Reason Software Company’s herdProtect is a free malware scanning platform that you can use to scan your computer for spyware, adware and other forms of malicious threats. Right now, it’s still on its beta version so it can only scan your PC and give you some detailed results. It is also important to note that herdProtect is no ordinary type of malware scanning platform. It is basically powered by 68 anti-malware engines so it can thoroughly scan your PC for malicious threats plus it’s cloud-based. Just think of it as using a total of 68 anti-malware programs to perform a thorough scan. So if ever your anti-virus software fails to detect a potential threat, herdProtect will likely catch it .
Some protection programs adopted in the examination :
Agnitum, Avast! Antivirus, Avira AntiVir, BitDefender, BullGuard, ClamAV, Comodo, DrWeb, Emsisoft, ESET NOD32, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Microsoft Forefront, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Windows Defender, Panda Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, ZoneAlarm