"CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?

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Dear friends:

"CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?

Can you trust it?


Thanks
Juan I. Cahis
Santiago de Chile (South America)
Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!

Re: "CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?


| Dear friends:
|
| "CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?
|
| Can you trust it?
|
| Thanks
| Juan I. Cahis


It is NOT an anti vurus application.  It is Dr. Web's removal tool.
It is trustworthy IFF it is obtained directly from Dr. Web.


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: "CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?

On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:39:37 GMT, "David H. Lipman"

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Yes, it is. It is an on demand scanner. Granted, you have to manually
download the newest version every time there are updated virus
signatures added, but it will completely scan your hard drive and
detect/remove any viruses that it finds. By definition it is an
anti-virus. It's just not a wise anti-virus solution for the
not_so_computer_saavy.



Re: "CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?


| On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:39:37 GMT, "David H. Lipman"
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| Yes, it is. It is an on demand scanner. Granted, you have to manually
| download the newest version every time there are updated virus
| signatures added, but it will completely scan your hard drive and
| detect/remove any viruses that it finds. By definition it is an
| anti-virus. It's just not a wise anti-virus solution for the
| not_so_computer_saavy.
|

To be an application it would need an installer and perform "On Demand" and "On
Access"
scanning.

A utility runs "On Demand" scans.

I know, I wrote the Multi AV Scanning Tool.  It is not an application, it is a
utility.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: "CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?

On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:03:39 -0400, Juan I. Cahis

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It is an on demand scanner only with adequate detection for most
people with common sense. Whether you fall into that catagory I do not
know.

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Dear Bill & friends:


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Well, I expect to be one in that category!!!!!

My idea is to load CureIt in a pendrive to help some friends that
aren't computer users with common sense.


Thanks
Juan I. Cahis
Santiago de Chile (South America)
Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!

Re: "CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?

On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:41:54 -0400, Juan I. Cahis

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That would work, but not as a preventitive measure. They would likely
be better off using a program with on-access scanning.

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Surely. But after the disaster, I will be able to check the computer
without to have the danger of using an outdated antivirus already
installed (and maybe infected too).

Thanks
Juan I. Cahis
Santiago de Chile (South America)
Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!

Re: "CureIt.exe", is it good as a standalone antivirus?




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Which is perfectly okay, but CureIT is a utility only; it's not meant to
be a replacement.


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Dustin Cook,  Author of BugHunter
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