5 Malware Scanners You Should Know About

For many years computers have been infected by malicious software, also known as “Malware”. It is specially designed to gain access or damage computer without the knowledge of owner. To protect user from any damage various anti-malware software have been developed.

Today we are going to discuss few best known anti-malware software that can be used to protect ourselves.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware

MalwareBytes is Windows based anti-malware software. It scans the Windows for malicious software. Free version is available online with limited features and supports scheduled scan with paid version. The author of MalwareBytes claims to detect those malware that left undetectable by other anti malware scanners.

ClamAV

ClamAV is the most powerful open source malware scanner that provides integration with mail server and scans attached file for malware. It provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner, and feature to update via Internet. Clam Anti Virus is based on a shared library and provides up to date virus database that you can use with your own software.

VirusTotal

VirusTotal is a web based anti malware scanner that analyzes submitted files for known viruses and malware. It is associated with many antivirus engines from different vendors and updates regularly with new signatures. It also alerts the antivirus vendors if the submitted file is not detected by their product.

SUPERAntiSpyware

SuperAntiSpyware is the best portable malware scanner that allows direct run from any USB drive without the need of installation that can be an issue on highly infected computer. The latest version is easily downloadable from the internet which saves trouble and time to update the software. The free version of SuperAntiSpyware does not include real time protection and update features.

EMCO Malware Destroyer

It is a malware scanning management tool to batch scans multiple computers for malware on a network without real time protection. EMCO’s free version provides only 1 scanning mode and allows scanning of single local and remote computer. It is quite fast because it checks infection based on the targeted definitions.

Many Cyber security professionals and individuals use these tools to scan for malicious software. Yet, there are many other scanners as well. 
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