Looking for a Virus Scanner that doesn't hijack computer


I'm looking for a virus scanner that doesn't hi-jack my computer.

I'm a power user and don't need the scanner constantly running, showing me pop-ups, blocking traffic, hogging processor time.

I'm really hoping there is a lightweight scanner that I can install and it doesn't constantly run in the background. One I could select certain files to scan.

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  1. Microsoft Security Essentials
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    Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
    1. Avira Anvivir - .
    Avira has very good internet security, real time updates, great overall protection.

    2. Malwarebytes - .
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    3. Ccleaner - .
    Ccleaner is a great all purpose tool. The most useful tool is probably the registry cleaner.

    The Best Security combo for all types of systems.
  3. avira fee or avast free

    malwarebytes free


    spyware blaster free!

    pctools firewall plus free!
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