List of Second Opinion Malware Scanner

Which one will you use as second opinion malware scanner?

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Votes: 56 67.5%
  • HitmanPro

    Votes: 36 43.4%
  • Zemana Anti-Malware

    Votes: 30 36.1%
  • Kaspersky TDS Killer Anti-Malware Uility

    Votes: 6 7.2%
  • HerdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner

    Votes: 14 16.9%

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potinglin

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Here are the list of Second Opinion Malware Scanners (Latest version)

1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
2. HitmanPro: http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro
3. Zemana Anti-Malware: http://zemana.com/Anti-Malware/
4. Kaspersky TDS Killer Anti-Malware Uility: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility
5. HerdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner: http://www.herdprotect.com/

Is there is anything I can remove or add to the list? Give me the review, advantages and disadvantages of each product on the list include any product you want to add to the list. Which product from the list will you use and Why? you may choose more than one product from list.
 

Nico@FMA

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May 11, 2013
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Here are the list of Second Opinion Malware Scanners (Latest version)

1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
2. HitmanPro: http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro
3. Zemana Anti-Malware: http://zemana.com/Anti-Malware/
4. Kaspersky TDS Killer Anti-Malware Uility: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility
5. HerdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner: http://www.herdprotect.com/

Is there is anything I can remove or add to the list? Give me the review, advantages and disadvantages of each product on the list include any product you want to add to the list. Which product from the list will you use and Why? you may choose more than one product from list.

I would like to add the following programs:

1: GMER: http://www.gmer.net/
GMER is a niche product and really good in the right hands.

2: NPE (Norton Power Eraser): https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx
You do not have to be a fan of Norton & Symantec products as there is a lot to be said about them both in a positive and a negative way, but for me personally i have seen NPE do scans and act upon them in ways that others cannot do.
And this little tool for me personally is just a must have for a antimalware hunter.

In your list you have Zemana and HerdProtect both are good programs but honestly? there are some products out there notable Panda and Sophos who offer a anti rootkit tool which does a much better job.
The only reason i did not list them because they are already covered by what NPE, TDSSkiller and Mbam can do in terms of detection and removal.

Anyway nice list.

Cheers
 
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Michael_Blunt

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Apr 4, 2014
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Emergency Kit is what i use and recommend.
Others i know: Dr.Web CureIt!, HitmanPro, Avira PC Cleaner, Tiranium AV Cloud Scanner.
 

Spawn

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Zemana Anti-Malware is HitmanPro re-branded. There's also a re-branded version of Malwarebytes, but I forgot the name.
 
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Matt90

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Mar 30, 2014
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Guys, do zemana antimalware have got the same license like HPro when trial ends (scan only, no remove option) ?
 

Venustus

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I don't know if ComboFix is applicable here,but I have used it, and in the right hands it is a very good tool!
Not recomended using it if you don't know what you are doing as it can destroy your PC.
 

DarkJoney

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Aug 6, 2014
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I use HitmanPro, Malwarebytes and Emsisoft Emergency Kit. They are amazing, rescued a lot of times... Also ADWCleaner is good app...
 
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Thingol

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Aug 9, 2014
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I only use HMP and EEK now. I'd think about ComboFix andG MER if I new I was infected but not as second opinion.

For individual files VT uploader is good.

Interesting only one mentioned CureIt . I remember it used to be a go to app. Then again I am very old and been doing this nonsense for years :). Heck I'm that old I remember when people used Dr. Web in real time o_O

Also no-one for SAS. It used to be as popular as any, how the mighty have fallen.

Cheers

Chris
 

DarkJoney

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Aug 6, 2014
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I used CureIT a long time ago, but if compare with Hitman and MBAM, detection lower and it slower than them.
 

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