero threats.

Also, anyone else use 3uTools on Windows to manage iPhone storage? ClamWin thinks it contains a worm and a trojan agent.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 10:37 AM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 01:32 PM »
Good Anti-malware checkers/removers are:
- JRT (also known as Junkware Removal Tool)
- RKill
- ADWCleaner

All these tools are available through site: www.bleepingcomputer.com

Never heard of Gridinsoft...and I'm too lazy to google for that name. Software companies I have never heard of, especially regarding anti-malware or anti-virus software, I don't trust too much. Now that is not to say this company isn't legit. Just that it hasn't earned my trust.

The tools mentioned in this post and the website itself, they have earned my trust.

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 01:37 PM »
Thanks, Shades. I'll check out that link...

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 01:45 PM »
When I use Jotti to scan for viruses, Clam AV is almost invariably the one which gives a false positive.


In fact, I just randomly grabbed a known-clean file on my PC and scanned it with Jotti while I was typing that first sentence, and the results came back with Clam AV as the only one saying there's a problem:

https://virusscan.jo...lescanjob/rahchdd613

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 02:17 PM »
^ Yeah, I've always thought ClamWin was a bit over-eager. It identified Macrium Reflect as malware ;)

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2018, 03:24 PM »
Hello, i am using Products from https://www.malwarebytes.com/ and dont think it is bad. Since Shades did not mention it, it might be bad?
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 03:48 PM »
Hello, i am using Products from https://www.malwarebytes.com/ and dont think it is bad. Since Shades did not mention it, it might be bad?

That's what the OP said he was using.  Many people are using that on this board, and I personally think it's a good product.

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 04:13 PM »
That's what the OP said he was using.  Many people are using that on this board, and I personally think it's a good product.
However, the result of a scan via AntiMalwareBytes Premium 3.5.1 indicates zero threats.
Ohh boy, i need new glases. My fault, excuse me, apologies.
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2018, 09:29 PM »
No problem.  The fact that he said AntiMalwareBytes Premium 3.5.1 probably threw you off.  :Thmbsup: 8)

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Re: Gridinsoft Antimalware's reputation?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2018, 06:57 AM »
I wound up uninstalling Gridinsoft Anti-malware. I sent a few of its identified threats to Jotti and got the green light, so... Same thing with VirusTotal.