Stand-Alone Virus / Ad-ware / Spyware Removal Tools

TrendMicro - my recommended choice
web site

the following 4 links are for a one-time manual scan of a local drive
virus detection pattern file
bios scan cleanup engine & template pattern file
sysclean package run software for above files
stand-alone spyware scanner


Ad-Aware - highly recommended by all
web site
pattern file update
BitDefender - PC Computing's recommended choice
web site
on-line virus scanner
stand-alone virus tools

there is also a fully functional free version


Spybot - highly recommended by all
web site
pattern file update
Kaspersky
web site

stand-alone virus tools


Microsoft
windows defender (beta2 software)
- (used to be called anti-spyware) it works, but problems with updating

malicious software removal tool - part of the automatic updates system
Grisoft - popular and seems to work ok
web site
stand-alone virus removal tools



McAfee
stand-alone virus removal tool - Stinger - list of viruses cleaned
stand-alone virus removal tool - Klez
stand-alone virus removal tool - Bugbear



Symantec - popular, but not recommended by me
stand-alone virus removal tools










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