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A-Squared Free – Free Malware Scanner

Ciaran Moore - January 11, 2008

As you probably know by now (hopefully), its essential these days to have an anti-malware/spyware/adware scanner. Along with the mandatory protection of an antivirus program of course.

A-Squared Free is ,as the name implies, a free scanner for scanning your computer for nasties that may have crept on behind the scenes. It contains a massive database that is very regularly added to, just be sure to update it each time before you run it. I advise doing a full system scan the first time you use it, but you can also use it by right clicking on a folder and choosing it from the context menu to scan that folder. Its extensive and growing database of Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Dialers and other such unwelcome guests on your computer makes this another powerful tool in the ongoing job of keeping your computer secure and private.

Its interface is neat, easy on the eyes and simple to use. It currently has over 4 million users, so they must be doing something right!

You can find out more info and download it by clicking right here.

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One Response to “A-Squared Free – Free Malware Scanner”

  1. AntimalwareExpert Says:

    I especially likes the command-line version of a-squared anti-malware. To my surprised, this seems to be the only tool that works in command prompt console. I mean, among free tools. I tried DrWeb 4.44 comamnd-line scanner – and it requires a key to run. Same is with Vexira. F-prot once had a DOS-like antivirus, but stopped supporting it long time ago. Other big security software vendors seem to have a command-line console support – but for their enterprise products only. So I did my little research to find a competitor for a-squared free anti-malware command-line scanner, and found nothing. Admittedly this is the only software developer that offers two great tools for free in both GUI and command console versions.

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