In addition to viruses (which only the lazy does not talk about), it is very often possible to 'catch' various malware on the network, such as: malware, adware (a type of adware, usually it shows you various advertisements on all sites), spyware (which can spy on your 'movements' in the network, and even steal personal information) and other 'nice' programs.
No matter how anti-virus software developers say, it is worth admitting that in most such cases their product is ineffective (and often generally ineffective and will not help you in any way). In this article I will present several programs that will help you cope with this problem.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free – main program window
One of the best programs for combating Malware (it also has the largest database for searching and scanning for malware). Perhaps its only drawback is that it is a paid product (but there is a trial version, which is quite enough to test a PC).
After installing and launching Malwarebytes Anti-Malware – just press the Scan button – in 5-10 minutes your OS Windows will be scanned and cleaned of various malware. Before running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, it is recommended that you disable your antivirus program (if you have one installed) – conflicts are possible.
IObit Malware Fighter
IObit Malware Fighter Free
IObit Malware Fighter Free is a free version of the program to remove spyware and malware from your PC. Thanks to special algorithms (different from the algorithms of many antivirus programs), IObit Malware Fighter Free manages to find and remove various Trojans, worms, scripts that change your start page and place ads in the browser, keyloggers (they are especially dangerous now when the service is developed Internet banks).
The program works with all versions Windows (7, 8, 10, 32/63 bits), supports the Russian language, a simple and intuitive interface (by the way, a bunch of tips and reminders are shown, even a beginner cannot forget or miss anything !). In general, an excellent program for protecting your PC, I recommend.
SpyHunter is the main window. By the way, the program also has a Russian-language interface (by default, as in the screenshot, English).
This program is an anti-spyware (works in real time): easily and quickly finds Trojans, adware, malware (partially), fake antiviruses.
SpyHuner (translated as 'Spy Hunter') – can work in parallel with antivirus, all modern OS versions Windows 7, 8, 10 are also supported. The program is quite easy to use: an intuitive interface, tips, threat graphics , the ability to exclude certain files, etc.
In my opinion, nevertheless, the program was relevant and irreplaceable several years ago, today a couple of products are higher – they look more interesting. Nevertheless, SpyHunter is one of the leaders in computer protection software.
A good solid cloud scanner that is used to restore the health of a computer after a malware infection. By the way, the scanner will be useful even if you have an antivirus installed on your PC.
The program works fast enough: it has its own database of 'good' files, there is a database of 'bad' files. All files that are unknown to her will be scanned through the Zemana Scan Cloud.
Cloud technology, by the way, does not slow down or burden your computer, making it as fast as it was before installing this scanner.
The program is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, can work simultaneously with most anti-virus programs.
Norman Malware Cleaner
Norman Malware Cleaner
A small free utility that quickly enough scans your PC for a variety of malware.
The utility, although not large, can: stop infected processes and subsequently delete the infected files themselves, correct registry settings, change the configuration of the firewall Windows (some software changes it for themselves), clean the Host file (in many viruses add lines to it too – because of this you get ads in the browser).
Important note! The utility, although it does an excellent job of its tasks, but the developers no longer support it. It is possible that in a year or two it will lose its relevance …
An excellent utility whose main focus is on cleaning your browsers from a variety of malware. This is especially true lately, when browsers get infected with various scripts very often.
Using the utility is quite simple: after starting it, you need to press only 1 Scan button. Then it will automatically scan your system and remove any malware it finds (supports all the most popular browsers: Opera, Firefox, IE, Chrome, etc.).
Attention! After the check, your computer will be restarted automatically, and then the utility will provide a report on the work done.
Spybot Search & Destroy
SpyBot – Scan Selection Option
A solid program for scanning your computer for viruses, Rutkins, malware, and other malicious scripts. Allows you to clean your host file (even if it is blocked and hidden by a virus), protects your web browser when surfing the Internet.
The program is distributed in several versions: among them there are also free ones. Supports Russian interface, works in OS Windows: Xp, 7, 8, 10.
HitmanPro – Scan results (there is something to think about …)
A very effective utility to fight against rootkins, worms, viruses, spyware scripts and other malicious programs. By the way, which is very important, it uses a cloud scanner with databases from: Dr.Web, Emsisoft, Ikarus, G Data in its work.
Thanks to this, the utility checks your PC very quickly without slowing down your work. It will come in handy in addition to your antivirus, you can scan the system in parallel with the work of the antivirus itself.
The utility allows you to work in OS Windows: XP, 7, 8, 10.
Glarysoft Malware Hunter
Malware Hunter – malware hunter
Software from GlarySoft – I always liked it (even in this article about 'cleaning' software from temporary files, I recommended and recommend a package of utilities from them) :). Malware Hunter is no exception. The program will help you remove malware from your PC in a matter of moments. it uses a fast engine and base from Avira (everyone probably knows this famous antivirus). In addition, it has its own algorithms and tools to eliminate numerous threats.
Distinctive features of the program:
- 'hyper-mode' scanning makes using the utility pleasant and fast;
- detects and removes malware and potential threats;
- does not just delete infected files, but in many cases first tries to cure them (and, by the way, often successfully);
- ensures the protection of personal private data.
Not a bad program for detecting: Adware, Spyware, Trojans, malware, worms and other “goodness” that your antivirus has missed.
By the way, a distinguishing feature from many other utilities of this kind is that when malware is detected, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will give you a sound signal and offer several options for solving: for example, delete the file, or leave …
Several of its functions:
- scanning and detecting unwanted advertising scripts that are embedded in browsers;
- constant monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your OS;
- protection of your personal information: passwords, phones, documents, etc .;
- support for the Russian-language interface;
- OS support Windows 7, 8, 10;
- automatic update.
SpyEmergency: main program window.
Spy Emergency is a program for detecting and eliminating dozens of threats that await your OS Windows while working on the Internet.
The program can quickly and efficiently scan your computer for: viruses, Trojans, worms, keyboard spyware, scripts embedded in the browser, rogue software, etc.
Several distinguishing features:
- the presence of protection screens: a real-time screen from malware; browser protection screen (when browsing Internet pages); cookies protection screen;
- huge (over a million!) malware database;
- practically does not affect the performance of your PC;
- recovery of the host file (even if it was hidden or blocked by malware);
- scans system memory, hdd, system registry, browsers, etc.
With this program you can scan your hard drive for a variety of malware: spyware, malware, adware, dialers, trojans, worms, etc.
It is worth saying that this software not only removes all malware, but also restores your violated settings in the registry, in Internet browsers, the start page, etc. It’s not bad, I’ll tell you, when at least one viral script does something that doesn’t figure it out …
If you have anything to add (which I forgot or did not indicate in this article), I am grateful in advance for a tip, a hint. I hope the above software will help you in difficult times.
To be continued?!