How To Get A Clean PC
Virus Scan & Repair, FREE
Is your PC infected NOW? Don't know for sure and want to
find out? Here are some FREE ways to scan AND fix your PC.
TIP: If your computer is so
fouled up it barely even boots up, you can boot into
windows safe mode with Network support
and use an online scanner. What I have found though is that
in safe mode you may not have enough screen resolution -
everything is too big - and some of the online scanning
websites can be hard or even impossible to read and
Let's look at some options for full system
cleaningThis is where you want to start if you KNOW your
PC is infected.
Avast! Virus Cleaner - Free
download, limited virus cleaner.
Panda Activescan - Online
Scanner, Will clean viruses, worms, and
Trojans. Offers deeper cleaning for $$.
Micro Sysclean - This is an
offline virus scanner. There are
instructions to use, (free download), complete virus
Try one of these first. The value in any other Free
scanner that doesn't clean for free can be identification of
the problem; then google the problem for a solution you can
implement on your own - many times for free.
How about other malware?One of the tools that I have
gotten the best results from over the years is Lavasoftusa's AdAware. The Free
Personal Edition will do basic scanning and cleaning.
(They sell other versions that provide real time
protection.) No scanner is 100%. Period. Typically it's
best to combine 2 or more scanners. SpyBot Search &
Destroy is very popular also.
I find that the best defense against malware is
your own surfing habits!Check out my
"user behavior" page to see what I'm talking about
There's nothing COOL about CoolWebSearch
So get rid of it now! Download the Free CWShredder. If you don't have a clean PC
now, why wait? Get it fixed pronto using one of the above
FREE cleaning tools.
But be sure and implement a full time antivirus and security
solution. My clients have found Trend Micro PC-Cillin to be the
best of the bunch. One license is good for 3 PC's. It
isn't as big of performance hog as a Norton or as invasive as a
McAfee. Has more features than the free offerings.
PC all clean? Now what?
You should head over to my
computer security section now and keep those problems
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