Free Security Resources

Kaspersky StandAlone Scanner
(u have to install but it is good… just kinda slow)
Avira Standalone Scanner
Dr Web Cure it Scanner
(dont have to install… just run and ignore the request for the full version)
Avira Antivir Free
(considered the best free antivirus app)
Avast AntiVirus (be sure and check the Free Version)
(free just requires email registration)

MBAM claims to find malware that many other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs miss, including rogue security softwareadware, and spyware. MBAM scans in batch mode, rather than scanning all files opened, reducing interference if another on-demand anti-malware software is also running on the computer.

MBAM is available in both a free and a paid version. The free version can be manually run by the user when desired, whereas the paid version can perform scheduled scans, automatically scan files when opened, block IP addresses of malicious web sites, and scan only those services, programs and device drivers that are currently in use.

Malware already installed often prevents the installation of software designed to remove it. Malwarebytes offers what they call Chameleon technologies, stated to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware even when so blocked.

SuperAntiSpyware Portable Scanner
(a portable version of SuperAntiSpyware which u don’t need to install and u can put on USB sticks)
Follow the instructions below to download the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner. The scanner features our complete scanning and removal engine and will detect AND remove over 1,000,000 spyware/malware infections. The scanner does NOT install anything on your Start Menu or Program Files and does NOT need to be uninstalled.
 
The scanner contains the latest definitions so you DO NOT need Internet Access on the infected system to scan.
 
The SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scan is free for personal use. If you are a computer technician, IT person or would like to run the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner in your corporate environment, please contact us here for a license.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials includes three types of scan – quick, full, or customizable. They can be scheduled to run at a give time or particular location, and can be modified to work when the computer is not actually in use. Handily, Microsoft Security Essentials automatically updates its database, and is fully integrated with Windows Explorer and the Windows Firewall. It also boasts a system restore point, in case you need to undo any over-enthusiastic cleaning.
 
Microsoft Security Essentials is Microsoft’s first attempt at a standalone security application for home use. Given its simplicity and suitability for beginners, it probably isn’t the best choice for more advanced users or professional network administrators, but for the average user, it covers all the bases. Bear in mind, however, that Microsoft Security Essentials doesn’t disinfect files – it only deletes them in case of infection.
Threatfire
(made by makers of Spyware Doctor offering realtime protection for free)
Immediately Effective with No Complicated Set Up
ThreatFire provides immediate protection out-of-the-box. There are no difficult configuration decisions, intimidating messaging, or time-consuming signature downloads. The easy-to-use program with its ActiveDefense™ technology does it all so you don’t have to. 
Proactive Defense against Both Known and Unknown Threats
Traditional antivirus software offers strictly reactive protection. It can only protect you from a new threat after the threat has been discovered and new signatures to protect against it are developed, tested, and then released for download. ThreatFire does not rely on signatures to protect you; instead, it uses intelligent behavioral analysis to proactively hunt down and paralyze any activity or behavior that might compromise the security of a PC. ThreatFire keeps you safe between antivirus updates so you are always protected, no matter how new the threat.
Comodo Internet Security (Antivirus & firewall)
(Comodo Firewall and Antivirus is now Comodo Internet Security. The Latest version of our award-winning Firewall)
Installation Options:
During the setup process you will be given the choice to:
Install the Antivirus as a standalone
Install the Firewall as a standalone
Install both Firewall and Antivirus
from FileHippo.com
Comodo claim that their firewall is unique in that it passes all known leak tests to ensure the integrity of data entering and exiting your system. Comodo has put firewall through all kinds of sophisticated tests to ensure its firewall powerful enough to ward off these attacks with default settings. No other firewall has had to work this hard. 
PC Magazine Online’s Editor’s Choice
Secures against internal and external attacks
Blocks internet access to malicious Trojan programs
Safeguards your Personal data against theft
Delivers total end-point security for Personal Computers and Networks
VIPRE Rescue
The VIPRE Rescue Program is a command-line utility that will scan and clean an infected computer that is so infected that programs cannot be easily run.
 
The VIPRE Rescue Program is packaged into a self-extracting executable file (.exe) that prompts the user for an “unpack” or installation location, then starts the scanner and performs a deep scan. The user can start the program either by opening it via windows or from the command line.
 
Virus definitions are included, and the program is self-running once executed. The initial scan, and all subsequent scans, include Rootkit Detection. Four command line options are available, perform a deep scan, perform a quick scan, log the events, and disabling the rootkit.[/quote]
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 (use this version cuz 2.0 has ads and other crap attached)
Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.

If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware.

Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don’t want them to see what you have been working on. And for professional users, Spybot-S&D allows you to fix some registry inconsistencies and extended reports.

ADWCleaner
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer.  By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.

The types of programs that AdwCleaner targets are typically bundled with free programs that you download from the web.  In many cases when you download and install a program, the install will state that these programs will be installed along with the program you downloaded.  Unless you perform a Custom install, these unwanted programs will automatically be installed on your computer leaving you with extra browser toolbars, adware, and other unwanted programs.  AdwCleaner is designed to search for and remove these types of programs.

