Looking for a Virus Scanner that doesn't hijack computer

Bob DiGi

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Hello,

I'm looking for a virus scanner that doesn't hi-jack my computer.

I'm a power user and don't need the scanner constantly running, showing me pop-ups, blocking traffic, hogging processor time.

I'm really hoping there is a lightweight scanner that I can install and it doesn't constantly run in the background. One I could select certain files to scan.

Thanks.
 

saran008

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Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
1. Avira Anvivir - http://www.free-av.com/en/download/index.html .
Avira has very good internet security, real time updates, great overall protection.

2. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ .
Malwarebytes is one of the best malware scanners.

3. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download .
Ccleaner is a great all purpose tool. The most useful tool is probably the registry cleaner.

The Best Security combo for all types of systems.
 

saran008

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Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
1. Avira Anvivir - http://www.free-av.com/en/download/index.html .
Avira has very good internet security, real time updates, great overall protection.

2. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ .
Malwarebytes is one of the best malware scanners.

3. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download .
Ccleaner is a great all purpose tool. The most useful tool is probably the registry cleaner.

The Best Security combo for all types of systems.
 
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