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Should I keep Asquared free?

Post by Rico on 22/7/2010, 08:22

I hardly ever use it, it also doesnt seem to work within sandboxie without me punching holes in the sandbox. --which i would never do. I also dont do system scans with it and am discouraged by its terrible false positives. It has become a waste of diskspace but the reviews Ive read about its good detectionrates make me reluctant in uninstalling it.

so what is your opinion about it? have you used/ are you using it currently?

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Re: Should I keep Asquared free?

Post by ssj100 on 22/7/2010, 08:37

I occasionally do an on-demand scan with their Commandline Scanner:
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/cmd/

Runs fine sandboxed too, as it just means you're running "cmd.exe" sandboxed.

However, you'll need to know the basics of DOS to run it. I personally have no trouble running it, but I'm not sure how to activate its heuristics etc through the command prompt - it just doesn't seem to work (possibly because I run it sandboxed haha).

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Re: Should I keep Asquared free?

Post by noorismail on 22/7/2010, 23:13

Rico:

For a long time I used A-Squared free,the things I liked about it,were high detection,and for me the fact it was very simple to allow it to update while in ShadowMode,with a single exclusion.

What I did not like were sloooooow updates,slooow scan speeds,and some really nasty false positives,on Windows System files,that could be tragic to a new user.

Another plus,is their forum,mainly staffed by a Aussie guy Lynx,that is quiet helpful,if a bit quirky.

If you can spare the disk space,and update time,there is no harm in leaving it.
Maybe you would even like:
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/malaware/

Kind of like the old DrWeb Cureit.

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