Here is a List of FREE Online Scans that target Viruses and Spyware:
Trend Micro - Free online virus Scan
HouseCall is a Free Scanner that can Scan
Your PC for the latest viruses and remove them automatically and or help you
with instructions to remove them manually if necessary.
BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan
BitDefender Online Scanner is a fully functional
antivirus product, featuring all required elements for thorough antivirus
scanning and effective cleaning. Bitdefender scans your system's memory,
all files, folders and drives' boot sectors, providing you with the option to
automatically clean the infected files.
Free online antivirus to combat viruses, spyware and other Internet threats.
They scan for and remove over 110,000 viruses, worms and Trojans from all
system devices, hard disks, compressed file and all your email.
They also detect spyware and the following types of malware: Dialers, Hacking
tools, Jokes, Security risks.
Free Online Virus Scanner by Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software
The Kaspersky Online Scanner uses Microsoft ActiveX technologies to scan your
computer for malicious code. The scanner uses MS Internet Explorer to scan
your machine while online.
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner
Free Virus Scan · Cleaning Utilities · Virus Information Center - The Virus
Information Center serves as a rich, up-to-the-minute resource, containing
detailed information on viruses, worms, Trojans, and hoaxes, as well as
valuable documentation on the implementation of comprehensive antivirus
protection. CA’s eTrust Threat Analysis and Response Global Emergency Team
(TARGET) monitor around-the-clock to defend against the damaging effects a
virus outbreak could cause.
X-Cleaner Micro Edition
This online scanner was developed by FaceTime Security Labs, makers of the
X-Cleaner Spyware Remover. X-Cleaner scans for a wide range of Greynet
Applications including: adware, keyloggers, Trojans and many other forms of
potentially unwanted software that the downloadable freeware version of
X-Cleaner also targets.
Using Housecall to scan for Viruses
Open Internet Explorer and type into the Address Bar
and press Enter. (You can also click on the previous link if you so choose).
Under "Scan Your PC" click on the
link that says "Scan Now. It's Free! ".
At “Please Select Your Location”,
click on the Drop Box, select United States and click on the Go button.
Housecall will then begin
downloading the updates onto your computer. This may take a while to finish
but once it's finished it will show you the drives you can scan on your
You'll want to put a checkmark in
the box in front of the Local Disk (C:) and then click the "SCAN" button
to the right. This will open another window showing you the amount of
files scanned and below that a list of all the viruses it detects. The
scan may take a while to run depending on how many files are on your
Once the scan finishes you'll want
to select all of the viruses it detects and then click on the "Clean"
button. Any files that Housecall is unable to clean you'll then want to
click on the Delete button and try removing them from the computer. Once
that finishes click on the "Close" button. It will bring up another window
asking if you really want to close. Click on "Yes" and it will bring you
back to the main page.
Remember: If you do not feel confident in your
ability to accurately follow these instructions, please do not attempt to
remove a virus on your own.
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Unless you know how to avoid it
and/or combat it, you probably have it on your computer.
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