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Old 02-08-2005, 7:54 PM
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Arrow PC Problems? - links to ONLINE WEB BASED virus scanners (all free to use)

This thread is for free online scanners, which run in your web browser - NOT installed software like Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG and so on. The online scanners are useful because certain infections can prevent resident anti-virus software installing or running correctly.

If you think you might have a virus problem and you either have no anti-virus protection or your own anti-virus wont run, click on any of the links below for a free online scan (connection to internet required):


Note: Some of these scanners use ActiveX and need to be opened in Internet Explorer to run correctly.


TOGFAQ

Eset's NOD32

A-squared Emsi

BitDefender

Ca.

Comodo

CyberTech

e-Acceleration Stop-Sign

E-Trust

F-Secure

iolo

Kaspersky

McAfee

Microsoft

MyV3

Panda

Quickheal

Rising

Sophos

Symantec

Trend Micro Housecall




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Old 02-08-2005, 8:27 PM
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This one by Trend works with FireFox
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:18 PM
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Thanks TOG, good work
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rabialiones

hiya, how do you disable system restore????????
In XP : Right-click My Computer..scroll down to properties and click. This opens system properties and you'll see the System Restore tab - click that and the System Restore window opens then click System Restore settings and tick the box to switch off System Restore. Just remember to switch it back on after scanning.

PS: anyone thinking of using the free online Panda activescan - bit of a waste of time, it scans alright but wants you to upgrade/purchase if it's to remove any nasties! Use one of the others instead that will actually remove nasty stuff: trend Micro or Bitdefender.
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Old 22-08-2005, 9:22 PM
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Hiya there.

On your good list of free virus scanners you missed out the best possible one.

It is called Anti-Vir (google it ) - the default page is german but there is an english site somewhere. I've had it for about a year now.. its got rid of every virus and its absolutely brilliant. They've just commercialised as well but still have the free version with all definition files.

Highly recommended.

http://www.free-av.com is the link
another one who missed the point of the thread....the list is of free ONLINE scanners !!

there is already a list on free Anti Virus software in the Techie FAQ's at the top of the Techie section
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Old 23-08-2005, 12:00 AM
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I just dont understand any of this stuff .................................. ADVISE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED AS i DONT WANT THINGS TO GET ANY WORSE
I would suggest you have a read of the Internet Security - Free! Viruses! section of the Techie FAQ's and if you can't find info there post a new thread about your problems and people will be able to advise you.
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http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...&page=10&pp=10

Lool there! I have never had any probs - and have picked up hundreds of bits of rubbish!!

Jazz
but this thread is for Online scanners ??

that it installed software
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Old 10-09-2005, 1:12 PM
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frans post about 4 posts up covers the link to the FAQ article about anti-virus software ...

those who are not technically minded may get confused by you linking out to other software

as the first post states

"If you think you might have a virus problem and you either have no anti-virus protection or your own anti-virus wont run, click on any of the links below for a free online scan (connection to internet required):"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Browntoa
frans post about 4 posts up covers the link to the FAQ article about anti-virus software ...

those who are not technically minded may get confused by you linking out to other software

as the first post states

"If you think you might have a virus problem and you either have no anti-virus protection or your own anti-virus wont run, click on any of the links below for a free online scan (connection to internet required):"

OKAY OKAY - POINT TAKEN!

Thats my butt well and truly kicked.
Only tryin to b helpful
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Old 29-09-2005, 5:36 PM
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Online Kaspersky scanner: http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
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Old 29-09-2005, 6:12 PM
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Thanks meclive

I'll add that to the list in the OP.



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Old 03-10-2005, 6:54 PM
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Default Symantec (Norton)

You can do a free security check and virus scan using the Symantec link below:
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/d...d=ie&venid=sym
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You can do a free security check and virus scan using the Symantec link below:
So that'll also be the 12th link down the list on the original post, then?? :rolleyes:

Doh!



