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Herdprotect. It scans every file with the full 68 engine set.

Download herdProtect - MajorGeeks

Also a big fan of Trend Housecall for it's great heuristics and utilization of Trend TDS ML/AI. HitmanPro is my third favorite.
I would not recommend HerdProtect, Andrew Newman has not done any work on it in a long time, even though it has a couple useful file analysis tools built in, the signatures are not kept up to date.

He had back then, shifted his efforts into Reason Core Security instead, combining HP and a few other products together.
 

Slyguy

Level 40
I would not recommend HerdProtect, Andrew Newman has not done any work on it in a long time, even though it has a couple useful file analysis tools built in, the signatures are not kept up to date.

He had back then, shifted his efforts into Reason Core Security instead, combining HP and a few other products together.
I believe Herdprotect sources directly from VT and Jotti, so it doesn't rely on signatures. All he did was stop the ability to download the program and tell everyone to buy Reason Core. But if you can find the Herdprotect download, it seems to function the same as it always has.
 
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I believe Herdprotect sources directly from VT and Jotti, so it doesn't rely on signatures.
You may want to rethink this statement after close examination of the wording. They rely on Antivirus engines, that are not always kept current, this can be seen with a direct product vs those sites detection scans.

All he did was stop the ability to download the program and tell everyone to buy Reason Core. But if you can find the Herdprotect download, it seems to function the same as it always has.
He stopped development of it, and incorporated it into reason core. The standalone has had no work done on it in a long time. The last time i tested it, and every time before that, it's detection rates were below subpar especially compared to the top choices of on demands. I kept a copy of it for a long time in my VM, just because i liked the utility tools built in, but other then that, i would not rely on it to thoroughly check my system.
 

Mahesh Sudula

Level 13
Verified
I wouldn't rely on a second-opinion scanenr as a compliment to an AV, more like a tool to help with detections. As for compliments I would search on VoodooShield or OSArmor.

For second-opinion scanners my personal choice is always, in this order:

  1. ESET Online Scanner
  2. Zemana AntiMalware
  3. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
I've found ESET Online Scanner to be the most complete, deep and up-to-definitions tool. When I clean infected machines, it is the very first and sometimes the only one to detect everything there is, including keygens and cracks others do not detect. I've found Zemana to be great against browser hijacks and adware, and hidden malware remnants (like in AppData folder). And Kaspersky is very useful for overall scanning, detecting kind of every major threat on an infected machine.
Add Dr WEB cure it(Dis Infection)...a bit Fp's but does the job peacefully