Bootable CDs
Dr Web Live CD
(bootable CD version of DR web Cure it… if regular mode doesnt work, try the 2nd option…)
If your Windows or Linux system has been rendered non-bootable by malware, restore it for FREE with Dr.Web LiveCD!
 
Dr.Web LiveCD will clean your computer of infected and suspicious files, help you copy important information to a removable data storage device or another computer, and then attempt to cure infected objects.
Avira Rescue CD
(its a CD…. u download the ISO and burn it then boot your PC with it and
it will scan your system)
The free Avira AntiVir Rescue System combines the detection power of one of the highest rated antivirus scanners with the easiest possible means of creating a rescue CD. Simply place a writeable CD in the drive and double click the Avira rescuecd icon. If your drive is compatible, Avira will automatically create the rescue CD. If not, Avira will offer to save an .iso copy that you can burn using your favorite CD burning softare. Avira publishes a new rescuecd.exe for download several times per day. The Avira AntiVir Rescue System cannot only scan and remove malware from systems made unbootable by malware, it also provides a means for you to safely copy any data from the damaged drive.
BitDefender Rescue CD
The BitDefender Rescue Disk checks for updates while the system is booting to the CD if an active Internet connection is available. However, if an active Internet connection is not available, the update mechansim will fail. In addition to its own antivirus scanners, the BitDefender Rescue CD gets high marks for containing several useful apps, including ChkRootkit to scan for rootkits and Mozilla Firefox in the event you need to browse to a website to download additional software or get online support.
F-Secure Rescue CD
F-Secure solves the problem of keeping rescue CDs up-to-date. Boot to the F-Secure Rescue CD with an active Internet connection, and the antivirus signatures will be automatically updated and stored in memory. If you don’t have an always-on Internet connection, you can download the updates to a USB drive and the F-Secure Rescue CD will access them from there. This ease-of-updating makes the free F-Secure Rescue CD one of the best available rescue solutions.
Kaspersky Rescue CD
Kaspersky is one of the best anti-virus company and now its providing a rescue CD absolutely free which contains the latest Kaspersky anti-virus. So you can scan your system by booting your system using Kaspersky rescue CD.
AVG Rescue CD
AVG is one of the best FREE anti-virus and it also provides rescue CD. Its built on a Linux distribution platform and contains lots of useful system tools including anti-virus, midnight commander, simpler and several Linux tools like vi, openssh, ntfsprogs, etc.
 
Online Scanning Tools
Operating System: Windows all
What’s the best resident protection for your computer? Why does Antivirus A flag a file as suspicious when Antivirus B doesn’t ? Hard to say, all major companies claim their products offer the best protection … You might want to test a few of them, here are the current links to major Online Virusscan engines.
ESET Online Scanner
ESET Online Scanner is a user friendly, free and powerful tool which you can use to remove malware from any PC utilizing only your web browser without having to install anti-virus software. ESET Online Scanner uses the same ThreatSense® technology and signatures as ESET Smart Security/ESET NOD32 Antivirus, and is always up-to-date.
IMPORTANT: Administrator privileges are required to run ESET Online Scanner
BitDefender Online Scanner
Free and effective malware cleanup directly from your browser
 
Incorporating the BitDefender award-winning scanning engines, BitDefender Online Scanner is an on-demand antivirus and antispyware tool that shows how safe your PC is. Accessible from your browser, it will scan and automatically clean the system memory, all files and drives’ boot sectors.
 
One major advantage of BitDefender Online Scanner is that you can use it without having to uninstall your existing data security product.
McAfee FreeScan
McAfee FreeScan helps you detect thousands of viruses on your computer. Based on the award-winning McAfee VirusScan engine, FreeScan searches for viruses, including the latest known “in the wild” viruses, and displays a detailed list of any infected files. Should viruses be found, FreeScan even provides links to more information about the viruses and what you can do to clean your system.
Panda ActiveScan
ActiveScan 2.0 is an advanced online scanner based on Collective Intelligence (scanning in-the-cloud) that detects malware that traditional security solutions cannot detect.
CA Online Threat Scanner
The CA Online Threat Scanner scans your computer for viruses and spyware and can detect malware threats from within your web browser. You can use the scanner free of charge. To use the scanner, you must install ActiveX when prompted.
F-Secure Online Scanner
Online Scanner can help get rid of viruses and spyware causing problems on your PC.
 
After running Online Scanner, you should make sure that you have an up-to-date security solution keeping your computer free of problems in the future.
TrendMicro HouseCall – Free Online Virus Scan
Think your PC is infected? HouseCall can quickly identify and fix a wide range of threats including viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware. It is now faster, more powerful and browser independent!
Windows Live OneCare free PC safety scan
Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC.
 
* Check for and remove viruses
* Get rid of junk on your hard disk
* Improve your PC’s performance
Norton Security Scan
Download and install Norton Security Scan. It will automatically scan your computer every week, replacing the need for you to manually scan using Symantec Security Check. It’s quick, easy, and best of all, it’s free! 
 
Comodo’s Security Test
(tests your systems security settings to see if they are legit)
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