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EMCO Malware Destroyer EMCO Malware Destroyer
EMCO Malware Destroyer performs a quick scan for thousands of common malware, adware, Trojans etc. The program lacks the advanced features of other anti-spyware solutions, as well as detailed descriptions for most of the detected items, but it may be useful as a second or third opinion.You can use EMCO Malware Destroyer to scan your local machine or you can scan a single remote computer on your network, provided you have proper access privileges. ...
3 star rating for EMCO Malware Destroyer   Freeware    More info & Download

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus Ad-Aware Free Antivirus
Ad-Aware is an antivirus and adware removal tool that scans your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for known data-mining, aggressive advertising, and tracking components. It then lists the results and offers to remove or quarantine the components. The free version offers basic real-time protection and automatic updates but has most other features disabled. You can upgrade to an optional Pro version, which offers additional email, web and network protection. ...
3.5 star rating for Ad-Aware Free Antivirus   Freeware    More info & Download

Norman Malware Cleaner Norman Malware Cleaner
Norman Malware Cleaner is a standalone virus and malware removal tool that can detect and remove specific malicious software (malware) from your PC. The program does not require installation and does not provide proactive protection from future infections. Norman Malware Cleaner is designed to clean a computer that has already been infected. ...
0 star rating for Norman Malware Cleaner   Freeware    More info & Download

SUPERAntiSpyware Free SUPERAntiSpyware Free
SUPERAntiSpyware scans your computer for known Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers and many other types of threats, and allows you to remove or quarantine them. It offers daily (manual) definition updates, as well as home page hijack protection and customizable scan options. Furthermore, the program includes a Repair feature that allows you to restore various settings which are often changed by malware programs, but usually not corrected by simply removing the parasite. The free version lacks real-time protection, scheduled scans and automatic updates, as well as several other advanced options. ...
4 star rating for SUPERAntiSpyware Free   Freeware    More info & Download

Combofix Combofix
Combofix is an specialized malware removal tool (for advanced users only) that scans your computer for known malware and, if found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. The program can detect a variety of common malware infections and in many cases clean your computer or otherwise provide you with a log file that a computer technician can use to manually attempt a removal. Combofix is a quite capable tool if used by an experienced or trained users. In the wrong hands however, it can cause some serious damage and potentially leave your computer unbootable. BEWARE: You should NOT use Combofix for casual malware scanning but ONLY if you know what you're doing or have been instructed by a technical adviser to do so. ...
0 star rating for Combofix   Freeware    More info & Download

RKill RKill
RKill is a console program that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were terminated while the program was running. RKill only terminates running malware process, it does not delete any files or remove infections. Use it in case that a malware program prevents you from launching your regular malware or virus removal software, and then perform a full scan with your anti-virus software. ...
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RogueKiller RogueKiller
RogueKiller is a standalone anti-malware tool that can assist advanced users with the removal of some difficult to remove malware infections, in particular rogue security software. The program can terminate known malware processes so you can manually delete them or use third party removal tools to finish the job. RogueKiller can also restore your HOSTS file as well as DNS and Proxy settings, which are often modified by rogue applications. RogueKiller is capable of terminating malware like the fake Internet Security parasite that prevents you from running other application. Once RogueKiller has cleared the path, you'll need to run a full featured anti-virus tool or malware remover to clean the infection. ...
4 star rating for RogueKiller   Freeware    More info & Download

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a simple and straightforward malware scanner that can detect and remove a variety of malicious programs from your computer. The program offers an easy to use interface with several advanced configuration options as well as quarantine of infected files, an ignore list and command-line options. The free version is well suited for on-demand scanning and removal but does not offer any real-time protection or scheduled scans. If you want real-time protection, you will need to purchase the full version. ...
4 star rating for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free   Freeware    More info & Download

HitmanPro HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a second opinion malware and virus scanner that can quickly scan your computer and test suspicious files against multiple anti-virus engines, including EmsiSoft, G Data, Bitdefender and Ikarus. Unlike traditional virus scanners which use a local signature engine, HitmanPro identifies suspicious files and then validates their signatures against multiple engines in the cloud. If it encounters a suspicious file that is unknown, it uploads it to the cloud where the file is scanned using the anti-virus programs of 5 different vendors. The process is completely transparent and does not require user intervention. HitmanPro is a scan-only tool, it does not offer real-time protection against virus or malware infections, hence it is offered as a second opinion or on-demand scanner. The program can either be installed or used in portable mode. You can use it freely for second opinion scanning but without removal of infections. If you want to remove a malware infection, you can activate a 30-day trial mode that includes malware removal. ...
4 star rating for HitmanPro   Free Trial (24.95 to buy)    More info & Download

