Unfortunately, no. You not only have to have an Etrade account, but you need to make at least 30 trades per quarter with them to qualify. I really don't know of a free stock scanner since I don't use one. My guess would be if it is free, it isn't real time. In terms of settings, everyone's criteria is different. Since I am a bounce trader I have two separate scans running. One is for otc and pinks that have fallen below 20% and the other one is for the big boards that have fallen below 15%. There are so many different types of scans you can run depending on what type of trading you are looking at. It could be based on the size of the bid/ask or volume or technical, etc. What I like about the one I use is that it has filters so I can set it to prices, spread size, volume, and exchanges to name a few.