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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List - Scanners

Last updated by ako on 20. August 2018 - 07:53

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Scanners

Information:
Understanding tech language: The difference between malware and a virus

Not All “Viruses” Are Viruses: 10 Malware Terms Explained

Guides:
How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected
How to Clean An Infected Computer
The Basics of Manual Malware Identification and Removal

Elitekiller

Select Real Security

Majorgeeks: 1
;2

Bleepingcomputer

Geeks to Go

Deletemalware

Remove-Malware.com

overclock.net

MakeUseOf

How to remove a virus when your computer won't work


Forums:
Bleepingcomputer

Dslreports

Malware Removal

Geeks to Go

What the Tech?

Tech Support Forum

Majorgeeks

General-purpose scanners that use signatures:


Subsections follow.

1. Applications that work within a Windows installation:


Subsections follow.

1.1. Information:
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software
Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover
23 Free On-Demand Virus Scanners
(with reviews)
11 Free Online Virus Scanners
(with reviews)

1.2. One scanning engine:


Subsections follow.

1.2.1. Can remove malware (for the free version, if there is also a paid version):
9-Lab Removal Tool

Avira Command Line Scanner


; Scancl GUI

Avira PC Cleaner

Cezurity Antivirus Scanner


ClamWin
; ClamWin Portable

ComboFix

Comodo Cleaning Essentials

Dr.Web CureIt

eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit

ESET Online Scanner

F-Secure Online Scanner

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Zemana AntiMalware

McAfee Stinger

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Norascan

Norton Power Eraser

Panda Cloud Cleaner


; Panda Cloud Cleaner portable version

RogueKiller

Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Spy Emergency
(trial; on-demand functionality is still available after trial period is over)
Spybot - Search & Destroy
; portable

Superantispyware
; portable

Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit

Trend Micro HouseCall

Trend Micro Sysclean


(command-line and GUI scanner)
Vba32 Console Scanner
(command-line scanner)
VIPRE Rescue
(command-line scanner)
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus
(trial; good at removing malware)
Zillya! Scanner

Quickheal

Botfree EU -list

1.2.2. Can't remove malware (for the free version, if there is also a paid version):
Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner

Bitdefender QuickScan

BullGuard Online Virus Scan

Kaspersky Security Scan

McAfee GetSusp

McAfee Security Scan Plus

Norton Security Scan

Panda ActiveScan

Quick Heal Online Scan


1.3. Multiple scanning engines:
Subsections follow.

1.3.1. Can remove malware (for the free version, if there is also a paid version):
Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft Commandline Scanner

Emsisoft Emergency Kit

HitmanPro
(can't remove malware after trial period is over)
herdProtect

Multi-AV Scanning Tool

AntivirusMulti: review
; download

1.3.2. Can't remove malware (for the free version, if there is also a paid version):
Metascan Client

WinMHR

2. Live media:
Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Bitdefender Rescue CD
; Creating a Bitdefender Rescue CD on a USB flash drive

Avira Rescue System

Dr.Web LiveDisk

F-Secure Rescue CD

Panda Cloud Cleaner Rescue ISO


; Panda Cloud Cleaner rescue USB drive

AVG Rescue CD

Windows Defender Offline


eScan Rescue Disk

Arcabit Rescue Disk

Zillya! LiveCD

Vba32 Rescue

Comodo Rescue Disk

ESET SysRescue Live

G Data BootMedium
(on Tools tab)
Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus

Trend Micro Rescue Disk

Avast Rescue Disk

Ubuntu Malware Removal Toolkit

Comprehensive List of 26 Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs for Offline Scanning

Integrate multiple live media/ISOs into one live medium/ISO:


Sardu

YUMI

XBOOT

Easy2Boot

Scanners that use non-signature techniques:


Subsections follow.