HijackThis HijackThis
HijackThis is a tool for advanced users, that lists all installed browser add-on, buttons, startup items and allows you to inspect, and optionally remove selected items. The program can create a backup of your original settings and also ignore selected items. Additional features include a startup list report, hosts file manager, uninstall manager and some other tools. Intended for advanced users. Portable, no installation. ...
4 star rating for HijackThis   Freeware    More info & Download

Emsisoft Emergency Kit Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a portable malware detection and removable kit that includes the Emsisoft dual-scan engine as well as portable versions of HiJackFree and BlitzBlank. The malware scanner uses the same engines as the commercial version and comes with free on-demand updates. The portable version is designed for emergency removal and does not provide real-time protection. In addition to the malware scanner, the kit includes BlitzBlank,a utility that enables you to perform automated one-time actions the next time the computer is booted. This includes options to delete or move files, folders, registry entries, as well as execution of custom commands. Also includes Emsisoft Commandline Scanner for advanced users. ...
5 star rating for Emsisoft Emergency Kit   Freeware    More info & Download

Norton Power Eraser Norton Power Eraser
Norton Power Eraser is a standalone tool that claims to find and eliminate malware items that are difficult to remove or often overlooked by other spyware scanners. The program uses aggressive methods and is intended as a last resort, after you have exhausted other options. Because Norton Power Eraser uses rather aggressive methods to detect potential threats, there is a high risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should use this tool very carefully. Standalone, no installation, however it requires to reboot your computer in order to perform a rootkit scan. ...
2.5 star rating for Norton Power Eraser   Freeware    More info & Download

FreeFixer FreeFixer
FreeFixer is a general purpose tool that can help experienced users find and remove potentially unwanted software, such as adware, spyware, trojans, viruses and rootkits. The program scans all system areas that are commonly used by malware applications to hide and launch their executable and provides a detailed report of all items that are found. FreeFixer cannot positively identify any malware (that's up to you) but it can help you find suspicious items for further investigation. The program scans common startup areas as well as Windows Services, Internet Explorer BHOs and settings, processes, HOST file, system policies, TCP/IP settings, Csrss.exe virtual memory files and a variety of other advanced system settings. The report is also linked to an online database that allows you to look up additional information for each item. ...
3.5 star rating for FreeFixer   Freeware    More info & Download

herdProtect herdProtect
herdProtect is a cloud-based malware scanner that scans your PC and checks potential (executable) files against 68 anti-malware engines, including AVG, BitDefender, Avast, Kaspersky, Symantec, McAfee and many others. Once the scan is completed, the program will show an overview of all potential adware/malware that was discovered along with a list of anti-malware engines that flagged the file and additional details via an online report. The current version of herdProtect offers scan-only services, it cannot remove any of the malware that was detected and is mostly useful as a second opinion scanner or to check if your main malware protection may have missed something. The malware removal features are planned to be added later. ...
3.5 star rating for herdProtect   Freeware    More info & Download

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit aims to protect your computer from zero-day exploits targeting browser and application vulnerabilities. Unlike anti-virus tools, this program does require daily signature updates and it designed to work alongside other anti-virus or malware protection software. Exactly how Anti-Exploit works is not fully explained, but it appears to shield a list of applications from malicious interactions. The list includes all popular browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera), Adobe Reader, MS Office, Windows Media Player and others. ...
0 star rating for Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit   Freeware    More info & Download

Spybot  Search and Destroy (Free) Spybot Search and Destroy (Free)
Spybot - Search and Destroy is an adware and spyware detection and removal tool that can protect your system from various malware, keyloggers and other malicious programs. It offers an on-demand scan option as well as real-time protection, browser immunization and tools for advanced users. You can perform a full system scan, which can take some time, or use a file scan to limit scanning to a specific folder. In addition to malware scanning, Spybot provides a variety of advanced tools that allow advanced users to perform manual system inspections by investigating startup areas, browser plug-ins, HOSTS entries and other system settings. Other features include a Rootkit Scanner, system reports, secure file shredding, and more. Besides the free version, Spybot offers Home and Pro versions with additional features. ...
4 star rating for Spybot  Search and Destroy (Free)   Freeware    More info & Download

SpyBHORemover SpyBHORemover
SpyBHORemover examines all your installed Internet Explorer BHOs (Browser Helper Objects) and produces a risk assessment report that shows which BHOs might be dangerous or are suspicious. The program uses internal heuristics to determine the risk of each item, and you can also verify the results by checking a suspicious file with VirusTotal or other online resources via the provide links. SpyBHORemover provides an easy to read, color coded report and allows you to remove or disable any of the installed BHOs. Standalone, no installation. ...
3.5 star rating for SpyBHORemover   Freeware    More info & Download