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Old 08-11-2005, 11:42 AM
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Quite like this one - checked but couldn't see it on the list, It appears to work fine with Firefox as well.

http://scan.sygatetech.com/

Gives you a variety of options.
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Old 22-11-2005, 7:05 PM
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Here's a Free Scan site...

http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/ActiveScan.htm
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Old 23-11-2005, 10:15 AM
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There's a lot more to computer security than virus prevention. Anti-virus won't stop spyware, which can cause as much damage as a virus; you're just less likely to notice straight away. http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm explains what you're dealing with.
There's also the problem of fake websites, I've not yet tried http://www.corestreet.com/spoofstick/ but it looks an interesting tool to stop you getting caught out by phishing sites.

I'm no expert but having seen a spyware bug jump into my computer, and spending several weeks getting rid of it and others of which I was unaware, I've found some useful and, I believe, reliable advice.

Before you start though, be aware that there's a lot of anti-spyware available that is either a money-making activity, or is actually spyware. http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm lists dozens of questionable or downright malicious providers, including some with very similar names to those recommended below. It also has information about trustworthy sites. Please please check there before using anything you find using a search engine, or recommended by someone you don't know…you don't know me, do you?

You could start with http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm, or go straight to http://www.aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm It's part of http://www.aumha.org/win5/, which is a site recommended by a techie at work who I trust completely.

Having cleaned up my system, I'm now updating and running at least once a week, the following free downloads:
CWShredder http://www.aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.exe
Ad-Aware SE Personal http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
SpyBot S&D http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
IESpyAd2 https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm
MS AntiSpy http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx
Spyware Blaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/index.html


I have also used HiJackThis http://www.aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe, which is great provided you follow the instructions very carefully. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...howtutorial=42,
and http://aumha.org/a/hjttutor.php
Take advice from the Aumha forums about what to delete http://forum.aumha.org/index.php?c=12. (It's very easy to delete vital stuff…don't blame me if you mess up!)

I've got cookie blocker set to 'high' on the Privacy tab of Internet Properties in Control Panel, and I use Zone Alarm’s anti-virus stuff (It's well priced on Amazon) as well as the MS firewall.
Before switching to Zone Alarm I used their free firewall item:
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp;jsessionid=CB44VAEt2271nf8yNMlC9d d31gWjPD6VazS1H2gBxL0saefxeLwC!482760674!-1062696905!7551!7552!NONE
and adjust the settings
http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm-Ti...7.html?!!!!!txt

I’ve pretty well stopped using MS Internet Explorer and now use Deepnet Explorer. http://www.deepnetexplorer.com/ It's nicer to use as each page has its own tab, and has a 'phishing' alarm.

There's loads more stuff at
http://www.aumha.org/freeware/morefree.htm
http://www.pchell.com/

Good Luck
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sometimes a nasty virus or spyware can actually disable your anti-virus scanner thats installed on your computer, so if you are found to be infected, or you have loads of spyware, its always a good idea to ry an online virus scan to make sure your anti virus software is working as it should.

ps. please note, anti-virus software is one of a few thoings someone can do to protect their computers,
you also need firewall, unless you have windows firewall ( windows xp users)
you also need a spy removal tool like the guy above has listed
as well as an anti-virus program (i used to use Norton antivirus, but once they started to ask for payment for subscriptions, i switched to AVG antivirus - theres not a lot of difference.)
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great list there
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Not sure if anyone hasa answered this one, but these free scans are ok, then to fix the problem you have to purchase the prog, at £30 or whatever. Can anyone suggest any free progs that remove these viruses or Trojans. I run AVG and also run spysweeper occaisionally. I may actually be refferring to spyware. Sorry for the confusion

The online scanners DO fix problems, AVG removes viruses and guess what
yep its Free.. so is Avast, but dont have two antivirus programs installed
at the same time or your PC will go bonkers and die.

:rolleyes:

Dont worry about the confusion it happens all the time.

For Spyware or Scumware removal there is MS AntiSpyware Beta, Adaware
and also Spybot Search and destroy all free, Just google the names.

The a blue line of text will appear and that is called a link.
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Trend Micro's online scan Housecall removes viruses... Well 99% of the ones it detects anyway
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