The following freeware aps will detect and remove spyware/malware from your computer and in addition to your resident anti-virus program you should have several (if not all) of these installed (and used frequently - each may detect things that the others may not -always update them before you run them)
AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
(install the Teatimer feature and have it run at startup)
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
(this program should also run at all times - it gives you real time protection)
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html
. Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.
Set all of the above to update automatically if applicable.Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:
(these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these as they require Active X.)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scannerhttp://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan
Etrust Anti-virus web scannerhttp://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
.Online trojan scans here
Windows Security Trojanscanhttp://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
You can also use the following freeware ap, Startup Inspector, to prevent the program from starting when your computer boots. Startup Monitor notifies you if any program is being added to the startup menu and gives you the option of whether or not you want it added.
Both are available here:http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.php
Edited by Enthusiast, 04 February 2006 - 07:27 PM.