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I ran 4 online scans this morning.

Bit Defender, Housecall, and Eset all gave me a clean bill of health.
Panda Active Scan had already found 1109 infections, having only scanned 14% of the system.
Is this because Panda is by far the best at doing it's job?
Or is it, maybe, because Panda charges for removing infections?
I would love to have your comments, and especially a satisfactory explanation of the inconsistency.
My own protection systems all give me a clean bill of health.

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Panda is a good scanner. It will remove viruses, and I believe some trojans, at no charge... but you must pay for spyware and other pestware removal. Of course, it does provide you with the list of incidents.... you can remove them yourself, or use it to judge the performance of other tools. Just for fun, I just did a scan with their online scanner... not a single thing found.
Believe them. Try a run with MBAM.

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Thank you.
I don't know.
I stopped it after it had run 14%, and it was a long time running at that stage.
Did not look at the results because I hadn't done a full scan, and I didn't think
that it was possible to see results at that stage.
I am going to run it again, and see what results I get.
Surely the other three could not be that far off the mark?
I have noticed before, and I was wondering if anyone else had the same experience,
that paid for scans seem to show up far more than reputable free scans.
It appears as if they have to justify the cost.
Don't know if anyone else agrees, but I am keen to know what people think.

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Gerbil.
Thanks for reply.
It was my understanding that any removal had to be paid for on this particular system.
I will run it again, following your experience, to see how it goes.
I am sorry, but I did not understand the term MBAM and I would appreciate
clarification on that.
Afraid I am still a bit of a novice at technology.

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Gerbil.
Thanks for reply.
It was my understanding that any removal had to be paid for on this particular system.
I will run it again, following your experience, to see how it goes.
I am sorry, but I did not understand the term MBAM and I would appreciate
clarification on that.
Afraid I am still a bit of a novice at technology.

Hello,

It's malwarebytes; malware removal software.
Full name: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
You can download the free version to see it that detects any malware.

- Let us know how it goes.

Edited by Xlphos: n/a

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Thanks.
It didn't detect anything, which I am pleased about.
I since did a quick scan with Panda, and it found nothing either.
Right now I am doing a full scan with Panda but it looks like it will be
a very slow process.
Thanks again for your recommendation.

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Full Panda Scan completed after several hours.
All it found was latent tracking cookies, and one suspicious
item, also latent.
That seemed to be something like Cyber Defender.
Just got a brief glimpse at the results before I mailed
them to myself, but they don't show up on the mail.
Everything was latent, anyhow, and all seemed to be minor threats.

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Good-oh, techno. Panda seems to now ignore cookies with the quick scan, and it is about time cos they are harmless.
Rest easy.

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