Virus Removal Tools

#1
Anyone know of a good free one? Other laptop was supposed to be protected with Kaspersky but it was attacked earlier. Don't want to go spending a fortune to sort it if there's a good freebie one out there.
 
#6
Will all these remove the viruses that are on my laptop for free or will I have to purchase it once it's said something along the lines of ''your PC is infected buy here to remove them''!
 
#8
Will all these remove the viruses that are on my laptop for free or will I have to purchase it once it's said something along the lines of ''your PC is infected buy here to remove them''!
No, they're free - no purchase necessary.
 
#9
Anyone know of a good free one? Other laptop was supposed to be protected with Kaspersky but it was attacked earlier. Don't want to go spending a fortune to sort it if there's a good freebie one out there.
Whatever you switch to, make sure you get rid of all the Kaspersky bits. It sticks like sh*t to a blanket, the built in removal tool doesn't do it all and the ligering bits will interfere with what ever you replace it with. There is (or was) a dedicated removal tool available from the Kaspersky website.

Avast is good, free and removes anything I've found on my laptop, but one thing to watch out for. Quite a few people find the Webshield function blocks their access to the internet and they have to turn it off. There's a lot of discussion on the Avast forum, but no guaranteed fix.
Cheers

Scratch
 
#11
Home - SurfRight

HitmanPro is free and good secondary check to run

If you do go up the Microsoft Security Essentials Route make sure you have a pukka MS software loaded.

I buy ESET Nod 32 every year and think its great. You can download and try free before purchase with no obligation. It updates itself daily and has never let me down.
Free ESET Trial from ESET International

The Secunia recommendation is spot on to as a good preventative measure and is easy to install and use
 
#12
#13
It depends what the infections/trojans are, i.e Vista security 2011 has been doing the rounds and it's a PITA to remove.
 
#14
Cheers for all the tips chaps.....trying the Microsoft one first!

Yours

Mr Computer Fuckwit

P.S.....Can you run two together as I've read that they interfere with each other? On this laptop I've got Mcafee so would it bugger it up if I doubled my security so to speak?
 
#15
Cheers for all the tips chaps.....trying the Microsoft one first!

Yours

Mr Computer Fuckwit


P.S.....Can you run two together as I've read that they interfere with each other? On this laptop I've got Mcafee so would it bugger it up if I doubled my security so to speak?
No, just google 'unistall Mcafee' and get rid, it'll be like a new computer after.

Yours

Mr Computer Halfwit
 
#16
For a free one I would go with the Microsoft badger (forgot about that one).

I like Nod 32 as well. My bank does offer Kaspersky at a discounted price, which I did use as well (not on the same computer of course).
 
#17
I just spent an hour removing Win7 Total Security 2011 fake AV virus off 3 PCs... it's a pain in the arse.

I swear by Avast! free AV with Malwarebytes installed and running once a week. All you need really.

Malwarebytes is one of the best bits of kit out there, though it's only a 'search and destroy' type jobby as opposed to a real-time scanner.
 
#19
I have used the Microsoft one and it seems on the surface to have sorted it. Would some of the trojans etc still be there and hidden away?
I've done a full scan and used the Malware checker and it saying that the system is ok but I've got my doubts.
 
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