Which one is the best-free second opinion scanner?

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Yellowing

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HerdProtect is currently not available, but it looks promising. Who pays them anyway? They don't even have an Impressum on their page.
 

Robbie

Level 28
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I just changed my vote. Back in the day I voted for Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK). but I've stopped using it a while ago. Taking ages to update and requiring a lot of updates. Plus it is not really catching much lately on my scans on VM's. I don't know why this might be, but I used to use it to disinfect machines and now it's almost impossible due to the time you need to wait for it tu update. I vote Zemana :)
 

SumTingWong

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I just changed my vote. Back in the day I voted for Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK). but I've stopped using it a while ago. Taking ages to update and requiring a lot of updates. Plus it is not really catching much lately on my scans on VM's. I don't know why this might be, but I used to use it to disinfect machines and now it's almost impossible due to the time you need to wait for it tu update. I vote Zemana :)
Zemana left stuff behind after uninstalling.
 
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Evjl's Rain

Level 43
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@illumination Better choices that also use 68 anti malware engines?
herprotect uses 68 engines but almost all of them are outdated => useless
its main engine is ReasonCore which is constantly updated

the best practice I can think of is using multiple second opinion scanners: zemana + norton power eraser + hitmanpro
they are all free, portable and quite fast. They have pros & cons and they compensate each others

an alternative is SecureAplus with 12 engines (slightly delayed). However, it's not portable
 

Aerdian

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I just changed my vote. Back in the day I voted for Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK). but I've stopped using it a while ago. Taking ages to update and requiring a lot of updates. Plus it is not really catching much lately on my scans on VM's. I don't know why this might be, but I used to use it to disinfect machines and now it's almost impossible due to the time you need to wait for it tu update. I vote Zemana :)
Interesting. I actually find Zemana fails to catch a lot of infections, but Emsisoft Emergency Kit is able to catch most of the infections.
 

Robbie

Level 28
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Interesting. I actually find Zemana fails to catch a lot of infections, but Emsisoft Emergency Kit is able to catch most of the infections.
Not the case (here). Emsisoft goes for specific malware infections and is probably better to find deep stuff. Zemana is much more useful for me in terms of general disinfecting machines from hidden malware, appdata malware, adware, rogueware, certificates, etc.