STOPzilla STOPzilla
STOPzilla AVM a spyware and virus scanner that offers real-time protection and scheduled scans. The real-time protection protects you from running any unsafe applications and also prevents unauthorized changes to your Hosts file, Internet settings, system policies and startup settings. You will download a small web installer that will initiate the installation. ...
3.5 star rating for STOPzilla   Free Trial (39.95 to buy)    More info & Download

Spyware Terminator 2012 (Free) Spyware Terminator 2012 (Free)
Spyware Terminator is an adware and spyware scanner with real-time protection that can detect and remove or quarantine spyware, adware, home page hijackers and other malware threats. In addition to real-time protection, Spyware Terminator also offers manual scans with customizable settings. Other features include automatic updates, scheduled malware scans, Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), scan reports and more. The free version does not include anti-virus protection, only offers low priority updates and has additional features disabled. It strongly promotes an upgrade to the paid version ($39.95). ...
4 star rating for Spyware Terminator 2012 (Free)   Freeware    More info & Download

SpywareBlaster SpywareBlaster
SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of many so-called spyware, adware and malware programs by disabling the CLSIDs of popular spyware ActiveX controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage. This allows you to run Internet Explorer with Active-X enabled, but it will never download or even prompt you for any of the known ActiveX controls. All other Active-X controls or plug-ins will work just fine. The SpywareBlaster database contains information on these known spyware Active-X controls and can be updated with the click of a button. The application windows displays a list of all controls that it is able to detect (this is not a list of what was found on your computer). SpywareBlaster cannot detect if you have any of the known objects already installed on your system, but if you do, they will be disabled. The program also allows you to take a snapshot of your computer (certain settings) in its clean state and later revert many changes made by spyware and browser hijackers. ...
4 star rating for SpywareBlaster   Freeware    More info & Download

Spyware Doctor (Demo) Spyware Doctor (Demo)
Spyware Doctor is an anti-spyware protection utility that defends your computer against malware attacks by using proactive, reactive, and automatic protection to stop threats at every entry point. It offers real-time protection, multi-layered browsing protection against web-based attacks (Download Guard and Site Guard), immunization against ActiveX controls, as well as automatic cookie deletion, quarantine and more. ...
4 star rating for Spyware Doctor (Demo)   Free Trial (29.95 to buy)    More info & Download

EULAlyzer EULAlyzer
EULAlyzer helps you to spot important information in the license agreements that come with most software products - the long text that you should read, but rarely do. The program scans the license agreement and looks for certain `interesting` keywords that may indicate information sharing, advertising bundles or other privacy related issue buried in the license agreement. EULAlyzer then produces an itemized report that allows you to take a close look before proceeding with the installation. In order to analyze the license agreement, you can copy/paste it into the program, or use a handy drop target to capture the text from the dialog. An optional Pro version that automates the analysis is available for a charge. ...
3 star rating for EULAlyzer   Freeware    More info & Download

Anti-Keylogger Anti-Keylogger
Anti-Keylogger allows you to detect unauthorized keystroke monitoring programs on your computer. The functionality is based on operating principles common to all types of keystroke monitoring programs and not on a list of known programs or similar and can therefore detect any potential logger application. It offers 3 different scanning levels and also allows to exclude certain applications from the result list. Since Anti-Keylogger makes assumptions based on programming techniques that are also used by perfectly harmless programs, you will encounter false positives, which you need to investigate further. ...
3.5 star rating for Anti-Keylogger   Free Trial (37.75 to buy)    More info & Download

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper
Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is 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. The program installs itself to either a USB drive or a blank CD/DVD disc and creates a bootable media that can be used to recover your system in the event of a malware or virus infection.The installer will need to download about 200 Mb to complete the installation on your removable media. ...
0 star rating for Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper   Freeware    More info & Download

Prevx CSI Prevx CSI
Prevx CSI is an anti-malware scanner and real-time protection system that monitors your computer and prevents the installation of potentially harmful components, including Trojans, Spyware, Rootkits, Keyloggers and more. ...
3 star rating for Prevx CSI   Free Trial (34.95 to buy)    More info & Download

ArovaxShield ArovaxShield
Arovax Shield is a real-time protection program that can guard your computer against generic threats, including spyware, adware and other malware that attempt to make changes to your system. It monitors the auto-start entries, browser extensions and HOSTS file, and alerts you if any changes are being made to them. In addition, the program can block IE hijacks, as well as tracking cookies. ArovaxShield does not is not an anti-virus/malware scanner, it cannot identify any specific threats, instead it alerts you of certain system changes that may indicate malicious activities. You can also choose to block selected changes automatically. ...
3 star rating for ArovaxShield   Freeware    More info & Download

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