Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:59 PM
<<Try using Dr Web Free Scanner, it pretty much clear most viruses from your computer.>>
Sorry, but I always have to take issue with statements like this one.
There is no one product made by anyone, at any time...which is/was/will be capable of "clearing most viruses" from a system. I believe that fact has been hammered home time and again...by all those posters whose comments include noting that they had an AV program installed and updated. An AV program or any resemblance to such...is only one of several steps...that any user intending to protect/defend a system...employs.
Secondly...assuming that something "pretty much' clears ALL malware items that exist today...does that mean that it misses or is ineffective against "only a few" malware items? How many malware items belong in that group that isn't overcome/defensed? Are these the more virulent, harmful types of malware...are there rootkits and other virulent forms of malware included in that "most" group...or do they fall in the other group? What about malware enabling theft of personal identification, access to credit card and other financial info...are they in that "most" group or outside of it?
"Clearing most viruses" should not be the goal...keeping the system free of viruses by employing sound principles of system defense...seems like a more credible, satisfying goal to urge users to attain.