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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2023, 10:58:36 PM »
I tried to download the ESET one but after a sequence of wanting lots of data about my computer, it locked up at 7% so after waiting some time, I shut the download down.
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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2023, 08:37:24 AM »
KVRT.EXE wanted to be a server, who knows for what purbose ?
An antivirus is a virus of viruses.
Then there are virus specialists in antivirus.
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I'd rather be this ambulant metamorphosis than to have that old opinion about everything

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2023, 10:32:59 AM »
An antivirus is a virus of viruses.
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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2023, 12:09:08 PM »
Just tried another one, MAfee stinger64.

McAfee® Labs Stinger Version 12.2.0.565 built on Mar 20 2023 at 02:48:39
Copyright┬ę 2013-2023, McAfee, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

AV Engine version v6600.9919 for Windows.
Virus data file v9999.0 created on Mar 20, 2023
Ready to scan for 9761 viruses, trojans and variants.

Scan initiated on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 12:00:02


Summary Report on Smart Scan
File(s)
   TotalFiles:............   3416
   Clean:.................   3416
   Not Scanned:........... 0
   Possibly Infected:.....   0

Time: 00:04:10

Scan completed on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 12:04:12

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2023, 12:14:34 PM »

   TotalFiles:............   3416

My scan took 10 hours for around 20 Million files :biggrin:

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2023, 12:22:15 PM »
I just tried the ESET one again, locked up on 7% again and it was difficult to delete. Shame as they used to be one of the good ones.

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2023, 12:31:15 PM »
You must have some time to waste.  :tongue:

At 2:30 AM, I waste it on walking catfish :biggrin:

Best downloaded directly before doing a scan to get the latest data. Comes at the right price.  :biggrin:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/intelligence/safety-scanner-download?view=o365-worldwide

I trusted an old friend and launched the scammer, oops: scanner. When it told me about "213 infected files", there was no way to interrupt it without losing the results, so I let it continue. At 100% cpu = all 4 cores fully used, btw, but still responsive for other simple tasks such as reading the Masm32 forum :cool:

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2023, 03:40:47 PM »
At 2:30 AM, I waste it on walking catfish :biggrin:

Heh; some decades ago I had some friends who had a band called "Joaquin Catfish". (Good band, too.)

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2023, 07:43:16 PM »
Works for me in Windows 7 64-bit

think twice before using russian spyware :)
full of backdoors and Kremlin stuff

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2023, 09:56:59 PM »
Fun with Micros*t

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Rob Koch: To truly answer your question, you need to understand how the Microsoft security apps actually operate, since that's part of why this sort of situation can be confusing to those who don't.

In other words, I am a dumb user who doesn't understand that 213 infected actually means 213 potentially infected, we'll verify that at the end.

So that answers part 1 of my question. Part 2 concerns the threats detected shown in the second dialog. It would be helpful if the tool told the user where these threats were lying around. I am a dumb user, of course, but even then, if I was told that Win32/Ekstak sat around in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio (just an example, don't worry), I would have a chance to find out (looking at the offending file's time stamp) how I caught this beast, right?

Thanks anyway for the link. At least I found there the location of the log file: C:\Windows\debug\msert.log

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Microsoft on demand AV scanner
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2023, 08:22:51 AM »
I thought it might be a good idea to share the results with the Micros*t "community" :cool:

One thing's crystal clear from reading that thread, and the ensuing ones (like the one titled "What is wrong with the Microsoft Safety Scanner status information and logging?"): The Micro$oft apologist, Rob Koch, is an asshole.