1. General:
HitmanPro
(use Early Warning Scoring mode to avoid use of signatures)
Microsoft System File Checker
; Run System File Checker Offline
AVZ Antiviral Toolkit: home
(translated to English); download
(translated to English)
Norton Power Eraser

McAfee GetSusp

Malware Scene Investigator

RogueKiller

Quick Heal DNAScan

Norascan

NoVirusThanks Malware Remover

Hidden CMD Detector

DensityScout

Universal Virus Sniffer: English version


; home
(translated to English); review

TrustWalk

2. Alternate Data Streams:


StreamArmor

ADS Spy

StreamFinder

ADS Tool

AlternateStreamView

Anti-PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program):


What does Potentially Unwanted Program mean?
Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover
AdwCleaner

Junkware Removal Tool

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool

Adware Removal Tool - www[DOT]techsupportall[DOT]com/adware-removal-tool/


Force Byte Detector

Toolbar Cleaner
; review

avast! Browser Cleanup

Auslogics Browser Care

Smart Toolbar Remover

Anti-ransomware:
What Ransomware is and How to Deal with It
How to Deal with the Ransomware Called CryptoLocker
Ransomware: how to remove it, even when the computer does not boot?

How to Remove Ransomware

Removing 'Police-themed' Ransomware

Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker
; Banner Removal

Unlock codes

HitmanPro.Kickstart
(feature of HitmanPro, which removes malware only during trial period)
id Ransomware

Anti-rootkit:
Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover
How to Remove a Rootkit from a Windows System

Kaspersky TDSSKiller
GMER

GMER MBR rootkit detector

aswMBR

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit

Sophos Anti-Rootkit

VBA32 AntiRootkit

Kernel Detective

SpyDllRemover

Trend Micro RootkitBuster

Bitdefender Rootkit Remover

SanityCheck

McAfee Rootkit Remover

RootRepeal

Rootkit Unhooker

NoVirusThanks Ring3 API Hook Scanner

catchme

Oshi Unhooker

ESET Hidden File System Reader

AntiSpy

Getting rid of MBR Rootkit's (bootkit)

NoVirusThanks Anti-Rootkit
wincheck

Packed Driver Detector

ListParts

PC Hunter

PowerTool

List of Anti-Rootkits

15 AntiRootkits to Detect and Remove Malware that Uses Rootkit Technology

13 top best free rootkit removal (anti-rootkit) programs

Specialized applications:
Subsections follow.

1. Individual applications:
RKill

Detekt

Remove Fake Antivirus

RegAuditor

RemoteDLL

UnDLL

SecureMybit DH Scan

Simple Machine Protect

2. Applications from anti-malware vendors:


Bitdefender

Kaspersky: 1
;2
ESET

Symantec

AVG

Quick Heal

K7

G Data
(see Tools tab)
Trend Micro

Avira

McAfee

Single file analysis:


Subsections follow.

1. Information:
How to Tell if a File is Malicious
What Else Have You Just Downloaded?

2. Online scanners that use signatures:


Subsections follow.

2.1. Information:
11 Free Online Virus Scanners
(with reviews)

2.2. One scanning engine:


Dr.Web Online Scanner

FortiGuard Online Virus Scanner

avast! Online scanner

ThreatExpert Online File Scanner


NANO Antivirus Online scanner

Comodo File Verdict Service


; Valkyrie Uploader

2.3. Multiple scanning engines:


VirusTotal
; VirusTotal Uploader

VirusTotal Scanner

PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader

VT Hash Check

Jotti's malware scan


; JottiQ

Virscan

Metascan Online

Gary's Hood Online Virus Scanner

Hyperball

Crystal X

Sigcheck
; SigcheckGUI

3. Non-signature techniques:
Subsections follow.

3.1. Without executing the file:


PeStudio

PeSweep

ExeScan

Malware Analyzer
Portable Executable Scanner

Sigcheck
; SigcheckGUI

FileAlyzer

Comodo File Verdict Service


; Valkyrie Uploader

Pescanner

FileScanner

VirusTotal
(see other tabs) ; VirusTotal Uploader

Norton Power Eraser


(Advanced Options -> Reputation Scan)
Hyperball

Peek

3.2. Online behavioral analysis:


ThreatExpert

GFI sandbox

Comodo Instant Malware Analysis

Comodo File Verdict Service


; Valkyrie Uploader

Anubis

Joe Sandbox

Xandora

ViCheck
Payload Security

Malwr

Signature definition files:


Avast

AVG

Avira

Bitdefender

ClamWin

Comodo

Emsisoft

F-Secure

IKARUS

K7

Kaspersky

MalwareBytes

McAfee

Microsoft

Nano

Panda

Quick Heal

Sophos
Spybot

Superantispyware

Symantec

Trend Micro

Twister

VIPRE

Zillya
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