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herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner

Discussion in 'Other Security for Windows' started by Petrovic, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Petrovic

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    herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner is a fast and free Windows desktop program which detects malicious threats, spyware and adware by utilizing 68 industry anti-malware scanners. It has no impact on your system resources and uses the herdProtect cloud-based scanning engine. Best of all, like all herdProtect products, the scanner is a second line of defense and is designed to work perfectly with your existing antivirus software.
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    How it works
    The scanner is a very simple tool (in theory). It works by taking a snapshot of all the 'active' files on a user's PC. We generally define an active file as one that is currently executing on the system or has the ability to automatically execute by means of an auto-start procedure (such as an extension, task, etc.). This snapshot, is stripped of any personally identifiable details to make sure that the report is 100% anonymous and securely sent to the herdProtect servers to be analyzed. Upon arriving, the system quickly sorts the files as known or unknown entities. Known entities are then categorized based on the detections that were discovered when scanned by all 68 anti-malware engines. For known infections, these are then re-categorized based on the number of detections by each of the scanners and reported back to the user. All unknown files on the user's PC are then stripped of important metadata and sent to the herdProtect servers to be analyzed in real-time by each of these anti-malware scanners. Upon completion (which takes a few minutes), the reports are then sent back to the user and displayed in a final report.

    What to know
    • herdProtect does not install or bundle any additional software, this of course includes malware, adware or toolbars (of course we don't but just want to make this clear).
    • The program does not in anyway interact with the contents of a user's PC even if those contents are found to be infected with or are malware, this is just a diagnostic scanner.
    • We do our best to make sure we strip all possible personally identifiable information (PII) from a file's metadata.
    • If a file comes back as unknown ,in some cases we might need to upload the file to be remotely scanned (please refer to the Terms of Service for exact details).
    • All reports and other communication between a user's PC and herdProtect's servers are encrypted.
    • herdProtect is 100% free with no strings attached. herdProtect is a public service and we will never sell you anything or ask for your email address, etc.
    FREE. Beta version. Designed for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32 and 64 bit).
    http://www.herdprotect.com/downloads.aspx
     
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    I have never herd of it until now.Has anyone tried it?
    Exe is clean on VirusTotal ESS & Malwarebytes
    I will give it a try
     
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    This antivirus slow scan
     
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    The scan goes buy very fast for me. I'm very anxious, to see how well this software fairs when they provide the removal service.
     
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    Pun intended?!
    What a novel concept!

    This is pretty cool, though I see it may not play nice with XP. LOL
     
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    Yep. I've heard about it in the softwarecrew website a couple of weeks ago. It's cool, but the scans are not so fast. Exe is clean.:D
     
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    It uses 68 engines, thus you'll naturally get TONS of FP's, probability of getting FP is much higher...
     
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    If it used "old signatures" I guess it could be good for infections that you missed months or years ago. :0
     
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    Can,t wait till we can actually start removing malware with this. Then it will be a great tool!!!!
     
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    Yes!!!! the ability to remove items!!!
     
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    Welcome FP software
     
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