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#1 Arash

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 05:02 AM

Virus Scanners


I decided to make an official virus scanner thread so people would stop making threads like "HeLp KeLlOgGeR!!!" Or "ViRuS!!!” So if anyone needs help removing a virus they can come to this thread and seek help from others.

In addition I was thinking we could make a virus scanner list so if someone needs to know some names of good virus scanners they can run through the list and find some they like.


WARNING: Never get Norton Anti-Virus. It sticks on to your computer. The only thing I have succesfully removed it with is MoveOnBoot.

List of Downloadable Antivirus Programs

Download Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 8.1.00.295 - Free, effective protection against computer viruses - Softpedia

Download avast! 4 Professional Edition 4.8.1201 Free Trial - Complete ICSA certified antivirus package for small office, home office - SOHO - Softpedia

SpywareBlaster

Download AVG Free Edition 8.0 Build 101.1327 Free Trial - A free antivirus tool for protection against computer viruses - Softpedia

Free Antivirus Software Downloads: Remove Spyware and Adware - Trial Versions

AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - Download AVG Trial Versions for Free

Download BitDefender Antivirus Plus 10.2 Final Free Trial - antivirus protection, data confidentiality, active content control and Internet filtering - Softpedia

Free Antivirus Software Trial: Free Download from ESET

List of Downloadable Anti-Spyware Programs

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Webroot Spy Sweeper - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

The home of Spybot-S&D!

Download Spyware Doctor 6.0.0.354 Free Trial - Award Winning Spyware Removal & Protection - Softpedia

KeyScrambler Personal - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

XoftSpy SE spyware removal - Free Download

Computer tweakers such as registry cleaners, defragmentation programs, and CCleaner

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner: Safely scan and repair registry problems - Spyware FREE.

Download CCleaner 2.09.600 - FileHippo.com

Download Defraggler 1.02.078 RC2 - FileHippo.com

Download Recuva 1.15.327 - FileHippo.com

Suspect a file of having a virus? Upload the file and scan it with one of the three websites below.

Online malware scan

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan

http://www.kaspersky...teviruschk.html

Scan You Computer Online

Sygate Online Services

Protection against Malware like Trojans, Worms, Dialer, Spyware in one program! a-squared Anti-Malware (A2) and Mamutu - Malware scanner and remover software

List of Sandbox Programs

Returnil Virtual System - Simple, Smart and Strong Approach to PC Safety - Returnil

Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing

Having trouble deleting a virus scanner (NAV)? Go to the core files and delete it on the next reboot with MoveOnBoot!

MoveOnBoot download and review - move or delete files on next reboot from SnapFiles

(WARNING THIS IS NOT A VIRUS SCANNER.)

Finally, I wolud like to say if you are still using Internet Explorer then come out of the stone age and get Firefoxtoday.

#2 Twilight

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:11 AM

how is this neopets related?

#3 Just Another User

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE (Twilight @ Jul 19 2008, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how is this neopets related?


People put a lot of shit in programs i suppose... all the ones on codex are clean though.

#4 ShadowLink64

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:45 AM

Moved to Member Tutorials. This doesn't quite belong in Neopets General Chat. tongue.gif

Oh, and to never get viruses: Move to Linux. biggrin.gif

#5 Hydrogen

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:18 AM

Arash, can you move this to the wiki actually? If you need help, let me know smile.gif. All our tutorials are being moved to the wiki biggrin.gif.

#6 Frank274

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:51 AM

I'm a really paranoid person when it comes to things like this...

are you sure these are legit and won't put a virus on my computer?

#7 Hydrogen

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE (Frank274 @ Jul 20 2008, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm a really paranoid person when it comes to things like this...

are you sure these are legit and won't put a virus on my computer?
For virus scanners, just go with the ones you trust. Generally, if you don't do anything weird on your computer you won't get terrible viruses tongue.gif. Good that you are a little paranoid though but don't be so paranoid that you dont have fun on the Internet tongue.gif.

