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Best free virus/malware scans?

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#1 nysportsfan45


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

What are the best scans I can preform to make sure my computer is virus/malaware free?

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:05 AM

Just like with anti-virus programs...there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-malware solution to supplement your existing security protection. You may need to experiment and find the most suitable combination for your needs.

Please see: Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools


List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-spyware or get a second opinion:

Note: Many of these tools are stand-alone applications contained within zipped files...meaning they require no installation so after extraction, they can be copied to and run from usb drives.

You can always supplement your anti-virus or get a second opinion by performing an Online Virus Scan. ESET is one of the more effective online scanners.

Not so Free malware scanning/removal programs:

For a list of other recommended security tools (i.e SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol) and resources, please refer to:
* Bleeping Computer's Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
* Bleeping Computer's List of Antivirus, Antimalware, And Antispyware Resources



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