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Anti-virus Software

AVG Anti-virus

Basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows. Includes free updates. No registration of any kind required.

Avast! Anti-virus

Avast! Home Edition provides virus and malware protection. Available free of charge for non-commercial home use and requires free registration before the end of the initial 60 day trial period. Free key for 1 year will be sent to email.

Avira AntiVir Personal

Protects against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers. Includes basic Anti-spyware.

Virus removal tools

DrWeb CureIt scan and removal

Excellent easy to use free utility to clean your computer infected with viruses and various unwanted codes. Updated hourly.

AVP scan and removal tool by Kaspersky

Excellent scanner for infected machines. Cleans and removes infections. Updated several times per day.

Anti-virus Rescue CDs

Kaspersky Rescue CD

Kaspersky rescue CD .ISO. Updated on a monthly basis with latest Kaspersky signatures. Signatures in .ISO can be updated manually before CD burning for maximum efficiency.

DrWeb Rescue CD

minDrWebLiveCD bootable rescue CD .ISO. Features a standard highly efficient Dr.Web scanner and updated with latest DrWeb signatures.

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta, a recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware. In addition, Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta can be used if you cannot install or start an antivirus solution on your PC, or if the installed solution can’t detect or remove malware on your PC.

AVG Rescue CD

The AVG Rescue CD is a toolkit for the rescue and repair of infected machines. It provides essential utilities and includes: comprehensive administration toolkit, system recovery from virus and spyware infections, ability to perform a clean boot from CD or USB stick.

Avira AntiVir Rescue CD

Avira AntiVir bootable rescue CD .ISO. Updated with latest Avira signatures.

BitDefender Rescue CD

BitDefender bootable rescue CD .ISO. Updated with latest signatures.

F-Secure Rescue CD

F-Secure Rescue-CD bootable .ISO. Updated with latest signatures. Scroll down for the “Rescue-CD 3.01 ZIP” link on the left.

Free Online Anti-virus Scanners

Trend Micro’s online virus scanner

Application for checking whether your computer has been infected by viruses, spyware, or other malware. Not reliable enough, select only if cleaning or deletion is desired. Performs additional security checks to identify and fix vulnerabilities to prevent reinfection. Might require Java VM Core Engine, works on Internet Eplorer and Firefox.

Kaspersky Online Virus Scanner

Free online virus scanner scans your machine very deeply, so it could take hours to complete. Will not remove the malware from your machine if it finds it – installing the software is required to remove infection. Also includes file scanner.

VirusTotal online file scanner

You can submit single files only to Virustotal, via their online scanner or by email. File size must not exceed 5Mb. The file is scanned by several different scan engines and results reported for each. Detection only.

Jotti Online Malware Files Scan

Jotti returns file scan results for several different scanners. The scan engines used by Jottie differ from those used by Virustotal and thus it’s often worthwhile to use both. Detection only.

Panda ActiveScan 2.0

Advanced online scanner based on Collective Intelligence (scanning in-the-cloud) that detects malware. You will have to download the ActiveX controls for your browser.

McAfee FreeScan

Based on McAfee VirusScan engine, FreeScan searches for viruses, including the latest known “in the wild” viruses. Provides links to more information about the viruses and what you can do to clean your system. Requires formal registration prior to use.

Sophos free tools

Tools that can be used by everyone to reduce vulnerabilities and threats in their systems.

Firewall Software

Comodo Firewall

Comodo Internet Security 3.9 includes multilingual support, integrated BOClean anti-malware protection, and a free 30 day trial of LivePCSupport. Firewall can be installed without anti-virus.

ZoneAlarm Firewall

One of the oldest of the free personal firewalls, offers permission-based policy management for both inbound and outbound attempts.


USB Disk Security

Must have resident program that protects from autorun malware from USB drives. Does not require signature updates.

RootkitRevealer v1.71

Advanced rootkit detection utility. Runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit.


Displays processes and resources that Windows Explorer would never show. Detects malicious processes and services in memory, registry and system files.

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