Monday, October 12, 2009

AntiVirus / AntiMalware Tools

These days if someone gets infected I almost always prone to wipe the hard disk and reload applications. Rootkits have made extremely painful, causing virus's to appear out of seemingly nowhere after the virus was removed from System folders and the like.

WARNING: USE THESE TOOLS AT YOUR OWN RISK. READ THE DOCUMENTATION, DO YOUR RESEARCH FROM THIRD PARTY'S DOCUMENTATION AND LOGGING - You may lose all your data and have problems afterwards. I haven't yet, but that doesn't mean you won't. Your computer is not the same as mine and it's configuration.

None the less here is a list of my favourite tools for users to run:

MS Malicious Software remover
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/results.aspx?pocId=&freetext=Malicious%20Software%20Removal%20Tool%20&DisplayLang=en

ComboFix (AntiMalware)
http://www.combofix.org/

McAfee Stinger
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

F-Secure EasyClean
http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/security/security-lab/tools-and-services/removal-tools/


SPECIFIC VIRUS REMOVAL TOOLS

AVG
http://free.avg.com/au-en/virus-removal

AVAST
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-virus-cleaner.html

BitDefender
http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Downloads/browseFreeRemovalTool/

McAfee
http://home.mcafee.com/VirusInfo/VirusRemovalTools.aspx?ctst=1

Kapersky
http://www.kaspersky.com/removaltools

Symantec
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/removaltools.jsp

Cheers, josh

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