Your Questions About Virus Removal Free

Posted by softwareguru on July 19, 2014

Sandy asks…

Completely Free Spyware/Virus removal program?

What are some good completely free spyware removal programs? I have attemped to use some “free” programs, but the free part is the scan, to show me how many files i have that need removal, but i need a product key or registration key or whatnot to actually remove these programs. I have the “WinAntivirusPro” virus, which is really making me mad, because I cannot download updates directly to my computer since that program (a false antivirus program) blocks any such updates/websites ect. Luckily, I have a desktop which I am using do download programs and transfer them USB to my laptop. Soooo back to my question. What is a good FREE (including REMOVAL of spyware/ trojans/ trojan downloader/ virus) That I can download and transfer to my laptop via USB? thanks for your time and understanding!
~josh

softwareguru answers:

If you feel up to it…..
Use a friends computer and get some software on CD using your friends intarweb connection…

Get adaware from lavasoft for apyware, trojans….look up the virus name on the Symantec site or the McAfee site. Some come with free removal tools, and some, you need to purchase the software.

Spyware is computer software that is installed surreptitiously on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user’s interaction with the computer, without the user’s informed consent.

While the term spyware suggests software that secretly monitors the user’s behavior, the functions of spyware extend well beyond simple monitoring. Spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, such as Internet surfing habit, sites that have been visited, but can also interfere with user control of the computer in other ways, such as installing additional software, redirecting Web browser activity, accessing websites blindly that will cause more harmful viruses, or diverting advertising revenue to a third party. Spyware can even change computer settings, resulting in slow connection speeds, different home pages, and loss of Internet or other programs. In an attempt to increase the understanding of spyware, a more formal classification of its included software types is captured under the term privacy-invasive software.

In response to the emergence of spyware, a small industry has sprung up dealing in anti-spyware software. Running anti-spyware software has become a widely recognized element of computer security best practices for Microsoft Windows desktop computers. A number of jurisdictions have passed anti-spyware laws, which usually target any software that is surreptitiously installed to control a user’s computer

-=Anti-spyware programs=-

Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware 2008Many programmers and some commercial firms have released products designed to remove or block spyware. Steve Gibson’s OptOut pioneered a growing category. Programs such as Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware SE (free scans for non-commercial users, must pay for other features) and Patrick Kolla’s Spybot – Search & Destroy (all features free for non-commercial use) rapidly gained popularity as effective tools to remove, and in some cases intercept, spyware programs. More recently Microsoft acquired the GIANT AntiSpyware software, rebranding it as Windows AntiSpyware beta and releasing it as a free download for Genuine Windows XP and Windows 2003 users. In 2006, Microsoft renamed the beta software to Windows Defender (free), and it was released as a free download in October 2006 and is included as standard with Windows Vista. Other well-known commercial anti-spyware products include:

PC Tools’s Spyware Doctor (free scans but you have to pay to remove the spyware)
Sunbelt Software’s Counterspy (15-day free trial)
Trend Micro’s HijackThis (free)
Webroot Software’s Spy Sweeper (free version does not remove spyware)
ParetoLogic’s Anti-Spyware and XoftSpy SE (free version does not remove spyware)
Major anti-virus firms such as Symantec, McAfee and Sophos have come later to the table, adding anti-spyware features to their existing anti-virus products. Early on, anti-virus firms expressed reluctance to add anti-spyware functions, citing lawsuits brought by spyware authors against the authors of web sites and programs which described their products as “spyware”. However, recent versions of these major firms’ home and business anti-virus products do include anti-spyware functions, albeit treated differently from viruses. Symantec Anti-Virus, for instance, categorizes spyware programs as “extended threats” and now offers real-time protection from them (as it does for viruses).

Recently, the anti-virus company Grisoft, creator of AVG Anti-Virus, acquired anti-spyware firm Ewido Networks, re-labeling their Ewido anti-spyware program as AVG Anti-Spyware Professional Edition. AVG also used this product to add an integrated anti-spyware solution to some versions of the AVG Anti-Virus family of products, plus made a freeware AVG Anti-Spyware Free Edition available for private and non-commercial use. This shows a trend by anti virus companies to launch a dedicated solution to spyware and malware. Zone Labs, creator of Zone Alarm firewall have also released an anti-spyware program.

-=Fake anti-spyware programs=-
See also: List of fake anti-spyware programs
See also: Rogue software
Malicious programmers have released a large number of fake anti-spyware programs, and widely distributed Web banner ads now spuriously warn users that their computers have been infected with spyware, directing them to purchase programs which do not actually remove spyware—or worse, may add more spyware of their own.[44][45]

The recent proliferation of fake or spoofed antivirus products has occasioned some concern. Such products often bill themselves as antispyware, antivirus, or registry cleaners, and sometimes feature popups prompting users to install them. This software is called rogue software.

It recommended that users do not install any freeware claiming to be anti-spyware unless it is verified to be legitimate. Some known offenders include:

AntiVirus Gold
ContraVirus
Errorsafe (AKA system doctor)
MacSweeper
PAL Spyware Remover
Pest Trap
PSGuard
SpywareStrike
Spyware Quake
Spydawn
Spylocked
SpyShredder
Spy Sheriff
Spy Wiper
UltimateCleaner
WinAntiVirus Pro 2006
WinFixer
WorldAntiSpy

Ken asks…

Is there a free removal for virus and Trojans ?

having trouble , keep getting warnings, avg says I’m protected, but alerts keep coming for backdoor virus

softwareguru answers:

To Remove Virus/Malware/Trojan,Fake Anti-Virus, Worm Pop pop up Advertising,
Rougue Spyware and
Adware
in you Computer First Use Manual Steps to Turn Off on System Restore
Steps to turn off System Restore

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
3. Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
4. Click OK.
5. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore.

Then After Restart you Computer Safe Mode with Networking How To Restart? To get into the Windows Safe Mode with Networking computer is booting press and hold your “F8 Key” which should bring up the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to Safe Mode with Networking and press your Enter key. Then Download
the following file to your Desktop and Scan

rkill http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

Download Update and Scan by Using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Press This Link http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=contentBody;mostPopTwoColWrap&cdlPid=10997763

Download and Scan By using Remove Fake Antivirus description
This application is used to remove fake Antiviruses from your computers press here http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Remove-Fake-Antivirus.shtml

Download and Scan by Use Super Anti-spyware Press here http://www.superantispyware.com/

Download and Use ATF Cleaner is my own personal Temp file removal tool.

* Features:Cleaning of all user temp folders, administrator only can use this feature.
* Cleaning of the Java cache, which seems to be harbouring more and more malware.
* Cleaning for the Opera browser, including Operas cache, cookies, history, download history, saved passwords and visited links http://download.cnet.com/ATF-Cleaner/3000-18512_4-89432.html

After Finish Remove Virus/Malware/Trojan Fake Anti-Virus Worm and
Rougue Spyware and
Adware
Restart You Computer To Be Normal Then After Turn On System Restore.Steps to turn on System Restore

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
3. Click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
4. Click OK.

After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.
Restart you Computer to be Normal.

To make Sure you don’t have Any Virus,Malware,Spyware, in you Computer Scan again By Using Norman Malware Cleaner Press here http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5450&file=1&evp=6980e63d4e482f0670e991265b3250e7

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