Panda ActiveScan (free)

  Batch 13:22 26 Mar 07

Has anyone else had probs with Panda ActiveScan in the last few days / couple of weeks?

When I last tried to run it (on 2 separate PCs, one XP Home, one XP Pro), it updated its plugin in some way (as well as downloaded latest signatures etc.) and then when I clicked for it to commence its scan it just froze at the point of scanning memory. Had to use Task Manager to close the process.

Re-running has same effect (except it doesn't update the plugin again).

Have tried contacting Panda direct, but no response from them.

  MichelleC 14:03 26 Mar 07

I don't use it anymore because you have to pay to get rid of its results (which are always a bit dubious). I now use bitDefender for online scans click here

  Batch 14:16 26 Mar 07

Thanks, that's certainly a possibility, but I've never found anything that's needed removing. Even if I did, I'd just roll back to the most recent Acronis system image (or earlier, if necessary) - it's much cleaner and more certain.

I use AdAware, Housecall, SpyBot and AVG in my armoury as well anyhow - but as we (hopefully) know, none of them are perfect.

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