#8 Frank274

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (Hydrogen @ Jul 20 2008, 01:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For virus scanners, just go with the ones you trust. Generally, if you don't do anything weird on your computer you won't get terrible viruses tongue.gif. Good that you are a little paranoid though but don't be so paranoid that you dont have fun on the Internet tongue.gif.



That's not it. I'm just saying that there is a commercial on TV saying to download this thingy (a virus remover) and it cleans your computer. When in fact, it just puts another virus there. So I dunno. Do you know if any of those links are trust worthy? My computer has been going kinda slow lately, so I need a good one to help me clean it up...

#9 Sean

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

QUOTE (Frank274 @ Jul 20 2008, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's not it. I'm just saying that there is a commercial on TV saying to download this thingy (a virus remover) and it cleans your computer. When in fact, it just puts another virus there. So I dunno. Do you know if any of those links are trust worthy? My computer has been going kinda slow lately, so I need a good one to help me clean it up...

finallyfast.com? tongue.gif

#10 Frank274

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE (Sean @ Jul 20 2008, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
finallyfast.com? tongue.gif



haha yeah.

None of these are like that, right?

#11 Just Another User

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:31 AM

QUOTE (Frank274 @ Jul 21 2008, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
haha yeah.

None of these are like that, right?


Get: Spyware Blaster, AVG, Lavasoft, Spybot S&D

They're all in the list and you'll never get a virus or spyware with those. You may also want to look into the free symantec stuff (not Norton).

#12 Cyo

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

i wud sugest win optimizer 2008 is prety good

#13 Frank274

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:48 AM

I'll look into those. I just need something to speed up my computer basically... it's slowness pisses me off sad.gif

#14 Twilight

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:47 PM

maybe we should just all stop downloading porn, at least i should.

#15 Frank274

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE (Twilight @ Jul 22 2008, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
maybe we should just all stop downloading porn, at least i should.



haha. I don't need porn. I've got a special lady for that wink.gif

Porn does give out a lot of virus' though... blink.gif

#16 M_D

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:09 PM

I have a couple of programs on that list and they work well.

to reply to the porn subject, I got a special lady to and she likes watching porn with me, you should try it, it gets fun thumbsup.gif

#17 AxE ™

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:22 AM

NOD32 + Sunbelt Kerio personal firewall (its pretty light on resources compared to zonealarm) + Spybot S&D + System Mechanic Pro 7 thumbsup.gif

#18 Frank274

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:49 PM

The site for moveonboot isn't working...

and i need it to get rid of some fuckin files that it won't let me do. wtf.

NOT AVAILABLE
The program MoveOnBoot is currently not available from our site.


You should update that smile.gif

#19 Kristoffer

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:04 AM

Thanks for the links etc..very good thread, But what anti spyware would you guys recommend for my Vista? Cus i dont know how vista works really..

Read this!

Once agian Thanks! biggrin.gif

Edited by Kristoffer, 11 October 2008 - 12:08 AM.


#20 kiddX

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

I love Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free, not too heavy, updates regularly, and pretty quick to detect most issues.

Plus I hate Norton because it is almost as annoying as the viruses it tries to clean and Nod32 didn't detect the virus that messed up my old computer. Posted Image

#21 DragonX

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:00 PM

Hm... I'll take a look at these ^^;

#22 Elindoril

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:02 PM

Hm... I'll take a look at these ^^;

This is from 2008, so I might watch out, a lot of these could and very well probably are outdated, so they won't detect and stop newer viruses.

#23 iargue

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:16 PM

Can we invisible this topic? Its a disgrace.

#24 Kway

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:13 AM

I love Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free, not too heavy, updates regularly, and pretty quick to detect most issues.

Plus I hate Norton because it is almost as annoying as the viruses it tries to clean and Nod32 didn't detect the virus that messed up my old computer. Posted Image


Thanks for grave digging a very outdated topicPosted Image

#25 DarkVision

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:36 PM

When it comes to virus' my girlfriends a wacko.

I myself have AVG free just incase


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