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Free Online Virus Scanners

It is a painful and irrefutable fact of computer technology that no antivirus software can protect your computer from 100% of all viruses or malware. It happens from time to time, that a virus does get past your currently installed antivirus program. When this happens, your installed antivirus software might not be able to remove it.

That’s where an online antivirus solution comes in handy. They are always up to date with the latest virus databases, and they are quite affective at removing most known viruses. Using an online virus scanner is like getting a second opinion from your doctor. If your installed antivirus missed detecting an infection, an online virus scan may detect it.

There are a number of online virus scanners; some good and some bad, some are downright scams. I have compiled this short list of industry-known and trustworthy online virus scanners.

 

Bitdefender QuickScan uses in-the-cloud scanning technology to detect active malware on your system, in under a minute. Because it focuses on active e-threats, the product uses just a fraction of the system resources needed by a regular virus scan and requires no time-consuming virus signature updates, as the detection process is performed by remote Bitdefender servers.

Trend Micro HouseCall – 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!

Kapersky has two tools of interest. The first tool, the Kaspersky Virus Removal tool, is a utility designed to remove all types of infections from your computer. The Kaspersky Rescue Disk is designed to scan, disinfect and restore infected operating systems. It should be used when it is impossible to boot the operating system.

Panda Activescan – ActiveScan 2.0 is a free antivirus that detects threats currently on your computer.

Now, none of these services replace the effectiveness and security of having an installed and up-to-date real-time virus scanner running on your computer. Keeping your computer safe from virus attacks not only helps to keep your data safe, it also helps viruses and malware from spreading to other computers. Do your part, and keep your computer up to date and protected.

If you need help finding and implementing a virus security solution, let me know, I’ll be happy to help

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