Free online scan that works with Firefox!

  gazmix 20:19 26 Mar 2007
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Hi
I have run AVG free edition & it found something it coldn't delete. I am looking for the best free online scan than is available with Firefox & hope it finds the same issue & it can be deleted!!

All seem to want IE 5 at least!

Is Firefox ignored by most online virus scans??

Cheers

Gaz

  VoG II 20:22 26 Mar 2007
  gazmix 20:42 26 Mar 2007

Hi & thanks
I tried the IE tab, it was a cause paini don't want to know on my pc!

I just want a site i can get a free virus check, via firefox! Simple!

Thanks

Gaz

  skidzy 21:05 26 Mar 2007
  skidzy 21:06 26 Mar 2007

Not sure if my link works with FF2

  gazmix 21:30 26 Mar 2007

Skidzy thanks
I tried this & it wouldn't co-operate, i'll try again!
It just downloaded stuff to my pc & then nothing!!!
Maybe an active x thing i dunno!

But i'll try again.

Thanks
Gaz

  Stuartli 21:43 26 Mar 2007

Can you name exactly what AVG can't delete?

I find that the free edition of AVG AntiSpyware discovers quite a few tracking cookies, for instance, but it won't delete a large number of them.

CCCleaner is far more effective.

  VoG II 21:45 26 Mar 2007

Why can't you use Internet Explorer?

  octal 21:48 26 Mar 2007

Wow, not only did Trend Micro work with Firefox it scanned my Linux box, the only thing it didn't find was the two test viruses I put on my machine to make sure the Linux AV is working, because I very rarely find anything. To be fair it's possible the Eclare test virus could be regarded as safe by Trend.

Interesting experiment.

  skidzy 22:47 26 Mar 2007

You may be correct,do not quote me on this but i think the Panda and Trend online scanners have the biggest database and your test virus (Eclair) may well be deemed as ( Nothreat ) as you say regarded as safe.

Ive very little experience of Linux and possible AV's,i did tinker a month back with Linux if only to split the script of a driver,with no luck i may add.

Glad Trend worked for you ok,maybe its time to try those other online scanners one by one to see if it finds Eclair,though i doubt it.


Gazmix

Is there a specific reason why not IE ?

  gazmix 23:28 26 Mar 2007

Whenever i try to get all the details from Trend it takes ages & has been running for hours.
I dunno if its scanning or just selectinng it don't say anywhere.
It says Extended select & check for vulnerabilities & thats it. & the 2 tv's att the bottom keep glowing!
Whats happening?
I get the trend micro, Security checks , check this computer for vulnerabilities!
Or
Run port scan &
then next:- perform the selected checks!

It's still there the 2 t.v's in bottom corner!, like for 3 hours!
No result yet!
Gaz

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