Free Your Computer From Viruses For Free

Free Virus Scanners

Virus scanners operate by searching your harddisk(s) for files which might be infected by a virus. This method is never 100% secure, since only known viruses (or known virus patterns) are detected. If an infection has been detected in a certain file, the virus scanner might be able to clean the file, but very often this is not the case. In that case, you can try another scanner to clean the file.

Antidote Super Lite version - VINTAGE SOLUTIONS, INC offers the simplest virus check program. This program is very easy to use : Download the file and just execute it. It is the self-extract program and can run without any system setup. So you do not need to install and alter your system. It will not destroy your current anti-virus program either. This program contains the same virus database as the standard ANTIDOTE package so that it is capable of checking all viruses registered in their latest virus database. However there is no update module provided for this program. They will revise this program when they generate weekly updates. (Interval between 7 - 10 days) Users are strongly recommend to revise the program copy every week in order to catch new viruses.This program operates under : Windows 95,98,Me,NT4.0(sp3 or later),2000,XP

AVG Free edition - Grisoft Free edition of the AVG anti-virus program for Windows and Linux protects you against viruses, worms and trojans. AVG Free is the most popular free solution available at no cost to home users and provides the high level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers.

- Easy to use, low system resources
- Automatic update functionality
- Real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run
- AVG’s Virus Vault for the safe handling of infected files
Other free product offered by Grisoft are:
Anti-Spyware - Protects you against spyware, adware and identity-theft.
Anti-Rootkit- Protects you against sophisticated rootkit attacks.Tested and recommended.

PC Tools Antivirus - Free anti-virus program + firewall for Windows. PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition feature highlights

- Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing
- Detects, quarantines, disinfects and destroys Viruses, Trojans and Worms
- OnGuard™ protects your computer against threats in real-time
- Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats
- Best of all it's FREE. No catches, limitations or time-limits.

Free Online Virus & Trojan Scanners

The virus and trojan scanners in this section do not need to be downloaded or installed, they run from inside your Webbrowser.

GFI online Trojan Scanner - Freeware online Trojan scanner. This program runs in your browser (Internet Explorer only, Windows), no explicit installation is required.

PC Pitstop - A large number of online computer and Internet related tests, including a virus scan and spyware test. The free virus scanner installs itself as an ActiveX control inside your Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher.

Free Email Protection

SpamDel - This very useful freeware program enables you to delete virus emails and spams directly on the mail server before download. This not only saves costs and time, but also reduces the risk of virus infection.

Free Anti-spyware product

Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free - Ad-Aware Free remains the most popular anti-spyware product for computer users around the world, with nearly one million downloads every week. Their free anti-spyware version provides you with advanced protection against spyware that secretly attaches and takes control of your computer, resulting in aggressive advertising pop-ups, sluggish computer activity, even identity theft through stolen bank details, passwords, and credit card account numbers. If you want real-time scanning capabilities, consider upgrading to Ad-Aware Plus (not-free) for real-time protection against spyware, all the time!

Spybot-Search & Destroy - Application to scan for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software.
Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system. For advanced users, it allows you to fix Registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious program installations. The handy online-update feature ensures that Spybot always has the most current and complete listings of adware, dialers, and other uninvited system residents.

EAV Antivirus Suite Free Edition by EAV Antivirus Suite can detect and eliminate spyware, Trojans, keyloggers, adware programs, browser hijackers, cookies, spybots, trackware, and other malware, even new and unknown ones, on your PC. EAV Antivirus Suite will scan all running processes, local files in real time automatically once you run the software. Once spyware or other malware appears, even if it hides in other programs, EAV Antivirus Suite will display a signal for warning and eliminate it consequently. Meanwhile, this software will clear all spyware-system-linked files as well as relative registry files. EAV Antivirus Suite can recover all damages with Internet Explorer caused by JavaScript viruses and ActiveX viruses. And it can also help you fulfill anti-hacker Windows settings.

Good Luck.