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software available for 'scan on demand'?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by klutzycompy, Oct 21, 2003.

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  1. klutzycompy

    klutzycompy Thread Starter

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    QUESTION:is there a program available anywhere which i could install on my computer (?????)which i could store in the 'open with' file or 'send to ' file(????)(possible?)
    to scan occasional things which i may encounter (occasional downloads or e mails).for viruses,worms,etc.


    i am verynew with 'all things computer"..But i understnd that installing full antivirus programs,sometimes causes problems in computer workings...

    i have a used Compaq Presario (3 years old)with windows 98,which was installed by my local computer shop.

    .I had previously Windows ME on the same computer,but i found that since i was so new to computers,i caused the thing to 'seize up' OFTEN..especially when i downloaded new programs or tried to have more memory installed..,or tried almost any new(to me) application.

    if you need any more information on my OS,to answer my question above,i have' belarc advisor ' onboard..even if i do not know what everything in the analysis means,at least i can refer to it if need be

    .summary of questions-
    #1.
    ls there anantivirus program available anywhere which can be used for 'as required' applications????:confused:

    #2..can i save it in 'send to' or 'open with'?:confused:

    #3.how?:confused:
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Most Virus checkers do what you want.
    I and many people recommend a free (at the moment) one called AVG. It uses very little resources, scan incoming Mail, files read etc. You can get it to scan all downloaded files and you can right click on a file/folder and get it to scan it.
    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php
     
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